GERD - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for GERD. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Melatonin

Posted by Art (California) on 12/19/2021 2221 posts
★★★★★

Hi Ellen,

Melatonin is established as an effective treatment for GERD, but is also noted for potentially helping in the repair of gastric ulcers and for its esophageal protective effects against the damage caused by acid entering the esophagus from GERD. Melatonin may also be useful in the prevention of esophageal cancer!

Here are several study links confirming that melatonin is effective for GERD and possibly healing of peptic ulcers and some esophageal issues :

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24251671/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC2821302/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC6073539/

https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/369656

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC3240674/

Art


Basil Seeds (Tutmalanga)

Posted by Sindee (California) on 04/07/2017
★★★★★

We take Indian Basil seeds (we call it Tutmalanga in Fiji Islands, large Indian population) for acid reflux, cured my problems over time. I took half teaspoon seeds in 12-16 oz purified water (non-chlorinated, non-fluoridated) twice daily for several months. Have been eating all kinds of spicy foods, meats ect with not a hint of problem. I was eventually diagnosed as having GERD and was on western meds for a long time. Haven't taken any basil drink in 3-4 years but I keep a packet in my kitchen just in case. In the US I buy it from oriental and Asian markets.



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