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4 Natural Remedies for Heartburn

This symptom, often benign, is very frequent and would affect a third of the population. A few simple remedies help to calm them down for good.

1. Clay as a gastric dressing

Clay, green or white, lines the stomach and acts as a natural gastric dressing.

How to use it? We choose ultra-ventilated green or white clay powder (Cattier, Argiletz…), the only one suitable for food use. You must then mix half a teaspoon in half a glass of water.

Be careful to drink it always 30 minutes before meals and at a distance (at least 2 or 3 h) from the intake of medication, because the clay absorbs all substances! To be done twice a day until healing and disappearance of pain, but not more than 15 days because the clay can cause constipation.

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2. A herbal tea, for a complete action on digestion

Marshmallow Leaf is particularly well known for intestinal problems. Its flowers, because of their richness in mucilage, line the mucous membranes to relieve irritation and have softening and healing virtues. A complete action in synergy, especially if the heartburn occurs during the digestion of the meals.

How to use these plants ? In the form of a tea: pour 5 to 10 g of the mixture of dried plants in a cup of boiling water, then let infuse 5 to 10 minutes before filtering and drinking the infusion. Consume two cups per day, preferably at the end of the meal to facilitate digestion.

A solution which relieves in a punctual way after a big meal or in cure from 1 to 2 weeks, if the burns are recurring. This tea is however disadvised during the pregnancy or breast feeding.

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3. Roman chamomile, in case of stress

The essential oil of Roman chamomile, or noble, has a sedative and soothing action on the nervous system, which helps to reduce gastric secretions.

How to use it? Always diluted, by mixing 2 drops of Roman chamomile essential oil in 10 drops of vegetable oil:

  • Apply bay massaging clockwise in the hollow located under the solar plexus and the ribs, area of projection of the stomach, until penetration. To be repeated 2 to 3 times a day, as soon as you feel the stress and the acid reflux coming back.
  • Also apply to the inside of the wrists: the skin is very thin and very innervated, which allows a faster diffusion and an “inhalation” by breathing the skin. You can also breathe this essential oil.

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4. Licorice, in case of recurrent digestive disorders

The licorice root is known for its anti-inflammatory virtues at the level of the mucous membrane of the stomach and the esophagus. It calms irritations and facilitates the formation of mucus, which lines the stomach wall, to protect it from gastric acidity.

How to use it ? Preferably in the form of capsules of licorice root powder dosed at 400 mg. According to the intensity of the burns, swallow 1 to 2 capsules 30 minutes before each of the two main meals, in continuous cure, during at least 2 to 3 weeks.

Be careful though, licorice can generate hypertension, it requires regular monitoring of one’s blood pressure and is contraindicated in hypertensive patients.

If the heartburn continues, you should consult a doctor to check that there is not a more serious pathology.

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Do-it-yourself bonuses

A good remedy: potato juice, rich in cellulose, which lines the stomach. Extract this juice with a juicer, and drink half a glass before each meal. Add carrot juice for flavor.