Using Natural Products for Esophagitis

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Esophagitis is a condition where the esophagus lining gets inflamed, irritated and swollen.

This can cause lots of discomfort in the affected person like pain while swallowing, acid reflux, bleeding in vomit or stools or hernias.

The causes for esophagitis are many like chemical or radiation injury, excessive vomiting, viral and bacterial infections, esophageal obstruction and reflux of stomach contents. Whatever the cause may be, there are various esophagitis natural remedies you can try to treat the condition.

  1. Using natural products for esophagitis is always encouraged. The best treatment available for Candida esophagitis is taking 2-3 garlic pills everyday as it provides fast results.
  2. Drinking a glass of cold milk also provides immediate relief.
  3. Consuming yogurt everyday provides a natural treatment for esophagitis and related throat infections.
  4. Make it a point to drink ginger tea with honey after meals for relief from esophagitis. However ensure that the tea is cool before drinking it.
  5. Try chewing on raw ginger like a lozenge for relief from esophagitis. Just take a piece of ginger, peel and wash it and leave it in the mouth for at least half an hour, twice a day.
  6. Esophagitis natural remedies suggest modifying your diet. It is better to eat 5-6 small meals everyday instead of 3 larger ones. Instead of eating hard food, eat more of soft food like puddings, custards, soups and applesauce. And while eating, it is better to eat small bites of food and chew it thoroughly before swallowing it.
  7. Slippery elm helps in providing relief from esophagitis as it coats the throat and esophagus with mucilage to reduce irritation. All you have to do is add a teaspoon of the powder to half a cup of water and drink it before meals.
  8. Marshmallow is another herb that coats the throat and esophagus to help protect the mucous membranes. Marshmallow tea should be drunk at the most thrice a day, but should be used by diabetics with care as it can greatly reduce blood sugar levels.
  9. Drink aloe Vera juice for relief from acid reflux. Quarter cup of the juice about twenty minutes before a meal provides quite a relief.
  10. Catnip also provides relief from the pain and discomfort of esophagitis. Just make a tea of it, and drink as required. even lemon balm tea helps; you can drink as many as three cups of the tea everyday.

Besides using natural products for esophagitis, it is better to take some preventive measures too. so it is better to avoid smoking and eating spicy foods. It is also better to avoid consuming alcohol, and while drinking beverages, use straws.

Avoid hard foods as they can trigger pain in the esophagus when swallowed. Similarly, it is better to avoid acidic foods and beverages like tomato-based products and citrus juices. You also find relief by elevating the head of the bed by 8 – 10 inches or by sleeping on a wedge pillow.

As usual, though these natural products for esophagitis provide relief, it is better to consult your doctor if the condition persists.

Article Last Modified Friday, May 6, 2011
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