A little known and totally natural, acid reflux remedy that some people swear by is honey, that’s right, honey. It has even earned the moniker of “honey for heartburn“, the natural solution to acid reflux symptoms.
Obviously, to be a successful acid reflux remedy it should not only resolve symptoms fast but hopefully for good also, which is why antacids, for instance, are a considered a temporary solution. In fact antacids, work for a short time and when symptoms return you need to take more and eventually make your symptoms worse with continued use.
On the other hand, the goal of a good remedy, “natural home” or otherwise is to cure the problem and not just treat the symptoms by repairing the problem and returning the digestive system to normal function. So, the best approach to heartburn symptoms, aside from relieving the initial discomfort, is to heal the lower esophageal sphincter and help it to return to its normal function as soon as possible.
Honey has been used not only as a sweet food but also, by humans at least, as a medicine since the dawn of mankind. It was even used, very successfully by the ancient Egyptians in the mysterious process of mummifying their pharaohs.
The Powerful Antibacterial Properties of Honey
Honey has been used in eastern medicine for thousands of years for its mysterious healing powers both internally and externally and modern research has discovered that natural unpasteurized honey is actually a very powerful antibacterial agent.
As it turns out a nasty little bacteria called Helicobacter Pylori is responsible for a variety of gastro intestinal problems including acid reflux.
Specifically, honey as an acid reflux remedy can kill bacteria that may be damaging the tissue of the lower esophageal sphincter causing heartburn and other acid reflux symptoms.
In this case, honey is intended to heal the sphincter which is responsible for keeping food and acid where it belongs, in the stomach.
Try these simple, traditional heartburn home remedies using honey.
These remedies should not be attempted by people with diabetes…sorry.
The simplest technique is a tablespoon of honey three or four times a day, with the last right before bed to get the healing benefits during the night.
You can also try sweetening a cup of ginger, cinnamon or chamomile tea with one or two teaspoons of honey and sip it slowly.
Always use natural unprocessed honey as it has not been stripped of nutrients.
Honey as an acid reflux remedy is a pleasant and inexpensive way to relieve uncomfortable heartburn and reflux symptoms both short term as well as for the long term.
Tip: It’s best to avoid spicy and acidic foods during your first few days while using this technique, just to give your body a proper chance to heal.