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Cure Acid Reflux with Home Remedies

Last Modified on Aug 15, 2015

Hydrogen Peroxide, ACV and Baking Soda   1  0   

Posted by Lynn (Mt Healthy, Ohio) on 04/24/2009

[YEA]  well it's almost 3a.m. but I had to post this remedy in case someone else is suffering. SEVERE acid reflux is much worse, it feels like I just trisd to drink battery acid. It's very painful and is sometimes accompanied with spitting up blood. I've had this happen before only to suffer with it for hours and wondering if it was going to kill me. This time I took the spray bottle I keep in my bathroom loaded with 4oz. of hydrogen peroxide (drugstore brand ok) per 24oz. of purified water to brush my teeth with and sprayed enough to gargle (the same could be done with a cup of purified water and a tblsp of peroxide-don't swallow) and the relief was instant. Keep brushing, gargling, andspitting out into the sink until pain subsides you will cough up the acid-good-get rid of it. Then take a cup of purified water, mix 1 tbsp acv + one fourth/one half tsp. ORGANIC baking soda (I have to watch my budget too but using small amnts. for internal help is still cost effective), I keep it in an air tight jar on the counter, and sip. The bs will make you burp alot but you'll feel much better. Well, it's almost 3:30 am so I'm going back to sleep now. GOD BLESS

Ibuprofen Connection   0  0   

Posted by Lea (Janesville, Ca, Usa) on 01/04/2013

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I developed acid reflux after taking ibuprofen. Once I stopped, the acid reflux slowly went away. With so many people suffering from acid reflux and with so many taking these pills, I highly suspect a connection.

Ice Cubes   1  0   

Posted by Harout (San Fernando Valley, CA) on 06/04/2006

[YEA]  I have been told by my dad that swallowing bit and pieces of crushed ice does the cure as a natural home remedy for acid reflex and heart burn. Although my throat was burning like crazy, after being waken up twice in the middle of the night, I went to my refrigerator and filled up a cup of crushed ice. than I started to swallow a lot of crushed ice pieces. It took about 10 minutes and the acid in me was gone. I did not experience acid reflux that night again after swallowing a lot of crushed ice. Try it it will work. It cools down the burning and also makes the acid less concentrated in your body. Over-all the swallowing crushed ice method works. If anyone experiences heart burn or acid reflux, swallow crushed ice, it works! Attempt to swallow the ice at a reasonable size to avoid difficulty and discomfort of swallowing. But further more the best defense (in my opinion) is not to eat after 5 or 6 PM. The average person's metabolism slows down during night which can increase the chances of acid reflux or heartburn when you sleep. avoid late night eating, and boost up the metabolism by getting on some kind of exercise program. It can be as simple as walking around your neighborhood.

Iodine   0  0   

Posted by Cheryl (Lafayette, In, Usa) on 11/14/2010

With respect to the dosage when taking Lugol's Solution for Acid Reflux, is it safe enough to take 1 drop under the tongue or should it be taken via 2 drops in an 8 oz glass of water every morning until the acid replux is ended? Please reply. Cheryl

Juicing   3  0   

Posted by Brad (Los Angeles, CA) on 01/26/2009

[YEA]  I used to get regular heartburn. I was young, only 23 years old, and healthy. I got to the point where i was eating TUMS regularly, and using over he counter meds. I went to my doctor, and he prescribed Prevacid. I think i may have had the beginning of an ulcer. Anyways, i had mixed results with the Prevacid, and was uncomfortable taking a pill every day (forever?). I started to change my diet, more healthy, more fruits and vegetabless, and accidentally found that carrot juice will knock out the burn immediately. And plus when you do that you are drinking vegetables too with vitamins, fiber, etc. Nowadays, I have no heartburn meds in my house, and when my stomach burns, which is very rare, a cup of carrot juice just kills it. Forget the pills, work on changing your diet, and keep some carrot juice around. You cant overdose on it, the more you drink, the better for your body.

Posted by Marcela (Mexico, Mexico) on 01/26/2009

[YEA]  My husband and his family have used raw potato juice for acid reflux and gastritis for years. And it has worked for everyone we've recommended it to. It is not an everyday kind of treatment, they only use it when they finally abuse their tummies too much with spicy or greasy diets on a long term. Then they use it for a week or so and they go back to normal. It consists of throwing a small raw potato in the juicer along with some carrots, for taste. Drink it right away or it will darken and not taste as good (I guess it also loses some properties with oxidation). One of these juices every morning for a week seems to do the trick.

BTW, My 83 yr old mother-in-law can eat ANYTHING (and I'm talking greasy, spicy mexican food here) and be fine. Thank you for this site, I plan to contribute feedback for many of your wonderful remedies.

Posted by T (Dumont, NJ) on 04/20/2008

[YEA]  After a long battle, first with prescriptions, then with nearly every suggestion made here on Earth Clinic, I have finally defeated Acid Reflux by juicing. (I love Earth Clinic, & many of the suggestions here helped, but juicing seemed to resolve my problem.) I improved after juicing for the first time and now, after several months, I can eat anything (except I still avoid chocolate, coffee, & excessive sugar). At my worst, even a single mouthful of any food would set off symptoms. I couldn't lie flat for almost a year. I was up all night many times. I had symptoms of a hiatal hernia as well as reflux. Before I started trying natural remedies, I was on 80 mg/day of Nexium with little relief and discontinued when I started seeing blood in my stools.

