Cure for Heartburn! Natural Remedies for Heartburn

Carrot Juice

Posted by My2cents (Sc) on 01/02/2015
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I have discovered that carrot juice works very well on heartburn and acid reflux! It really helps better than anything else I have ever tried. Usually when I get heart burn I may have the need to belch or burp a little and I can always feel the acid creeping up. I drink about 4 oz of carrot juice and the problem goes away. If I need to drink more later I have another 3-4 oz. I don't usually juice my own carrots, I just buy the carrot juice from the grocery store. But if you own a juicer I am sure fresh carrot juice would be delicious!

Cayenne Pepper

Posted by Getrude (Harare) on 10/12/2016
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I have found cayenne pepper to be effective in treating heartburn.


Posted by Meg (Ireland) on 08/03/2017
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Absolutely, celery helps everytime I have a heartburn, it's like pouring water over fire as soon as I eat it.

Posted by Dj (Albuquerque, Nm) on 05/09/2017
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Heartburn: 1 stalk of celery does wonders for me! I can finally sleep when I feel awful before bedtime.

Posted by Carole (Bury Village, West Sussex, United Kingdom) on 04/15/2013
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I have had three episodes of very painful heartburn during the past two weeks. It is not something I am used to - as severe as it has been during these episodes.

On the suggestion of this site, for the last attack.... I used celery and munched on one stick and could feel a slight relief within 10 minutes. 15 minutes later I ate another stick and felt great reflief. 30 minutes after that I ate a third stick and the intense burning sensation disappeared.

HOWEVER! Celery is a goitrogenic food and should not be eaten raw by people with wonky thyroids.... which I have! I am now eating celery (cooked) with each meal to see if I can eliminate the problem.

I am also using Pine Nut Oil to see if this will help. AGAIN! Pine nuts are goitrogenic!

Anybody have any thoughts on alternatives please. I am doing the bicarb... And have looked again here. At the moment I am drinking just 1/4 tsp in a little water 4 times a day.

When I do the test first thing in the morning with 1/4 tsp bicarb, I can sometimes create a very soft burp after about 3 minutes. However, if I add a high dose of Betaine with a meal then I get burning again. Can cope with about 1/8th of a tablet.

ACV - not sure about this - if I use anything above a tiny amount sipped in water there is a burning sensation. Am trying with lemon juice instead.

I do a urine test and my pH is 7.5. A saliva test and it is a little lower.

I have a gallstone and am trying to deal with that with umpteen protocols.... Most recently the legume protocol. I was doing this for 4 weeks and then whosh the first really bad attack of heartburn out of the blue. I had been eating well and no negative reactions around the gb area. Legumes tend to be acidic.... and I was wondering if my system could just not cope with the high dose of legumes? Or is this sudden heartburn just another problem associated with gallstones?

I do have Candida - and that is getting better - the spit in a glass test each week shows a great improvement and only one or two strands floating. I have also done a home blood test for H. pylori and that was negative. I am taking TCM - with my TCM herbalist. Stools normal. In between these three attacks - everything is normal. I have stopped the legume protocol.

On Friday I see the gb surgeon again - who will want to perform surgery I know - to see if he can give any guidance as to what else might be happening with the digestive tract.

Any thoughts please?

Replied by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa

Hi Carole, What I have found to be very effective for heartburn is squeezing 3 to 5 lemons & drink it undiluted & within 15 mins your heartburn is gone, but to address the cause, do not eat when you are upset because it shuts down the digestive juices & the food just lies in your stomach & rots & causes acid & the lemon juice gets things going again.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
2109 posts

Carole: Have you tried any Liver Support protocols??? Milk Thistle Seeds, Turmeric Root, Artichoke Leaves, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, Yellowdock Root. Try the Fennel/Ginger combo for the gallbladder in particular. The amino acids Taurine and Glycine help make bile. Glycine also helps heal the gastric lining of the intestines which should alleviate that heartburn.

I suppose you feel the gallbladder flush will not rid that stone?? There is the passive flush, and the active flush. The active flush will FORCE the stone out.

Replied by Carole
Bury Village, West Sussex,, U.k.

Thanks Timh, Oh boy... Do I feel.... I've done that, this and everything re the gb! I drink Dandelion root coffee pre meals to help bile. Drink/eat beetroot. The gb area itself feels fine and I (don't wish to tempt fate!) have been doing really well. And then whosh the heartburn saga. Celery was a real winner I have to say!

Just back from an acupuncture session and the lady says she is helping somebody else with heartburn problems, similar to mine, and she has had her gb removed!

Heartburn can be related to so many other things.... The thyroid, the anxiety, the Candida, low/high stomach acid!

I also take Gold Coin Grass and also Juvaflex compress for the gb/liver area.

Because I am also helping anxiety/thyroid issues I am trying to deal with many things at once.

I did take Milk Thistle and will look again at that as well as Taurine/Glycine.

