There isn’t a single person reading this that hasn’t experienced heartburn. Its quite common and sometimes may even go unnoticed. When you read or speak the word HEARTBURN – it seems as if heart is on fire! And it immediately needs some kind of help to blow off the fire! Well, be rest assured that’s not the case. Actually nothing happens to the heart, but the actual pain or sensation is experienced by esophagus, our very own food pipe that swallows down the food to the stomach.
Sometimes, our stomach may release acid which tries to come back through the esophagus and that’s when the pain starts.This is called acid reflux. This is not a very serious issue to worry about, its quite normal. If it continues for a prolonged period that’s when it may lead to trouble. But as it is said Mother Nature is replete with remedies for every illness. So Check out the five best ones to shoot heartburn.
Aloe Vera because of its numerous medicinal and natural benefits is widely used and grown at home too. The first and the basic property of Aloe Vera is that it can soothe any inflammation. And so if taken correctly and on time it will surely help reduce inflammation and pain in the stomach and esophagus too. Try having ½ cup of Aloe Vera juice ½ hour before your meals to prevent heartburn.
An Apple a Day Will Keep the Heartburn at Bay! Cut a fresh and sweet apple into slices with the skin on, during heartburn and it will give you instant relief. In another way, apple honey is also a good option to try for. Its easy to prepare, take a few sweet apples, peel them and cut it into slices. Now add some water, put the gas on low heat and let it simmer for about 2 hrs. Continue this until the mixture gets completely thick and brown. After that let it cool down, store it in a jar and have 2-3 spoons daily when you feel the need.
Ginger has various medicinal properties and that’s why many people today have ginger tea in the morning. It cures nausea, vomiting, indigestion, dizziness and various big and small illnesses. Ginger is used differently, you use while cooking your daily meal, by having it raw or drink tea. Take 1tsp of ginger powder or ginger root, mix it in 2 tsp of honey and add this to a cup of warm water. Your ginger tea is ready to drink. It easy and quick to make, have it when you feel the pain.
The next time you feel heart have a raw potato juice. Now this is something not in our list of daily fresh fruit juices that we have but a very good option for heartburn. Wash a potato or two and without peeling it prepare the juice with cold water. This must be consumed immediately. Have this at least three times a day. It is very effective.
Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water. Baking soda is a natural antacid it will reduce the pain and neutralize the acid as well. Have this mixture immediately only once and it should be enough to cure the pain.