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Heartburn and acid reflux, diet, remedies and lifestyle that can help
What can worsen and what can improve heartburn and reflux, here's how small diet and lifestyle changes can help us get better.
Acid reflux, accompanied by other unpleasant symptoms such as aerophagia, acid regurgitation, nausea, cramps, stomach pain or even asthma in predisposed people, is a condition that can happen frequently. However, some precautions, lifestyle changes and foods can help prevent or mitigate acidity and reflux. A few months ago a review that collects the main results of previous studies in order to shed light on what actually can promote or counteract acidity and reflux was published (Zhang et al, Th...
Ficus carica, the remedy that protects the stomach
Protects the stomach, liver and intestines, counteracts stomach acid, gastritis, reflux but also irritable colon, calming and healing in case of gastric ulcer, also acts against anxiety and neuralgia.
The buds of the fig tree, scientific name ficus carica from the Moraceae family, are the ingredient of a natural remedy that is truly beneficial for the health of our gastrointestinal system. We are talking about the glycerine macerate of ficus carica, which you can easily find in a pharmacy or herbalist's shop. But what are the properties of this remedy and for which ailments is it indicated? Let's try to understand better. Ficus carica glyceric macerate, properties for stomach and gut - Fic...
Reflux, how to counter it with lifestyle, nutrition and natural remedies
Remedies and tips to prevent or alleviate reflux-related symptoms. Licorice and olive leaves can become valid allies, but also probiotics and almonds.
Gastroesophageal reflux is a very common condition. For example, it is estimated that it can affect as many as 30% of the American population and that half of the world's adult population will have symptoms related to reflux at some point in their lifetime. Reflux can lead to pain, fatigue, a burning sensation that radiates from the stomach to the mouth, but also hoarseness, sore throat, asthma and chronic cough (Clarett et al, Mo Med, 2018 - Badillo et al, World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther, 2...
Almonds, a sweet healthy snack
Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, protect digestion, counteract stomach swelling, nausea and acidity, improve rest and sleep, support the immune system, promote intestinal and microbiota health, reduce cholesterol, triglycerides and waistline, satiate and bring energy.
Almonds are the edible seeds of the almond tree, scientific name Prunus amygdalus var dulcis, native to Central Asia but nowadays widespread all over the world. With their delicate flavor, almonds are appreciated by everyone, adults and children, they can be eaten as a healthy and energetic snack, added to yogurt and sauces. So let's try to understand the properties of almonds and see some ideas to eat them in a yummy way. Almonds, properties and daily dose - Almonds contain fats, mainly unsat...
Synergistic action of the herbs that make this mixture, useful in case of digestive problems, weak immune system, fatigue, diabetes.
Mu tea is not a particular type of tea but a mixture of herbs and roots able to tone the body, to stimulate the immune system and digestion, to protect the liver and the kidneys, to counteract water retention, fever, hemorrhoids and acne. This blend was formulated in the 50s by the Japanese Georges Ohsawa, considered the father of macrobiotics, and includes from 9 to 16 ingredients. Each ingredient of this special tea brings important healthy properties for different problems and all act in syne...
Lemon peel contains more antioxidants and vitamin C than its pulp, useful in cases of sour stomach, gastric reflux, stones, high blood sugar, cholesterol and high triglycerides, hypertension and obesity.
The lemon, scientific name Citrus limoni, is a plant of the Rutaceae family, the same as tangerine, orange and bergamot. The term lemon also refers to the fruit of this plant, of a beautiful intense yellow color and characterized by a rounded shape. Lemon is known and appreciated for its juice, drunk as a purifying and refreshing drink, used to dress salads or to marinate fish, meat or even fruit. But science is also interested in another part of the lemon, less used except for giving flavor to ...
Stimulating effect on cats, mosquito repellent, sedative and antispasmodic action on humans, useful in case of digestive problems, acidity, abdominal cramps but also muscle or back pain, insomnia.
Catnip, also known as catmint or catswort, scientific name Nepeta cataria, is a perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Catswort has benefits on cats, for these pets in fact it acts as a neuro-active agent, but has also benefits for humans. First at all, it acts as an anti-mosquito repellent. According to a study perfomed by the University of Iowa and presented a few years ago at the meeting of the American Chermical Society, nepetalactone, the essential oil of catswort also responsib...
