Cure for Heartburn! Natural Remedies for 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 !!!

Posted by ROBERT HENRY (TEN MILE , TN) on 09/26/2008
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Last night, I awoke with severe heart burn or indigestion. I headed for the Tums when I remembered that someone on Earth Clinic said a teaspoon of simple mustard would work immediately. Hey,,,, it did.

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Replied by Michelle
London, UK

After suffering with heartburn for years and seeing lots of comments about mustard helping..getting a bad attack I decided to try some..having only english mustard in the cuboard..i gave it ago...was so hard to swallow even tho I like mustard!

20 minutes later..still in guessing because it doesnt have vinegar in it???

can anyone clarify that this is the reason it hasnt worked?? Thanks.

Posted by Susan Hickman (Marion, Indiana) on 09/17/2008
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my son had ate too much peper. had heartburn, we looked up cures. we read mustard and after five minutes it was gone, amazing he used one tablespoon.

Replied by Laurenann87
Boston, Ma, Usa

I see everyone saying Mustard, but does this mean like Yellow mustard? Brown Mustard? as in condiments? or like Mustard seed powder? Please clarify

Replied by Chris
Semmes, Alabama
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yes, plain old yellow mustard. I was at my brothers earlier this evening, and I asked him if he had any tums, and he said no, but try a half teaspoon of mustard. I did and within ten minutes, my heartburn was gone. I cant beleive it. Been having a lot of heartburn lately, no more tums. im sticking with the mustard.

Replied by Lemarque
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hi Chris, you may like to try slippery elm bark to treat your heartburn. The mustard is effective, however it is only for symptomatic relief. Slippery Elm Bark is well-recognised as an effective treatment for simple reflux (Heartburn). You can continue to use the mustard for symtomatic relief as required but I think you will find that you need it less and less. Good Luck

Posted by Roderick Robinson (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 05/06/2008
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mustard, one tablespoon of, can relieve from heartburn instantly AND acid reflux. i had a real bad case of heartburn one day so that i was holding my chest and a elderly woman ask whats wrong and i told her i had heart burn and she told about this remedy and it works for me. one tablespoon.

Posted by V. Gillespie (Saint Louis, USA) on 09/16/2007
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Mustard, regular prepared mustard that goes on a hotdog or sandwich quickly and completely cured intolerable acid reflux and heartburn. My husband told me to try it, so I swallowed a good tablespoon each time the reflux and heartburn came for a few days. It has been well over 6 years since and' I have never had acid reflux or hearburn again. Mustard works amazingly.

Posted by Matt (Dothan, AL) on 12/29/2006
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A teaspoon or two, or packet of mustard cures Heartburn. Burns like hell for a minute, but works wonders. Do not drink or eat anything for about 10 minutes or so. Zantac costs too much, chewable antacids give me a dry mouth, so I was turned on to trying mustard by a friend of mine. I don't know how it works, but it does.

Replied by Polly
Gander, Nf, Canada

Thank-you so much for posting this remedy guys-- I have been suffering from terrible heartburn today, and can't eat anything. I just took a tablespoon of mustard, and I feel relief instantly-- it really works!!! I love this site-- Thanks again~~

Mustard, Pickle Juice

Posted by Jl (Atlanta, Georgia) on 01/31/2010
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I almost never have heartburn but had a terrible episode last night. Decided to check Earth Clinic for ideas and the mustard seemed like something I could keep down. The heartburn was so bad I thought I was going to start throwing up, so had to be careful what I ingested. Didn't think I could handle undiluted ACV, as many people apparently have used with success. I used about a teaspoon of mustard. No problem getting it down. As I was putting the mustard away I saw the pickle jar so thought I try that, too. I downed about a shot glass full of pickle juice. I guess the pickle juice and mustard work because they're made with vinegar, but far tastier than straight ACV. By the time I walked to my bedroom to go to sleep the heartburn was gone!

Orange Peel Extract

Posted by Joe (Hesston, KS) on 08/16/2013
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For Heartburn I use softgel orange peel extract oil, 1000 mg. 1 every other day for 20 days then as needed. I still eat spicey foods. My nephew had Heartburn & hemorrhoids. It fixed both for him. It works for Varicose veins also.

Papaya Enzymes

Posted by Trav (Rice Lake, WI) on 08/06/2007
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I tried papaya enzyme for heartburn and it works. I wouldn't make a habit of eating it all the time though. Maybe you can take a different heartburn remedy at a time.