How do you spell relief? That was the question on the old TV advertising spot a few years ago and many of us are still asking the same question. I have found some interesting home remedies for heartburn and acid reflux which is what heartburn is.
There are basically two schools of thought when it comes to immediate relief. The first is to neutralize the acid and then the body tells us to make more acid and the burn goes away. The second is to add acid and the burn goes away. Here are three home remedies for your heartburn.
Drink a small glass of water and baking soda. Simply put one teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water and drink it. You will have almost instant relief. What this does is to neutralize the stomach acids thus telling your stomach to produce more acid ultimately relieving your heartburn.
A couple of ways to add acid and find almost immediate relief are the following:
Drink a teaspoon of vinegar. Any vinegar will work but the apple cider vinegar is the easiest to swallow. Even then the taste is not so hot and it burns going down. It definitely works so give it a try next time. You might want to try it in a hot glass of water with a little honey because it makes it a little easier to go down.
Another way is take one tablespoon of yellow mustard and you will have instant heartburn relief. Even though mustard has been touted as something that causes acid reflux it seems to work to rid yourself of it as well. The reason mustard works is because its main ingredient is vinegar so I just drink the vinegar.