Does ginger tea help for acid reflux syndrome?

Ginger is one of the most reliable home remedies when it comes to treating various health conditions. Ginger contains shogaols, zingerone and gingerols along with essential oils that gives this spice its medicinal properties. Ginger is known for its role in increasing the motility of the gastrointestinal tract, thus playing an important role in treating various stomach and intestinal related health conditions. Ginger also possesses effective sedative, analgesic, antibacterial and antipyretic properties.

Acid reflux is a condition in which the stomach acid flows back into the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. This acid that flows back into the esophagus irritates it and causes a burning sensation, ultimately leading to heart burn. This condition most commonly occurs due to overeating, consuming spicy foods and due to excessive intake of foods rich in fat content. The esophagus has a circular band of muscle known as the esophageal sphincter at the bottom end, where it meets the stomach. When there is an excess amount of food in the intestines the stomach forces the esophageal sphincter to open, thus releasing the food along with some digestive juices into the food pipe. The same action takes place when we consume extremely spicy food too.

Ginger root tea is very effective in getting rid of acid reflux. Ginger root tea contains gingerols that increase the efficiency of the gastrointestinal tract. Ginger root also helps in soothing the nerves, and eases the burning sensation caused by this condition. However, you can also try other home remedies as well in order to experience instant relief from this condition.

Apple cider vinegar is also very effective when it come to treating acid reflux. For this purpose you can mix 2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water. Sip this solution slowly, while eating or after dinner for effective results. Chewing on fennel seeds after every meal is another effective remedy when it comes to treating acid reflux. Eating Fennel seeds helps control and suppresses stomach spasms. You can also soak fennel seeds in water overnight and drink this water the next morning in order to gain similar results.

However, avoiding this condition is the best solution. Acid reflux most often occurs due to faulty eating habits. Therefore, correcting one’s eating habits is of primary importance. Eating smaller meals that are consumed at regular intervals rather than eating three heavy meals helps in avoiding acid reflux. This is because the stomach gets enough of time to digest the food when it is consumed in smaller amounts, thus preventing the reflex to push food back into the esophagus.

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