Cure for Heartburn! Natural Remedies for Heartburn


Posted by Veronica (San Antonio, Texas) on 02/21/2008
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I noticed a couple of swallows of milk will always relieve my heartburn. I thought everyone knew that milk was good for burning sensations in the mouth and throat, but it seems that is not so. Milk also works much better then water on stopping the burning sensaton from hot sauce.

Replied by Becki
Washington, Indiana

Throughout both of my pregnancies and afterwards, both dairy and non-dairy milk has always worked for me. During my menstral cycle, I notice that I become lactose intolerant. So, I will drink soy, almond, rice, and even coconut milk to soothe my heartburn. I find that when I drink the non-dairy milks it will take a lot more to soothe the burning than dairy milk. However, my favorite remedy is chocolate milk and dark chocolate almond milk. I suppose, it is because of the thickness it helps to ease off in a matter of seconds.

Posted by Taryn (Topeka, Kansas) on 02/19/2008
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I have had acid reflux for about 7 years now mine is chronic so it'll never go away, but I found that if you have really bad heartburn drink a COLD glass of milk and it'll sooth the pain. If it doesn't go away after one glass get another and keep doing this process until your heartburn dies down.

Replied by Carrie
Halifax, NS, Canada

Milk (Dairy) is in the Acid Family. At the time of consumption milk offers immediate relief from acid reflux symptoms, but this is only temporary and the reflux will return. A trick that really works for me is not consuming liquid 30 minutes before and 45 minutes after food consumption. Water (liquids) often times slow digestion and digestive fluids, thus contributing to acid reflux and slow digestion. Hope this helps!

Replied by Fatima
London, UK

Drink milk mixed with water , one glass water half glass milk. This is also good for pregnancy related heartburn.

Multiple Remedies

Posted by Dadhwalz (Ludhiana, India) on 04/11/2011
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1) Sleep sitting up, or with the head, neck, and shoulders raised at least above the stomach. This will keep excess stomach acid from traveling upwards into your esophagus.

2) Eat smaller meals more frequently, as larger meals tend to create excess stomach acid, which then leads to heartburn.

3) Although not totally proven, avoiding certain foods like coffee, fruit juice, onions, chocolate, spicy foods, pretzels, tea, fatty foods, etc. can help reduce heartburn.

4. natural Aloe vera juice is another great approach that can help reduce the effects of acid inside the stomach.

5.Teas can be quite effective in assisting with digestive problems.

Replied by Catherine
Wellington, New Zealand

About heartburn.. It may be caused by hiatal hernia OR lack of HCL (low stomach acid)

HCL is needed to breakdown and digest foods, when it is lacking, digestion is incomplete and results in heartburn. When ACV works it indicates that HCL is needed and thats why ACV works for some heartburn and not others.

In hiatil hernia sleeping with head elevated keeps stomach acid from moving up the eosophagus, prime culprit in night time heartburn. Low carbohydrate diets work really well for heartburn and charcoal tablets can be effective in controlling belching.

Replied by Elly
Topeka, Kansas

Hi Catherine, so true! I was born with a hiatal hernia and sometimes get reflux. Strangely I sometimes get reflux on an empty stomach in the morning and after I drink filtered water. Apple cider vinegar with a little baking soda has always helped and for some hours. I was a little timid to try the HCL and wondered if maybe using ACV instead would be fine since they both seem to do about the same thing. I also took some digestive enzymes after meals but felt a tiny bit of reflux on continued use but I can't say for sure if they were to cause. ACV is a Godsend! Thanks!


Posted by Mike (Kent, Uk) on 09/12/2020 21 posts
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Mustard for Heartburn:

Seems to work fine. I'm not sure how long it works for but it's long enough to make me feel comfortable and seems fine.

All I've been doing is just getting a bit of dijon mustard (30% mustard seeds) on my finger and then quickly swallowing it with some water so it doesn't hit my tongue too much. Weirdly as long as it's only on one place on my tongue and goes quickly I don't really taste it much.

So yeah. That's what I've found :)

Posted by Lauren S (Allamuchy, Nj) on 02/06/2017
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I started with horrible acid reflux right around the holidays, it was so bad that at one point, I thought I was having a heart attack. I have spent months and countless dollars on Nexium, Zegrid, Beano, TUMS, Rolaids, Activated Charcoal name, I've tried it. I changed my diet but this past weekend, I didn't do so good (i.e. Thai food) and wow did I feel like I was dying all over again. I looked up foods that help for acid reflux and GERD. I ate a banana, applesauce, drank ACV diluted in water and had ginger tea. It helped a bit but then I read about mustard. Sure I like mustard, on hot dogs and burgers but the thought of just eating a spoonful by itself made me gag. my reflux was so bad at that point that I was willing to try anything so down the hatch it went and within minutes, NO MORE PAIN!! No more feeling like I had a lump in my throat, I was belching as much. I felt 95% better. I do see my GI next week but I will continue to use mustard in the meantime because it really did work!

Posted by Lynn (Canada) on 12/03/2016
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I'm on some new medication for chronic, severe migraines and have developed heartburn for the first time in my life. It woke me up this morning at 2:00am in severe pain, and of course I had just run out of ACV!

Yellow mustard to the rescue, within minutes I had relief. A few hours later more heartburn, another TBS of mustard, and relief again. I'm so happy!

Posted by D (Ky ) on 06/16/2016
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Mustard for Heartburn - This works miracles!!! My granny and mother taught me this remedy and it works. I'm pregnant and get heartburn every night or every day to where it is so bad I cannot even sleep. I tried this and it was beyond an success! Them Kentucky women sure know what they be talking about!!!

