Burning sensation and pain in the stomach and chest, and behind the breastbone is basically termed as heartburn. Its symptoms can be shortness of breath, bloating, nausea, gas and acidic or sour taste in the throat and mouth. There are different types of home remedies for heartburn and most of them are easy and convenient to implement.
The main reason of heartburn is the hydrochloric acid, which digests the food, is released up the esophagus. This results in irritation of sensitive tissues in the throat and esophagus. Although reflux of gastric acid and hyper secretion of hydrochloric acid are the main reasons for heartburn but there are some other causes of heartburn such as; drinking excessive alcohol, obesity, eating fried and spicy food, insomnia, not eating on time, pregnancy, stress, excessive smoking, anxiety and wearing tight clothes.
One of the most powerful home remedies for heartburn is the chewing gum. Prolonged chewing of gum acts as a nociceptive suppressant and as a result the amount of pain gets lowered. Chewing gum also increases the pH of saliva as well as aids in digestion. But avoid mint flavored gums instead try mild fruit flavors.
Another remedy for heartburn is to drink a solution of two table spoons of apple cider vinegar mixed in water throughout the day. You can even chew some basil leaves or suck a small piece of jaggery. A glass of chilled milk is also an effective remedy. Chewing some almonds is also a good option when you experience heartburn. You can take ginger root with honey after meals in order to prevent heartburn from happening.
One of the easiest home remedies for heartburn is to drink a large glass of water when you start getting the first signs of heartburn. Green tea helps the body to digest food as well as soothes the sensitive tissues of stomach, so you can try having green tea after dinner. Increase the intake of fruits like banana, apple and watermelon and avoid pickle, fried, hot and spicy food. Daily eat green and leafy vegetables and drink plenty of water.
Raw potato (unpeeled) juice mixed with some other juice for taste is also an effective remedy for heartburn. Drinking aloe vera juice helps in healing intestinal tract and is an effective remedy for heartburn. You can also try chewing fennel seeds after meals or can keep a single clove in mouth and suck after meals. These were some of the effective home remedies for heartburn, so whenever you are experiencing heartburn you can try the above mentioned remedies.