Heartburn is a fairly common ailment in which digestive acids rise from the stomach into the esophagus. This leads to irritation of the esophagus, which is expressed in burning. In an acute case, it can last up to 48 hours. Luckily, nature has given us several heartburn remedies that are naturally healing without the side effects. It is difficult to find a product more versatile than soda. It has been used as far back as ancient Egyptian times as a deodorant, toothpaste, facial cleanser, and even a laundry detergent ingredient. In addition, soda shows its effectiveness in heartburn due to its alkaline nature, which is able to neutralize excess stomach acid quickly enough. Dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water, drink slowly. Be prepared for a burp to follow. It may sound strange to recommend an acidic product like apple cider vinegar for heartburn, but it works. According to one theory, acetic acid reduces the acidity of the stomach (that is, increases its pH), since acetic acid is weaker than hydrochloric acid. Another theory is that acetic acid keeps the stomach acid at a pH of about 3.0, which is enough to digest food but weak enough to irritate the esophagus. Mix two to three teaspoons of vinegar in a glass of warm water and drink. Drinking such a drink before a feast with hard-to-digest food will help prevent heartburn. The benefits of ginger root on the gastrointestinal tract have been known for centuries, and to this day it remains one of the most popular and well-known remedies for stomach problems such as indigestion and nausea. Ginger contains compounds similar to enzymes in our digestive tract. Due to its ability to reduce stomach acidity, ginger is an excellent remedy for heartburn. Soak the root in a glass of hot water, take it internally.