Heartburn also called Acid Reflux or Gerd is a very common condition, so common
in fact that millions of people suffer from it everyday.
Heartburn is the most common symptom of Gerd which occurs when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus. Acid may also back up into the lungs where it can cause coughing and wheezing as well as asthma. Sometimes the acid will also back up into the mouth where it can dissolve tooth enamel.
But before you resort to using medications with sometimes dangerous side effects, you might want to try treating your heartburn using natural methods. One of the quickest ways to get relief from heartburn and calm that burning in your stomach is to drink a soothing cup of chamomile tea.
Chamomile tea is available at most health food and grocery stores but it's just as easy to make your own for a more fresh product. The following article on how to cure heartburn using tea contains all the directions that you will need to make the prefect cup of chamomile tea.
Things You Will Need1 tsp. Dried Chamomile Petals
1 tsp. Lemon Balm
1/2 tsp. Slippery Elm Bark
1/4 tsp. Dried Catnip
1.5 Cups Apple Juice
1.5 Cups Boiling Water
Step 1While the water for your tea is heating up, mix together the chamomile petals, lemon balm, slippery elm and catnip.
Step 2Next, add the mixed herbs to the boiling water and allow to steep for approx. 15 minutes before adding the apple juice and honey to sweeten.
Step 3For best results drink a cup of chamomile tea three times a day after meals. Most people will experience immediate relief after after drinking the tea.
Some things that you might want to do to improve the quality of your life and reduce heartburn symptoms. Is to drink plenty of fresh water everyday, take a good quality probiotic and reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet.
A sensitivity to grain products can also cause problems with heartburn, because of this you may want to reduce or eliminate grains from your diet for a few days and see if it makes a difference.
Tips & Warnings*Chamomile may also interfere with blood thinners, because of this it's always a good idea to first check with your Doctor before using any type of herb or natural remedy.
*People who are allergic to ragweed you may not be able to use chamomile.
*Chamomile has been used successfully for thousands of years to treat a variety of medical conditions like heartburn, anxiety, pms, indigestion, sleeping problems and acid reflux.