Cure for Heartburn! Natural Remedies for Heartburn

Last Modified on Feb 02, 2015

Mustard   22  0   

Posted by Pamela (Los Angeles, Ca. USA) on 03/04/2009

[YEA]  Mustard is the best for heartburn. i just had dental surgery and was under alot of medications which i believed were the cause of my heartburn. well i forgot that when i was pregnant it worked, too. just a 1/2 teaspoon always seems to help.

Posted by Meg (Auckland, New Zealand) on 02/19/2009

[YEA]  Aloha, thanks for the great suggestions on here for heartburn. I tried the mustard and it worked really well.

I suspect the reason the mustard, ACV and baking soda are the ones that work well for people is this: When I attended Natural Med.School - we were told that when someone has heartburn it is not because they have too much acid - but not enough. So taking mustard or apple cider vinegar or baking soda (all acidic) for the stomach and calm it down which stops the feeling of acid in the ribs and up. Thanks.

Replied by Andrew
Overland Park, Ks, United States
Hi Meg. Baking soda is basic from what I know. Around 8-8.5.
Replied by Ece
Albany, Ca
Baking soda is alkaline, not acidic. Baking soda provides some relief to some individuals because it reduces acidity in the stomach (it's an antacid).

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) when combined with acetic acid (vinegar) makes sodium acetate, carbon dioxide, and water. The sodium acetate provides some relief for heartburn as well. As the conjugate base of a weak acid, a solution of sodium acetate and acetic acid can act as a "buffer" which is a substance that maintains to keep a relatively constant pH. This is useful in the stomach b/c it can maintain the stomach's proper pH and acidic environment, so there is not too much and not too little acid.

This is what happens when you combine baking soda with ACV.

Posted by Danielle (Huber Heights, OH) on 02/09/2009

I've been suffering with horrible heartburn and was browsing this website for some cures. I have an OTC heartburn medicine that I'm allowed to take but it hasn't helped this morning. The burning is killing me so I just tried the mustard cure. I took one teaspoon, and could barely stomach swallowing it even though I like mustard. After five minutes the pain has subsided some and I'm hoping within the next ten it'll be all gone. But even the little bit of help is better than nothing!

Posted by Corina (Victoria, Newfoundland) on 11/13/2008

[YEA]  I have been having heartburn daily for the past 2 years ..almost everything i eat ...and i thought i would try the net for a cure ? and here you are !! about half hour ago i took a spoonfull of mustard and i could not believe it less then 5 mins and my heartburn is gone !!! i just want to say thank you for having this site and for helping me with this heartburn !!!

Posted by ROBERT HENRY (TEN MILE , TN) on 09/26/2008

[YEA]  Last night, I awoke with severe heart burn or indigestion. I headed for the Tums when I remembered that someone on Earth Clinic said a teaspoon of simple mustard would work immediately. Hey,,,, it did.

I'm working on my acne roseaca using your site's recommendations. These demodex mites are hell to get rid of. I refuse to treat them with antibiotics as I have for many years. My nose is not pretty, but my good bowel bacteria is alive and well.

Hurrah for our side.

Replied by Michelle
London, UK
After suffering with heartburn for years and seeing lots of comments about mustard helping..getting a bad attack I decided to try some..having only english mustard in the cuboard..i gave it ago...was so hard to swallow even tho I like mustard!

20 minutes later..still in guessing because it doesnt have vinegar in it???

can anyone clarify that this is the reason it hasnt worked?? Thanks.

Posted by Susan Hickman (Marion, Indiana) on 09/17/2008

[YEA]  my son had ate too much peper. had heartburn, we looked up cures. we read mustard and after five minutes it was gone, amazing he used one tablespoon.

Replied by Laurenann87
Boston, Ma, Usa
I see everyone saying Mustard, but does this mean like Yellow mustard? Brown Mustard? as in condiments? or like Mustard seed powder? Please clarify
Replied by Chris
Semmes, Alabama
[YEA]   yes, plain old yellow mustard. I was at my brothers earlier this evening, and I asked him if he had any tums, and he said no, but try a half teaspoon of mustard. I did and within ten minutes, my heartburn was gone. I cant beleive it. Been having a lot of heartburn lately, no more tums. im sticking with the mustard.
Replied by Lemarque
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hi Chris, you may like to try slippery elm bark to treat your heartburn. The mustard is effective, however it is only for symptomatic relief. Slippery Elm Bark is well-recognised as an effective treatment for simple reflux (Heartburn). You can continue to use the mustard for symtomatic relief as required but I think you will find that you need it less and less. Good Luck

Posted by Roderick Robinson (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 05/06/2008

[YEA]  mustard, one tablespoon of, can relieve from heartburn instantly AND acid reflux. i had a real bad case of heartburn one day so that i was holding my chest and a elderly woman ask whats wrong and i told her i had heart burn and she told about this remedy and it works for me. one tablespoon.

