Apple Cider Vinegar for Heartburn

Apple Cider Vinegar for Heartburn

Heartburn is an affliction that plagues pregnant women in particular.  There is an old saying about the amount of heartburn you have during pregnancy affecting how much hair your baby is born with.  It isn’t true at all, but we sure can suffer from heartburn.

There are many over the counter medications you can take to combat it, but if you want a natural cure, consider the ever-helpful apple cider vinegar.  In addition to its many other uses, a shot of apple cider vinegar can knock out heartburn in one fell swoop.  It tastes awful, but that minor inconvenience is well worth the relief it can provide.

It also works wonders on babies with reflux.  My three-month old daughter is suffering from reflux that even medications weren’t helping.  During one crying jag, I dipped my finger in apple cider vinegar and wiped it in her mouth.  I did that three times, and that was all it took.  We have since been using it occasionally when her reflux is really bothering her, and each time she is able to relax and go to sleep.

For babies, be very careful not to overdo it, especially since reflux can make their throat and esophagus raw – vinegar can irritate the irritation.  Just a tiny amount, like a finger dipped in it and wiped in the mouth, can make all the difference.

Apple cider vinegar is an excellent cure for heartburn, but if you cannot stand to take it plain, sprinkle it on a salad or other light dish, and enjoy its heartburn healing benefits without the awful taste.