Up next in Digestion & Stomach Problems (24 videos)
Find out what's causing your stomach or intestinal distress, how to treat it, and how to prevent it from happening again, with these videos.
You Will Need
- A glass of water
- Baking soda
- Chamomile tea
- Peppermint leaves
- Honey (optional)
Stand up immediately
The fastest way to get rid of heartburn is to stand up. Heartburn is caused by food and stomach acid moving up the esophagus; standing helps gravity work for you instead of against you.
Take a teaspoon of vinegar
Try a spoonful of vinegar. Heartburn is sometimes caused by too little stomach acid; vinegar gives the stomach what it needs for efficient digestion.
Drink water with baking soda
Drink a glass of water, followed by half a glass of water mixed with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. The calcium in the baking soda counteracts your stomach acid to relieve heartburn.
Drink chamomile tea
Chamomile, like baking soda, is high in calcium. Like baking soda, it will lower stomach acid, while tasting a whole lot better!
Chew peppermint leaves
Chew on peppermint leaves. Peppermint is high in menthol, which can help relax the stomach.