Heartburn is caused when the lower esophageal sphincter, between the esophagus and stomach, stops working properly and instead of acid going down to the stomach, it comes back up through the esophagus.
Ibuprofen, aspirin, peppermint, tobacco, and excessive amounts of table salt can cause Heartburn. Also, eliminating or reducing foods from your diet, like chocolate, coffee, alcoholic beverages, citrus fruits and juices, and tomatoes can help prevent Heartburn from occurring. These foods and products can stop you from reaching your physical wellness goals because it is harder to exercise or get proper sleep when you have Heartburn.
Here are some natural remedies that may help provide relief from Heartburn and improve wellness. Iberogast helps with heartburn and is made from 9 herbs that are different and that many say really works. It is made from milk thistle, peppermint, licorice, angelica, clown's mustard plant, caraway, german chamomile, lemon balm, and greater celandine.
Chewing gum also helps reduce heartburn because chewing stimulates saliva which acts as a defense to heartburn. Who knew that something like chewing gum could help promote physical wellness?
Aloe Vera juice calms down inflammation in the stomach and the esophagus. You can drink a 1/2 cup before meals, but it is best if you get the kind that has the laxative component taken out of the juice because regular Aloe Vera juice is a laxative.
DGL licorice has properties that can naturally heal the stomach. It has to be DGL licorice because other types may contain glycyrrhizic acid which is dangerous for the stomach.