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Herbal Tea Home Remedy For Acid Reflux | Stop Acid Reflux Now

Herbal Tea Home Remedy For Acid Reflux

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There are many things that cause problems for those who have GERD (otherwise known as acid reflux). There are some things you can’t eat, and some that you should. There are times when this can be very confusing, and many don’t want to rely on medications to make all foods tolerable. If you want a home remedy for acid reflux, there are various options you can try.

One of these is drinking herbal teas. Some of them will help, and some might make matters worse, so you should know which to have and which to avoid.

When choosing herbal teas, there is one important thing to think about when deciding what to try. Caffeine is a known trigger for acid reflux, and it should be avoided. That means that any herbal teas that you try must be caffeine-free. Though you can get decaffeinated coffee to drink, even that is known to aggravate GERD and should be avoided. This makes decaffeinated herbal teas the best choice when you seek a hot and soothing drink. Some of them might even help with some of your symptoms of acid reflux.

Many suggest that ginger can help soothe acid reflux symptoms, and if you can find it in a tea, a cup after a meal might help your stomach settle down for the night. You can mix peppermint with aniseed and lavender (in equal proportions) for a great tasting and soothing blend. You should boil a few cups of water and a teaspoon of your herbal mix, then drain the herbs after sitting for about ten minutes. If you boil this tea and want to have it sweetened, you might try honey instead of sugar or artificial sweetener.

Chicory Root can also be used to make a great herbal tea. You boil a few cups of this and then let sit for a while. You can then drink the tea with honey if you wish. Marshmallow tea might also help. This is not tea made from the marshmallows in your cupboard as the name might suggest, but from a root by the same name. This is known to soothe the digestive system. Another popular type of tea is Chamomile. This is also known to help relieve the symptoms of acid reflux.

You can make many of these on your own, but you can also find them in natural food stores or special sections of your grocery store. Any of these teas might help you feel better, but you won’t know until you try them. However, it is important that you talk with your doctor before you try them, as some can have side effects that you need to know about, and they might also mix badly with any prescription drugs that you might be taking for your acid reflux or for any other reason. You usually will not have any problems with this type of home remedy for acid reflux, but you don’t want to take a chance with your health.

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5 Responses

  1. pauline reece
    May 3rd, 2007 | 3:49 pm

    I have used herbal teas mainly ginger it is of great value to my condition I have had the operation to relieve my reflux it is not as bad as it used to be but on the occasions that i do have a problem ginger tea has helped also ginger ale is great or dry ginger just defizz it before using an d good luck

  2. Debra
    May 4th, 2007 | 4:23 am

    I thought peppermint was a trigger for GERD, but you mention putting it in tea?

  3. May 4th, 2007 | 4:45 pm

    Although peppermint tea on its own should be avoided as you say Debra, sometimes a mix of all three herbs mentioned in the post can soothe symptoms.

    Although people react differently of course.

     I appreciate your thoughts and if you have any methods you use I would love to hear them.

  4. Lorraine
    October 18th, 2008 | 1:17 am

    I have been using licorice tea, ginger and chamomile tea. They all seem to help. I thought I was rid of acid reflux and then I ate one piece of hot sausage and my esophagus burned afterward. I took some aloe vera and it helped.
    What will help the esophagus heal? I really don’t have any other symptoms of acid reflux. Thanks.

  5. November 1st, 2008 | 4:51 pm

    Hello Lorraine -

    It can take a while for the LES and any damaged tissue caused by the acid reflux to heal, and for some people it never heals fully and they need to continue to manage their lifestyles and diet.

    I’m not sure how long you have been avoiding trigger foods, but try and keep away from them for at least two weeks and see how this helps. Then gradually reintroduce some foods that may have caused problems before and see how you cope.

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