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Are there any other natural treatments for heartburn?

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Melatonin, a supplement used to aid sleep, has been suggested to help relieve heartburn. But the research is conflicting as to whether it is effective for this or any other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/15/2019

SOURCES:

American Gastrointestinal Association: "Heartburn."

Richter, J. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, September 2007.

Nilsson, M. Gut, December 2004.

Pereira, R. Journal of Pineal Research, October 2006.

Moazzez, R. Journal of Dental Research, November 2005.

Klupinska, G. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, November 2006.

Kligler, B. American Family Physician, April 2007.

Rakel, D. Integrative Medicine. Saunders Elsevier, 2007.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

SOURCES:

American Gastrointestinal Association: "Heartburn."

Richter, J. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, September 2007.

Nilsson, M. Gut, December 2004.

Pereira, R. Journal of Pineal Research, October 2006.

Moazzez, R. Journal of Dental Research, November 2005.

Klupinska, G. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, November 2006.

Kligler, B. American Family Physician, April 2007.

Rakel, D. Integrative Medicine. Saunders Elsevier, 2007.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

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