Posted by Diangelo (Queens, NY) on 10/06/2014
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This mustard remedy saved my life. I'm serious, it sucks after u drink the tablespoon for like 3-5 minutes, u feel like ur pressures up but then magic happens. I sat up, watched a little sports center and in like 10 minutes I was good. Just did it for the first time tonight. I get frequent heartburn and go through pills like candy. I had nothing tonight and the mustard worked. They don't pay me for this but I figure I can put people on to this cuz I fight heartburn everyday it sucks donkey nuts so try ima see if it works daily now til I get medical insurance

Replied by Vivian
Kansas City

Let me understand this. Yellow mustard as in French, works for heartburn? I'm the queen of heart burn I will try anything.

Replied by Mama To Many


Yes, just regular mustard.

Have you tried apple cider vinegar for your heartburn? Also, depending upon why you have heartburn, digestive enzymes and or Hcl may be helpful to prevent heartburn in the first place.

Posted by D Dawg (Greensboro, N.c ) on 06/15/2012
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All I know is, before I started writing this, I took a spoon full of mustard and now my heartburn is gone.

Replied by Donna
Bakersfield, Ca

Mustard ingredients are: vinegar, mustard seeds, and turmeric. sounds good to me.

Posted by Leesa K (Mountaintop, Pa) on 05/28/2012
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wow.. I never had heartburn before in my life and I thought I was having a heart attack!! but I went to this sight immediately and seen mustard as a remedy, and thank goodness it worked in a few seconds!!! Thank you

Posted by Robertsmitho8 (Bakersfield, Ca) on 05/04/2012
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Replied by Anjelikmessenjer
Citrus Springs, Fl, United States

minimal relief for me :(

Posted by Kaf (Anchorage, Alaska) on 11/15/2011
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OMG I really didn't think this would work! It did. I was afraid at first but anything is better than having heartburn. I just took this natural remedy and I will again.

Posted by Melissa (Attica, Ohio) on 12/04/2009
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I suffer from chronic heartburn, I woke up at 2:30 a.m. and I felt like my chest and throat were on fire. I did not have any anti-acids so, I tried yellow mustard, the heartburn got worse for about 5 mins.then it completly went away. I have tried this several times after that and it works great.(My grandmother who is from Kentucky uses this all the time)

Replied by Essie
Somewhere, Ks
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Yep, this works very well, take about a tablespoon of plain yellow mustard on a cracker, drink the mustard down, chew the cracker & swallow, burns like the dickens goin down, for me anyhow, but within a few minutes, the acid reflux is completely gone. Been using this method for about a year and a half now, don't have to take prescription heart burn medicine anymore thanks to earth clinic. Also, I had to incorporate more fruits and veggies in my diet to help keep the heart burn gone for good.

Replied by Zeratulsdownfall
Toronto, Ontario
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Hello, I just tried this about 6 minutes ago. A lot of people going here must think that this is some kind of joke. It's not. I felt like my chest was gonna combust, it was umbarable. So I started searching up some stuff, and ended up here.

It worked. I'm so pleased. Me enjoying the taste of mustard is just a bonus :P

Posted by Natalie (Mckinleyville, Ca) on 08/26/2009
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Mustard Heartburn Remedy

I am 22 years old, and a while back I was experiencing absolutely horrible heartburn which seemed to come out of no where. I would get heartburn after practically everything I ate (whether acidic or not), which became very frustrating. I would finish an entire bottle of acid reducing pills within a little over a month, which I was sure couldn't be that healthy for my body. I went to this website and read about PLAIN YELLOW MUSTARD as a natural heartburn remedy, and decided to give it a try. Every time I was experiencing heartburn (slightly or severely) I would swallow probably a TABLESPOON worth of yellow mustard. I would feel almost instantaneous relief of the discomfort, and the heartburn would go completely away within probably 10-15 minutes. I kept up with this remedy, and am happy to say that I haven't taken a SINGLE acid reducing pill since!


1) Try not to drink any liquids soon after you swallow the mustard, or you will just wash it all down. If you don't like the taste of mustard, just swish water in your mouth and spit. It should help reduce the taste.

2) GRAB INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED MUSTARD PACKETS WHENEVER POSSIBLE!! If you are in a restaurant, gas station, grocery store, casino, etc. that has a condiments section somewhere, grab a bunch of mustard packets! You can keep them in a bag in your purse, car, backpack, etc. for when you experience heartburn while on the go! It's self contained, convenient and free! :)

Replied by Leelannee
Sussex, Nj

If you do pick up some mustard packets from a public place...please wash them!!! So many people handle them...they may get dropped on the floor...who knows!!! If you're sucking the mustard straight out of the packets rather than squeezing it out onto a spoon or something...I just shudder to think what you might be ingesting. Ick!

Replied by Junior
New York, Ny
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THIS WORKS!!!!! was suffering with heartburn for a few days, was desperate and looking for a natural remedy.. found this website and used the teaspoon of mustard.. My pain stopped within 5 minutes.

Replied by Charli
Totnes, Devon

Watch out for mustard packets from restaurants etc.. They are usually full of preservatives & sugar & low quality! All things that contribute to acid accumlation (heartburn)

Posted by Sherry (Uniontown, Pennsylvania) on 05/23/2009
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I tried a remedy for heartburn or gerd that I read on another website. Take 1 tsp. of yellow mustard followed by about a half glass of water and to my surprise.......immediate relief. I,ve been doing this for about 3 days now and I haven't had any heartburn. I really get it bad, too. I've gotten heartburn from a glass of water. I've been taking Prevacid for at least 10 years. I had to stop taking it because it interfered with a more important medication that I take. Doctor gave me Zantac instead. It does nothing so I decided to try mustard.