Any herbal remedies for GERD that you've tried?

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lilac7
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   Posted 2/25/2014 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
and found beneficial?

mubkh
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   Posted 2/25/2014 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
None yet but i've heard fennel seeds, sanna maki and herbal teas are good.

jamosca
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   Posted 2/26/2014 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Mastic gum, aloe Vera a non processed food diet.

mubkh
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How to use aloe vera?

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 2/27/2014 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, milk thistle had an impact on my symptoms and I feel less reflux if I take it. I have hypersensitive oesophagus, so I don't know if the milk thistle reduces reflux or just reduces sensation of reflux in my case. However, it is supposed to be a mild prokinetic. When it seemed to help I thought I'd cure myself by taking it several times a day (before every meal) but sadly the effect seems limited - 2 capsules does no more than 1 does! However, I do get benefit.

DGL is also helpful.

Marshmallow in tea form is soothing, if you can tolerate teas. Some people say camomile tea is good but it didn't help me personally.

MMM
GERD (3 years and counting)
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

Noelle3
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   Posted 2/27/2014 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
MMM, can I ask you what brand of milk thistle you take? I remember you posting about this some time ago and thought I'd try it, but there were so many brands I didn't know which to choose.

I have also been diagnosed with having oesophageal hypersensitivity.

Noelle

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 2/27/2014 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi

I use Swanson full spectrum milk thistle capsules. I only take 1 a day which is 500 mg.

MMM
GERD (3 years and counting)
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

Teacherman
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   Posted 2/27/2014 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Chewing on fennel seeds after meals has eliminated my upper stomach bloating and awful symptoms. I struggled for nearly 7 months and began to accept the symptoms as my new normal. However, after chewing on some fennel seeds I am cured of this upper stomach issue. Yea!!!

Teacherman
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   Posted 2/27/2014 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Prebiotics that contain MOS work really well too. By Jarrow
I'll get the names later. But, I am amazed at their power over other good probiotics. I've tried them all.....it seems.

Noelle3
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   Posted 2/27/2014 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you MMM, I'll give those a try :)

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 2/27/2014 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck - be interested to know if it helps anyone else!

MMM
GERD (3 years and counting)
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

Noelle3
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   Posted 3/1/2014 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
MMM, I tried to get milk thistle from a couple of health food shops today and they told me that you can only get Swansons online. Anyway, I ended up getting Thisilyn Maximum Strength milk thistle from Holland & Barrett ... a bit pricey at £12.99 for 30. Can I ask where you order yours from?

I don't know if I should take one before or after food as there was no instruction on this.

I'll let you know how I get on with them.

Noelle

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 3/1/2014 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi

I do order online from Amazon! It's quite a bit cheaper than that, but not so much so by the time you have paid postage.

I take one with breakfast .

MMM
GERD (3 years and counting)
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

Noelle3
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   Posted 3/2/2014 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!

mubkh
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   Posted 3/2/2014 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah i've also heard chewing fennel seeds is good.
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