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Effective herbs that help treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)



Effective herbs that help treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Effective herbs that help treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Many people suffer from the problem of esophageal reflux disease, which occurs due to a defect or weakness of the esophageal muscle. This weakness leads to the release of acid from the stomach into the esophagus, causing discomfort and some problems such as:

  • Chest pain.
  • Constant burping.
  • sputum.
  • Persistent cough.
  • Feeling of swelling in the neck.
  • heart burn.

There are several things that exacerbate the problem of reflux

  • Eating a lot of fried foods, such as potatoes, fried chicken, and others.
  • Excessive soft drinks.
  • Eating more food than the body needs.
  • smoking.
  • Drinking stimulants like tea and coffee.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) herbal and natural treatment

In addition to drinking medicines and antibiotics, there are some herbs that help relieve these symptoms, we will talk about them in detail in this article, which are as follows:


You can use ready-made bags of ginger, but fresh ginger is preferred, because it contains a stronger effect in relieving heartburn and nausea that occurs due to reflux, as it works to absorb stomach acids.

Drink 3 cups of boiled ginger daily before eating a meal.

Note: Avoid drinking bags of ginger mixed with cinnamon, because cinnamon irritates the stomach.

chamomile tea

One of the properties found in chamomile is that it contains anti-inflammatory, it works to treat and calm stomach pain, and relieves bloating and indigestion.
Drink 3 cups of chamomile after eating on a daily basis, and you will feel.

Fennel seeds

It was used in the past to treat diseases of the digestive system, as it was found to be very effective in relieving stomach pain and heartburn, as one of its properties is the presence of antibiotics capable of relieving the acidity and heartburn that the reflux patient feels, In addition, it helps to get rid of bloating and gas.

Use fennel seeds in one of these two ways:

First method

Chew half a spoonful of fennel seeds slowly after a meal.

The second method

Boil a tablespoon of fennel seeds with water and drink it.


Opinions differed regarding drinking mint infusion, as one group said that it relieves the symptoms of GERD, facilitates digestion, and works to expel gases, while the other group said that laboratory studies confirmed that mint increases the weakness of the heart muscle, allowing stomach acid to rise into the esophagus, irritating it. 

Note: Every person is different, there are people who feel comfortable drinking mint, while other people have a problem after drinking mint, depending on the nature of their bodies, you can try it and after an hour you will see the result.


Lavender can be added to other herbs and soaked in boiling water such as mint, anise and chamomile, it helps to digest the stomach, and it has a sweet taste so sugar can be dispensed with.

It is preferable to drink it before bed, as it helps to rest, relax and fall asleep faster.


  • It has good efficacy in fighting infections because it contains antibiotics, according to what some patients confirm.

  • Drink boiled licorice root while warm twice a day, and avoid drinking it when it is iced because it contains sugar.

  • It should not be drunk for a long time.

  • Pregnant women, heart patients and hypertension are prevented from drinking it.

  • You should consult your doctor before taking it, especially if you are using medication.

In addition to the above, there are other herbs that can be taken to help relieve the symptoms of GERD, which are:

  • Lemon balm.
  •  Karaway.
  •  turmeric.
  •  anise.
  •  Milk thistle.

Note: Consult your doctor before taking herbs, so that they do not conflict with medications if you are using medications.