"Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Each one of the substances in a person's diet, acts upon the body and changes it in some unique way, and upon these changes the whole life depends, whether in health, in sickness or convalescent."
Hippocrates 2 000 years ago.
Welcome to Home Remedies Haven and our interesting page which we are dedicating to Acid Reflux, a condition that affects many individuals seeking relief and comfort.
If you're tired of the discomfort of heartburn caused by acid reflux, you've come to the right place.
In this guide, we will explore the potential benefits of incorporating certain foods and ingredients into your diet to help alleviate symptoms.
From the soothing properties of potatoes and chamomile to the digestive aid of ginger, we will delve into the world of natural remedies that may bring you much-needed relief.
Additionally, we will discuss the impact spicy foods, coffee and alcohol have on acid reflux, providing insights and tips on how to navigate these triggers.
Join us as we embark on a journey towards a more comfortable and enjoyable life, free from the discomfort of acid reflux.
Before we start with home remedies for acid reflux let's check what causes this unpleasant reaction to certain foods and what the symptoms are.
At the lower end of the esophagus is a sphincter ("a ring of muscle surrounding an opening in the body which is able to close by contracting"). This is called the LES or lower esophageal sphincter.
It is the connection between the tummy and the esophagus.
When this sphincter contracts it blocks the stomach acid's path back to the esophagus and keeps the tummy acids where they belong - in the tummy.
But there are times when certain foods relax the sphincter and the stomach acids slosh back into the esophagus causing acid reflux.
No, they are not.
We, as always have tried our very best to keep the explanation simple.
Chamomile has a unique combination of:
Add 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger to a cup of hot water and steep for 10 minutes.
Drink three times per day straight after preparation.