Nothing ruins a great and spicy meal like having a case of heartburn or acid reflux. There are however, five home remedies for heartburn which most people have no clue even exist.The first is chewing gum. Besides freshening your breath, it also simulates the rate of saliva flow, thereby washing away the acid and relieving the malady.
The second is baking soda. Simply mixing 1/2 to 1 teaspoon with a glass of water can eliminate acids.The third and very surprising remedy is licorice. Chewable licorice tablets can be purchased at any health food store, and can work wonders on the ailment.The fourth is Aloe Vera. Usually it is used to treat skin burns, but 1/2 cup before meals can also be used to treat your esophagus for the same.
The last of the acid reflux remedies is Slippery Elm. This is a natural herb that thickens the mucous lining of the stomach. A couple teaspoons before bed should do the trick nicely.