Heartburn can be caused by many factors. Heartburn can cause pain and a lot of discomfort to the individual. Various medicines are available in the market to deal with this problem. An individual can also use various home remedies to get relief from the problem of heartburn. However, it is important to note that in case an individual experiences heartburn at frequent intervals or for an extended period of time, it is advisable to consult a doctor.
Home Remedies for Heart Burn
Check Your Diet
Heartburn is generally linked to the food items consumed by an individual. Food items like chocolate, peppermint, tomato, mustard and so on can cause heart burn.
Fatty and spicy food can also result in heartburn. It is important for an individual experiencing this problem to identify foods that cause heartburn and reduce the consumption of such items.This process may help in reducing the frequency of heartburn. Further, it is advisable to consume food at the right time. An individual should avoid skipping meals.
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One of the simplest home remedies to deal with the problem of heartburn is to drink water. It is not mandatory to drink water only when the individual is experiencing heartburn. Consumption of water at regular intervals can reduce the possibility of heartburn at frequent intervals. Further, an individual can drink lukewarm water after each meal to obtain effective results.
Drink Aloe Vera Juice
Another home remedy to treat heartburn is to drink aloe vera juice. It is generally advisable to drink 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice before each meal in order to obtain desired results.
Eat Banana and Apple
Consumption of banana can also help an individual in dealing with the problem of heartburn. Another home remedy to treat heartburn is to eat apple regularly.
Go for a Small Walk
It is advisable to go for a small walk (of 10 – 15 minutes) after having a meal.This process helps in quick digestion of the food consumed and reduces the possibility of heartburn after having a meal. Further, it is advisable to consume food atleast 3 – 4 hours before going to bed at night.
Use Apple Cider Vinegar
An individual can also consume apple cider vinegar (1 or 2 tablespoons) with every meal to treat heartburn. An individual can add water or honey (to apple cider vinegar) in case direct consumption of apple cider vinegar is not possible.
Another home remedy to deal with the problem of heartburn is to consume ginger regularly. Consumption of ginger in any form (such as raw ginger, as part of any food item and so on) can give highly effective results.An individual can also prepare and consume ginger tea to obtain desired results.
Eat Food Slowly
It is very important to eat food slowly. An individual should also avoid consuming excessive food in a single meal. It is generally advisable to take 3 – 4 small meals in a day.
Drink Fresh Vegetable Juice
Consumption of fresh vegetable (such as carrot, cucumber and so on) juice can also help an individual in getting relief from the problem of heartburn. Consumption of fresh vegetables in raw form can also give effective results.
Drink Chamomile tea
Another home remedy to treat heartburn is to drink chamomile tea after every meal.This tea can be easily prepared with the use of chamomile flowers and hot water. Another option is to purchase chamomile tea bags easily available in the market.
Drink Potato Juice
An individual can also drink potato juice to deal with the problem of heartburn. Potato juice can also be mixed with some other juice to improve the taste. It is generally advisable to drink this juice immediately after preparation. It is important to note that the potato should not be peeled while preparing the juice.
Drink Fresh Fruit Juices
Another remedy to overcome the problem of heartburn is to drink fresh fruit juice. Consumption of papaya or guava juice can also help an individual in getting relief from the problem of heartburn. It is interesting to note that consumption of raw papaya can also help in reducing the problem of heartburn.
It is important to avoid consumption of acidic juices (such as orange juice). Consumption of mango or pineapple juice can also be considered as an effective home remedy for the treatment of heartburn. However, consumption of packed juices should be avoided.
Consume Yogurt and Buttermilk
Consumption of yogurt with meals can also help in reducing the problem of heartburn. It is generally advisable to consume fresh yogurt prepared at home. Another home remedy is to prepare and consume fresh buttermilk.
An individual can also chew almonds to get relief from heartburn. It is generally advisable to eat 4 – 5 almonds (in raw form) after each meal in order to obtain desired results.
Drink Coconut Water
Regular consumption of coconut water can also help an individual in dealing with the problem of heartburn. To obtain effective results, an individual should drink coconut water alteast 3 – 4 times in a day.
Drink Cinnamon/Fennel Tea
An individual can also drink cinnamon tea to reduce the problem of heartburn. It is advisable to consume this tea atleast 2 -3 times in a day to obtain effective results. Another option is to drink tea prepared with the use of fennel seeds and hot water. This tea should be consumed atleast 2 times in a day to treat heartburn.
Consumption of honey after each meal can also help in reducing the problem of heartburn. It is advisable to consume 2 teaspoons of honey to obtain desired results.
An individual can also chew gum for dealing with the problem of heartburn. It is advisable to chew sugarless gum after each meal to obtain effective results.
Avoid Alcohol and Smoking
It is generally advisable to stop smoking and reduce the intake of alcohol to the maximum possible extent in order to reduce the problem of heartburn.Regular consumption of alcohol or excessive smoking can increase the problem.It is important to note that some of the home remedies mentioned above may not give effective results in case of all the individuals having the problem of heartburn.