An excellent home remedy for heartburn is eating 1 toast or 2 cream crackers because they absorb the acid that is causing acidity in the larynx and throat, decreasing the burning sensation.
Other options are sucking a lemon at the time of heartburn because the lemon, despite being acidic, decreases the acidity of the stomach, or eating a slice of raw potato because the potato is also able to neutralize the acidity of the stomach, fighting the discomfort in a few instants.
However, there are other recipes that can be easily prepared at home and used throughout the day, especially in those who suffer with reflux and live having heartburn crisis. Some of them are:
1. Sodium bicarbonate
Baking soda when diluted in water has an alkalizing effect on the digestive tract and therefore decreases the acidity of the stomach, reducing inflammation of the esophagus and relieving discomfort from heartburn.
- 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate;
- 100 ml of water
Mix the ingredients and then drink the mixture in small sips.
2. Ginger tea
Ginger tea contains antioxidants and other substances that help relieve inflammation of the esophagus, as well as decreasing stomach contractions, which ends up reducing the heartburn sensation.
- 2 cm of ginger root cut into slices;
- 2 cups of water.
Put the ginger and water in a pan and bring to a boil. Then turn off the heat and let the pan covered for at least 30 minutes. Finally, remove the pieces of ginger and drink a cup of tea 20 minutes before each meal.
3. Hawthorn tea
Hawthorn tea relieves heartburn and can also be used because of its digestive properties, improving bad digestion.
- 1 cup of boiling water;
- 1 tablespoon of hawthorn
Boil the water and add the hawthorn, letting it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and take without sweetening, 2 to 3 times a day.
4. Fennel tea
Fennel tea also contains great anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve inflammation of the stomach, relieving the burning sensation in the throat.
In addition, as it aids in emptying the stomach, it can be used in cases of reflux to lessen the onset of heartburn crisis.
- 1 cup of boiling water;
- 1 tablespoon of fennel.
Add the fennel to the boiling water and let sit for 10 minutes, then strain and drink 2 to 3 times a day or 20 minutes before making a heavier meal
5. Pear Juice
Those who do not like tea can choose to take a freshly made pear juice because it also helps to fight heartburn, aiding in digestion. To prepare just beat in the blender 2 ripe pears with a little water and, if necessary, add a few drops of lemon so that the juice does not darken.
The pear is semi-acidic, rich in vitamins A, B and C, as well as minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium and iron that help dilute stomach acid and relieve discomfort and burning caused by heartburn.
In addition, other fruits, which have the same properties, that can be used to make a juice and include the ripe water banana, apple (red) and melon.