All of us overindulge from time to time.
Maybe you took that second helping of lasagna. Or perhaps you couldn’t stop yourself from going back for that third slice of pizza. But now the burn of acid reflux won’t let you forget your slip.
Or maybe you’ve just made the wrong food choice.
Those hot wings might have tasted delicious going down, but now the gnawing pain of heartburn has you regretting your decision.
Get fast relief with with 10 surprising heartburn home remedies
This handy list of the top 10 natural heartburn home remedies you’ve probably never even heard of can help you put the pain behind you fast…
1. Raw-potato juice:
Rinse off a potato and toss it, with the peel still on, into a juicer. Drink the juice immediately.
2. Fresh papaya:
At the first sign of heartburn, try eating some fresh papaya WITH the seeds. There are enzymes in the tropical fruit that help break down food.
You can also keep a bottle of papaya tablets around to accomplish the same thing.
3. Fresh pineapple:
Like papaya, pineapple is packed with an enzyme that aids digestion by helping to break down food.
If you know you’re going to overindulge, or that a particular food is likely to cause heartburn, fix yourself a vinegar tonic by mixing a tablespoon of apple-cider vinegar into a glass of water to sip during your meal.
5. Fennel seed:
Grab the fennel seeds off of your spice rack and mix 2 tbsp. into about a cup of boiling water. Let the mixture steep for several minutes to make a tea to sip on.
Slice off a piece of rhubarb stalk and chew on it for a few minutes. It will be sour, but many swear by its ability to sooth the burn.
7. Anise seed:
Visit your spice rack again and grab a few anise seeds to chew on.
8. Fresh parsley:
Don’t toss out that parsley garnish at the end of the meal. Nibble on the fresh sprig to relieve indigestion.
9. Aloe-vera Juice:
You can buy Aloe-vera juice online or at your local natural-food store. (If you’re diabetic, however, be careful with Aloe-vera juice as it may lower your blood-sugar levels.)
You can grow your own peppermint or pick it up at the grocery store. Chew on the fresh leaves at the first hint of heartburn.
Natural peppermint tea works too.
If you’re feeling the burning pain of a little overindulging, why not give one of these natural heartburn home remedies a try? You can avoid those stomach-acid-robbing drugs and still get a good night’s sleep.
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