Ginger Root and/or Chamomile Tea
Both ginger root and chamomile have soothing properties that may help reduce the inflammation and irritation stomach acid can cause to the esophagus (19)(20). Ginger is also said to help stimulate stomach acid production, although the exact mechanism is unclear.
One of the easiest ways to get ginger root and chamomile into your diet is by sipping on herbal teas throughout the day. You can also add chamomile flowers and fresh ginger to your green smoothies.
Sip on herbal teas throughout the day to reduce stomach inflammation.
While these natural remedies can help reduce the discomfort and pain of acid reflux, it’s important to also address the dietary and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to impairing your digestive function. Consider limiting your caffeine, alcohol and sugar intake, and taking appropriate measures to manage your stress levels, such as yoga and meditation.
You may also find it helpful to keep a “food and mood” symptom journal, where you can keep a record of when acid reflux occurs most—for example, after a heavy protein meal or during a stressful meeting. This will help you identify and correct your acid reflux triggers while you heal the root cause(s) of why you’re experiencing acid reflux in the first place.