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Home Remedies for Heartburn

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Home Remedies for Heartburn
An excellent home remedy for heartburn is eating 1 toast or 2 cracker crackers because they absorb the acid that is causing acidity in the larynx and throat, decreasing the burning sensation.

Other options are sucking a pure 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 by fighting the discomfort in 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 bouts of heartburn. 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 heartburn discomfort.

1 teaspoon of baking soda.

100 ml of water.

Method of preparation
Mix the ingredients and take this mixture in small sips.

2. Ginger tea
Ginger tea contains antioxidants and other substances that help relieve inflammation of the esophagus, as well as decrease contractions of the stomach, which ends up reducing the sensation of heartburn.

2 cm sliced ginger root.

2 cups water.

Method of preparation
Put the ginger and water in a pan and bring to the boil. Then turn off the heat and let the pan capped for at least 30 minutes. Finally, remove the pieces of ginger and drink a cup of tea 20 minutes before each meal.

3. Pear Juice
Those who do not like tea can opt to take a freshly made pear juice because it also helps to fight heartburn and burning, axuiliando in digestion. To prepare just beat 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.

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