Effective home remedies for heartburn and acid reflux include chewing gum after a meal and eating a bit of licorice. Gum works by increasing saliva production and licorice is a natural healing food, as stated by Health.com.
Other home remedies that may be effective for the treatment of infrequent, mild acid reflux or heartburn include drinking a mild baking soda solution consisting of 1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed in a glass of water or drinking 1/2 cup of aloe juice before meals.
Slippery elm is another home remedy that may prove effective. Using slippery elm simply requires take a tablespoon or two before meals and at bedtime to be effective, according to Health.com.