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Top 10 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

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Posted by Katie (Allentown, PA) on 01/13/2008
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I take a lot of pain meds for my Lupus. I take Xanax and a logt of other medications. My throat and stomach feel on fire all the time and I cannot sleep, I find sucking on sweet hard candy will sometimes help.

Replied by Leah
Auburn, AL
10/21/2008

I have lupus, too - same things apply; I get migraines so I can't have chocolate. If I'm going to give in to my sweet tooth, I'll have a Payday, which is caramel and peanuts. I've noticed that not only does this not cause heartburn, it will actually make it go away - no idea why, because other nut concoctions, like almond brittle, will give me heartburn sometimes.


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Posted by Olddude (Chattanooga, Tn, Usa) on 02/08/2012
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I have had acid reflux for years now and finally got around to Cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar. I have been doing this for only 3 days and my acid reflux is under control without taking pills. Just a pinch of cayenne to a coffee mug and 2 teaspoons does it for me. I am thankful I found this site.


Posted by Donna (Houston, Us) on 01/25/2012
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I have been taking Cayenne for 4 to 5 months for my stomach and bp. My bp is great, my stomach is not, I eat healthy am seeing a holistic Dr. and have been taking supplements to rid me of anxiety and stomach problems, the cayenne has not healed my stomach.


Posted by Kathy (Farrockaway, New York) on 05/21/2011

I am taking the cayenne pills and so far its has been ok. I take 3 pills a day after each meal. I get a slight burning in the chest for about a minute then it goes away. so maybe instead of taking 2 at a time you should break it down to twice a day.


Posted by Lucy (St. John's, Antigua ) on 01/23/2011

Does anyone have experience with cayenne pepper in aiding ulcers or acid reflux? Will it make worse because spicy foods aren't recommended?


Posted by Bruce (Lake City , Florida USA) on 07/04/2007
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On the subject of acid reflux and heartburn, I have all but eliminated it after 20 or so years of suffering. I used to keep a large bottle of Tums with me at all times. The acid reflux was horrible, waking me up in bed with searing pain in my throat and gasping for air, not knowing if this would be the end. The choking went on for half an hour or more. Milk, more Tums, water, juice, nothing gave instant relief. Like magic, after about three months, I had lost almost all of the symtoms of the acid reflux and heartburn. You can cure yourself easily if you are determined. It will take perseverence and patience and will gradually go from bad to good in three months or so. Cayenne Pepper is the answer! Now on a regular basis I take from one to two heaping tablespoons of granulated cayenne with my meals. Not on any cereal though! Usually if you can start off with a litle and work up to a large dose like I did, it will become easy and things after a while will not seem to taste right without it. I am so happy I don't use Tums anymore and I don't have stomach problems. I would encourage anyone to read about "cayenne pepper healing effects." Do a Google search and you will be surprised at what you read about its healing effects. I get my cayenne from a wholesale club in bulk containers. I use Tone's ground cayenne pepper and it is about $4.00 for a 1 LB container. That should last you about six months or more. Good luck and remember, you will have to get used to the heat or it won't work. In addition to taking the cayenne pepper, don't go to sleep on a full stomach. Give it 3 or 4 hours before you go to sleep. Bruce N. Strnad

Replied by Elika
Vancouver, Bc
05/11/2011

Hi Bruce. I have acid reflex too. I am just wondering to know did you have a low stomack acid or high level stomack acid?


Posted by Gunner (La Quinta , CA) on 03/16/2007
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I had acid reflux for years. I started taking cayenne caps three a day and the acid reflux stopped. This is anecdotal evidence of course, but it worked for me.


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Posted by Ruth (Glendora, California, Usa) on 01/21/2012
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EAT CELERY! It is like a miracle food for acid reflux!

Replied by Javina
London
05/14/2015
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I use a couple of sticks of raw celery for indigestion. I find it far more effective than commercial antacids. Sodium Bicarbonate works well too.


Posted by Sammi (Flowery Branch, Ga) on 06/02/2009
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I have learned a lot after reading all of your comments. This is the first time I have seen this web site and reading it mentioned in passing on Dr. Mercola's web site. My husband used to get acid reflux painfully bad, but after he gave up drinking quarts of tea a day (hey, he's a southern boy!), he very rarely gets it. He avoids bad eating, but sometimes (and it's usually some kind of fast food) he weakens and pays for it. He used to use baking soda, but found it was slow to work and sometimes didn't. Our son-in-law has BAD problems with it and found only eating celery (don't know if he knows about the other recommendations) could fix it. Hubby tried celery and has stuck with it as it works on the rare occasions now when he's affected. I can't get him to try the ACV. He thinks my son and I are crazy using it. Thanks for this site and all the fine input.

Replied by michelle
Cambridge, UK
06/03/2009

Dear Sammi, I have been eating almonds with every meal, before, after, or during the meal, for the last six months, and they have completely taken my acid reflux away. I think they work because they are alkaline.( I found this advice on this site )

I took 5 per meal to start with, then dropped to 2 after the meal, but at night I tend to eat a bit more, so sometimes need none if my meal is very alkaline, ( ie. lettuce , avocado and lemon juice ) or 15-20 if I eat late and heavily ! They ALWAYS WORK !


Posted by Nancy (Agoura Hills, CA) on 09/14/2006
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I have used H2 and PP blockers. I find that celery makes me feel better quickly. It probably increases the rate at which the stomach empties. It helps move things along, I think. I plan to try your home remedies. I'll let you know how it works.


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Posted by Janine (Brisbane, Australia) on 12/26/2007
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I had acid reflux during my first pregnancy and had some relief with over the counter alkalizers. This pregnancy I didn't want to alkalize my stomach acid so I can digest effectively - but I still needed some relief. My naturopath recommended nat phos, the cell salt (also called SP or sodium phosphate) which is working very well, at least as well as antacids without the worry of poor digestive side effects or aluminium additives. Be sure to chew the tablet, or dissolve it in warm water.


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Posted by Christine (Nottingham, England) on 08/13/2012
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I have just started using a herb tincture called Centaurium by ____. I take it 3 times a day before food. It is helping my reflux problems and my digestion feels so much calmer. It really does seem to help. I obtained it from my local health food stores. It is worth giving it a try. Hope this helps.


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Posted by JohnnieLou ( Lawton, OK) on 02/20/2007
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I had suffered from severe reflux for months. Nothing seemed to help. While surfing the internet, I found some information about chamomile tea helping with reflux. I bought the green tea with chamomile and started drinking it at the first sign of reflux and always about an hour before bedtime. The chamomile tea helped immediately and I no longer have reflux. I guess Peter Rabbit's Mom knew what she was doing when she gave him chamomile tea and put him to bed after he ate too much in Mr. McGregor's garden! Regular chamomile works as well as the green tea/chamomile combination.


Posted by Toma (Chicago, IL) on 01/30/2007
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I talked to my practitioner recently, and he told me that Apple Cider Vinegar is good only for those people who have high acidity; for those who have low acidity it can be harmful. He told me the least harmful remedy for Acid Reflux and other stomach problems is CAMOMILE TEA. I tried it, and it works wonders.


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Posted by Heidi (Ogden, UT) on 03/02/2009
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About acid reflux, I didn't see this cure anywhere: chewing food thoroughly before swallowing, and stopping when just barely full (not stuffed)

I used to have heartburn every night, even with drinking just water (my system is already acid, and ACV made it worse when I tried it)...well I adopted a way of eating where every bite is chewed at least 30 times...haven't had heartburn since, even when I haven't had the time to chew that slowly.



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