There are several oils that can work well as a remedy for acid reflux either alone or in a blend.
When purchasing these oils keep in mind that not all essential oils are created equal. There are many "oils" on the market that are not truly essential oils but chemically derived oils designed to imitate their scent.
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Many oils are not 100% pure without any synthetic additives. This may be the case even if the bottle says 100% essential oil on the label.
For best results and to be safe, I recommend you only use clinical grade essential oils; oils that are an exact match to the oils used in clinical trials.
Having said that lets talk about some oils that could very well make a difference in your war on acid reflux.
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Ginger essential oil is well known for calming the stomach and bringing relief from bloating, cramps, heartburn, stomach ulcers and a variety of other gastrointestinal ailments.
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Lavender works wonders as a remedy for acid reflux because it attacks your indigestion and promotes relaxation.
It has sedative properties which help you with sleep if you struggle with night-time reflux, bloating and insomnia caused by GERD.
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Lemons, despite their acidic taste are actually alkaline in nature and this alkalinity remains in Lemon Essential Oil. Lemon oil will neutralize the acid in your stomach, kill the bad bacteria and is also great for detoxing and flushing out the toxins in your stomach.
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Peppermint Essential Oil, used in small quantities, is very effective at soothing digestive distress, relieving bloating, nausea, stomach cramps and acid reflux. (See Pubmed study)
For a good essential oil remedy for acid reflux take a blend of the following in a Gelatin Capsule 3 times a day:
Follow up with a drop of Peppermint on your tongue.
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