Acid Reflux Remedies and Practical Heartburn Solutions

Acid reflux remedies are, to coin a phrase "a dime a dozen", unless you are buying one and then they can be considerably more costly.

Almost everyone has heard at one time or another, "drink some milk, that'll fix your heartburn right up". The truth is milk or ice cream will give you a few minutes of relief and then your symptoms will come roaring right back. You would be much better off drinking a cup of fennel or chamomile tea or you could go for the granddaddy of them all ginger; used for thousands of years ginger is one of the oldest heartburn, acid reflux remedies known. Brewed as tea or even chewed slowly, ginger will calm the stomach and put the fire out.

We've all heard the list of "acid reflux foods to avoid in your diet" like fatty, spicy and acidic things like citrus fruit and caffeine, alcohol, carbonated soft drinks, smoking etc. but how often do you hear, "don't lie down after a meal". If there is any better way to get your stomach contents to start flowing back into your esophagus, aside from hanging upside down perhaps, I don't know what it would be.

So a good preventative measure, like sitting or standing upright or even taking a little walk after eating turns out to be one of the best acid reflux remedies there is because the symptoms will seldom even arrive.

Provided your acid reflux occurrences are not chronic and a doctor has not found any evidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) then, on occasion, say after a BIG meal or Aunt Millie's famous pot roast, you may need to make use of one or more reliable remedies that have been working for generations; here is a short list:

Almonds (8 to 10)

Aloe Vera (juice)

Anise (tea)

Apple (fresh not applesauce)

Cider Vinegar (spoonful in a glass of water)

Ginger (tea or chewed raw)

Lavender (tea)

Licorice (chew on a stick)

Marshmallow Root (tea)


Peppermint (tea)


Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) (spoonful in a glass of water)

A word of caution here; care should always be taken with babies, small children and pregnant women. When it comes to trying acid reflux remedies; it's always best to consult a doctor or pediatrician first, although in the case of older children who are normally healthy, it is not unusual to find that their symptoms are actually the result of too much physical activity too soon after eating.