Posted on November 11, 2018 by Chad Pegura | 118 comments
Heartburn is a painful condition that affects many people on a daily basis. If you are one of these people, then you know just how bad the pain can get and how inconvenient it is when it pops up out of nowhere or when you lay down to go to sleep.
While there are several over the counter medications designed to help treat heartburn on a daily basis, there are other more natural ways to ease heartburn that don’t come with adverse side effects medication can have.
Aloe Vera, as we know for helping to soothe sunburns, has cooling properties and helps to reduce skin inflammation. You can find Aloe Vera in juice form, and drink it to feel immediate relief from heartburn and replace that pain with a cooling sensation in the stomach.
Keep in mind if you use Aloe Vera juice, you want to make sure the kind you get was made specifically for internal use and consumption.
Believe it or not, basil leaves are an effective natural treatment for heartburn. They can help with any nausea or gas you may be experiencing alongside the heartburn.
To minimize stomach acid and in turn ease the pain of heartburn, chew on two to three basil leaves.
To ease heartburn, add a few drops of peppermint oil to a nebulizing diffuser, when you breathe the oil deep within your lungs the peppermint oil will enter your bloodstream and equalize your heartburn and indigestion. Peppermint candies or even peppermint leaves themselves work well to reduce heartburn. If you look at the ingredients in most traditional heartburn medications, you will find that one of the ingredients listed is, in fact, peppermint oil.
Turmeric is a spice known to help stimulate digestion and can also help prevent acidic buildup in the stomach. You can cook with turmeric, or you can purchase this spice in capsule form and take it as you would any supplement.
After each meal, which you would usually experience heartburn such as spaghetti, stir in two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into water or apple juice, and it will calm your stomach and balance any acid reflex.
In addition to the above mentioned natural ways to help ease heartburn, there are also a few other things you can do to help avoid it altogether.
Remember, there are always natural ways to go about treating heartburn and finding relief from this nagging and unpleasant pain.