10 Home Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

Home Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

Stomach ache or abdominal pain is not a disease, but a symptom of some underlying disease. Few causes of stomach ache are as follows:

  1. Mild menstruation.
  2. Stomach flu.
  3. Indigestion.
  4. Constipation.
  5. Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  6. Ulcers.
  7. Lactose intolerance.
  8. Irritable bowel syndrome.
  9. Food allergies.
  10. Gastritis.
  11.  A hernia.
  12. Gall stone.
  13. Urinary tract infection.
  14. Appendicitis.
  15. Worms.
  16. Gastro-esophageal reflux.
  17. Crohn’s disease.
  18. Food poisoning

Everybody experience stomach ache with varying related symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting at some point in their life. It is more common in children, elderly and menstruating women.

10 Home Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

10 Home Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

Mild and uncomplicated stomach ache usually caused due to bloating of stomach, indigestion, constipation, gas, mild menstruation and similar conditions can be relieved at home with simple home remedies.

Home Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache:

1. Asafoetida- Take 2 pinches of asafoetida and add it to 1 teaspoon of ghee. Heat it for few seconds. Cool this mixture and apply over your navel. Now massage gently for a few seconds in a circular motion.

You may also add 1 teaspoon of asafetida to 1 cup of warm water. Now soak cheese cloth in it, strain it and place over the stomach to ease discomfort and pain.

Drinking warm water containing a pinch of asafoetida 3 times a day is also effective as it is anti-spasmodic, antiflatulent and anti-inflammatory thus relieves stomach ache caused by indigestion.

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relieve stomach ache

2.Chamomile tea- Take few chamomile leaves or chamomile tea bags and put them a cup of boiling water. Keep it for 20 minutes to steep and then strain it and sip this tea slowly. Chamomile is anti-inflammatory and relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract, thus relieves stomach ache.

3.Bishops seed – It is considered to relieve stomach ache, indigestion and anorexia immediately because of its mild alcoholic property.
Take a teaspoon bishops seed and add a pinch of salt to it and eat it followed by sipping a cup of warm water.

4.Ginger- It contains gingerol, that fight against the free radicals. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and aids digestion by neutralizing stomach juices.
Take a few slices of ginger, add it to a cup of water and heat it. After a few minutes, remove it from heat. Now strain it, add half teaspoon honey and sip it slowly to relieve stomach ache. You may also take ginger to ease nausea.

Ginger Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

Ginger Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

5.Peppermint- Peppermint calms the muscles of the stomach, improves bile flow and improves the digestion.

Take a teaspoon dried peppermint leaves and add it to one cup of boiling water to steep it. After 10 minutes, strain it, add a half teaspoon honey and sip it slowly. Alternately chew some peppermint leaves to relieve stomach ache.

Peppermint Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

Peppermint Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

6.Warm water and lemon- Lemon is highly acidic and triggers the stimulation of hydrochloric acid. Hydrochloric acid released in stomach breaks the food we eat and helps in digestion.

Take a glass of warm water and squeeze a lemon in it. Now drink it to ease indigestion, flush out the toxins from the body and relieve stomach ache.

7. Fennel seeds- Chew fennel seeds after meals to enhance digestion.
Anethole present in fennel seeds triggers the digestive juice secretion and improves their flow. On the other hand owing to its inflammatory properties fennel seeds relieves stomach ache and discomforts.

Fennel Seeds Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

Fennel Seeds Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

8.Hot Pack- Place hot pack or hot water bottle on your stomach to relax the stomach muscles and relieve stomach ache. Remember hot pack should be very warm, but comfortable. It is better to lie down before you place a hot pack over your stomach.

9.Apple cider vinegar- Owing to its antibiotic properties Apple cider vinegar not only helps to soothe the stomach but also improves digestion.
Take a tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 cup water, and a tablespoon honey. Mix them well and drink it to relieve stomach ache.

10.Yogurt- Yogurt contains probiotics. They are good bacterias that promote digestion. Remember not to add sugar to the yogurt. You may add coriander leaves or cardamom powder to yogurt to relieve stomach ache.

Yogurt Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

Yogurt Remedies to Relieve Stomach Ache

So next time if you have a mild stomach ache, try above mentioned natural and simple home remedies. Usually, causes of stomach ache are not very serious and is treated. But In the case of persistent and recurring severe sharp pain or if stomach ache accompanies vomiting, diarrhea, fever and other related symptoms it is better to see a doctor.

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