Natural Cures for Acid Reflux/Indigestion

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Things to Avoid for Acid Reflux/Indigestion

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Apple cider vinegar for acid reflux (aka heartburn) has to be Kevin Trudeau's all time favorite cure since he repeats it a zillion times.  There are a couple of theories as to why this works (many testify that does so and does so miraculously).  One is that if the stomach isn't producing enough acid, the lower sphincter valve opens up which causes spillage of acidic juices upstairs.  So naturally antacids can actually make the problem worse while apple cider vinegar can improve the situation.   Another theory is that the apple cider vinegar dilutes the PH of the stronger hydrochloric acid which allows food to still be digested but mitigates some of the damage caused when the acid spills out of the stomach.

Other tricks include saliva (chewing gum), chamomile, angostura bitters, gentian root (especially with ginger root, wormwood, and cayenne), licorice.  Be careful with licorice as too much of it can cause side effects.

Foods that may cause heartburn include:
  • Garlic and onions
  • Coffee, cola, and other carbonated beverages
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Fried and fatty foods
  • Citrus fruits
  • Peppermint and spearmint
  • Tomato sauces
  • Many prescription drugs
Tricks for avoiding  indigestion include:
  • Canned Pears
  • Cola Syrup
  • Papaya (papin helps digest proteins)
  • Bananas(preferably dried banana powder)
  • Baking Soda
  • Chamomile
  • Peppermint
  • Artichoke Extract
  • Licorice (DGL is best as it has the natural toxins removed)
  • Ginger
  • Anise Seeds
  • Caraway Seeds
  • Catnip
  • Cinnamon
  • Dandelion Leaves
  • Dill
  • Goldenrod
  • Lemon Balm
  • Sage
  • Spearmint
  • Summer Savory
  • Wild Geranium Root
  • Yellow Root
Please note that many of the cures on this website are in a state of incomplete progress. To simplify, I have created a 'best natural cures' page which I believe contain the most effective, non-drug, non-surgical cures available.