Acid Reflux or GERD is a very common condition in which the liquid content of the stomach backs up into the esophagus. GERD is an acronym for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. Mostly elderly people above 40 are more prone to GERD. GERD or acid reflux disease is a condition caused by gastro esophageal reflux which is caused by the stomach acid rising from the stomach into the esophagus. The anatomical part of the stomach which connects to the esophagus is called cardia. This valve functions as a one way pass that acts as barrier preventing duodenal bile, enzymes, and stomach acid from traveling back into the esophagus which is sensitive to the same and thus preventing damage to the same. The vision of this article is to provide you with some home remedies for GERD:
Apple Cider Vinegar: Add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to 1/2 glass of water. Sip this glass of water while eating your dinner. This will help calm the stomach and help with digestion.
Ginger Root: Consuming ginger root extract mixed with honey is known to be a natural medication. Also you can prepare ginger tea that works fast and you can drink this regularly to make it an everyday remedy. Just use fresh ginger root in boiling water then let it steep for about 10 minutes and drink.
Fennel Seeds: Take half a tea spoon of Fennel Seeds and chew them slowly after your meals.
Anise and Lavender Tea: Mix together equal amounts of aniseed and lavender. Boil 2 1/2 cups of distilled water. Pour the boiling water over a teaspoon of the herbal mixture. Let this tea sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain the tea and add a little bit of honey as a natural sweetener. Drink up to 8 oz. of this tea in the morning and 8 oz. in the evening to get relief from GERD or heartburn.
Cumin: Adding some cumin to your drinking water helps to stop the formation of gas in the stomach.
Baking soda: Bicarbonate is a wonder product. It kills odors in refrigerators, cleans stains, and it is the most natural antacid to treat heartburn and stomach upset. Some doctors recommend that this not be used if you have high blood pressure or if you are on sodium restricted diets. It’s best to get advice first. A spoonful in a glass of water, stir and drink it before it stops fizzing is best. Buy from a organic or natural food store.
Aloe Vera juice is commonly used to treat an upset stomach, diarrhoea and inflammation associated with bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis. One of the added benefits is the fact that it aids in digestion, and is another great remedy for GERD. I recommend drinking 1 ounce of the brand ‘R Pur Aloe’ mixed in 2 ounces of water as soon as the acid reflux symptoms start.
Glutamine: This amino acid naturally occurs in the human body. It can be found in many dietary sources such as milk, eggs, fish, parsley, spinach and more. Glutamine is an anti-inflammatory that reduces intestinal inflammation with acid reflux.
Lemon Balm: This is known to have certain homeopathic powers that help relax a nervous stomach
Besides above remedies you should eat lot of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. An apple a day can not only keep the doctor away, it can keep so many medicines away as well. Eating lots of fresh salad is also important. Drink lot of water to stop the acid. Also your own saliva can end a reflux attack. Pickles and pickle juice are also considered home gerd remedies. You can consume this on daily basis to prevent acid attacks. These are the simplest and best home acid reflux remedies you can use to manage the symptoms of this condition. Good luck!