Cure for Heartburn! Natural Remedies for Heartburn


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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.

Posted by EldersGrownDown (Melbourne, Vic, Australia) on 05/22/2009
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One Tablespoon Mustard, regular, not hot and not watered down version, just regular english or american mustard, have it before bed and don't drink any water. It'll burn a bit for a few seconds after having it. Have another half amount in the morning and you'll probably be cured for life, it's been 4 years for me and I've never had heartburn again. I got this natural remedy from another poster, thank you and I am spreading the news. It worked like a charm.

Posted by Jaynee (Bountiful, Utah USA) on 03/15/2009
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I had the MOST horrible heartburn when I woke up this morning, and I had nothing for it. I found this website and the suggestion for mustard and I've got to say, I'm pleasantly surprised. I'd never heard of using mustard before, which is unfortunate as it would have been extrememly helpful during my past two pregnancies! But I used 1/2 tsp as one of the responses suggested and ended up needing to use more about 20 minutes later. So in total used about one and a half teaspoonsful, and at first, going down, it burns like crazy! But it's well worth the extra burn. It works really well at getting rid of heartburn and it's probably the least expensve option you'll find, not to mention if needed in the middle of the night, you don't have to spend 10-20 minutes mixing a concoction of different ingredients. Just a spoonful of mustard does the trick!

Posted by Pamela (Los Angeles, Ca. USA) on 03/04/2009
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Mustard is the best for heartburn. i just had dental surgery and was under alot of medications which i believed were the cause of my heartburn. well i forgot that when i was pregnant it worked, too. just a 1/2 teaspoon always seems to help.

Posted by Meg (Auckland, New Zealand) on 02/19/2009
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Aloha, thanks for the great suggestions on here for heartburn. I tried the mustard and it worked really well.

I suspect the reason the mustard, ACV and baking soda are the ones that work well for people is this: When I attended Natural Med.School - we were told that when someone has heartburn it is not because they have too much acid - but not enough. So taking mustard or apple cider vinegar or baking soda (all acidic) for the stomach and calm it down which stops the feeling of acid in the ribs and up. Thanks.

Replied by Andrew
Overland Park, Ks, United States

Hi Meg. Baking soda is basic from what I know. Around 8-8.5.

Replied by Ece
Albany, Ca

Baking soda is alkaline, not acidic. Baking soda provides some relief to some individuals because it reduces acidity in the stomach (it's an antacid).

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) when combined with acetic acid (vinegar) makes sodium acetate, carbon dioxide, and water. The sodium acetate provides some relief for heartburn as well. As the conjugate base of a weak acid, a solution of sodium acetate and acetic acid can act as a "buffer" which is a substance that maintains to keep a relatively constant pH. This is useful in the stomach b/c it can maintain the stomach's proper pH and acidic environment, so there is not too much and not too little acid.

This is what happens when you combine baking soda with ACV.

Posted by Danielle (Huber Heights, OH) on 02/09/2009

I've been suffering with horrible heartburn and was browsing this website for some cures. I have an OTC heartburn medicine that I'm allowed to take but it hasn't helped this morning. The burning is killing me so I just tried the mustard cure. I took one teaspoon, and could barely stomach swallowing it even though I like mustard. After five minutes the pain has subsided some and I'm hoping within the next ten it'll be all gone. But even the little bit of help is better than nothing!

Posted by Corina (Victoria, Newfoundland) on 11/13/2008
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I have been having heartburn daily for the past 2 years ..almost everything i eat ...and i thought i would try the net for a cure ? and here you are !! about half hour ago i took a spoonfull of mustard and i could not believe it less then 5 mins and my heartburn is gone !!! i just want to say thank you for having this site and for helping me with this heartburn !!!