Home Remedies for Stomach Aches & Cramps
Stomach aches, also generally called abdominal pain, are complicated in finding remedies for them, especially if you don’t know there cause.it can Range from indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome to gastritis and GERD, an aching stomach can stem from many things.
Assuming you are dealing with an uncomplicated (normal) stomach ache, these homemade cures can help bring relief from the pain and discomfort.
Chamomile tea can help reduce the pain of a stomach ache by serving as an anti-inflammatory and also calming the smooth muscle of the upper digestive tract.
When the muscle is relaxed, the contractions that push food through your system eases up a bit and reduces the pain of cramping and spasms.
You will require a tea bag of chamomile tea or 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile, a mug, and Hot water.
Pour a tea sized cup of boiled water over a tea bag and cover your mug, allow it steep for 10 minutes and sip slowly. If you are using a dried chamomile, put 1-2 teaspoons in a mug and pour in boiled water.
Close the mug and let steep for 15-20 minutes and Sip slowly.
Heat helps to release and relax muscles, so if you find yourself cramping up, some warmth can go a long way for relieving you of the terrible discomfort. You can also make use of a hot water bottle for this as well.
You will need A hot pack or a hot water bottle, And a cozy place to lie down
Find a relaxed place to lie down and rest the hot pack on your belly. It should be at a comfortable temperature, but definitely warm. Do this for about 15-20 minutes or as long as you like, and also reheat pack when cooled.
Rice water acts as a demulcent. This means a substance that relieves inflammation by forming a sort of relieving barrier over a membrane, in this event, the stomach lining.
You will need a half cup of white rice, 2 cups of water and a pot or bowl
Put your rice in a pot, add water and put on the stove, make sure to cook over medium-low heat. As the rice starts becoming tender, bring down from the stove and allow it soak for 3 minutes with the lid on the pan. Drain and drink the water warm, adding a teaspoon of honey if needed.
Peppermint tea can help relax stomach muscles and also an improvement in the flow of bile which can help in proper digestion. This is especially important if suffering from indigestion or gas/bloating.
In preparing this, you will need a handful of fresh peppermint leaves, a Mug, and a cup of water.
Cover the peppermint with a cup of boiling water and allow steep for 5-10 minutes. Drink slowly while it’s still toasty warm. If using the fresh peppermint leaves, you can chew on them to provide relief for the stomach aches. You can also make use of a pre-made teabag if you like.
Warm Lemon Water
Lemon water is great for stomach indigestion. Its high acidity level stimulates the production of hydrochloric acid, which breaks down food particles.
By increasing the amount of HCL being produced, you help move digestion along at a healthy pace. Lemon water also solves the issue of hydration, which keeps the system flushed and running efficiently. Squeeze 1-2 fresh lemon into a mug of warm water and sip.
Ginger Root Tea
Ginger are natural constituents of gingerols and Shogarols. These chemical components help relax smooth muscle, (these muscles are found lining up in the intestinal tract) and also relieve stomach cramps or a colicky stomach pain.
Ginger root is also vital for relieving of nausea which sometimes accompanies a stomachache.
You will require ginger root (1-2 inches), a knife or peeler, a cup of water and Honey (optional)
Wash, peel, and finely chop 1-2 inches of fresh ginger root.
Bring a cup size of freshwater. (Make sure to use less water and more of ginger. That is if you want a more concentrated drink) and add your ginger. Boil for up to 3 minutes and then simmer for 2 more. Remove from heat, strain, and put honey to taste.
Fennel seed is a great reliever of indigestion, as they contain anethole, a volatile oil that can stimulate the formulation of digestive juices to help move things along. It can also help tame swelling and pains caused by it.
If you are suffering from gastritis or inflammation of the stomach, this may provide some sort of comfort.After a meal, chew a teaspoon of fennel seeds thoroughly. Note, fennel seed are not to be used by pregnant women.
Club Soda and Lime
Like lemon, lime can help soothe an aching tummy. Mix the lime with club soda and you have an easy drink to sip on to wash off stomach irritants that cause pain.
If you over-eat and it results in stomach ache, the carbonation in club soda will encourage you to burp, therefore releasing pressure in your belly.
It has been shown to help greatly with indigestion and constipation.
Mix 8 ounces of club soda with the juice of half a lime. Stir well and sip slowly.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known for easing several discomforts like hiccups, sore throat stomach ache etc. A mixture of a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, one cup of warm water, and a tablespoon honey will ease indigestion and may lessen cramping and gas in an upset stomach. It also reduces discomfort caused by heartburn.