If you don’t want to treat your heartburn immediately with medication, you have a large selection of herbal remedies for heartburn at your disposal. The medicinal plants can calm the stomach on the one hand and on the other hand reduce the production of stomach acid. Medizin Aspekte give tips on how to find out which remedies you should try here.
With natural remedies against heartburn
Heartburn, often associated with stomach pressure, stomach pain or acid burping, has two main causes:
The stomach produces too much gastric acid, which rises into the oesophagus and causes irritation.
The entrance to the stomach, called the porter, is not as tight as it should be. It becomes permeable so that the acid stomach contents can slosh back into the oesophagus.
For many, for example, it is a hearty meal that leads to heartburn. Others, on the other hand, have heartburn on a regular basis, for example due to an unhealthy diet, overweight or pregnancy. In order to control heartburn permanently, a change in diet is helpful, as is losing weight.
In the case of acute symptoms, however, quick help is needed. For it different welfare plants are suitable, which are offered in the form of teas, drops or solutions in the pharmacy. Medicinal plants have often already proven themselves for hundreds of years and can unfold an amazing effect.
Many modes of action have been studied by scientists and are recognized. However, the exact effects of the individual medicinal plants vary greatly: they can relieve cramps, reduce stomach pressure, inhibit the production of gastric acid and stimulate digestion. Symptoms such as heartburn and other acid-related stomach problems can improve quickly. Good reasons to try herbal remedies for heartburn.
The best herbal remedies against heartburn
With the following herbal remedies against heartburn, many sufferers have already been able to alleviate their symptoms. Pay particular attention to high quality when buying dried plants and ready-made teas! The teas in the supermarket often contain low concentrations of medicinal plants with below-average quality. In the pharmacy you get against it teas in medicament quality, just like drops or solutions.
Chamomile is considered the medicinal plant par excellence when it comes to stomach and intestinal complaints. It has a calming effect on the gastrointestinal muscles and can regulate the acid production of the stomach. The anti-inflammatory effect of chamomile benefits the irritated mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines. Chamomile tea is available in best quality in the pharmacy. In addition to tea, you can also use chamomile drops, but these contain alcohol.
Liquorice root is the raw material for a well-known sweetness: liquorice. In addition to sweetness, the root also contains substances that have a healing effect on digestion. Liquorice root is best known for its ability to relieve cramps and counteract excess acidity. You can take the root as tea or chewable tablet. There are also vegetable drops that contain liquorice root.
Angelica is also known as angelica and is known for its relaxing and calming effect on the digestive tract. It can regulate gastric acid and is therefore a valuable herbal remedy against heartburn. Angelica root can be taken as tea or tincture two to three times a day.
The bitter bowflower is an extraordinary medicinal plant, because it helps exactly as it is needed: On the one hand it can have a stimulating effect on the stomach muscles, which improves the feeling of pressure and fullness. On the other hand, it also has relaxing properties on cramped muscles. The Bitter Bowflower is available as a solution.
Marshmallow root contains mucilages which can protect and calm the stomach lining. You can take it as tea or syrup. As the mucus is sensitive to heat, a tea should only be prepared with cold water. Put small pieces of the root in cold water and let them steep for three hours, stirring occasionally. Then strain and drink slightly warmed.
Lovage is very popular in the kitchen because of its spicy taste – the plant is also known under the name Maggikraut. A tea made from lovage also tastes spicy. The roots of the plant are used for this. They are supposed to support the digestion. For the tea, pour 250 milliliters of cold water over two teaspoons of chopped root. Then bring to the boil and strain immediately. Now the tea can be drunk in small sips.
Meadowsweet is considered an extremely valuable medicinal herb. An infusion of meadowsweet can counteract hyperacidity and relieve inflammation. For the infusion, pour boiling water over the herb. After ten minutes you can strain it off and drink the tea.
Attention: Meadowsweet naturally contains the substance salicylic acid. It is used in a slightly modified form for the painkiller aspirin. The ingredient is therefore not suitable for consumption during pregnancy, lactation, asthma or other hypersensitivities.
Ginger root is becoming increasingly popular: it is now available fresh in almost every supermarket. On the one hand ginger is used to season food, on the other it is known as a remedy for stomach problems. You can try the calming and anti-inflammatory effect of ginger for heartburn: Put a few slices of peeled fresh ginger in a cup and pour boiling water over it. After five minutes the tea is ready to drink. The tea works best when taken half an hour before meals.