Acid reflux is the flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. It usually occurs after a meal. It leaves an unpleasant feeling in your throat. It is also referred to as heartburn. It is a very common occurrence and often does not require any medication. However, some people have repeated heartburns and may have to resort to overt the counter medications. It is possible to treat these acidic refluxes using simple home remedies.
Here Are Few Easy To Prepare, Homemade Remedies To Treat Acid Reflux:
Add half spoon of baking soda to a glass of water. Mix well and drink it in one gulp. Drink this solution 2-3 times in a day. Baking soda helps to neutralize the acidity of the stomach and thus gives relief from the heartburn.
Take a ginger piece about a finger long. Wash well and remove the skin. Cut the ginger into small pieces and add it to 2 cups of water. Boil it well for 10 minutes. Cool it to tolerable temperature. Drink this ginger water 15-20 minutes before a meal. Ginger helps to control the acid reflex and has been used as a natural remedy for ages.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Add 1 spoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Mix well and drink before a meal. It will help reduce the heartburn by indicating to the lower esophageal sphincter to close, thereby preventing the stomach acid from reaching your esophagus.
Eat a banana before each meal. The potassium rich banana helps to control the acid reflux by acting as a natural antacid. It also helps to reduce the intake of food during a meal thereby indirectly helping to control your heartburn.
Eating a handful of raw almonds before a meal is known to reduce acid reflux.
Cut a piece of aloe vera from your garden. Wash well and remove the rind and the yellow coating until you get the clear jelly like substance. Grind it along with some water to make a clear liquid. Drink this aloe vera juice to control the heartburn.
Take few fennel seeds and chew them thoroughly few times a day. Another method is to add a spoon of fennel seeds to a cup of water. Boil it well. Strain the liquid and drink it few times a day. Fennel seeds help to decrease the acid reflux.