A big cheesy burger and a large portion of chips and soft drink just before your bedtime is the perfect way to have heartburn. I know this is a very normal problem to have but have you ever thought why you have to face this uncomfortable and quite painful condition? No? Okay no issues because by the end of this article you will get the perfect ingredient to cure heartburn. Do you know what heartburn is? I think almost everyone knows about it but, I am sure that you all unaware about the reason behind this condition. Am I right? Despite of its name, heartburn doesn’t affect the heart. In fact heartburn is the burning sensation in the lower part of the chest along with bad taste in your mouth and throat. This can occur if you lie down right after eating. This is a treatable condition and you can cure this very easily at your home. The lining of your esophagus is more delicate than the lining of your stomach. So, the acid in your esophagus causes a burning sensation in your chest. You can feel the pain as a sharp, burning and you can also feel like tightening sensation. Most of the time people will manage this pain by taking over the counter medicines because occasional heart burn is a very common condition. It is estimated that more than 60 percent people of United States experience heart burn once in a month. There are certain types of reasons to get this painful condition. Read this carefully so that you can prevent this condition. Heart burn usually occurs when stomach acid backs up into the tube that carries food from your mouth to stomach (esophagus). Esophagus is a tube that carried food and fluid from your mouth to stomach. Confused? No problem I can explain in simple words. When you eat, food passes from your mouth down into esophagus. To enter the stomach, the food must pass through an opening between the esophagus and stomach. This opening acts like a gate to allow the food to pass into the stomach. Generally this opening closes as soon as food passes. But if it doesn’t close, the acid from your stomach can get enter in you esophagus. Stomach acid can irritate the esophagus which causes heartburn. There are only two symptoms and according to me everyone has to know about this.
- A burning pain in the chest that usually occurs after eating and most of the time it occurs at night.
- Pain that worsen when you lie down or bend.
Have you use anything natural to treat this kind of problem? No? I think I know the reason behind this. This reason is availability of over the counter medicines right? Okay on this I want to share something- there are lots of anti-heartburn medicines available which are already using by millions of people around the world. But, no one has the ability to cure heartburn as ginger can do. This is because ginger is the best remedy for digestion and it also helps to reduce the backup of contents into the esophagus. Ginger regulates the flow of juices in the digestive system to ensure proper absorption of food. It has anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce the swelling and irritation. It has certain phenols which helps to relax stomach muscles and reduce the over activity of the stomach. Ginger reduces nausea and vomiting. It speeds the digestive process to prevent the buildup of gas. Also ginger tightens the lower esophagus sphincter to prevent the back flow of stomach acid.
Ginger is proved and tested remedy to cure heartburn and by this you can cure this condition very easily at your home. For this you just need to take one small piece of ginger and one lemon. Cut the ginger to extract its juice then add lemon juice in it. Drink this only one time in a day. Certain types of condition can also trigger heartburn like smoking, being overweight, eating spicy foods and pregnancy.