Yellow mustard for heartburn

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY

September 24, 2000|By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate

Q. I was interested in your column about the person who used yellow mustard for indigestion. I want to provide some positive feedback: I tried the mustard remedy for indigestion over the past couple of days and am amazed and delighted that it works.

A. We thank the reader who suggested a teaspoon of yellow mustard for heartburn. Apparently the yellow coloring, turmeric, has long been used for digestive disorders. You are not the only one who remarked on this home remedy:

"I was fascinated to read that someone else takes yellow mustard for heartburn. I stumbled onto this remedy myself years ago: I noticed several things that often caused me heartburn. But when I put mustard on them, I was fine. Now when I experience heartburn, I put some yellow mustard on saltines and get relief."

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