Acid reflux, which is usually referred to like indigestion or heartburn, is a health condition where the acids of the stomach back up through the lower esophageal sphincter, burn the lining of the esophagus, and cause pain and constellation of some other symptoms. Many natural remedies and also pharmaceutic drug abound for the treatment of this condition and its companion condition that is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. The Chia seeds are here for thousands of years and they are usually used medicinally by the natives of Mexico, South and Central America. They are rich in antioxidants, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and some other essential nutrients. The Chia seed has amino acids and it is a complete protein that reduces the appetite and increases the stamina. The Chia seeds help to ease the heartburn, even that heartburn from water. If you consume the Chia seeds, you will reduce the chest pain, the acid reflux and you will heal the symptoms of GERD.
Basic Chia Gel for the Treatment of Indigestion
You can make the basic Chia gel from purified water and Chia seeds for heartburn relief. Mix 2 cups purified water with 1/3 cups of chia seeds and allow the mixture to sit like that for about 15 minutes while the chia seeds absorb the water. Stir the mixture to prevent the Chia seeds from clumping together. This mixture will yield 16 – 18 ounces of Chia gel. Store the Chia gel mixture in a glass jar.
Use Chia Gel to relieve the heartburn
When you have an attack of acid reflux, simple heartburn, chest pain, or other GERG symptoms, take a spoonful of the Chia seed mixture, and you will get an instant relief. It is good to eat it even if the mixture hasn’t gelled completely.
Allow the remained mixture to sit like that until it forms the gel and store it in your refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. The longer the mixture is allowed to sit, the better the nutrient content. The Chia seed gel has a somewhat slimy consistency that is very similar to Jello. But, if the texture bothers you, you can add it to water, juice, warm cereal or rice pudding.
Take one spoonful of chia seed gel straight or mix it with your favorite food twice daily like a maintenance dose to relive the acid reflux, heartburn or GERD before it starts.
Emergency Relief from Heartburn with Chia Seeds
In case of emergency, you can eat the chia seeds without soaking them, but, remember that they consume 12 times their weight in a water, so take just a few at a time to discover what works best to remove the acid reflux without absorbing the whole content of the stomach fluids. At the same time, drink a large glass of water.