Antacid herbs are those that neutralise excess acids in the stomach and intestines. Many also have demulcent properties to protect the stomach lining.
People tend to use antacids when there is discomfort after eating, such as, acid-reflux, bloating, heartburn and general feelings of indigestion. Acid-reflux and associated conditions, are actually due to problems in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which could vary in nature. Over the counter medications usually make the conditions worse, often by masking the symptoms while the real issue go untreated. Many herbs, on the other hand, offer properties that help to soothe and heal the GI tract.
Ailments used to address
Useful for treating acid reflux, GERD, indigestion and similar conditions. Antacid herbs can help to soothe the stomach, reduce acidity, ease nausea, protect, soothe and tone the mucous membranes of the stomach, and promote healthy peristalsis of the digestive tract.
Examples of Herbs
- Dandelion Root
- Slippery Elm Bark