Stomach pain is never fun. There are dozens of reasons why you might get a tummy ache. Most causes aren’t serious and the symptoms pass quickly. Some common causes include infection, abnormal growths, inflammation, obstruction (blockage) and intestinal disorders. 

Other common causes of abdominal pain include:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu)
  • Acid Reflux
  • Vomiting
  • Stress

Generally, there’s no need to look further than your kitchen for a solution.

Ginger

For centuries, people have turned to ginger to cure everything from pain to nausea. Studies have shown that ginger is a very effective treatment for an upset stomach. Ginger is available in many forms, including ginger chews and supplements. Other people prefer their ginger in beverage form. Try an all-natural ginger ale or chop up some fresh ginger root and make some tea.

Peppermint

Peppermint is a common remedy for nausea and an upset stomach. The menthol in its leaves acts as a natural pain reliever. Here are some peppermint forms to consider taking next time you are experiencing some stomach discomfort: 

  • Drink a cup of peppermint tea.
  • Smell some peppermint extract.
  • Suck on a mint. 
  • Chew on some peppermint leaves. 

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea acts as an anti-inflammatory, which helps ease the pain of an upset stomach. Its anti-inflammatory properties help your stomach muscles relax, which reduces the discomfort of cramping and stomach spasms.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a lot of uses, including neutralizing an upset stomach. The acids in apple cider vinegar may help decrease starch digestion, allowing the starch to get to the intestines and keep the bacteria in the gut healthy. Many people take a spoonful each day as a preventive measure.  If it’s too strong, try mixing a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water and a teaspoon of honey. 

Try these natural remedies the next time your stomach pangs set in. Questions? Schedule a free consultation with us today!