How to Cure Acid Reflux with Green Tea

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When the (LES) lower esophageal_sphincter fails and do not contract, and digestive acids move up backward to your esophagus from stomach, causing a sensation of burning in throat and chest. This situation is known commonly as heartburn, its more severe case is acid reflux. Unhealthy food_habits, damage sphincter, lifestyle changes and stress are the most common causes of acid reflux.

Studies indicate that about 60 millions of Americans experience the problem of acid reflux one or more in a month. There are a lot of commercial medications for acid reflux, but they have a short term effect and they also have a lot of side effects. While green tea is a natural affordable and easy to make home remedy try this to treat acid reflux. Below we will discuss why is green tea effective and how to use it to treat acid reflux.

Why Green Tea is the Best Remedy for Heartburn?

  • Antioxidant polyphenols found in green tea promote proper_digestion and restricts the flow back of the acid or food content from stomach to esophagus.
  • It is anti_inflammatory, so it helps to relieves the acid redflux caused burning sensation.
  • It also triggers the proper contraction of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), thus prevent digestive acids backward movement.
  • L-theanine is found in green tea it is an amino_acid which reverses caffeine effects and calms down the nervous_system.
  • It contains active_compounds called (EGCG) catechins which is anti_oxidant and helps in repairing the damage done to healthy_cells.
  • Green tea also contains theophylline, tannins, theobromine, all of these prevent heartburn.


How to Use Green Tea to Prevent and Treat Heartburn

 You can use green tea alone or combine with other useful natural ingredients to treat and prevent acid reflux and heartburn. Use the methods below and choose the one right for you to treat acid reflux.

1. Green Tea


You can find bags of green tea at many grocery stores also you can order online. The powdered form  of green tea is also available. Follow the simple instructions usually found at the back of package to make green tea, drink this tea three times a day to get best results.


2. Citrus Green Tea

Lemon juice fights_bacteria while the immune system is strengthened by vitamin C found in the orange juice.

  • Boil water four cups and pour this boile water in a pitcher with two green tea_bags.
  • Let steep twenty to thirty minutes.
  • Stir in freshly squeezed lemon & orange juice for taste.
  • Sweeten it by adding raw honey.
  • This recipe can be used cold or hot.
  • Drink three times per day.


3. Almond Milk with Green Tea

Almond_milk soothes esophageal linings and irritated stomach.

  • Brew green_tea by using powder or a bag.
  • Pour this green tea in a large_cup and take cold almond_milk and fill the rest with it.
  • Mix it well and to get relief from acid reflux sip slowly.
  • Drink three times per day.
  • Note: If you want use coconut_milk instead of almond milk.


4.  Aloe Vera with Green Tea

Aloe_vera soothes & helps in repairing damaged tissues.

  • Brew green tea one cup.
  • Cut open & squeeze an aloe_vera leaf to extract its fresh juice.
  • Stir aloe vera half teaspoon juice into green tea.
  • Drink three times per day.


5. Raw Honey with Green Tea

 Raw honey can be used as a best sweetener, it also soothes iritated_stomach and esophageal_linings while protecting your body from heartburn exacerbating bacteria.
  • Brew green_tea using powder or a bag.
  • Stir in raw honey one teaspoon.
  • Drink three times per day.
  • Note: For extra benefits you can add lemon juice one tweaspoon.



Does Green Tea Cause Acid Reflux?

Present research attempting to ascertain the effectiveness of green tea as a heartburn remedy offers mixed results. Green_tea has a lot of properties that promote proper_digestion, but some people believe that green_tea actually causes acid_reflux, but in fact it’s the caffeine in green_tea that triggers symptoms. Research indicates that people who drinks caffeinated_tea are more (1.5 times) likely to get the problem of acid reflux. so always use decaffeinated, organic green tea for you home remedies to treat acid reflux.


Precautions and Tips:


 To get better results by using green_tea as home remedy to prevent and treat acid reflux and heartburn follow the below advise.
  • Replace sodas, juices and all other drinks decaffeinated green tea and herbal teas.
  • Consult your doctor if you are having symptoms of acid reflux more than one or two time per week because it’s a serious health problem called GERD or gastro_esophageal reflux disease.
  • Before using remedies of green tea for acid reflux treatment, consult your doctor if you taking any medication like blood thinners or blood pressure medications, or you have any heart condition, depression or stomach ulcers.
  • Drink at least eight glasses of water per day to stay hydrated.
  • Eat a healthy diet, including vegetables and fresh fruits.
  • Avoid carbohydrates and excess sugar.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Reduce stress through yoga, meditation, or breathing exercises.

Have you tried home remedies using green tea to prevent and treat heartburn? Which methods worked best for you? Share your experience with us!




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