A typical juice may have kale, carrots, ginger, cucumber, celery, zucchini (+ maybe 1/2 beet or apple). Be creative but don't overdo it with fruits or sugary veggies.

I also eat oatmeal (soluble fiber acts as prebiotic) w/ cayenne, virgin coconut oil. I eat papayas too. I found baking soda in water at bedtime controlled symptoms when I still had them. These things helped but juicing was the key to conquering. Make small quantities (1 glass or less) and sip. If you are prone to constipation, don't drink too much and take a fiber supplement. If you don't have a juicer, some healthfood stores make fresh juice blends by the glass (again, avoid the sugary blends). My juicer cost about $75 and has been well worth it. One more thing- in my experience, there is no substitute for the nutrition of real, whole food. I have had a pretty healthy diet for a couple of years but never was able to consume the quantity & variety of raw veggies I get w/ juicing.

Kefir   1  0   

Posted by Lardiver (Abbotsford, Bc Canada) on 07/22/2011

[YEA]  I found kefir works for acid reflux, it takes a few months to cure it but stops the burning in the meen time.

Replied by Nathan
I concur that both kefir and yogurt can cure acid reflux over time. You just take one with each meal. Whenever I go to the doctor and they give me pharmaceutical medications, such as painkillers like paracematol, or antibiotics, as long as you take kefir with the mix at the meal, you can prevent acid reflux. If you do get it (whether or not you are taking it) it will cure it in time.

Also one teaspoon - one tablespoon of ACV and enough sodium bicarbonate it to neutralize it (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon typically) is very good for dealing with that too.

Kefir, Kombucha   1  0   

Posted by Tina (Houston, Usa) on 05/08/2012

[YEA]  Happy to report that home-made Kefir and Kombucha has resolved long standing acid reflux. I now can sleep uninterrupted in the night, and do not suffer from painful acid reflux.

Google to find easy ways to make these at home.

Kombucha Tea   2  0   

Posted by Shelley (Hamilton, NJ) on 07/22/2009

[YEA]  I started taking bottled Kombucha tea (not the teabag stuff) as an alternative to drinking Apple Cider Vinegar for acid reflux. The Kombucha brewing process is very similar (in fact, you can brew vinegar from it) and it has a similar concentration of acetic acids and probiotic organisms. I have found that, since I started drinking it regularly, my acid reflux has all but disappeared!

I find that I must drink at least 8 oz (1 cup) of Kombucha, twice a week, preferable on an mostly empty stomach. Depending on the severity of acid reflux, results may be noticeable immediately or within a few days.

Posted by Michael (Wilsonville, OR) on 11/28/2007

[YEA]  I have been making Kombucha Tea for over 15 years and I have had two users of my tea who told me their acid reflux went away after a few days of drinking two 22oz. bottles of my Kombucha Tea. Made with Green, Black and herbal wild berry teas. Google "Kombucha Tea" for more info. Michael

Lemons   10  0   

Posted by Eileen (Sacramento, CA USA) on 03/16/2007

[YEA]  I have long suffered from stomach problems and acid reflux. I stumbled on a cure by accident. It is called the Lemonade Fast and is apparently pretty ancient. I just wanted it for an easy fast and cleanse. Into 10 ounces water, mix in 2 Tablespoons good grade B maple syrup (for minerals) and 1/8th of a teaspoon cayenne pepper. Sounds awful but actually it gets to be quite delicious. You want to drink 6 to 10 of these a day and any other water or mild herb tea like peppermint. I did the full 10 days, way too long, but what I noticed was that not only was my ulcer cured but gum disease seemed to be cured too. They must be related. Eileen

Posted by Leila on 03/21/2006

[YEA]  Lemonade. It works. I tried it. I told it to my mom and she tried it. It worked for her, too. I told it to my hubby. He tried it and it worked for him, too. So, it is it. I am not imagining it. It is REAL. I did not find it here, but in my earlier research on the web. Drink lemonade.

Replied by Brisa
San Diego, Ca
I wanted to know if limes or mexican limes work as well, or is does it only work with lemons?

Posted by Jeffrey (UK) on 11/22/2005

[YEA]  this web site is a life saver for all people suffering from acid indigestion. In 80% of cases, THE CAUSE IS LOW ACID LEVELS IN THE Stomach. I find lemonade is the cure. I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH

Replied by Tom Wall
Maplewood, Mn
everyone knows lemon is bad for gerd

Posted by Chalise (Sheridan, IN) on 11/19/2005

[YEA]  Lemon juice worked for my husband. He takes a small swig of it in the morning and he feels great the rest of the day. He said he hasn't felt this good in a long time.

Replied by Kelly
Minesing, Canada, Ontario
Hello, I was just wondering if you could tell me how much lemon juice one would drink or how many times a day to prevent or get rid of acid reflux? I've been suffering from it more and more often and I eat a very healthy diet. Thanks

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