20 Pain Cures You Can Find in Your Kitchen

Several pantry picks can actually outperform common meds. Here's what you need to know (21 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Sep 22, 2011 at 5:10PM

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20 Pain Cures You Can Find in Your Kitchen

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Heal heartburn with cider vinegar

Sip 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with 8 ounces of water before every meal, and experts say you could shut down painful bouts of heartburn in as little as 24 hours. “Cider vinegar is rich in malic and tartaric acids, powerful digestive aids that speed the breakdown of fats and proteins so your stomach can empty quickly, before food washes up into the esophagus, triggering heartburn pain,” explains Joseph Brasco, M.D., a gastroenterologist at the Center for Colon and Digestive Diseases in Huntsville, AL.

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