Heartburn Home Remedy





If you are looking for a heartburn home remedy you will be thrilled to know that heartburn has nothing to do with your heart, even though some of the symptoms could often be mistaken as those of  a heart attack.

The problem here is your digestive system and the specific culprit is the esophagus.

The uncomfortable feeling usually occurs after eating.


Heartburn


Causes of Heartburn



  • Women who take birth control pills that contain estrogen and progesterone or are pregnant should watch out for heartburn as estrogens can weaken the esophageal hiatus muscle which keeps stomach acids in the stomach.

  • Aspirin and ibuprofen can cause heartburn.

  • Many people who have had hiatal hernias often suffer from heartburn.

  • Fatty Foods, spicy or highly seasoned foods, acidic and processed foods can also be a cause.

  • Smoking and alcohol are always culprits when things go wrong, and they are definitely not left out here.

  • Overeating.

  • Eating to close to bedtime.

  • Chronic constipation.

  • Obesity.

  • Stress.






Symptoms of Heartburn



  • Feeling bloated.

  • Gas.

  • Nausea.

  • Sour taste in the mouth.

  • Burning sensation in the chest and/or stomach that is worse when you are lying down.

  • A sore throat.



Herbs as a Heartburn Home Remedy

  • Aloe vera juice has anti-inflammatory and pain killing properties.

  • Sip on some peppermint tea after a rich meal to help relieve any possible indigestion.

  • Make a herbal tea from fresh fennel leaves, flowers and seeds, then sip slowly and see how it reduces the effects of over indulgence in eating and drinking.   Munching on fennel seeds will also help ease heartburn effectively.

  • And then there is Ginger..... which is an amazing plant used for centuries in folklore remedies to relieve heartburn and soothe the whole digestive tract. 



Another Heartburn Home Remedy



Make some potato juice by scrubbing the potato and grating it using the small holes of the grater and then drink this juice.

So you ask yourself why this will help with your heartburn?

Simply put, potatoes are rich in Potassium and because potassium is an electrolyte, it allows all muscles to contract, including the smooth muscle tissue lining the digestive tract, which in turn is essential for digestion.

Proper digestion helps to fight heartburn.






So in a nutshell, here are your options for a heartburn home remedy:

  • Aloe vera Juice.

  • Peppermint Tea.

  • Tea from Fennel leaves and seeds, or just munch on fennel seeds.

  • Ginger Tea.

  • Potato Juice.

  • And at the first indication that Heartburn is about to hit, drink a large glass of water, and do not lie down.




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Apples

"An apple a day keeps the Doctor away".

Because.......

  • Apples reduce cholesterol.

  • They contain anti-cancer agents.

  • They are high in fibre which helps avoid constipation.

  • They help suppress your appetite if you are trying to lose weight.

  • Eating apples will help clean your teeth.

  • They are excellent for indigestion, heartburn and hernias.

  • And they help destroy bad bacteria in the body.




POTATOES



Not only are they low in fat, but one medium size potato contains only one-and-a-half servings of carbohydrates (dieticians recommend 4 daily servings) - meaning they are not too high in kilojoules after all (498 kilojoules a potato).

This inexpensive vegetable provides fiber if eaten with the skin and contains high levels of chromium and potassium which aid brain function.

They don't contain wheat so are a great alternative to bread.

For those on the Banting Diet, just ignore the above!!







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