home remedies acid reflux

Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a natural antacid that provides quick relief from heartburn, the most common symptom of acid reflux.

Mix one-half to one teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water.
Drink it down quickly for instant relief.

Due to its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera helps soothe inflammation in the stomach and esophagus to bring relief from the effects of acid reflux.

Simply drink one-quarter cup of aloe vera juice about 20 minutes prior to eating a meal.

Chewing Gum

A study published in the Journal of Dental Research found that chewing a piece of sugar-free gum for about 30 minutes after a meal can help relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

It stimulates production of saliva, which in turn washes away acid accumulated in the gut. Being alkaline, saliva also helps neutralize stomach acids.

So, you can have sugar-free chewing gum after meals to ease your acid reflux. You can also consider chewing a cinnamon gum, but avoid mint-flavored gums as mint relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, which contributes to the reflux of stomach acids into the food pipe.

It soothes the mucus membranes and protects the lining of the gut, reduces gastric inflammation and decreases gastric spasms.

Boil one-half teaspoon of licorice root powder in a cup of water. Strain and drink it 15 to 20 minutes before meals. Use this remedy two or three times a day for one week.
Alternatively, you can take one or two 400 mg chewable DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated licorice) tablets before meals, two or three times a day. Continue for at least a few weeks. You can get this herbal supplement from most natural food stores.