Heart Burn

Latino Hispanic man with heartburn acid refluxAt the entrance to your stomach is a valve, which is a ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Normally, the LES closes as soon as food passes through it. If the LES doesn’t close all the way or if it opens too often, acid produced by your stomach can move up into your esophagus. This can cause symptoms such as a burning chest pain called heartburn. If acid reflux symptoms happen more than twice a week, you have acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Suggested Oils to Use

Ginger, Lemon, Peppermint, Sandalwood

Also consider: Basil, Black Pepper, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Orange

Suggested Ways to use

For adults:

• Take internally in a capsule Ginger, Peppermint, or Orange.

• or apply Frankincense topically on the throat and chest

• or Lemon, 3 -5 drops in the back of the mouth. Followed with water.

Note: some find Peppermint helpful but others find it makes acid reflux worse.

Although the taste is not very great some people find relief by drinking a small class of apple cider vinegar to help balance the ph in their stomach. Plugging your nose helps to reduce the taste while drinking.