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As science discovers more advanced ways to treat acid reflux, tradition has long come up with several efficacious herbal remedies for acid reflux. These remedies use natural materials usually available in every household. Not only are these treatment preparations economical but their use also imparts the easy feeling of home care. With homemade herbal remedies for acid reflux, the psychological stress of being a ‘patient’ is mitigated. So why not try these natural cures for relieving heartburn and inflammation resulting from acid reflux.
Herbal tea is one of the well-known herbal remedies for acid reflux and the associated heartburn. It helps reduce the amount of acid in the stomach. The ingredients of herbal tea consist of aniseed, peppermint and lavender. Here’s how we make it. Mix equal quantities of all the three herbs. Boil two and a half cup water and pour it over a teaspoon of the mixture. Let the tea sit for about five minutes. Now strain the tea and add a bit of honey (optional). Drink up to 8 oz in the morning and the same in the evening for relieving acid reflux.
Besides its role in controlling flu and cold, cinnamon is an effective antiseptic and a trusted antacid. To use it for settling an acidic stomach and heartburn, toast and butter some raisin bread and spread some cinnamon along with a little cardamom on it. Chew the bread slowly and completely before swallowing.
Pineapples, one of the most cherished fruits, have the quality of serving as on of the effective herbal remedies for acid reflux. Pineapples are rich in enzymes, especially in Bromelain, which reduce protein. These enzymes facilitate digestion; reduce the inflammation, and aid healing. Fresh pineapple juice is rich in these enzymes and is a good check for acid reflux.
The skin of organic grapefruit stands as a good herbal remedy against acid reflux. To use this natural medicine, grate the whole of the outer skin of an organic grapefruit. Dry the skins by spreading on a flat dish. Leave them until they get crinkly dry. Store these dry skins in a glass jar. In case of inflammation or heartburn, chew a bit of these skins well and eat them. Judge for yourself as to how much you need to soothe your stomach’s condition at a time.
Chicory Root Tea
Users of herbal remedies for acid reflux know Chicory as one of the bitter herbs containing endive and escarole. Boil One and a half cup of chicory root for five to ten minutes. After it cools down, drink this tea to relieve acid reflux or heartburn.