Acid Reflux


 I have been on prescription meds for years for the treatment of acid reflux. My understanding is that these meds are for shortterm use only. Im trying to resolve this problem with natural remedies. Can you recommend anything that would assist with diminishing acid reflux symptoms?

 

Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice, also known as DGL is one of the best natural remedies for acid reflux symptoms.  This is a form of licorice that has had one of its components removed which enhances its effect on the GI system and reduces its ability to increase blood pressure values.  It works by stimulating your body to make more of the protective coating that lines your stomach and esophagus to protect it from the acid.  Aloe Vera juice, slippery elm, mastic gum and marshmallow root are also very helpful for acid reflux symptoms.  They provide a soothing coating that helps to reduce inflammation in the tissue and promote healing. 



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