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Top 10 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

Alkaline Water

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Posted by Charlie Trig (Raleigh Nc) on 11/17/2013

Taking the chlorine out of your diet can have a drastic effect on your GERD, Acid Reflux and LPR. Chlorine gas in tap and bottled water changes the chemistry of your stomach acid, resulting in HCLO instead of HCL.

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Replied by Suntosh

What is the name of alkaline water machine that turns regular tap water into alkaline rich water and I can buy in India?

Replied by Baldev
(Maharashtra, India)
190 posts

Hi Suntosh,

Respecting the policy of this site I can not write about any company. So, if you like kindly write to me on baldev53 at y a h o o dot c o m.I am using a product and I am happy with that.Good Luck


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Posted by Allnaturale (Austin, Tx, Us) on 04/09/2012

My boyfriend suffered from acid reflux, and tried so many different prescriptions and otc products to no avail. All of the pills seemed to only mask the pain. We heard using alkaline water may help. We couldn't find a store that sold alkaline water? We did find a machine that turns regular tap water into alkaline rich water... you can buy one online. It worked 100% Now I drink it too, and I feel so much better overall!!! I believe in it!


Posted by Thehandyman1947 (Poland, Ohio) on 12/17/2013

Acid reflux disease, I'm sure there a lot of great remedies, the absolute, dumbest thing I've heard is disease, only an allopathic doctor would come up with that. Try alkalizing, everywhere in nature pH is important, for some reason, not in our bodies. Try chewing your food, eating a little less, and eating greens with every meal.


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Posted by Tariq (Abu Dhabi, Uae) on 08/14/2011

Try 4 to 5 Almonds. It is a very good tested treatment for ACID REFLUX.

Posted by Jeremy (Bloomington, IL) on 05/05/2009

Almonds doesn't work for me. It seems to make the acid reflux worse. ACV is the way to go!!

Replied by Alex
(Brooklyn, NY)

Try peppermint tea after meals. It does help reduce acid reflux, I tried and it worked.

Replied by Gina
(Morgantown, Wv)

Alex, peppermint is a trigger for most people suffering from GERD. You must make sure it's not one of your triggers before you try it!!!

Replied by Amita
(New Delhi, India)

Peppermint is a trigger but combined with a few drops of honey it works well for acid reflux. Personally for me I swear by apple cider vinegar.

Posted by Karen (Birmingham, Michigan) on 09/12/2007

ALMONDS: I had been taking aciphex for my acid reflux for over a year. After trying to lose weight with no success, I discovered over the internet that some people have a weight problem with aciphex. I stopped using it and decided to try a natural remedy that I used when I was pregnant and it works! It's real simple: plain almonds. I eat about 5 with breakfast and then eat a few each time I eat and I haven't felt my reflux. This was a remedy that a nurse told me about many years ago when I was pregnant with my first child, 1981. I'm so glad I remembered it. Just to let you know, I am a drinker of chlorinated tap water; (read below) but somehow that remedy makes sense, too. Oh, and by the way, I began to lose weight after stopping the aciphex!

Aloe Vera

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Posted by MarVelous (USA) on 06/20/2023

I am 71 years old and vividly remember taking kerosene with a teaspoon of sugar for sore throats or colds. My grandmother gave that to all of us when we got sick. Turpentine was a seasonal remedy for colds and parasites. We survived and even today I use it. A good remedy for acid reflux or indigestion is to take 1/4 cup of aloe vera juice immediately before eating each meal and 1/4 cup after each meal. This neutralizes the acid and if there is irritation in the gastrointestinal tract, a tbsp of slippery elm bark powder will help to heal the irritated membranes in the tube. This is also good for those suffering with Crohn's disease. I have found that vinegar and baking soda irritates the digestive tract. The aloe and slippery elm soothes and heals. I hope this helps.

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Posted by VioletScorpio (San Rafael, California) on 10/28/2021


For those of you ingesting aloe vera gel or sure to use the inner fillet, not the whole leaf. The outer leaf has no notable benefits, at the very least, and has been found to be unfit for consumption and even carcinogenic if not filtered properly.

