Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD refers to the condition when esophagus, commonly known as food pipe gets inflamed or irritated. This leads to spontaneous opening of a muscle, which is at the end of esophagus tube or not getting closed properly.
This ring present in the muscle at the bottom of esophagus is known as lower esophageal sphincter and is responsible to prevent reflux of the acid.
Improper functioning of this muscle leads to acid regurgitation or acid reflux with the food. The patient experiences burning sensation in throat or chest and an acid backing up to the mouth from stomach. It can be caused to anyone irrespective of the age. Various factors that can contribute to these conditions are smoking, obesity or pregnancy. GERD can be treated easily with the help of a few herbal remedies. Here, you can find few of them:
Herbal Remedies For Gerd
Fruits And Vegetable Juice
The person who is suffering from GERD start lacking enzymes required for digestion. These digestive enzymes can be acquired back by consuming fresh juice of raw vegetables and fruits. These enzymes are, however, lost when these fruits or vegetables are cooked. One should drink one cup juice of fruits and vegetables such as cabbage, potato, carrot, pineapple, banana or papaya at the time of meal.
Marshmallow root is being used since long as an effective cure for outbursts of acid reflux. Take one teaspoonful of powdered marshmallow root and mix it in one cup of water. Drink this regularly 3-4 times in a day.
This has constituents that will help in protection of membrane of esophagus against acid. This will lead to less pain and will cure acid reflux.
Juice of Aloe Vera is another effective natural remedy in treating gastroesophageal reflux. Consume quarter cup of aloe vera juice about 20 minutes before having your meals. This will help in palliating symptoms of GERD.
There are various herbal teas that provide a soothing effect in acid reflux by providing relief from discomfort. One can use fennel tea, bitter chicory root tea or chamomile tea regularly thus alleviating symptoms of GERD. Take any of these teas and boil for few minutes. Sip it slowly and not gulp.
Cinnamon has properties that neutralize acidity and is highly effective in treating acid reflux. Cinnamon can be consumed in multiple ways like adding it on to the bread in form of topping.
Skin of grapefruit skin helps in assuaging acid reflux. Take an organic grapefruit and scrape its skin using a grater. Spread it evenly in a flat dish and leave sometime to get them dried. When they become completely dry, use a properly sealed container to store them. Eat few of them regularly, to get relief from GERD.
Garlic is another effective remedy for treating gastroesophageal reflux. Take some fresh raw garlic. Chew few cloves of garlic multiple times a day. You can also get the clove crushed and then chew it. This can also be done occasionally when you feel acid getting backing up from stomach.
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