Most people have used aloe vera spray on a bad sunburn, or applied the cool, healing goo of an aloe plant directly to a superficial burn blister.
But did you know that aloe can also be effective for treating the heartburn caused by acid reflux? Because it’s a natural anti-inflammatory, it can help reduce inflammation in the esophagus, providing some much-needed pain relief.
Do note that aloe can have laxative properties, so be careful to choose a brand with the laxative elements removed. These can be purchases in most health food stores. Drinking about 1/2 a cup prior to a meal is a great preventative agent against acid reflux.
3. Slippery elm
This is another herbal remedy known for thickening the mucus that lines your stomach, creating a stronger barrier against corrosive stomach acid. Traditionally, it’s dissolved in water and consumed during meals and before bedtime to prevent chest pain and burning in the throat while sleeping.