Heartburn/Acid Reflux Home Remedies with Slippery Elm Tea
Tea made from the slippery elm tree has long been used by Native Americans for its medicinal values. Not only has it been referred to as the Medical Tree for its healing qualities, records also show that the inner bark of the tree has been used for food for survival purposes by early pioneers.
Slippery Elm is known to have a soothing power, so it can help by soothing, as well as healing, the lining of the esophagus that has become irritated by stomach acid. Its soothing power is so great; it can reportedly bring on instant relief from acidity, which causes heartburn.
In powder form, mixed with a little water or warm milk, it makes an incredibly nourishing gruel which your body finds easy to digest, as well as soothing heartburn/acid reflux. However, it doesn't taste all that wonderful on its own, so adding a little flavor in the form of ginger or honey can make it more palatable.
Before you try any sort of product containing slippery elm, you should talk to your doctor first.