The products usually noted as beneficial for both relieving and curing reflux, GERD, leaky gut, etc. actually make mine worse. I have one of the longest-term, extreme cases that I personally have ever known of and my doctors, as well. They are clueless, of course, and offer NO HELP. ACV, ginger, mint, betain hcl, etc. all exacerbate symptoms immediately and intensely. Very much a bummer. The only thing that works at all is baking soda. But of course I have to be careful about how much I take of that, because too much can be harmful and cause various issues. The leaky gut I deal with happens throughout the day, even when I don't eat!! Although notably worse at night, obviously because I am laying down. Anyway. While I am certainly interested in safe products to take to relieve symptoms, I am mainly interested in getting rid of it!! Lol. It has been 13 years and is quite extreme, as I mentioned. It has taken over my life and is rotting the inside of my body. I am going to stock up on organic aloe vera inner fillet juice, get a stronger PROBIOTIC (which has noticeably helped in the past) and I am going to save up for a series of super high-does vitamin C (w/glutathione, zinc and b-complex) IVs. They are about $300 a pop for like 75,000mg with the glutathione added. Since the leaky gut essentially causes back up of toxins which shuts down your eliminatory (and other) organs/systems and pollutes your blood and creates a purely inflammatory acidic environment, etc.. I have utter faith in these IVs. It indicates to me intuitively. I cannot wait until this crap is out of my being and my body is cleaned out and I can get rid of the malfunctions. And all I need is about $4000. Lol. Cheers everyone! Be well xx

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Posted by Beth (Nj) on 06/24/2016

I sang in church for many years. Slowly began to loose my range and general vocal ability. Also began to have acid reflux. Now after 15 years of issues, I am singing again and also sleeping at night without the reflux. The only thing I am doing is drinking about one-half cup of pure aloe Vera juice before bed and repeat in morning. I can even eat again during the evening hours - even close to bedtime. Several others in our family recommended this to me. They had been cured of reflux and were so excited. This is a godsend.

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Posted by Cheryl (Dalton, Ma) on 06/14/2012

Had reflux bad many years ago then lost 40 pounds and went macro, was gone until starting eating wide and getting wide again. Don't like acid reducers like Prevacid so tried calcium tablets which helped a little. Main thing is no coffee, chocolate, tomatoes, citris and grease. Hard in this culture and I love the first two. So just took the first leaf of aloe and ate the jell like I've seen my puppy do and already feel much better. Got a luncheon I need to go to so will try and find something to eat that won't react but this website and all your comments helped so much. Thanks.

Replied by Sylvia
(Alexandria, Va)

Generally I have used mangosteen juice in the past to relieve occasional acid reflux. This last time I got a very severe run of acid reflux due to a medicine that I was taking. It seemed logical that if aloe helps heal wounds that it might help heal my esophagus and my reflux. After two weeks on aloe vera juice, I feel much better. I was using the Trader Joe's and took one ounce ( a shot glass ) three or four times a day.

Replied by Peter
(Las Vegas, Nv)

How many minutes you I should wait after I take Aloe Vera Juice before start eating. Sincerely, Peter

Replied by Anne
(Toronto, Ontario)

Does aloe vera affect the thyroid?

Replied by Helenation

Shouldn't. I'm hypothyroid and the aloe juice (inner leaf) has worked wonders for my GERD. Btwy, my doc also has me supplementing my natural desiccated thyroid meds with a bit of iodine (mixed in water) each day. I've been drinking the juice for a month now and have noticed no impact on my thyroid condition.

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Posted by Kate (Kingston, Ny) on 06/28/2011

I've found aloe juice to help with digestive issues and read that it works by lowering the acidity of the gastric juices found in the stomach. Aloe vera is also a powerful anti-inflammatory (think sunburns), offering relief for sore throat symptoms as well. Hope it helps!!

Replied by Henrypotter
(Bangkok, Thailand)

Aloe Vera is also nice, I had had acid reflux for 7 yrs, having been going to hospital taking all antibiotic. It seemed not working. When I saw GNC food supplement in Thailand I went for it. I have been taking aloe vera with fish oil and it seemed working. I suggest people with stomach problem should try this. U can buy this from Top Markets, central and future park at the first floor. If anything I can be of help. God bless ya all.