'Forcing' a 3cms calcified gallstone out..... Do we really think that is doable? I do not want surgery and have spent the past year getting my system re-balanced after the thyroid flipped. How long can I hang in there though, putting my body under continuing stress.

Around in circles some days....

Thanks for replying I appreciate your support.


Replied by Carole
Bury Village, West Sussex,, U.k.

Thanks for responding, Louwrence.

I love lemon and am going to increase my intake - again - and will bear it in mind if I have another heartburn attack. The celery was amazing I have to say. I miss now not eating so many raw foods because of the goitrogenic aspect. Instead I just lightly cook and then juice sometimes and eat lots of soups otherwise!

One day, I know, my body will be re-balanced.... patient and perserverance.

I practise 'mindful eating'... Remembering my teeth are in my mouth not in my tummy - so lots of chewing. Understanding why I am eating certain foods and the benefits to my system. I completely agree with you... not eating under any stress/anxiety...and sometimes that is difficult for me because of anxiety, especially if I feel what I eat might bring on a negative outcome.

I have experienced hot flushes sometimes when I eat and yet cannot pinpoint it to any particular food group. My acupuncturist does not understand.... other than I need to remove heat from my body still (thyroid) and the digestive system.

I am much better today than a month ago (excluding heartburn! )

Thanks for taking the time to respond, I appreciate your support and comments.


Posted by Bobbi (Smithfield, Pennsylvania) on 09/20/2009

really really bad heart burn... I have Barret's Disease, and the only thing i've found was presription. I think I am going to try the celery --- seems much cheaper. I'm talking pain from heartburn that one could confuse as a possible heart attack. the pain goes right through into my back, and in my shoulder. if any one has any other suggestions PLEASE PLEASE post them; as a chronic heartburn sufferer you know what it's like to live with every day.

Replied by Barron
Sarnia , Ont

Hi..when I get Heartburn..I put a tablespoon of vinegar in a half glass of water..and take a couple of gulps..and within 10 seconds my heart burn goes really works..try it.

Posted by Rebekah (San Antonio, TX) on 05/06/2009
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I can't believe it! I had the worst heart burn today. Tonight it was making my chest ache and I didn't think it would go away. But then I found this website and ate a stick of celery, which was hard for me to believe, but now my chest is COMPLETELY painless after about 5 min!!! And the burning in my belly has almost completely subsided. I'm so happy, now I can sleep well :]

Posted by Jennifer (Jacksonville, FL) on 11/08/2007
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I had been suffering with severe heartburn for hours and after eating a few bites of celery, per a suggestion on your site, it went away, immediately! This post was super helpful as I find raw celery to be repulsive and never would have known it worked for heartburn. I had probably eaten at least 6 antacid tablets to no avail. Thanks for the wonderful information!

Posted by Donya (Fairbanks, Alaska) on 04/08/2007
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I love this website! I was looking for a remedy for a sore throat, and found your page. I wanted to let you know of a cure for heartburn that works every time! It's faster and much better for you than the medications you can buy. Celery. I didn't believe it would work until I tried it myself, and now everytime I get heartburn, that's how I cure it. It only takes a little bit, usually half a stalk. If it comes back, I eat more. If it's really bad, I'll eat a whole stalk. Great cure and I wanted to share it with your readers. Thanks for a terrific website

Replied by Chad
Rochester, NY

I had celery a few minutes ago and it still hasn't kicked in, should I have more, or should I try a different remedy... Please help, I am suffering from CHRONIC heartburn, and it hurt really bad, plus I have had it for almost 2 hours now, I have tried PeptoBismol, Water, the inside of bread, celery, milk, and they all seemed not to work. I really don't want to have to down Vinegar, because of obvious reasons. My heartburn gets worse by the minute, because when I burp, it hurts more and more... Please help me with any remedy that you think a TEENAGER could have...

EC: A few minutes isn't enough time to tell if a remedy is working or not!

Coconut Juice

Posted by Akarim (Mombasa, Kenya) on 04/21/2010
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Coconut Oil

Posted by Cheryl (San Juan, Trinidad) on 01/18/2008
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I started using Coconut oil about three days ago for my heartburn.I did my own test by specifically eating the foods that causes me heartburn and to my amazement I can honestly say it really works!Next I am going to try it for weight loss and see how that works out.

Coral Calcium

Posted by Eva (Kitchener, Canada) on 03/19/2009
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I have this question. Coral calcium works like a magic to relieve my heartburn. Sometimes I have to take quater of teaspoon diluted with some water 3 - 4x daily. Is this O.K.? Thank you very much, Eva

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Some people have intolerance of calcium by just 1/4 of a teaspoon one single dose. Some people who take even a small amounts coral calcium it made their conditions worse, although initially it did give them relief.

Apparently too much calcium causes some clumping of blood cells as calcium is one of the minerals, in excess helps the blood clots that may lead to some circulation problems of the heart, especially if the person has weakness. Most heartburn remedies I used tend to avoid this such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of potassium citrate, in 1/2 glass (if a person can't drink too much water) to 1 glass of water. That's taken twice a day. Sometimes a sharp pain can be possible whenever a blood clots and caused heart problems from consuming coral calcium, as in a sharp pains to the left upper arm, which is one sign of heart attack or possibility of a circulatory problems.

