9 Effective Home Remedies for Pain in the Abdomen

How to Reduce Pain in the Abdomen

A stomach ache is miserable. Stomach ache is also broadly termed as abdominal pain. It is not a disease, but a symptom of some underlying health issue.

How to Reduce Pain in the Abdomen

How to Reduce Pain in the Abdomen

What are the Possible Causes of Pain in Abdomen

Pain in the abdomen may affect anyone of any gender and age. Some of the causes of stomach ache are gastritis, stomach flu, constipation, intestinal worm infestation, indigestion, ulcers, lactose intolerance, pelvic inflammatory syndrome, a hernia, irritable bowel syndrome, appendicitis, urinary tract infection, food allergy, gallstone, Stomach Flu, food poisoning and Crohn’s disease.

The intensity of the stomach ache varies from mild to severe, depending on the underlying cause. It may be a dull aching cramp, burning or throbbing pain. It may be intermittent, occasionally or chronic pain. Other symptoms that may be associated with stomach ache are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, flatulence, loss of appetite, dysentery, heartburn and burning in urine.

The treatment option of stomach ache depends on the severity of pain and the underlying cause. But if you are dealing with uncomplicated and mild stomach ache you may try home remedies for stomach ache to improve your condition.

Home Remedies for Stomach Ache that Provides Quick Relief


Since ancient times, ginger has been used to treat ailments related to digestion and stomach ache. It is anti-inflammatory and is also a very powerful antioxidant. The chemicals shoals and gingerol present in the ginger relax the smooth muscles of the intestine. This relieves the cramps and colic. Also, ginger promotes the digestion and the absorption of nutrients.



Take a few slices of ginger. Crush them. Steep them in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain the solution. Sip it warm.

Lemon water- 

Lemon juice has been found incredible in treating indigestion. Lemon, as we know, is acidic and promotes the production of HCL. HCl is required to break down the food products. This, in turn, improves the digestion. Also, when you take lemon juice with water, it hydrates you and flushes out the body toxins.
Take fresh lemon. Squeeze its juice. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of warm water. Drink it 2-3 times a day.

Prune’s juice- 

If you are suffering from stomach ache due to constipation, then prunes juice is your remedy. Usually, the colic associated with constipation radiated and is shifting in character. There may be gurgling feeling with temporary pain spike. Prune juice acts as a laxative and thus provides instant relief.

Prune's juice

Prune’s juice

Take 4-5 prunes. Boil them in 1.5 cups of water until they are soft. Blend the prunes along with the water. Strain it and drink it.


  • Asafetida is commonly used in the Indian food to provide flavor and aroma. It is anti-flatulent and anti-inflammatory. Thus have proved itself one of the most effective home remedies for stomach ache.
  • Take a glass of warm water. Mix a pinch of asafetida powder in it. Drink this solution three times in a day. To enhance the taste, you may also add rock salt to the solution.
  • Alternatively, take a pinch of asafetida powder and add the sufficient amount of water to make a paste and apply the paste to your navel. Repeat this several times in a day.This will reduce the pain,

Fennel seeds-

Fennel seeds contain anethole. It is volatile oil that promotes the secretion of digestive enzymes and helps the food to move through the stomach and intestine. Also, it is anti-inflammatory. All these properties make fennel seeds effective home remedies for stomach ache caused due to indigestion and gastritis.

Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds

Just chew a teaspoon of fennel seed. Also, make a habit of chewing a teaspoon of fennel seed after having a meal to improve the digestion.


The anti-inflammatory, sedative and antioxidant properties of chamomile keeps the stomach problems at bay. It is also an effective treatment for menstrual cramps and colic in small children.
Steep a teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers in a cup of steaming water. Strain it after 15 minutes and drink it warm.

Rice water-

Rice water is a demulcent. It relieves inflammation. It protects the intestinal walls from the harsh effects of acids by making a smooth barrier. This prevents inflammation and colic

Rice water

Rice water

Take a half cup of rice. Cook it in double the amount of water on the medium heat. Removes it from the heat when the rice starts becoming tender. Leave it in the pan for 3 minutes. Drain and drink the water. Rice can be used for the bland meal.


The thyme is antispasmodic and also has carminative properties. It expels the gas and improves the digestion. Drink thyme tea to relieve colic and other stomach issues.
Take a cup of warm water. Steep a teaspoon of dry thyme in. After 15 minutes, strain the solution. Sip it warm.

Heat application-

This is one of the active and most popular home remedies for stomach ache. It relaxes the abdominal muscles and promotes the blood circulation.

Heat application

Heat application

Heat a cup of rice in the microwave or roast them. Put them in a clean sock or wrap in a towel or T-shirt. Apply it to the stomach. You may also use a hot water bottle or hot towel for this purpose.

If home remedies for pain in abdomen do not work for you see your doctor.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.