Sunday, November 26, 2006

Home Remedy for Acid Reflux

I started looking into some home remedies for acid reflux or natural remedies to try to cut down on the over the counter acid reflux medications I take. Some that I found are:

Ginger - some people grind up ginger and add it to their meal or take it in a pill form after a meal with water. They say it helps reduce the acid in your stomach, reducing the chance of acid reflux.

Enzymes - digestive papaya enzymes are known to speed up your digestive process, which supposedly eliminates the risk of acid reflux. Enzymes are available in chewable tablets and you're supposed to take them with water right after you eat a meal.

Fiber - increasing your fiber intake is another way that is supposed to alleviate acid reflux. The fiber supposedly absorbs the excess acid, allowing your body to discard toxins quicker, allieviating acid reflux.

Water - drinking more water (8 glasses a day) will allow the body to flush away toxins and expel acid easier.

Tea - green tea is known to aid the body in digesting food and soothing the stomach. Also herbal teas such as peppermint, chamomile, and Ginger are also known to soothe the stomach. Having a cup of one of these teas after a meal supposedly is a great way to ease acid reflux.

I myself have not tried any of these home remedies for acid reflux, but I'd be curious to know if anyone out there has and if they really work? Or if anyone knows of any other home remedies or natural remedies for acid reflux?