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Homeopathy & Heartburn

Heartburn is terrible! Thankfully, there are some homeopathic remedies that are incredibly helpful. If you experience heartburn on rare occasion, you can treat yourself at home using the guide below. However, if you experience heartburn on a regular or chronic basis, you should seek the help of a licensed homeopath to get to the bottom of the issue.

Arsenicum album:

Burning pains felt in the stomach with food backing up into the esophagus.

Accompanied by burning pains all the way up to the throat.

May be severe, watery, burning, yellow diarrhea.

Many of the symptoms will feel better while drinking hot drinks like tea, or by applying hot applications, like a heating pad.

May be thirsty for small, frequent sips of cold water

May be anxious, restless and fearful of being left alone.

Carbo veg:

Bitter, sour, rancid burping along with nausea and a very bloated abdomen are typical

Burping gives you temporarily relief.

Feel worse after rich, high-fat food.

Crave fresh air and want the windows open and fans turned on.

Feel physically exhausted and mentally sluggish, but when you lie down the indigestion is worse.

Tend to have cold hands and feet and varicose veins.

Nux vomica:

Stomach pains of all types including burning, bloating, aching, constipation, nausea, belching and the feeling of stomach acid backing up into the throat.

Overworked, high powered business man/woman who is very intense. Bossy and easy to anger. This individual often eats and drinks alcohol in excess.

Desires coffee, spicy food, fatty foods and other stimulants.


Burning pains felt in the abdomen, bloating and a feeling of fullness accompanied by great thirst for icy cold drinks, which are vomited back up shortly after becoming warm in the stomach. Belching and vomiting of undigested food are characteristic of the person needing phosphorus. The person is mild-mannered, and seeks company and affection.


The heartburn comes on at different times of the day and after eating various kinds of foods (especially rich, greasy ones).

Burps have a sour, bitter taste.

Stomach and abdomen feel empty (or sensation of a hole), with gurgling and rumbling in the evening, and pressing pains.

Feel better in the fresh air.

Personality is sweet, gentle, whiny and tearful.

Afraid of being alone and desire sympathy.

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