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12 Acidity Home Remedies

Created by: infozooms | Last Updated: 07/25/2010

Heartburn. You are trying to quickly eat a sandwich before rushing back to work and suddenly your chest begins to burn. The problem is usually caused from eating too fast, causing acid from your stomach to go upwards in your esophagus. An estimated 40% of people experience heartburn at least once a month. Many times the burn will quickly fade. However, if your heartburn seems to linger, try one of these acidity home remedies.
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1. Ginger root

Put a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root in a cup of hot water and drink (or swallow 1,000 mg. of ginger root powder). Ginger helps the body to digest food better, especially when eating spicy foods. If you get heartburn a lot, consume ginger every day.
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2. Mustard

One of the most effective acidity home remedies is mustard. As soon as heartburn occurs, eat a spoonful or two of mustard. In a few minutes you should feel relief.
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3. Hot water bottle

If you're experiencing a lot of discomfort, place a hot water bottle over your liver (upper right abdomen). The heat will help your liver break down food better. Sit in a relaxed position with the hot water bottle, but don't lay down. Laying down could force acid upward.
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4. Licorice

Break open a 250 mg. licorice capsule and dissolve it in two ounces of water. Drink it right away. You can also try two 250 mg. chewable tablets instead. If you have hypertension, you shouldn't use this remedy.
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5. Pineapple

If you have frequent heartburn, end your meals with a couple of slices of fresh pineapple. Canned pineapple will not have the same effect.
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6. Celery

Eat a stalk of fresh raw celery to reduce heartburn. Heartburn is a common pregnancy discomfort so this is an excellent choice for moms-to-be.
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7. Pickle juice

Ever wonder what to do with all that leftover pickle juice? Use it to settle your stomach! Drink 1/4 cup next time you experience heartburn.
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8. Tea

Sipping on chamomile or peppermint tea will help soothe heartburn. To prevent heartburn from happening again, sip on one of these teas after each meal.
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9. Apple cider vinegar

Some acidity home remedies have been used for ages and vinegar is one of them. Mix 1/4 cup vinegar with a tablespoon of honey. This concoction should stop heartburn immediately.
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10. Yogurt

As soon as you feel heartburn coming on, eat two spoonfuls of plain yogurt. Eating half a cup of yogurt daily will greatly reduce your chance of experiencing heartburn.
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11. Gum

Try chewing a stick of gum when heartburn hits. The production of saliva will neutralize the acid and will help push the digestive juices downward.
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12. Banana

Eat half of a fresh banana or a few dried banana pieces. Bananas have a natural antacid effect and will quickly fight off heartburn.
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