22 home remedies for stomach hurts
Home Remedies for Stomach Ache and when your stomach hurts
Home Remedies can:
a. Soothe or coat your digestive systems
b. Alter the ph (acid/base) reactions of
c. Stimulate your body’s cells to
produce or stop producing something that affects the physiological reactions normally carried out by your
d. Action can be on your nervous
system, blood supply, hormones, enzymes, proteins, etc…….
Here are some home remedies that work for stomach ache:
*The best may be at the end! Not in order of effectiveness.
Caraway Seeds Drink
Make Caraway Tea: Teaspoon of the seed soaking in hot water for ten
minutes then strain the seed. Drink the tea before any meals. If you
like it, chew the seeds well and swallow them.
Mix half a teaspoon of powder. Mix up to one raw, dried, cinnamon
Stick, more or less according to taste in hot water and steep for 5 or more minutes and drink. This can be
very spicy and hot if too much is used. It is soothing and
Fennel Seeds Tea
Follow the same procedure for the caraway seeds drink. Fennel is an
age old remedy and helpful herb for stomach and digestion.
Fennel is safe so use as much as you want according to taste. You can
also use fennel leaves in salads, stir fries, raw and grazing. Fennel
root is an ingredient becoming popular and can be roasted, stir fried, or eaten raw.
Any ginger is good, dark yellow ginger if available is the best. It is
fingerlike and smaller than common ginger. Grate the fresh ginger a
teaspoon, more or less, and mix in a cup of hot water for three minutes. I add honey for taste or sore throat. You can strain and then drink, or eat the
ginger as you go. Ginger is the universal ingredient throughout
time that has been used to aid digestion.
Drink or Eat Mint
You have two options for mint: First, you can brew it into a tea putting two or as many as you
like of ends of growing stems with leaves, drink. Iced drinks with
fresh mint are very refreshing. Mojitos are ground fresh mint plus
other ingredients. I have a friend who believes these alcoholic drinks
are medicinal. (time for a disclaimer?) You can also use the leaves to
eat it straight up in salads, soups, stir fries, garnishes…. It will surely clear the
It’s time for Thyme
Prepare a Thyme drink using the same procedure for the leafy herbal drinks and it will relieve stomach ache just
the same. Thyme is used in many Italian recipes and is a favorite herb for many dishes you love.
Baking Soda Juice
Baking soda is readily available in every household and has so many uses. It can also get rid of stomach ache. Just
mix half a teaspoon into a glass of water and drink up. This changes the acid/base ration in your
stomach. If you understand what is happening in your body this can be
a cost saving remedy for those who use over the counter medications whose main ingredient is baking soda like
chemicals. Unlike herbs and other natural remedies that help your
body, baking soda is you taking control of your digestive system and altering the ph (b
acid/base). Although this can bring about immediate relief, it
also, if used over long periods of times confuses your body.
Cracker for Hunger
If hunger is the problem and there aren’t any other food available then grab on a cracker.
This will neutralize the hyperactive acids in your stomach caused by hunger. Crackers are made with a lot of
baking soda. This may not be the best for certain
Any type of carbonated drinks would do. This will work wonders especially if the cause of your stomach ache is gas.
If you drink some soda you will definitely burp it out. This
remedy is like fighting fire with fire. As a kid I used to get ginger
ale soda to relieve my stomach problems. Did it relieve the
problem? I do not know for sure, but it made me very happy.
Hot Water Trick
Boil some water and place it in a bottle wrapped in a towel or a water bag if you have one then place it over the
stomach. This will relieve the stomach ache since the heat will stimulate your gastrointestinal organs. Heat
is great for many ailments. Warm or hot showers/baths almost always
help the way you feel. Our body’s temperature dictates how many
reactions occur and the frequency.
This is effective against constipation. One tablespoon or two will help with the bowel movement. Castor oil is
a poison if you take too much. The castor bean has been safely used
throughout the ages to help with bowel movements or the aid in throwing up. Use this carefully according to directions.
