Honey against heartburn

honey heartburn

Honey against heartburn

Nothing is more annoying than heartburn or acid indigestion. Fortunately, in addition to medicines, there are also various natural solutions. One of them is honey. In this blog you will discover how honey can help with heartburn. Have you tried it yet?

Many Dutch people sometimes suffer from heartburn and acid regurgitation. Complaints are often caused by the use of certain stimulating foods (such as peppermint, spicy herbs or carbonated drinks), smoking and the use of alcohol, stress or a combination of these factors. A balanced diet and a balanced lifestyle are effective ways to remedy the complaints. You can also try a natural product such as honey to relieve the symptoms somewhat.

Honey against heartburn and acid indigestion

Honey has been used for thousands of years for the natural treatment of all kinds of ailments. For example, honey is used for various stomach complaints, such as problems with digestion, diarrhea and stomach ulcers. Honey can also relieve discomfort with heartburn and acid regurgitation. Raw and fresh honey has the ability to make that annoying burning sensation in the throat and esophagus disappear.

How honey helps with heartburn

There are several ways in which honey combats heartburn:

  1. Honey is packed with antioxidants that fight harmful free radicals that can damage cells in your digestive tract. Cell damage in the digestive system may be one of the reasons for your acid indigestion.
  2. Honey provides a protective and cooling layer. This provides long-lasting relief. The sticky texture of honey plays an important role here.
  3. The honey mixes with the stomach acid after consumption. This reduces his aggressiveness slightly.
  4. Honey can help reduce inflammation in the esophagus.


Honey is best taken neat when you suffer from an upset stomach or heartburn. Often 1-2 tablespoons per day is sufficient. Would you rather not take a spoonful of honey? Then you can also mix the honey in the tea or a glass of warm water. You can also take the honey with yogurt or milk (with a low fat percentage).