This is the effect of the inflammation by acid when it gets into the esophagus. You might be wondering, where does the acid come from? A brief explanation of what happens after we eat will help you answer this question. When we eat food, the stomach produces hydrochloric acid to digest it. The acid is produced by the stomach lining. Sometimes this acid may reflux into the esophagus causing the inflammation.
The stomach lining does not get affected by this acid since it has a mucus membrane that protects it. The acid and sometimes fluid leaves the stomach if the lower esophageal sphincter that connects the stomach and the esophagus is faulty. Normally food and fluids are only supposed to enter the stomach and not leave through this sphincter. Acid reflux pain is felt in the upper chest like a burning sensation. Sometimes it can be so severe that one may confuse it with a heart attack. To most people the pain is mild and it does not affect there mode of life. Acid reflux pain can be suppressed by medication. When taking medication note that you are only dealing with the symptoms not the route cause of the illness. You should therefore try to find the cause of the disease.
Acid reflux pain is as a result of too much acid being produced in the stomach and then refluxing into the esophagus. What is causing your stomach to produce the excess acid? Are you overeating? Are you eating just before bedtime? Are you eating to much of acid fruits, fatty foods or spicy foods? These are some of the causes of the acid reflux pain.
Many of us prefer to go for medicinal cures to our health problems but have we really ever taken time to give a thought to the wonders herbal remedies can do? Herbal cures are directly derived from mother nature and gives a total oneness between humans and nature. However, you do not just treat yourself with herbs for acid reflux with your own knowledge. You need to consult a herbal expert to ensure that you are doing the right thing.
Herbs for acid reflux have minimal side effects unlike the medicines which have lots of side effects that can even lead to weight gain. Many antacids are now available in the market today but they only provide you with a temporal solution for there and then but do not guarantee you that the reflux will go away for good. Other remedies that one can use include some special pillows and one can even go for surgery if the problem is so severe.
Some of the herbs that can be used for acid reflux include fresh black pepper, common spice among the Indians and which is used to garnish many meals. It aids in food digestion and comes in powder form. There other one is the Pimpali which improves the digestion levels and detoxifies the digestive system. It is the best cure for stomach ulcers.
Some more herbs worth mentioning are the ginger roots, which among the oldest curatives herbs and which is mostly used as a tea flavoring ingredient and is also used for spicing food. Jasthamadh is a sweet curative powder, also used in tea or can be take on its own. Amla is an anti oxidant which performs other numerous functions like keeping the skin healthy besides treating acid reflux.