A Glass of Milk
If the stomach ache is caused by hyper acidity then drink something base like milk to neutralize the acid in your
stomach. Milk is a very confused cure. It can coat the stomach lining, but does not reduce the acid. I am going to devote a whole page to this in the near future. This is confusing for people because lemon juice and apple cider vinegar do
reduce the acid. It defies reason, b ut is chemically correct.
Lie on Your Tummy
When lying in bed, change your position and lie down on a pillow on your tummy.
Take a Bath or Shower
A hot or warm bath or shower will help relieve stress from your body. Stress can also cause stomach ache, thus
relieving it can help eliminate stomach ache.
Knee Chest Position
While lying down flat on your back, slowly bring up your knees towards your chest and stay in that position for 3
minutes then slowly bring your legs back down.
Apple Cider Vinegar
One tablespoon in a glass of water up to several times a day will cure many digestive problems. It has been known
to cure constipation, diarrhea, etc…. Apple cider vinegar often
has solids. These solids are especially good to
drink. This seemingly acidic food actually makes your body
Move Around + YOGA
Stomach pain can be caused by stagnation of gas or bowels in the intestines. So do some
exercise and move around to stimulate the gastrointestinal system. Yoga and stretching is really beneficial
to helping reduce stomach pain, or you can use a more formal approach, or experiment by stretching the abdominal
muscles and gut with different movements. Try laying on your back,,
sides, and stomach and contorting. I find standing and touching
my toes is great to squeeze some bloating out. Twisting at the waist can be helpful. Careful you are physically able to perform the exercises.
This relaxing herb is perhaps the best. Make as an herbal leafy mixture.
Usually you buy this with
stems, leaves, and flowers all dried and mixed together. It has great
fragrance and color. This herb is an ingredient in many children’s
remedies because it is mild and has so many curative properties.
Vodka Shot ( disclaimer: alcohol may not be healthy for you!)
Just take the enough amounts stated on here or else the stomach pain might get worse. Around 3 ounce plus 1/3
teaspoon of salt is the right amount. Drink it straight up. I remember my grandfather taking a shot of
whiskey each morning but never drinking anytime else. Heritage and
custom passed down through time indicated a small amount of alcohol was actually healthy. I have read that a drink before eating actually helps
digestion! The French who eat a very rich diet accompanied by a
glass of wine have very healthy digestive habits. Unlike other
cultures, they do not eat massive amounts of food. In the US,
many chain restaurants serve huge portions.
Charcoal absorbs toxins. It also absorbs
medications so be very careful about the timing of use. Pour enough water over it just to get everything wet and
drink up. It will be thick and not taste the
best. Do not crush of charcoal briquettes as they often contain
other chemical. Some charcoal is pure, but costs
more. Charcoal has been known to improve constipation, diarrhea,
absorb toxins produced by harmful organisms and a host of other problems.
21 Demulcents = Mucilaginous = slippery and gooey = coating lubricants
Slippery Elm, flax seed, and other demulcents help coat the
linings of our digestive organs. A natural mucous layer sometimes
needs a bit of help. They also smooth out any bumps in elimination of
wastes and help in cure sores and abrasions in our digestive tracts.
22) Stress Relief
people realize that stress causes, or adds to many digestive problems.
Stress causes more acid to be released and lots of other negative bodily reactions that adversely affect
digestion. Stress has been indicated as a problem in IBD ( inflammatory bowel disease), IBS (inflammatory bowel
syndrome), colitis, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, stomach pain, and pretty
much any malady you can think of…..
Relieving stress is mandatory to cure yourself. Deep breathing is an instant method of relieving stress. Breath in deep, all the way down to your stomach, hold the breath in, then
slowly expel the air with your lips positioned like you are playing the trumpet partially slowing down the
exhale. Imagine some soothing visual such as a bubble floating
to the surface of water as you do this. Three or four times will bring
about immediate help, doing this quietly for 5-15 minutes has been known to change people’s lives for eh
This is a somewhat simplified and partial method of what is known as “meditating”.
22 home remedies for stomach hurts