Acid Reflux is also called esophagitis. The acid in the stomach may back up at the esophagus in severely and frequently is known as acid reflux. The symptoms are usually seen in heartburn and feeling of sensation to have acid reflux. People use a lot of prescribed medications for easing this problem. But herbal treatment is recommended without side effects.
Herbal Tea: This is one of the best known herbal remedies to ease acid flux ailment. It can decrease the affect of acid in the stomach. Peppermint, aniseed and lavender is used in tea to get relief. Mix three herbs to boil in two and a half cup of water and add a bit of honey to drink in the morning and at night to have relief.
Cinnamon: This is an antiseptic and a trusted antacid for acid reflux, cold and flu. Make a bread toast spread some butter and cinnamon with cardamom on it. Chew this bread completely before swallowing it to get full result.
Chicory Root Tea: This is very bitter herb for acid flux treatment, which contains endive and escarole. Make a tea of it by boiling one and half cup of this herb to drink as a tea, to mitigate and get relief from acid reflux and heartburn.
Grapefruit: The skin of organic grapefruit is better known herbal remedies for acid reflux. Even dry outer skin of grapefruit is taken to get cured from this disease. This dried skin can be chewed any time a person feels like having acid reflux inflammation or heartburn.
Pineapples: This herb is really very effective remedy for acid reflux. It is very rich in enzymes which can improve the digestion, mitigate inflammation and healing process may be speeded up. Fresh pineapples and its juice is rich in enzymes. Don’t drink bottled or canned fruit juices to avoid making condition worse.
Tips to Cure Acid Reflux Naturally
- A glass of cold whole milk gets relief from acid reflux and heartburn.
- A glass of water can be taken some time after the meal to ease the acid reflux and heartburn.
- Almonds can be chewed in the morning or after the meals to have miracle treatment from this ailment.
- Tea is prepared from chamomile or fennel can provide relief from this. The tea may be sipped and avoid to gulp it and of moderate temperature.
- Eating an apple after meal can alleviate from this ailment.
- Candied ginger can be used in tea to prevent this problem from recurring.
- Two to three TSP of apple cider vinegar is effective in preventing this ailment.
- Papaya enzymes are available in pills can reduce the chances of this problem.
- Aloe juice is also very effective to prevent it.
- It is better to chew sugarless gum after meals
Out of 25 people I asked about Reflux, everyone knew what it was, and 17 people said they have it. Pretty impressive. Reflux is really the medical term for a condition when the contents of the stomach “back up” or reflux back into the esophagus. If this problem continues over a long period of time it can cause very serious health issues & possibly death. Why? The lining of the stomach is made to deal with acid as that is how food is broken down & digested by the body. The lining of the esophagus is much more sensitive and is made for transit, not for dealing with acids. Continued acid in the esophagus causes irritation, ulcers, possibly contributes to asthma, etc. It’s been reported that 1 in 10 people develop extensive scarring in the esophagus which can often lead to esophageal cancer.
It is said that one out of every 10 people have Acid Reflux disease. Some of the main causes are fatty & often fried foods, acidic foods, obesity, the size & timing of meals, individual sensitivities to certain foods, alcohol & tobacco use. Given the lifestyle that many of us have these days it is easy to see why this disease is so prevelant. Fast food (and not always McDonalds) is a big contributor here. Most of this food is fried with a high fat content, & even worse it is often eaten on the run. Think for a moment about how that food is going to be digested. Not very well. It is this convenience that is killing Americans. Sit & watch people for about 15 minutes & notice how many are overweight, ..very overweight. I work in the medical field & I’ve watched the weight problem literally explode in the last 10 yrs. What’s even worse is that it is also happening to our children. Childhood obesity is growing at a staggering rate. Our kids are suffering from Acid Reflux too. If you have ever had a problem with reflux then you know how painful it can be. Do you want your children to suffer through that? SO what do we do?
Answers..Most ads on the TV are for The Cure for Acid Reflux. Sure, all you have to do is take this one little pill twice a day. At the end of the ad they list all the side effects of that one little pill. Sometimes they are worse than the original problem. It’s true that these medications do work for some people, but they are only a band aide. They take care of some of the symptoms, temporarily…but they don’t heal the problem. We have to take responsibility for our own health & the health of our families. It’s so easy to sit back & let everyone else do it for us..but we are now paying a serious price for that. The number one thing we can do is to eat better. We can begin with smaller meals instead of Super Sized or even Triple Sized. Foods that are baked are much better for us & easier on our systems. Some of the fast food places are listening & actually providing some items that are healthier. Take a chance on one of those. Many times they are very good. Even better, try cooking more meals at home. I know you work, so do I. There are wonderful conveniences to help us…Crock pots for example. You can throw some things in there before you leave in the morning & when you arrive home most of your meal is ready. Viola! Sit down on Sunday & plan out a few meals ahed. It takes alot of the stress out of it. So, you are going to try healthier foods & smaller portions. Great!! That will make a big difference. My next post is going to give you some more ways to help with your Reflux problmes.