The sphincter muscle is a circular band of muscle that surrounds an opening or passage in the body, and is located above the stomach opening. It is also responsible for allowing food to keep in the stomach for proper breakdown and also for keeping of the acid in the stomach which helps in the digestion of food. A weakened stomach valve can cause many stomach disorders like acid reflux, indigestion, soar throat and damage the tissues of the food pipe. Before you can cure any of these diseases, the best thing to do is to cure it from the root by strengthening it. Unfortunately, conventional medicine doesn’t have a complete solution to this. Antacids and other conventional medicine only relieve heartburn pain temporarily.
To strengthen the stomach valve, it is advisable to subscribe to the use of natural remedies.
The following foods and drinks have been found to be very potent in strengthening the stomach valve.
1- Honey: Pure Manuaka Honey contains substances, which heal damaged or weakened tissue. Taking 1 teaspoon of Manuka honey 20 minutes before each meal, can help to strengthen it.
2- Decaffeinated green tea taken with honey: Green tea is known for stomachs upset relief and for enhancing effective digestion. The effects of honey and green tea can help to strengthen a weakened stomach valve.
3- Aloe Vera gel: Aloe Vera is known for being effective in healing tissue. You can add aloe Vera to green tea mixed with honey to achieve a quicker result in the reviving the lower esophageal muscle (LES).
4- Raw fruits and vegetable: eating raw fruits and vegetable are very effective in curing a weakened it. These fruits are known to have high content of enzymes, that helps the natural process of digestion. Apple, for instance, is good for the treatment of a weaken sphincter. Vegetables like legumes are also good.
5- Apart from these foods that can strengthen the LES, there are other foods, which weaken the stomach valve. Such food should be avoided. To keep your LES alive and healthier don’t eat acidic food and other food or drinks made from citric fruits. Smoking affects it and should be avoided. High fatty food, chocolate, coffee, alcoholic and carbonated drinks are known to disturb the normal function of the sphincter muscle.