Ginger for Heartburn

Cure for heartburnI cherish my small apartment that is part of a brownstone condo complex – not only because it has tons of personally, but because I also happen to have great neighbors.

Susan lives literally “right next door” and she’s always there to lend a lemon or anything at all when I’m in need. So this week, we decided to go out for drinks to get a breather from our busy schedules and catch up on the latest happenings in each other’s lives.

Fight Fire with Spicy Ginger

“Ginger?” I asked after she told me that she often chews and swallows a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger whenever she gets a bout of heartburn.

I know that ginger has been used often to calm nausea but I’ve never heard it used in this way as a cure for heartburn. I get occasional heartburn, so I wanted to give this folk remedy a try now that heartburn had suddenly flared up this morning.

I took a 1/2-inch thick slice of ginger, trimmed off the skim, and cut it in three pieces. On an empty stomach, I chewed each piece separately and swallowed. Pretty strong and spicy! Now I’ll always tell people to check with their doctors if they have any health issues, but I have to say that, for me, Suzie’s ginger trick cured my heartburn!


  1. I have been using ginger for about three years. I was diagnosed with Gerd and so many of the medications I tried just did not work for me, a friend of mine told me of the ginger and I use whenever I need it, an absolute lifesaver. I would suggest it to anyone…..checked with my doctor and his comment was, can’t hurt you.

  2. We found this by accident. We were eating sushi and my daughter complained that her acid reflux was acting up. She nibbled on a little fresh ginger, and then realized her stomach was feeling better – significantly better.

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