Herbal Remedies for Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is defined at chronically having an abnormal reflux of the gastric contents. These contents flow back into your esophagus. If not treated, this can damage your esophagus and ruin your health. The major symptom of acid in your esophagus is heartburn. It leaves a burning in your breastbone and chest and lead to esophagitis, which can cause the esophageal lining to inflame, resulting in difficulty swallowing. While you can do some things to avoid acid reflux, such as sodas with caffeine, chocolate, peppermint, and spicy, fried, and fatty foods, you may still need to look into taking herbal remedies for acid reflux.

One of the herbal remedies for acid reflux is orange peel extract. Studies have shown that orange peel extract helps move food through to the stomach, so it does not stay in your esophagus any longer than needed. This reduces your chances of suffering from heartburn. It may also help to reduce the surface tensions of the contents of your stomach, reducing the chance of the liquid coming back up into your esophagus. Taking 1,000 mg of orange peel extract for 20 days may greatly reduce the acid reflux you experience.

Gingerroot is also one of the herbal remedies for acid reflux. Scientists are unsure of exactly how it works, but they believe it somehow helps absorb the stomach acid. It also calms nerves, something that can also cause heartburn or an upset stomach. Some people take bitters as herbal remedies for acid reflux as well. Bitter such as gentian root, wormwood, and goldenseal have proved effect in certain people for preventing acid reflux. Bitters can be purchased in both liquid and pill form. Research is patchy, but some have used catnip and fennel as one of the herbal remedies for acid reflux and seen success.

If you experience frequent acid reflux, look into some of these herbal remedies. Leaving it untreated can be detrimental to your health.

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