Replied by Kris

I'm starting to have symptoms. Can you tell me the name and where I might be able to find this juice. Thanks.

(Los Angeles)

Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Juice is a very nice & trusted one. It is the juice of the inner fillet. The rest of the aloe (the green slippery stuff or anything other than the inner fillet part) will not only give you extreme stomach pain (as it did to my years ago) but it is also not good for your health.

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Posted by Kayla (Highland, Ny) on 01/09/2011

My daughter Natalie suffered from reflux from day one. She was born slightly premature, and was in the NICU for breathing difficulties, where she was given antibiotics. Along with helping what the doctor thought could be a slight infection, the antibiotics wiped out the good digestive enzymes we need to absorb the nutrition from food. After many nights of screaming and hearing her pained gasps, and refusing to put her on prescription drugs with varying side affects, we were recommended to an aloe juice product. Not only does Natalie love it, but here we are almost 4 months later and all signs of her reflux are gone.

Also, aloe juice helps to strengthen the immune system. She's had 1 cold, pretty remarkable. (She has 3 young, very curious cousins! ) If you'd like more information on the aloe juice, feel free to get a hold of me. Beware of aloe juices that contain things called "aloins, " as they are not safe for infants. I'd love to tell you more, because I know what a heartbreak reflux can create for a mother. Good Luck -Kayla

Replied by Tyree
(Dallas, Tx)

i'd like to know what kind of aloe vera it is and if you know any natural way to cure strictures which is the scar tissue that builds from reflux appreciate it

Replied by April
(Houston, Tx)

thanks for the information where can I find this juice?

Replied by Deborah
(New Orleans, La.)

You can find the Aloe Vera Juice at Walmart, Walgreens, or CVS. I was looking at it yesterday when I was trying to find the cold pressed Castor oil!

Replied by April
(Houston, Tx)

I found it and this has been excellent for me. Thanks so much for this information! I havent shown any symptoms and I drink it in the morning before breakfast. I mix it with apple juice and it taste great. Do you know of any other easy products for acid reflux?... And what is that oil good for? Im very curious! Thanks alot!

Replied by Cureious
(Tyler, Tx)

George's Aloe vera Juice is the best and does not cause diarrhea like some of the others. It is available at most health food stores.

Replied by Cynthia
(Flint, Tx)

How many ounces of the aloe Vera juice should I give my preemie boy? Also, can I put it in his bottle or should I put it in a dropper and give it to him as is? Finally, which brand name works best that has no "aloins?"

Replied by Jenni
(Atlanta, Georgia)

Hi, I am also interested in finding out how much to give it to 10 months old baby. My daughter is suffering from acid reflux and the prescribed medicine has helped her but not a lot. She is still spitting up after having milk or solid food. Please let me know what brand is safe for 10 months old and how much to give and how many times a day.Thank you very much.

Replied by Lisa
(Illinois, US)

I have acid reflux and I choke in my sleep and I woke up feeling like I was drowning before with a burning feeling in my throat. How often do you have to take these remedies?

Replied by Irina

I coured my acid reflux with aloe vera many years ago. I have a premature baby that suffers of reflux. We've given her prevacid becuause that's what she got at the NICU. Now, I want to switch but I don't know what brand and amount are safe for her. She is 13 lbs 10 oz. She is almost 6 months old. Thank you!!!

Replied by Irina

I cured my acid reflux with aloe vera many years ago. I have a premature baby that suffers of reflux. We've given her prevacid becuause that's what she got at the NICU. Now, I want to switch but I don't know what brand and amount are safe for her. She is 13 lbs 10 oz. She is almost 6 months old. Thank you!!!

Replied by Karen

Lay on your left side and try and put as many pillows as are comfortable under your head. Laying on the left side for some reason causes the stomach contents not to spill back up through the esophagus. And take aloe juice, aloe capsules, any way you can get it.

