Heartburn: the Root and the Remedy

Over-the-counter antacids and acid-blocking drugs like proton pump inhibitors are some of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in our society today, but growing numbers are realizing that these do not address the fundamental causes of heartburn, acid reflux, or GERD. Worse, they may worsen the very problem they are supposed to solve, leading to dependence on ever-higher doses, along with increasingly uncomfortable and deleterious side effects.

Marsh-mallow (Althaea officinalis), by Phil Sellens

Marshmallow root is very useful during an acute bout of heartburn; its soothing mucilage coats and protects the irritated esophagus.
(Photo credit: Phil Sellens.)

Fortunately, herbal medicines and other natural therapies can bring an immediate and long-lasting change in the life of someone who suffers from one of these ailments. From soothing the burning in an acute attack to correcting the underlying imbalances that are at root, these remedies are simple, easy, and accessible to all. Come learn how to keep your digestive fire contained!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

The fee for this class is $20.

RSVP by filling out our contact form or emailing us at info@commonwealthherbs.com.

This class took place in the past. Interested in a re-run? Let us know!

For those not in the Boston area, we also have a recorded lecture on this topic available for download.


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