Heartburn is a painful burning sensation due to acid reflux usually triggered by spicy or fatty dishes. Many people suffer from this symptom, and most often, over-the-counter medications are used to get relief. However, long-term use of medications may yield to undesirable effects. It is about time we get to know these seven effective and natural cures for heartburn to save us the money, hassle of going to the pharmacy, and most importantly, save us from those hated side effects.
1. Baking Soda
Sodium bicarbonate or most commonly known as baking soda aids relief from the burning sensation of heartburn caused by acid reflux.
Mix one-half to one teaspoon of baking soda with a fresh glass of water. Stir well and drink up. Since it is a base substance with a pH higher than 7.0, it combats and neutralizes the stomach acid, making it “too lazy” to come up. Baking soda has side effects of swelling or nausea, so do not exceed intake to seven one-half teaspoons in a 24-hour period. Also, avoid using this as a remedy for more than a week straight.