Heartburn is a burning sensation in the lower chest region, a common symptom of acid reflux. It occurs when the stomach acids flow back into the oesophagus causing severe irritation.
Symptoms of heartburn are shooting pain in the chest which aggravates upon bending or lying down at night. Other symptoms are bitter acid taste and bad breath in the mouth. Some of the factors that trigger heartburn especially in pregnancy are indigestion, intake of spicy and fatty foods, citrus, caffeine and aerated beverages, smoking and overweight.
Occasional heartburn is quite normal and harmless but consult a physician if you are experiencing heartburn more than twice a week.
Essential oils have unique properties in providing symptomatic relief and in relieving the pain associated with heartburn.
Essential oils are distilled from plant roots, barks, flowers and other natural sources have become very famous and effective traditional remedies in soothing heartburn.
To get relief from heartburn brew the essential oils by diluting two or four drops into a cup of drinking water and consume it.