Natural remedies to relieve heartburn

After the excesses with the meals we eat during Christmas it is common for many people to be affected by digestive problems, such as the symptoms that cause the heartburn.

The burning of the stomach or acidity of stomach occurs due to the excess of fats that during those days we usually ingest, in addition to the excess of fats, the consumption of alcohol also contributes to this annoyance tends to appear.

Maybe you can ask yourself the following question: Why does heartburn appear? It is that a consumption of excess fat together with alcohol abuse causes the level of acidity in the stomach to rise and gastric acid regurgitation to occur. with what appear the annoyances associated with heartburn.

Discomfort such as burning sensation, burning or burning in the esophagus that sometimes reaches even the throat.

During the Christmas holidays and even after these dates the medical consultations are increased by up to 25% more than normal due to digestive problems.

If you suffer from heartburn only at specific times or sporadically and know the cause as it may be, a copious meal, a indigestion, an excessive consumption of foods rich in fats and the consumption of alcohol, some natural remedies can help you during the process of digestion by decreasing gastric secretions and protecting the stomach walls from the corrosive action of the acid.

Also taking an antacid such as a little sodium bicarbonate can help prevent the onset of heartburn, in these cases it is appropriate to take a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in a glass of water before eating.

On the other hand if you suffer frequently from these digestive discomforts, you should go to the doctor to be prescribed the appropriate treatment.

Two natural remedies to improve heartburn symptoms

Infusion of chamomile, licorice and anise

The combination of these three herbs helps to reduce stomach secretions as well as protect the stomach walls from the damage that excess acidity produces in them.

To prepare this infusion we must mix the three herbs in equal parts. This infusion is to take after meals.

Ingredients:

  • A tablespoon of mixture of the three herbs.
  • 250 ml. of water.
  • Integral sugar, a little honey or stevia (if you like to sweeten the tea).

Elaboration:

In a saucepan put the water to heat, and once it starts to boil add the tablespoon of herbs.

Let boil about 3 minutes, remove from heat and cover the infusion.

Keep the infusion covered and resting about 10 minutes.

We fill the infusion and sweeten to taste.

The infusion should be taken warm because in cases of heartburn or heartburn drinks should not be taken either too hot or too cold.

Infusion of ginger

The infusion of ginger is a good stomach tonic. The root of ginger should be grated fresh at the time of infusion.

Ingredients:

  • A teaspoon of grated ginger root.
  • A cup of water.
  • Integral sugar, a little honey or stevia, to give a sweet touch to the infusion if you prefer.

Elaboration:

We put the water to heat in a saucepan to the fire.

Once it is boiling add the grated teaspoon of ginger root.

We keep boiling 3 minutes and put out the fire.

Cover the infusion and let it sit covered for 10 minutes.

Uncover, strain the infusion and let it lose heat to take it warm or cold.

We sweeten to taste.

In addition to these natural remedies that will help you to improve the symptoms associated with heartburn, we must also take into account a series of eating habits and recommendations that will undoubtedly help to avoid these annoying symptoms. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

Natural Solutions for Acid Reflux (December 2021)