Cure for Heartburn! Natural Remedies for Heartburn

Ginger, Honey, Aloe Vera or Baking Soda  

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Posted by Dante (Manila, Philippines) on 12/11/2008
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Ginger and honey is good to me but apple cider vinegar is not good to me it will make my stomach more upset and more heavy... by reading some of the post remedy of GERD, heartburn cases have different causes some are hernia problem and apple cider vinegar is good for them but for gastritis, ulcer etch.. caused of heartburn is not good for us... i feel better in baking soda, aloe vera, ginger, honey.

Replied by Dinesh
London, UK
12/17/2008

Hi Dante, Thanks for the advise. I am going to buy ACV tomorrow as i suffer from hernia. I tried to use ACV but didn't help me. I shall try.


L- Glutamine  

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Posted by Marianne (Tacoma, Wa) on 11/23/2010
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I use Glutamine also sold as L Glutamine (an amino acid) for heartburn. It does not taste great but works right away. About a teaspoon in a small glass of water does it.


Lemon Juice  

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Posted by Jay (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 08/26/2009
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Hi, I stumbled across this site at work today and have been reading all the great remedies on it. However, I see ACV works for a number of things mainly heartburn. I just thought that I should also comment on how Lemon juice is great for AR/Heartburn. I heard about this as an old folk storie from my Grandmother.

What you do is take a small glass, and just fill the bottom of the glass with Lemon Juice, then dilute it with about a half or a quarter full with water. Then gulp it down in one go. It works like a charm for me, and I must admit I have tried almost every other remedy out there, most of which only gave temporary relief.


Lime  

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Posted by Kellysam (Nassua, Bahamas) on 08/13/2009
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I have been recently diagnosed with Gerds after a recent flare up, for the last three weeks i have been using every suggestion i have found , none with lasting benefits. After having heartburn for three days i tried lime tea, that is the skin of one lime, peeled off and brewed in hot water, drinking that with a little sugar or without throughout the day, at least three times has helped to relieve and even rid me of my heartburn. Also i found that i was not making enough bowel movements, this i believe can increase heartburn, because the stomach is not emptying fast enough so gases and acids are released upwards.So a good colon cleanse as also been of great help.


Low Carb Diet  

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Posted by Anthony (Weirton, WV, USA) on 01/10/2009
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Heartburn cure: A low carb diet completely cured my heartburn/acid reflux. I tried everything from ezymes to raw apple cider vinegar and nothing worked. I quit coffee (which I love), but it still remained. When I went on a low carb diet, the heartburn went away. It took about a week to totally cured.

By low carb I mean 30-40g of carbs per day. I'm surprised no one else has mentioned this. If you feel you have tried everything to cure heartburn, this may be just what you needed.

Replied by Cassady
Norman, Ok
02/07/2012

100% of my heartburn is due to gluten intolerance. I can eat whatever I like, as long as it doesn't have any damn gluten in it. As soon as I eat gluten, I get awful heartburn. My point here being, perhaps a low carb diet helps some people with heartburn because they are generally eating less breads and pastas? Maybe try eliminating gluten from your diet if you've tried everything else.

I'm here because sometimes... You just have to have a slice of pizza!! I ate a pear, per someone's suggestion cause I already had that and not an apple. Heartburn has not disappeared completely but is DEF much better!! Thanks!


Low Carbohydrate Diet  

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Posted by Max (Titusville, Pa / Usa) on 03/28/2011
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Recently I switched to a very low carbohydrate diet to control my weight. My heartburn, along with cracking skin and calluses on my feet disapeared along with my heartburn! I have had heartburn for quite awhile and did get relief form apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and celery but it would come back. I can now eat spicy chili and drink coffee and the heartburn does not appear. It is amazing.

Replied by Francois
Belgium
01/29/2015

From my own experience with heartburn and low-carbohydrate dieting, I think it has to do with the reducing or supression of wheat and rye in the diet.

I have recommended some friends with GERD to stop eating wheat products (not an easy task: bread, pasta, cookies etc.), and those who did try it, found relief. Without following a low-carb diet.

I am convinced that low-carb diets are great, and I'm a low-carber, but lots of people won't go there: too much hassle and too counter-intuitive for them.

Cutting down or removing wheat (and rye), while still a hassle, is easier for them to achieve than following such a 'strange' thing (strange in their view) as a low-carb diet.

Replied by Kt
Usa
01/30/2015

This is so true. I read where a doctor cut carbs only to lose weight but discovered he no longer had heartburn by doing that. The problem now is not only with starches. All of our fruits and vegetables have been genetically modified to last longer so, in my opinion, this makes them harder to digest, hence the rise in diabetes. It was a long time learning for me. I've had to reduce portions of meat, get smaller eggs and two percent milk because the animals we eat or get milk and eggs from are being fed GMO grasses and grains.


Magnesium  

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Posted by Miranda (Passau, Bavaria, Germany) on 07/30/2009
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Despite eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, I suffered from really bad heartburn for over 10 years. At first I just used antacids the doctor prescribed, but I realised that was just covering up the symptoms.Then my heartburn got so bad that I suffered from it almost all the time, especially during the night. The doctor diagnosed reflux and for 3 years I took pills daily to prevent an attack. He even advised me to have an operation. One Friday I ran out of pills. That afternoon I got a really bad cramp in my leg that lasted about a quarter of an hour and was so painful I nearly passed out. In agony, I took two 80 gr. magnesium pills at once and four more spread out over the next 12 hours. Then I took 3 pills a day for the next 2 days, after that one pill a day. When the weekend passed I realised I hadn't had any heartburn all weekend, despite not having taken any heartburn pills. Now I take a magnesium supplement every day and haven't had any heartburn or reflux for two years. It was like a miracle and it certainly gave me a new lease of life.


