Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Treating Heartburn with Herbs

For some people heartburn is an everyday bother. Some people may suffer from heartburn after every meal or even all day long. From my experience you can see clearly why these people have heart burn.

Heartburn is actually not in the heart it is really in the stomach. It is caused by excess stomach acids that enter the esophagus which is the food pipe.

What causes the secretion of excess stomach acids?

  1. Fatty foods
  2. Cigarette smocking
  3. Alcohol consumption
  4. Stress
  5. Spicy foods
  6. Bacteria Helicobacter florae
  7. Coffee and tea
If you can think of someone you know that suffers regularly from heartburn chance are that you will see that two or more from the list above are part of his daily life.

What can we do using natural medicine to treat heartburn?

Here is a list of foods that lower the acidity of the stomach.

  1. Cucumbers
  2. Lettuce
  3. Almonds
  4. Oats
  5. Carrot juice
  6. Fresh lemon juice(try it and see)
Here is a list of herbs that help to lower the acidity of the stomach.

  1. Meadowsweet
  2. Chamomile
  3. Licorice root
  4. Marshmallow
  5. Slippery elm
Important supplements that help to keep stomach acids regulated.

  1. Probiotics
  2. Papaya enzymes
Heartburn tea:

1 teaspoon each – chamomile, meadowsweet, licorice root and lemon balm

Pour two cups of boiling water over the herbs and let steep for five minutes, strain out the used herbs and enjoy.

So if you or someone you know suffers from heartburn, get some herbs take care and feel better.



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