Teas for Naturally Treating Heartburn

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Teas prepackaged or freshly prepared are both natural options for treating heartburn, acid reflux, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), just avoid any teas that contain caffeine. Caffeine relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) which can cause acid reflux.

The teas below are naturally caffeine-free and their different healing properties should be considered when used to treat your heartburn symptoms.

I’ve broken the different teas up into three sections. Mucilage teas for coating and protecting the throat. Teas that help the stomach produce more acid to help the LES stay closed. And a section of other teas that help in various ways.

Mucilage Teas to Coat the Esophagus and Naturally Treat Heartburn

Mucilage teas can coat the esophagus and stomach to protect from the irritation of stomach acid.

  • Marshmallow root tea can be used to coat the esophagus and stomach.
  • Slippery elm tea protects the esophagus and stomach lining against stomach acids by thickening the mucous lining.
  • Licorice root tea protects by coating as well.
  • Throat Coat tea contains slippery elm, licorice, and marshmallow root. All three are great forms of mucilage.

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Teas to Increase Stomach Acid and Naturally Prevent Heartburn

Increasing stomach acid (hydrochloric acid (HCl)) can help the LES to close preventing acid reflux and heartburn.

  • Ginger tea helps a number of stomach issues from nausea to heartburn. Ginger lemon tea is also a good choice.
  • Dandelion root tea is used to improve digestion, as well as a mild laxative to increase bowel movements and improve beneficial intestinal bacteria. Slowed digestion can lead to acid reflux and heartburn.

Other Teas That Naturally Treat Heartburn

  • Chamomile tea can reduce stomach inflammation and balance stomach acid levels. It also promotes relaxation. Relaxing is a great way to reduce stress which can exacerbate heartburn.
  • Sage tea helps keep the LES closed and soothe the stomach.
  • Cinnamon tea made from a cinnamon stick aids in digestion by stimulating enzymes to break down food. Avoid cinnamon spice teas. They can cause further discomfort.
  • The following teas may also help reduce acid reflux and/or soothe the heat of heartburn:
    • Anise tea
    • Chamomile anise tea
    • Caraway tea made from seeds.
    • Fennel tea
    • Fennel anise tea
    • Fenugreek tea
    • Cardamom tea from ground cardamom.
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16 Replies to “Teas for Naturally Treating Heartburn”

  1. Hello. Are there current studies about this that can be backed by science? My husband is somewhat skeptical and would like to know how much tea and how long before he sees the relief of heartburn. I know every person is different but how long generally would it be and where could we find out?


    1. Hello Sarah, relief from heartburn using tea is an alternative method for short-term relief. Certain teas help coat the throat to protect against acid irritation. Herbal remedies are normally used instead of or in addition to acid reflux medication such as Tums. Herbal teas are not a long term treatment plan suitable for chronic conditions. Diet and lifestyle changes are typically needed when treating chronic conditions and some may require long term use of heartburn medication. Your doctor, a gastroenterologist, dietitian, and/or homeopathic doctor should be consulted for a treatment plan. Thank you!

  2. Thank you. I really appreciate I’m trying not to drink coffee that’s why I drink green tea… 😁 didn’t think 🤔 about the caffeine.

  3. I drink green tea and ginger with lemon tea
    Are those good I drink them after dinner
    Sometimes I hurt bad but my husband schedule doesn’t let me have a better eating time.

    1. Hello Melissa, the green tea has caffeine. You want to avoid caffeine. It relaxes the LES to cause acid reflux. The ginger and lemon can help some people. If the ginger lemon tea you’re drinking has caffeine, you’ll want to avoid it too. I keep ginger tea handy. It’s often a good choice for me. Experiment, we are all different. You may respond better to a different tea.

  4. Hi;
    Is this something you can drink all day as a beverage or only when needed? I have Barrets Esophagus Disease and really bad heart burn chronically and am looking for a beverage I can drink throughout the day since I no longer drink coffee.

    1. Hello Diane! It would be best to follow the directions of your doctor and that on the herbal tea you choose. Most of these herbal teas should be safe to periodically drink during the day. Just like most foods, too much of a good thing isn’t good. Varying between different ones throughout the day would be better than relying on just one. You might find different herbal teas work better at different times of the day. Especially after meals.

  5. Thank you for replying appreciated greatly.
    Been drinking after meal 🙂 should I wait like 20-30 minutes after meal or right after is fine? And how long do you steep yours for?
    Yes your right I did notice helping with night reflux 🙂
    Thanks you so so much
    This was so helpful to me

    1. Hello Anne. I usually drink Throat Coat tea after meals or other times I’m having acid reflux. It’s also helpful to drink before bedtime if you have nighttime heartburn.

      1. Sorry forgot to tell you the difference it has made in one week of drinking throat coat is a amazing. THANKS again.

  6. There is a common cross-over allergy from ragweed to camomile. If you get hay fever don’t be surprised if camomile tea doesn’t work or worse, upsets your stomach more.

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