Natural cures for heartburn...

@dfinster (3535)
United States
December 18, 2007 2:26pm CST
Lately I've been battling a terrible case of painfu; heartburn. I figure it's just the stress of the holidays. Between the money, gifts, decorating and shopping there is certainly enough to give anyone heartburn. I do not like to take medications of any kind unless it is absolutely neccessary, so I wanted to know if anyone had a natural home remedy to help with these symptoms.
3 responses
• United States
18 Dec 07
I know people who swear vinegar does the trick. Apples cider vinegar works best, but regular vinegar should help.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
18 Dec 07
What do you do with the vinegar, use it plain by the spoonful?
• United States
18 Dec 07
Yup, plain by the spoonful. It doesn't take much. A spoonful or 2 should help.
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@patgalca (15052)
• Orangeville, Ontario
18 Dec 07
I have Acid Reflux so I had a lot of heartburn before I was put on prescription Prevacid. But I still get heartburn once in awhile, and many other tummy ailments because I have fibromyalgia related IBS. As someone else said, sucking on peppermints DOES help. I also drink a tea called Eater's Digest which is a concotion of digestive aids including peppermint. And my final remedy for stomach problems in Aloe Vera Juice. I don't drink it every day, only when I am having some kind of tummy upset. I drink 1/4 cup with juice added to it. I'm not sure whether it will help heartburn in particular but it is good for the digestion and heartburn is a reaction to bad digestion. I hope you get some relief soon.
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I have chronic pancreatitis and have to take enzymes to help digest my food, I also am supposed to take a prescription called Protonix for acid everyday but it's so expensive and money is so tight this month that I couldn't afford to pick it up, but I did say above I am gonna give the peppermint a try. Thanks for your help:)
@ersmommy1 (12598)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I had bad heartburn while I was pregnant. I stayed away from spicy food. Also staying away from foods high in salt was helpful. Then I would drink milk. I know this sounds strange, but sucking on peppermints also seemed to help. Hope these are helpful.
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I'll try the milk and peppermints and let you know if it worked. As for the spicy food, I have avoided it. Thanks.