Do you suffer from acid reflux? It’s pretty terrible, isn’t it? Rather than choking down expensive pills or chewing endless antacids, why not go for some DIY remedies to give yourself some natural relief?! Love Live Health has a whole list of ways to soothe your heartburn, sleep more easily and eat more enjoyably. So the next time you feel the burn, try:
There’s a reason chamomile is such a popular soothing tea! It contains a substance called mucilage that can help heal and soothe your esophagus’ lining, and it can reduce stomach inflammation. Drink a cup of chamomile tea half an hour before bed to get rid of acid reflux that might keep you up at night. You can also make the tea with actual chamomile flowers!
You know how people recommend ginger ale for upset stomachs? That’s because ginger has compounds that help regulate your digestion and balance your stomach acid and bile. It also stimulates saliva production, which will wash away any acid hanging out in your mouth and throat. Get the benefits with ginger candies or by drinking ginger tea before bed or any meal.
- Baking Soda
Think back to your high school chemistry classes— what’s the opposite of something acidic? Something basic! So if you’re experiencing occasional acid reflux or heartburn, turn to a base like baking soda to counteract it. Mix 1/2 a teaspoon to a full teaspoon into a glass of water and drink it for an easy remedy. It does have a high salt content, though, so if you have frequent heartburn, it might be best to avoid it.
Not a fan of any of these remedies or simply want more options? Be sure to check out Love Live Health’s original post for even more natural, DIY treatments for acid reflux. Do you have any of your own to share?