Most of the heartburn home remedies are not new discoveries by any means. But if you’ve been recently diagnosed with heartburn, you may not be aware of some tried and true solutions to manage your heartburn.
Why Non Prescription Remedies Work
The reasons are simple. Foods and supplements known not to have acidic qualities. Or exercises for example known to relieve the body of stress do not act as triggers for heartburn episodes.
Triggers are foods or other outside events that if taken in excess can cause you to experience the symptoms related to heartburn. So let’s take a look at the most popular heartburn home remedies.
Diet – It’s Always The 800 Pound Gorilla In The Room!
Mention the word diet in a room full of people, and you can count on a echo of moans and groans reverberating throughout the room. In your case, it’s a necessary change you must take if you want to avoid the burning sensation in your chest, nausea and…well you know the rest.
Foods To Avoid The Burn
- High fat foods
- Spicy foods
- Citrus fruits ( oranges, grapefruits, cranberry)
- Raw onions
- Black pepper
Simple Lifestyle Changes
If you’re a smoker. Stop!
Stop eating right before going to bed. Instead, aim to have your last meal including snacks at least 2 hours before bedtime.
Heartburn Home Remedies From Europe
Aloe Vera juice has been used in Europe for generations to ease the discomfort of heartburn. The theory is, the juice of the aloe Vera plant can literally cool the lining of the esophagus.
Since it is the food and drink acids from your stomach that leak back into your esophagus. The acid irritates the lining. That’s why you feel the pain and burning sensation. So the aloe Vera juice is thought to coat the lining and possibly dilute the acid.
Decreasing the Symptoms of Heartburn
Aloe Vera juice has not been researched for use as a heartburn symptom reliever. You should consult with your doctor before trying this heartburn home remedy.
Typically, you would take about a quarter of a cup of aloe vera juice a half hour before eating a trigger food. Also it’s important to drink only juice manufactured for drinking. Do not drink juice taken raw from a aloe vera plant. Your local health food store carries aloe vera for drinking. Again be sure to check with your doctor first.
Another remedy not tested by research scientists is the effect slippery elm may or may not have treating heartburn symptoms. This herb comes from the elm tree family. It contains a substance in it’s bark called mucilage. When this substance mixes with water it changes to a gel that swells. Those who use it, say the gel acts as a soothing agent when it comes in contact with your esophagus.
You can find slippery elm throat lozenges at health food stores.
And last but certainly not least, in the theme of our website is of course a wedge pillow!