I’ve been suffering from acid reflux for over ten years now. It became much frequent in the last couple of years.Last year my doctor advised me to take a popular over the counter acidity medicine ( a proton pump inhibitor) for six months. Which gave me relief for that time, but created a much serious problem of low blood iron level, it is a side effect of the medicine. Also, felt I was becoming dependent on this medicine and had to take it at least 2-3 times every week. So I started looking at natural alternatives and a few things which have really helped me are these
Fenugreek Seeds (Methi), I take about half tablespoon after my breakfast. I just swallow it with water.
Carom seeds, I take about half tablespoon after my lunch. I just swallow it with water.
Fennel seeds, I chew about half tablespoon after my dinner.
I also find apple cider vinegar very effective. If I feel the acidity burn I mix half a cup water with about half tablespoon of ACV and it immediately relieves the heartburn symptoms. To make it more palatable I mix ACV with cold water and add a little honey.
Please let me know If these remedies worked for you. I am not dependent on the medicine anymore and hope in long term it will heal my system completely.