7 Effective Herbal Remedies for GERD

7 Effective Herbal Remedies for GERD


1.Meadowsweet
This particular herb supports the mucosa lining the digestive system. It also protects the stomach lining. Being an antacid, this herb maintains balance between digestive secretions and stomach acid levels.

2.Licorice
Native to central as well as southern Europe, licorice acts as a remedy for GERD symptoms owing to its active compound glycyrrhizin. This semisweet compound helps in the formation of mucus lining which relieves the burning sensation caused by excessive production of acid. It reduces production of extra pepsin.
One should avoid taking the variety of licorice that has glycyrrhizin because it increases sensitivity to adrenal cortex hormone thereby leading to various side effects such as fatigue, headache, heart attack, high blood pressure, etc.

3.Fennel

This particular herb contains anethole that minimizes spasmodic actions in gastrointestinal tract. It relaxes the muscles of digestive organs. Fennel prevents acid reflux into esophagus. It is available in capsule form and as seeds. One can also brew it into tea.

4.Ginger
It is known for its soothing effect on stomach and acts as a sure-shot remedy for digestive disorders. It absorbs harmful acid in stomach and hence cures GERD. However, taking ginger in abundance may worsen indigestion.

5.Turmeric
Turmeric’s role in discarding brain ailments is well known. At the same time, turmeric proves to be a great remedy for upset stomach, heartburn and other inflammation-induced disorders.

6.Garlic
It contains allicin that helps in driving pathogenic organisms like Helicobacter pylori. Most GERD patients seem to be having Helicobacter pylori. You can either chew a clove of garlic or take its supplements.

7.Green Tea
The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this herb heal the esophagus of the damage done by GERD.
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