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Treating Hiatal Hernia Symptoms with Herbs

Submitted by on December 25, 2011 – 10:00 pmNo Comment

Hiatal hernia is a condition marked by symptoms like indigestion and heartburn. These symptoms can be managed easily using some simple herbal remedies. Below, we have discussed about the most effective herbs used for treatment of hiatal hernia symptoms.

Aloe vera: The leaves of aloe vera are succulent. For medicinal purposes aloe vera is used both as gel (for topical application) and as juice (for oral consumption). This herb is use widely for treating sliding hiatal hernias. When taken internally, aloe vera juice works by soothing the lining of the patient’s stomach and esophagus. The herb also helps in lowering the production of stomach acids. These features of the herb make it a powerful remedy for hiatal hernia symptoms.

Marshmallow root: The roots of marshmallow contain mucilage rich in healing properties. Intake of this mucilage protects the stomach and esophagus lining of the hiatal hernia patients from damages caused by stomach acids. This herbal remedy is also instrumental in reducing stomach acid production. For best effects prepare a tea by brewing roots of marshmallow in boiling hot water and drink it.

Slippery elm: Hiatal hernia treatment is done using the inner barks of the slippery elm plants. This herb is also a rich source of mucilage with therapeutic properties. Use slippery elm to reduce the irritation and inflammation of the stomach and esophagus in hiatal hernia patients. Slippery elm augments mucus production, which forms a protective coat for our digestive tract saving it from the damages caused by stomach acids.

Goldenseal:  This flowering plant has been known for its ability of treating conditions like heartburn, which is a common sign of hiatal hernia. The herb can soothe irritation of digestive tract effectively when taken orally in form of a tea.

In spite of the fact that the above mentioned herbs can eliminate the hiatal hernia symptoms effectively, one should never consume them without consulting with an experienced physician.

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