Top 10 Natural Reliefs for a Stomach Ache

Let us know if this sounds familiar: you are going about your day when a sharp pain, nausea, or loose bowels hits. You don’t know from what or where but there it is. An upset stomach!

We’ve all been there and, unfortunately, will probably continue to experience stomach issues periodically over the years. Whether it was caused by some bad food or just a nasty bug going around, there are natural treatments for pain relief that give you one less thing to worry about! Let’s have a look at what some of these wonderful, natural options are.

Ginger

No matter what the reasoning is behind your upset tummy, ginger in any form is known to calm everything down. In fact, some studies have debated that it could be just as good as an over the counter anti-nausea medicine, with the obvious less side effects. Pregnant women with morning sickness are actually told to sip on some ginger ale or suck on ginger candies for relief! Ginger tea has also been used to calm diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Ginger has also been widely used as a medicinal use for centuries!

 

Peppermint

Whether as an oil, tea, a capsule, or even a mint, peppermint has been known to help stomach aches from IBS, indigestion, and morning sickness! Nothing is better than a warm cup of peppermint tea on days my stomach doesn’t agree with me.

 

Hydration

Dehydration is a common cause for stomach aches. Dehydration symptoms mask themselves to look like your everyday stomach aches, or even like the flu. From dizziness, vomiting, and chills, it’s easy to get them all confused with a different diagnosis. However, it could very well just be that you’re not drinking enough fluids. Your body needs water in order to digest and absorb nutrients! So when you are dehydrated, your digestive system gets backed up and doesn’t work properly!  Once you get that dehydrated, making sure you are drinking water can be tasking. Drinking Gatorade or Pedialyte for extra electrolytes is super helpful. And always make sure you have a full bottle of water by your side!

 

Heat

 Whether you use a heating pad or you soak in a nice hot bath, heat is a nice way to soothe and distract you from the pain in your stomach. Heat relaxes your muscles and increases blood flow! 

 

Chamomile

Much like ginger, chamomile has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years. Chamomile is a common ingredient in many of the teas we drink and is known worldwide as one of the best at-home remedies for abdominal pain. Chamomile is known to help with gas and contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help with IBS pain! 

 

Aloe Juice

Aloe isn’t just helpful for sunburns! In fact, aloe juice and its health properties are becoming more and more noticed today! Aloe contains nutrients and substances to help reduce excess stomach acid, improve digestion, and reduce inflammation! 

 

Coconut water

With its high levels of potassium and magnesium to help with muscle spasms and cramping, coconut water is a major contender in stomach ache relief! Coconut water is also a delicious way to make sure you are staying hydrated. It’s a healthier alternative for hydration when compared to a sports drink! Sipping 2 glasses of coconut water every 4-6 hours will keep you hydrated and help alleviate stomach pains!

 

Cinnamon

Cinnamon contains antioxidants that could reduce inflammation and irritation in your stomach! It has also been known to reduce gas and help with bloating and cramping! Adding 1 tsp or a stick of Cinnamon to your tea will really help your upset tummy! 

 

Bananas 

It’s no secret bananas are chock-full of helpful and healthy nutrients, including vitamin B6, potassium, and folate!! These nutrients help with cramping, nausea, muscle spasms, and even diarrhea! 

 

Licorice

Licorice is a very acquired taste, but when you are looking for stomach ache relief, the taste is not always the priority! Licorice has been used for hundreds of years as a traditional medicine by the Egyptians and the Chinese! Licorice root tea not only helps with indigestion but also helps repair and rebalance your stomach lining! 

 

A stomach ache is a sure way to ruin your fall fun this year! If you are stuck at home and in need of a quick remedy, just open up your cabinets and see what you have, or run a nice warm bath and relax!

Your health is the most important thing to us! There is nothing one of our Medical Providers can’t do to help your stomach aches! If these remedies don’t work, give us a call and we’ll have you feeling better fast!