Acid Reflux
Natural Remedies

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

Melatonin

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Posted by Rachella001 (St Pete, Fl) on 11/12/2011
4 out of 5 stars

Take 6 mg of melatonin every night at bedtime. It strengthens your stomach sphincter making it harder for acid to travel up your throat. I've been doing it for 1.5 mos and feel 70% better!

Replied by Mary Alice
(Oregon)
04/01/2017

Will try this along with D-limonene. Thanks for posting.


Milk

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Posted by Hiram (Charleston, Sc) on 06/26/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I've had reflux for a few years now and I've been taking 40 mg Protonix mostly to control it, and it did for the most part, but the burning always woke me up in the mornings and my sleep/rest time suffered. I discovered recently that drinking a few ounces of milk before go to sleep helps a great deal, eliminating about 95% of that burning sensation. Now I can sleep in more often than I have for years. I hope this helps you.

I'm thinking about trying to get off the meds altogether by taking the ACV.


Milk
Posted by Art (Red Deer, Ab Canada) on 03/03/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Milk cures reflux for me. If you get more heartburn, drink more milk!

Replied by Cpn
(Panther Land, Usa)
03/04/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My wife also uses milk to relieve her heartburn. Works everytime for her. So I'll give milk a second YEA for heartburn!

Replied by Mary
(Regina, Saskchewan, Canada)
03/04/2010

Art: Are you drinking raw milk? Mary


Milk
Posted by Sam (Cleveland, OH) on 07/11/2006
5 out of 5 stars

If you get heart burn or Acidity, just grab the milk bottle from your refrigerator and drink little of it may be 1/4 of a glass instead of taking any antacid tables. you would get the relief from acidity immediately.


Milk
Posted by Len (Chicago, IL) on 06/05/2006
1 out of 5 stars

Except for a little fat free milk in the morning, I eliminated milk from my evenings and afternoons and it helped my acid reflux.


Milk
Posted by Jesse (Adelaide, Australia)
5 out of 5 stars

Hi there, I am yet to try vinegar but when i get a reflux attack half a glass of milk seems to do the trick for me.


Mint

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Posted by Abigail (Ypsilanti, MI) on 11/15/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I spent 2 years fighting acid reflux. I ate antacids like candy til the doctor put me on Zantac, then I started taking those like candy. Finally, my pastor gave me some dried mint leaves and told me to steep 1 teaspoon in a cup of water and drink. One cup a day for a week. By the second day I hadn't had an attack. By the end of the week I threw away my Zantac. The tea was only used for a week as it was. After about 1 month the erosion was healed and it would be 4 years before I would have heartburn again. I drink the tea and have no more problems. I use vinegar once or twice a year if I get heartburn again but the tea did a total turn around. None of my doctors believe I used to have acid reflux. Note: the mint used can even be the kind you find on the spice rack at the local grocery store.


Mint
Posted by Paa (Las Vegas) on 02/04/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have heard of mint juice as an Indian remedy. Haven't tried it though.


Mint
Posted by Tonia (USA) on 03/20/2005
5 out of 5 stars

I just did my science fair project on this subject and got a 1st, and Best of Show. I found that peppermint will actually lower the acidity in your stomach. Like a mint (like peppermint candy) or peppermint tea will help lower the acid in your stomach that produces the acid that gives you heartburn.


Miso Soup

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Posted by Kiran (Canton, MI) on 06/04/2007
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Hi, It seems that having Miso soup helps reduce my acid reflux problem. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this too! Kiran.


Multiple Remedies

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Posted by Kaizzzma (Monmouth Beach, Nj) on 10/15/2012
5 out of 5 stars

The best thing I found for Acid reflux and getting off Nexium was powdered glutamine, heaping tsp in water in the AM with heaping tsp of powdered vit c and then a carnotine pill and carnosine and NAG 750 glucosimine.... this healed my gut right away and my esophogus....