Milk  

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Posted by Ssidhu (Toronto) on 11/12/2015
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For heartburn, try cold milk, two sips at a time.


Posted by Veronica (San Antonio, Texas) on 02/21/2008
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I noticed a couple of swallows of milk will always relieve my heartburn. I thought everyone knew that milk was good for burning sensations in the mouth and throat, but it seems that is not so. Milk also works much better then water on stopping the burning sensaton from hot sauce.

Replied by Becki
Washington, Indiana
12/11/2011

Throughout both of my pregnancies and afterwards, both dairy and non-dairy milk has always worked for me. During my menstral cycle, I notice that I become lactose intolerant. So, I will drink soy, almond, rice, and even coconut milk to soothe my heartburn. I find that when I drink the non-dairy milks it will take a lot more to soothe the burning than dairy milk. However, my favorite remedy is chocolate milk and dark chocolate almond milk. I suppose, it is because of the thickness it helps to ease off in a matter of seconds.


Posted by Taryn (Topeka, Kansas) on 02/19/2008
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I have had acid reflux for about 7 years now mine is chronic so it'll never go away, but I found that if you have really bad heartburn drink a COLD glass of milk and it'll sooth the pain. If it doesn't go away after one glass get another and keep doing this process until your heartburn dies down.

Replied by Carrie
Halifax, NS, Canada
06/08/2009

Milk (Dairy) is in the Acid Family. At the time of consumption milk offers immediate relief from acid reflux symptoms, but this is only temporary and the reflux will return. A trick that really works for me is not consuming liquid 30 minutes before and 45 minutes after food consumption. Water (liquids) often times slow digestion and digestive fluids, thus contributing to acid reflux and slow digestion. Hope this helps!

Replied by Fatima
London, UK
04/06/2015

Drink milk mixed with water , one glass water half glass milk. This is also good for pregnancy related heartburn.


Multiple Remedies  

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Posted by Dadhwalz (Ludhiana, India) on 04/11/2011
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1) Sleep sitting up, or with the head, neck, and shoulders raised at least above the stomach. This will keep excess stomach acid from traveling upwards into your esophagus.

2) Eat smaller meals more frequently, as larger meals tend to create excess stomach acid, which then leads to heartburn.

3) Although not totally proven, avoiding certain foods like coffee, fruit juice, onions, chocolate, spicy foods, pretzels, tea, fatty foods, etc. can help reduce heartburn.

4. natural Aloe vera juice is another great approach that can help reduce the effects of acid inside the stomach.

5.Teas can be quite effective in assisting with digestive problems.

Replied by Catherine
Wellington, New Zealand
07/17/2011

About heartburn.. It may be caused by hiatal hernia OR lack of HCL (low stomach acid)

HCL is needed to breakdown and digest foods, when it is lacking, digestion is incomplete and results in heartburn. When ACV works it indicates that HCL is needed and thats why ACV works for some heartburn and not others.

In hiatil hernia sleeping with head elevated keeps stomach acid from moving up the eosophagus, prime culprit in night time heartburn. Low carbohydrate diets work really well for heartburn and charcoal tablets can be effective in controlling belching.

Replied by Elly
Topeka, Kansas
07/17/2011

Hi Catherine, so true! I was born with a hiatal hernia and sometimes get reflux. Strangely I sometimes get reflux on an empty stomach in the morning and after I drink filtered water. Apple cider vinegar with a little baking soda has always helped and for some hours. I was a little timid to try the HCL and wondered if maybe using ACV instead would be fine since they both seem to do about the same thing. I also took some digestive enzymes after meals but felt a tiny bit of reflux on continued use but I can't say for sure if they were to cause. ACV is a Godsend! Thanks!


Mustard  

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Posted by Lynn (Canada) on 12/03/2016
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I'm on some new medication for chronic, severe migraines and have developed heartburn for the first time in my life. It woke me up this morning at 2:00am in severe pain, and of course I had just run out of ACV!

Yellow mustard to the rescue, within minutes I had relief. A few hours later more heartburn, another TBS of mustard, and relief again. I'm so happy!


Posted by D (Ky ) on 06/16/2016
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Mustard for Heartburn - This works miracles!!! My granny and mother taught me this remedy and it works. I'm pregnant and get heartburn every night or every day to where it is so bad I cannot even sleep. I tried this and it was beyond an success! Them Kentucky women sure know what they be talking about!!!


Posted by Diangelo (Queens, NY) on 10/06/2014
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This mustard remedy saved my life. I'm serious, it sucks after u drink the tablespoon for like 3-5 minutes, u feel like ur pressures up but then magic happens. I sat up, watched a little sports center and in like 10 minutes I was good. Just did it for the first time tonight. I get frequent heartburn and go through pills like candy. I had nothing tonight and the mustard worked. They don't pay me for this but I figure I can put people on to this cuz I fight heartburn everyday it sucks donkey nuts so try ima see if it works daily now til I get medical insurance

Replied by Vivian
Kansas City
03/16/2016

Let me understand this. Yellow mustard as in French, works for heartburn? I'm the queen of heart burn I will try anything.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee
03/16/2016

Vivian,

Yes, just regular mustard.

Have you tried apple cider vinegar for your heartburn? Also, depending upon why you have heartburn, digestive enzymes and or Hcl may be helpful to prevent heartburn in the first place.


Posted by D Dawg (Greensboro, N.c ) on 06/15/2012
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All I know is, before I started writing this, I took a spoon full of mustard and now my heartburn is gone.

Replied by Donna
Bakersfield, Ca
02/06/2013

Mustard ingredients are: vinegar, mustard seeds, and turmeric. sounds good to me.



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