Posted by V. Gillespie (Saint Louis, USA) on 09/16/2007

[YEA]  Mustard, regular prepared mustard that goes on a hotdog or sandwich quickly and completely cured intolerable acid reflux and heartburn. My husband told me to try it, so I swallowed a good tablespoon each time the reflux and heartburn came for a few days. It has been well over 6 years since and' I have never had acid reflux or hearburn again. Mustard works amazingly.

Posted by Matt (Dothan, AL) on 12/29/2006

[YEA]  A teaspoon or two, or packet of mustard cures Heartburn. Burns like hell for a minute, but works wonders. Do not drink or eat anything for about 10 minutes or so. Zantac costs too much, chewable antacids give me a dry mouth, so I was turned on to trying mustard by a friend of mine. I don't know how it works, but it does.

Replied by Polly
Gander, Nf, Canada
Thank-you so much for posting this remedy guys-- I have been suffering from terrible heartburn today, and can't eat anything. I just took a tablespoon of mustard, and I feel relief instantly-- it really works!!! I love this site-- Thanks again~~

Mustard, Pickle Juice   1  0   

Posted by Jl (Atlanta, Georgia) on 01/31/2010

[YEA]  I almost never have heartburn but had a terrible episode last night. Decided to check Earth Clinic for ideas and the mustard seemed like something I could keep down. The heartburn was so bad I thought I was going to start throwing up, so had to be careful what I ingested. Didn't think I could handle undiluted ACV, as many people apparently have used with success. I used about a teaspoon of mustard. No problem getting it down. As I was putting the mustard away I saw the pickle jar so thought I try that, too. I downed about a shot glass full of pickle juice. I guess the pickle juice and mustard work because they're made with vinegar, but far tastier than straight ACV. By the time I walked to my bedroom to go to sleep the heartburn was gone!

Orange Peel Extract   1  0   

Posted by Joe (Hesston, KS) on 08/16/2013

[YEA]  For Heartburn I use softgel orange peel extract oil, 1000 mg. 1 every other day for 20 days then as needed. I still eat spicey foods. My nephew had Heartburn & hemorrhoids. It fixed both for him. It works for Varicose veins also.

Papaya Enzymes   1  0   

Posted by Trav (Rice Lake, WI) on 08/06/2007

[YEA]  I tried papaya enzyme for heartburn and it works. I wouldn't make a habit of eating it all the time though. Maybe you can take a different heartburn remedy at a time.

Pickle Juice   2  0   

Posted by Mimi (Louisburg, Ks) on 02/08/2010

[YEA]  Thank you so much. I very rarely get heartburn but when I do it hurts so bad I could cry. I found your site and tried the teaspoon of mustard which subsided the pain for a few minutes. I then read about the pickle juice and the crackers. I tried them both and my heartburn is almost gone. Thank you so much. I had already taken a generic antacid tablet and 4 antacids to no avail. I will now first go to the pickle juice and crackers to help my heartburn. I am going to bed now without pain. Night Night.

Posted by Alan (Orem, UT) on 02/28/2009

[YEA]  So, every once in a while, I get some bad heartburn. My diet was horrible, Wendies and McDonalds because its cheap. I have since started eating better and cut back on the caffeine and that has been what has cured the heartburn. I even eat spicy foods with no problem. Before, though, when I did get the heartburn so badly that I couldn't sleep, I told my dad about it and he suggested pickle juice. My friends scoff, but it really does the trick. We always have pickles in the fridge so I tried it. Never fails. Everytime I get heartburn, I use it and it works everytime. Milk doesn't work or water. sometimes bread does the trick but fills you up and then its back with in an hour or so. Just a couple of swallows of pickle juice and its gone. I promise.

Pine Needles   1  0   

Posted by Duane (Pensacola, fl) on 11/10/2008

[YEA]  Chewing green pine needles stops heart burn alot better than tums.

Replied by Lorraine
Charles Town, WV USA
PLEASE remember that if there are pine trees in your yard and you choose to eat the needles for heartburn, WASH them. Pesticides and general residual debris could be a lot worse than heartburn!

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