Baking soda, to drink
Emergency remedy against stomach acid and cystitis, purifies the liver and helps remove toxins, should not be used for more than two weeks.
Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, is a salt that occurs in nature usually dissolved in surface and underground waters. It can be used to counteract the gastric acidity, the burning sensation that may happen after very heavy meals or due to an excess of coffee or alcohol, stress and bad habits such as eating fast. The baking soda has in fact an alkalizing effect able to counteract the acidity and, in addition to this, it acts also very quickly but it has contraindications, as it ...
Method developed by a German physician in order to treat problems such as skin diseases, digestive problems or problems related to the bones as well as to the nervous system, without scientific basis.
Schuessler salts are part of a therapeutic method introduced in the second half of the nineteenth century by the German physician Schuessler. The method uses 12 preparations based on diluted inorganic minerals that, according to the studies of Schuessler, are always present in human blood and tissues. Each of these preparations may be able to influence different body functions on the basis of the consideration that the mineral salts are indispensable for a proper functioning of the organs and, a...
Anti-inflammatory action with benefits for the airway, helpful against sore throat, dry throat and cough, energizing action, able to protect the stomach and the digestion, detox effect on the liver, mild laxative action, for external applications has moisturizing and protective properties, useful to treat dry skin, irritated skin and acne.
Robinia pseudoacacia, commonly known as black locust or false acacia, is a tree that belongs to the Fabaceae family. Thanks to this plant one of the best known and well appreciated honey is obtained. This honey is characterized by a light yellow color and a liquid consistency, it has a delicate taste and it also very versatile, it is highly digestible and energizing and for this reason it is the ideal choice for a breakfast or snack for sporty people or for those people who are going through a v...
Cardamom essential oil
Tonic, digestive and carminative action, useful in case of intestinal fermentations, digestive problems, sour stomach, helpful in case of bad breath and headache, for a more serene vision.
Cardamom, scientific name Elettaria cardamomum, is a spice belonging to the Zingiberaceae family. From cardamom, through steam distillation of the dried seeds, an essential oil with tonic, digestive, carminative and antiseptic properties is obtained. Let’s see the main applications more in detail. Avoid the essential oil during pregnancy and in small children. Problems of stomach – Cardamom essential oil is useful to soothe digestive problems, sour stomach, flatulence, vomit and swollen belly....
Antioxidant, purifying and anticancer properties, against degenerative illnesses and inflammations, able to support the immune system, useful to protect the liver and counteract problems such as sour stomach, poor digestion and constipation.
The plants of Aloe genus belong to the Aloacee family and are represented by a wide range of succulent varieties but, among them, the most important are aloe barbadendis Miller, also known as aloe vera, and aloe arborescens, both characterized by therapeutic and cosmetic properties. Aloe vera has big and fleshy leaves full of gel, for this reason this type of aloe can be used in cosmetics in order to treat problems of skin, acne, irritations, burns, sunburns, wounds, dandruff and itching, aloe a...
Black cumin seed oil
Anti-inflammatory, lenitive, anti-fungal and regenerating properties, for internal use in case of diarrhea, bad digestion, cough and reflux, for external applications, useful in case of dry skin, irritations, eczema, psoriasis, acne, mycoses, stretch marks and dandruff.
Black cumin, scientific name Nigella sativa, is an Asian plant belonging to the Ranuncolaceae family. From black cumin seeds through cold pressing an oil with interesting anti-inflammatory, soothing, calming and regenerating properties is obtained. Known since ancient times, in fact a small bottle of black cumin seed oil was found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamon, this oil can be used for cooking as well as a cosmetic remedy. Black cumin seed oil helps treat cough, bronchitis, allergic rhiniti...
Adaptogenic properties useful in case of stress and fatigue, anti-acid and digestive effect against ulcers, reflux and sour stomach, isoflavones able to relieve symptoms of menopause such as flushes or irritability, useful for osteoporosis prevention, antioxidants for heart health, able to counteract LDL cholesterol oxidation, helpful with tobacco and alcohol addiction.