Replied by Hannah
(West Orange, Nj)
11/20/2012

Hi Kaizzzma! Was wondering how long it took you to heal your gut and did this heal your reflux for good?? Or do u still have to continue with supplements?


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Posted by Bullet (Los Angeles, Ca/usa) on 08/03/2012

Hey I am new to this cite.. Ive been having acid reflux and gas for a month.. I started with bloating... And burping.. I am scared to death of dying from this.. My doctor put me on acciphex 20 once a day it helps but still get some reflux.. I drink live yogurt evry morning on an empty stomach.. Then a pill of garlic it has to be natural with the garlic smell.. I eat a small meal... I drink horse tail tea mix ith 8oz of water.. And two pills of dgle licorice extract... And it works.. I am waiting on blood test this sypmtoms may be h. Pylori... But can cause gerd.


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Posted by Shelley (Gadsden, Al, Usa) on 02/24/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have had severe acid reflux and gerd for years. It began progressing to horrible spasms and chest pain. The last three years I figured out a cure. I took the following things:

Quit prevacid

Began taking L-Glutamine to heal my stomach

1000 mg Calcium 1000 mg Magnesium to get those levels back up after depleting them for 10years of prevacid

Probiotics with digestive enzymes

1 glass red wine

After 4 weeks, no burning, no throat clearing, no chest pains, no hard time breathing and I can drink coffee all I want.

HOWEVER, if I get a sinus infection/virus. My doctor puts me on Allegra D and an Antibiotic. And the misery starts again. It takes me 3 weeks or more after the cold is over to calm the acid reflux down and get rid of the wet cough. Why????

Replied by Tina
(Houston, Usa)
02/24/2012
Replied by Alex
(Honolulu, Hi, United States)
02/27/2012

My reflux was very similar to yours. I also got a lot better when I stopped taking ompreazole, and started taking L-Glutamine and probiotics. Betaine HCl stabilized everything for a little while. Ted's lemon bicarb remedy is my current weapon of choice.

From what I've read, the antibiotic use goes something like this:

Antibiotics kill the good gut flora, leaving behind the resilient yeasts and who knows what else. The bad flora now have very little competition and proceed to digest/ferment the food we eat. Pressure from the fermentation pushes stomach acid up the esophagus, and we experience reflux. Cough/throat problems abound.

I'm not sure if that's true, but it certainly lines up with my experiences -- be it antibiotics, acid reflux drugs, or any other source of damage to my digestion.


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Posted by Joselyn (Manchester, Connecticut, United States) on 02/05/2012
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

Okay so since Christmas day I've had what is believed to be acid reflux. My mother has it and said it is probably acid reflux, I saw my physician once and he also said it is probably acid refluc. ACV used to work for me great... But now it doesn't. Nothing helps at all anymore. Apples helped for a week and now they don't. I was prescribed prilosec and I took it for a full two weeks. That didn't work. Baking soda also didn't work. Can anyone help me! ? I got four tubes of blood taken out yesterday to see if I have other things wrong with me. I should get the results back tomorrow. I don't get heartburn at all, though. I get waves of nausea every day and feeling like something is in my throat. THe bad thing is.... This usually affects me at night. I do get it during the day, but at night it's horrible. I sleep propped up and I STILL get it. I was up from 11 pm to 400 am because I was so nauseous. I attend highschool and wake up at 5 in the morning, so this really sucks when this happens on a school day, whether it's night or day.

Replied by Jc
(Manila, Philippines)
02/05/2012

To restore healthy and balanced intestinal flora, you need to have Sulforaphane (from Broccoli), Vit. A, Ginger, Zinc and Copper to provide essential Vitamin, minerals and phytonutrients to help support gastric health and to minimize oxidation during gastric tissue repair.


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Posted by Amit (Austin, Texas) on 09/13/2011

Thanks for all info. I also found lot of useful information on:

http://consultpri.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/acid-reflux-cure-natural-way/



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