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Posted by Camillems (Las Cruces, Nm, Usa) on 10/07/2009

Hey Kimberly from Mineral VA, try aloe vera juice for your acid reflux. I have had chronic heart burn and acid reflux and the past week it has gotten out of control and keeping me up at night. The gal at the pharmacy told me to buy a gallon of aloe vera juice.. and guess what my acid reflux is gone!! I was taking antacids, and baking soda, even ACV nothing was working but the cooling and gentle effect of aloe vera juice has done the trick... i hear its good for weight loss too...hmmmm looking forward to what I'll find. Good luck.

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Posted by Grant (Texas City, Texas) on 05/08/2009

Was just reading Ted from Bangkok, Thailand post 12/04/2006 on acid reflux and wanted to pass my findings along. Back in the early 70's I had acid so bad that I would swallow antacids whole, by the handfulls. While shopping the, (then, very new concept in my area), herb store, I found aloe vera "gel" which used Irish moss as the gelling agent and ascorbic acid as the preservative, it cured my "AR" with the first swallow! Later I determined it was actually the Irish moss that stopped my acid! However, I can't find the combination anywhere any more.

Replied by Fran
(Dallas, Tx)

I would recommend to anyone that has acid reflux to use aloe vera. There are differents forms to take. My daughter takes the gel capsules because she doesnt like the taste. And alot of it has to do with stress. So depending on your life style you need to make a change in your life. I have learned that I can not control eveything, so I have learned to control myself and not let the actions of others affect me. Its the best way to deal with things.

Replied by Katwoman
(Bat Area)

Try Aloe vera liquid. So purified it taste like drinking water, does not have to be refrigerated. I even put it in my cats water and it's amazing what it does for their elimination as well. It makes your body more alkaline, help your skin and hair- about 2 ounces at least once a day for an adult.

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Posted by John (Dallas, Texas) on 07/30/2008

Aloe Vera: Get some aloe vera peel the skin off of it and you add water to the goo and throw it in the blender you will feel more energized and it will help reduce acid reflux.

Replied by Siouxellen
(Grand Rapids, MI)

I have found that Aloe Vera is the most helpful. Didn't have much relief, if any, with ACV. Also, one needs to alter one's diet -- take out coffee (decaf is just as bad), teas, milk, chocolate, and especially alcohol. No food after 7 p.m. I think, however, I am unusual from most in the fact that when I lie down, the problem lessens. I don't have problems with sleeping, and if I am having a bad attack, I try to lie down somewhere until it passes. Of course when I arise, there is quite a bit of belching, from all that gas sitting in there all night, but usually I don't have heartburn. Just a lot of gas and belching and swallowing problems.

I have had the added displeasure of a Zenker's Diverticulum in my throat, and when food gets stuck in there, the acid reflux goes into overdrive trying to dislodge the food.

Between Prevacid, daily aloe vera doses, diet alteration, and getting a fair amount of exercise (relieves stress), I am slowly getting a handle on it all. Stressing out about the reflux doesn't help matters.

As for the Aloe Vera, I use both George's - which has no flavor, and the Stomach Formula, which is gaggy but helpful. I also have a Hiatal Hernia. My doc has said that if things worsen, there is a surgical procedure that he can do that involves inserting botox in the lower sphincter to narrow it. I would be interested to find out if anyone else has had this procedure done.

Replied by Janise
(Los Angeles, Ca)

Some comments on Aloe Vera. As the first poster suggested using the fresh aloe leaf is best. Most all bottled aloe vera juices use Citric Acid to preserve it. This is acidic and could be counter productive to the aloe juice. To get away from this use fresh aloe leaf blended with water. I tried the bottled aloe for my stomach Gerd and reflux and it upset my stomach but the fresh aloe did not.

For women using aloe vera juice, I was told by Dr. Deepak Chopra in a consultation to not drink aloe during a women's menses or period. It can stop your cycle.

Aloe is best drunk after meals or on an empty stomach between meals or a quarter cup before bed.

Replied by Pauline
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

In my country most of the aloe Vera juice is not available. There is aloe Vera berry juice does anyone know if this will help a Gerd sufferer?

Replied by Sylvanna
(Sydney, Australia)

Hi just been reading your blogs and have the same symptoms - barretts, lupus etc etc..... What about aloe vera capsules??? they would be pure?

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