Heartburn is something that most of us experience at one time or another, and it can be difficult to eat the foods you enjoy when you feel it coming on. You can take various medications for heartburn, but over the counter medications are expensive and filled with nasty ingredients, so it’s best to go natural when you can. Here are some of the best home remedies for heartburn, and the good thing is that most of these homemade remedies require minimal preparation.
Baking soda is a great homemade remedy for heartburn, because it is basically a natural antacid. Just mix one teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water, and you will notice the heartburn will go away within a few minutes. Baking soda is high in salt however, so you do not want to drink this combination daily, but for occasional heartburn relief it is just fine. This is a great pick because most people keep baking soda on hand at home, and if not, it is easy obtainable at any retail store for a couple dollars.
Fennel tea is thought to be one of the best homemade remedies for heartburn, due to the fact that it has antioxidants and naturally easing properties. Add two teaspoons of either anise, caraway, or fennel seed to one cup of boiling hot water, then steep the liquid for 10 minutes before draining, and drink. This is a great pick because you can get anise, caraway, or fennel seed just about anywhere, it is very inexpensive, and actually tastes pretty good.
Raw Potato Juice
Raw potato juice is a great homemade remedy for heartburn, and it is relatively quick and easy to make. You will need a juicer in order to make this recipe, which is easily purchased at your local retail store. All you have to do is clean the potato with warm soap and water, peel the potato skin and remove the eyes, and then cut into small chunks that can easily fit inside your juicer. Then, you need to strain the potato juice and add that strained liquid to one cup of cold water. You should drink this immediately after you have poured it for best results. Raw potato juice neutralizes the acid in your stomach, which helps prevent and stop heartburn, and it also helps heal the esophagus. This is a great pick because potatoes are inexpensive, something most people have at home, and the process takes less than 10 minutes.
Peppermint Oil Water
Peppermint oil water is one of the most well known homemade remedies for heartburn, and it is possibly the easiest remedy to make. All you have to do is add two drops of peppermint oil to one cup of water, and then drink it. Peppermint helps relieve heartburn, indigestion, and upset stomach, while also providing a cooling sensation to the throat if it is irritated. Peppermint oil can be purchased for a few dollars at your local retail or grocery store, and since you only add a couple drops to each cup, one bottle will last you a long time. This is a great option for people that really love peppermint, don’t want to spend much time making heartburn remedies, and for those that don’t like using earthy plants.
Chewing Basil Leaves
One easy homemade remedy for heartburn is to just chew on some basil leaves, and there is no need to prepare it before you start chewing. You should chew on basil leaves like you might chew a piece of gum, but use about two or three leaves. Basil leaves alleviate heartburn naturally, and also reduce gas and nausea associated with heartburn and indigestion. You can buy a whole bundle of basil leaves at your local grocery store for a few dollars, and since you only need about three leaves to minimize the stomach acid, it’s something you won’t have to buy often. You will more than likely enjoy chewing on basil leaves because it makes your whole body just feel better, and you can also choose to add it to a salad if you rather not just straight chew it.