A magnesium on occasion also helps. In general, calcium alkalizes the blood, but it's often too slow for many people as calcium carbonate are converted to calcium bicarbonate, too slow and has poor bioavailability. Minerals if that's to be desired in a coral calcium, I believe I can get better minerals source from a dead sea salt, or and sea salt that's unprocessed. A deep sea salt, which has a better mineral comes from sea salt told to fish aquarium are also better as they have clearly labeled minerals in back of their packages. It takes about a week to get the heartburn to be reduced significantly, but I believe it's a fungal like organism and tends to worsen with more calcium. It's possible to actually extract most of the salt from a sea salt by adding some sodium carbonate to the sea salt solution of 20% by adding 1 tablespoon per 500 cc of 20% sea salt solution and precipitates the minerals to the bottom, for example, by waiting for a couple of hours, then decant the liquids, and wash this by not removing the precipitate about 4 times, and then take them directly. A simpler way is one cup of sea salt and added 4 cups of water, then add sodium carbonate until the pH becomes 9 or 10, or until no more additional precipitate forms. What you have here is calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate, plus a minerals in the precipitate. If a carbonated water or soda water is added after the resultant precipitate that's wash, what you get is calcium bicarbonate and magnesium bicarbonate, plus many minerals also. This is an alternative form of coral calcium without too much calcium as sea salt have a tendency to have more magnesium than a coral calcium. In any event, a magensium chloride or magnesium citrate might be more convenient of sea salt method of extraction is inconvenient. Or I can prepare a water with added sodium thiosulfate to dechlorinate the water, and then add a small pinch of fulvic acid, or in a one liter of water (dechlorinate) i might add 1/8 teaspoon of fulvic acid and then may consume 1/4 or 1/2 glass, one dose to get some minerals also. Certain minerals, as in chromium, vanadium, molybdenum for example is helpful in reducing the blood sugar and generally starve the fungal like organisms that causes heartburn as they are generally resistant to acid, and hence a mineral from sea salt or just sea salt plus some baking soda and potassium and some magnesium is a preferred method of ridding of heartburn. I don't get heartburn since I am practically been alkalizing all my life, most from baking soda, but I have modified the alkalizing remedies of the years.

I therefore have reservations of coral calcium, especially for certain people with other conditions such as lupus, allergy, morgellon's often make the conditions worse with the coral calcium. A sea salt such as 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt dissolved in one liter of drinking water plus baking soda and potassium mentioned, twice a day is a preferred method and it helps to take some magnesium supplements as in 500 mg a day. If weakness is indicated from a heartburn, then a B complex if often taken to restore that. On the otherhand if a sharp pain from the condition then I might take baking soda with aspirin, where baking soda I have added is used to buffer the acidity of the aspirin to prevent blood clotting, but that's only if I have a sharp pain.

Therefore, the use of coral calcium is an individual decision and I can't say what is best but this is simply my experience from their use. I am sure everyone has different experience.


Digestive Enzymes and Sauerkraut

Posted by Marlene (Bc, Canada) on 09/12/2014
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My husband and I take Digestive Enzymes as they help replenish our depleting stomach enzymes. Taken before or with meals 2/3 capsules. Enzymes break down food in the stomach and eliminates digestive issues and pass waste more easily and quickly. You can get plant based enzymes and enzymes for meat eaters. This makes all the difference in the world. My husband had heartburn for many many years...Now a thing of the past.

Also eating fermented foods such as sauerkraut is hugely beneficial.

Replied by Lauren
Queens, US

Hi Marlene....can you give me the name of the enzymes you use? I am almost sure I have digestive issues...I am hypothyroid and have been contemplating using for a while....when I saw your post, I figured why not...thank you.....

Eat Slowly

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 09/29/2015
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One of my teenage sons had heartburn last night and had had it since after lunch. He very rarely has heartburn. He has made the connection that he gets heartburn if he eats fast. (Which he rarely does, but apparently he at lunch fast yesterday.)

This does make sense. Chewing food adequately gets the digestion process started off right. Saliva helps with breaking down of the food.

Eating fast will also make you more likely to eat more that your need, which also contributes to heartburn.

I find that if I am stressed or in a hurry, my food does not sit well with me. I am better off waiting until I can eat slowly and enjoy my food.

~Mama to Many~

Eliminate Coffee

Posted by Sam (Somewhere, California) on 06/24/2012
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My hubby was having issues with heartburn and acid reflux, he thought he was having a heart attack at one point. He went to a doc in Canada and after she checked him over she asked if he drank a lot of coffee and he said yes. She told him to try not drinking coffee for a week and if that didn't help come back and see her. Well, as it turns out it did help. Kick the coffee and see how you feel in a week ;o}