Kudzu, scientific name Pueraria montana, is a plant of the Fabacee or Leguminosae family that includes also soy, beans, fava beans, peas and lentils. Native to Asia, it is used for cooking, in fact kudzu root powder works as thickener and gelling agent, but also as a natural remedy. Kudzu, in fact, contains isoflavones, natural compounds with a structure similar to human body estrogens, which help to soothe menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis, as reported in the study published in the Evidence-...
Digestive and carminative action, helpful in case of appetite, ulcer, stomach problems, poor or excessive acidity of the stomach, intestinal fermentation and digestion problems.
Calamus, also called sweet flag, is a medicinal plant of the Araceae family whose scientific name is Acorus calamus. The calamus grows along the edges of ponds, swamps and lakes and was already known as a remedy at the time of the ancient Greeks, in fact Galeno, the prominent Greek physician, used this plant as a diuretic. Nowadays the plant is considered an aromatic bitter. Calamus is able to stimulate digestion, is an antispasmodic and has carminative and diuretic properties. The remedy finds ...
Deep breath helps the body oxygenate itself better, strengthens it, gives clarity to the mind and lucidity, strengthens the immune system, helps in case of digestive problems, sour stomach, abdominal cramps and constipation thanks to the internal massage of the organs performed by this type of breathing, as proven by scientific studies it induces a feeling of calm and sends the signal to the body that you can relax.
Natural remedies are not just herbal teas or preparations, sometimes they are gestures or small exercises that can bring big benefits. This is the case of breathing, a process that is so simple and automatic that we do not care about and, as a consequence, it is often penalized. Stress, difficult situations, anger and the breathing becomes superficial or we can even hold our breath. Breath brings oxygen to the body cells and removes toxins, a superficial breath does not properly oxygenate the ti...
Vitamins and mineral salts, stimulating action, helpful in case of periods of physical and mental stress, tiredness, depurative action, able to restore health of skin and hair, useful to boost and support the immune system, indicated in case of digestive problems, sour stomach, gastro esophageal reflux, constipation, inflammation and recurrent respiratory tract diseases, in case of illnesses such as Parkinson.
Papaya, also called papaw or pawpaw, scientific name Carica papaya, is a tree of the Caricaceae family that can reach a height of 10 meters. The fruit, which has the same name as the plant, is a very large, orange-colored berry with a sweet and juicy pulp that contains many seeds in the form of black grains. Rich in vitamin C, A and E, but also potassium, magnesium, zinc and antioxidants, papaya fruit helps to fight free radicals and counteracts aging processes. It is useful to restore health an...
Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties proven by scientific studies, help in case of gastro esophageal reflux, ulcer, gastritis, heartburn, irritable colon but also cold and sore throat, applied externally is able to accelerate the healing processes of wounds, but also helps to soothe other skin problems such as acne, dermatitis, eczema.
Manuka honey is a honey produced from the nectar of the flowers of manuka, scientific name Leptospermum scoparum, a tree growing in New Zealand. This type of honey has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, according to the article published in 2008 on the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food research by a team of researchers of the University of Dresden. The researchers have found that the responsible for the antibacterial activity of this type of honey is the substance called Methylgl...
Digestive properties, remedy in case of poor digestion, sour stomach, bloating and hiccups, antiseptic action useful for toothache, sore throat and, more in general, inflammations of the mouth, appetite stimulant, diuretic action, helpful in case of gout and rheumatism, water retention.
Tarragon, scientific name Artemisia dracunculus, also called estragon, is an aromatic plant of the Asteraceae family. Tarragon is a remedy to stimulate appetite in cases of loss of appetite, fatigue, convalescence or weakness, it aids digestion and is helpful in case of sour stomach and abdominal bloating. Another property of tarragon is that it is a diuretic, for this reason the plant results a help in case of rheumatism, gout, water retention, difficulty urinating or problems related to kidney...
Remedy for heartburn, indigestion and flatulence, antispasmodic properties useful in case of stomach cramps, but also asthma and palpitations, remedy in case of neuralgia and migraines.
Lemon verbena (lippia citriodora), also called lemon beebrush, belongs to the vervain family, verbena officinalis belongs to this species too. Lemon verbena comes from South America but can also be found in North America and Europe, the plant is richer, in respect of verbena officinalis, in healing properties. Lemon verbena can be used in case of poor digestion, heartburn, flatulence. This herb results a remedy to treat stomach cramps, asthma and heart palpitations thanks to the antispasmodic ac...
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