Home Remedies for Upset Stomach

As we all know an upset stomach or to be in a layman’s language severe stomach pain can surely leave you curled up on the floor crying in pain with your hands on your stomach or stuck in the washroom which makes you feel like you will stuck there for eternity. I think each and every one of us has gone through this painful scenario at least once in their own life. And it’s so damn common for the kids to get hit by upset stomach the hardest.

A number of things can cause an upset stomach. The main culprit of its being generally food poisoning or harmful bacteria which enteres the gut with the help of something you ate or drank. Now that is not the only reason, other reasons includes gas, overeating or drinking, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, allergic reaction, infection, stress, lactose intolerance, and the frequent use of medications, you might not be knowing some of them the best home remedy would be if you find yourself doing such kinds of stuff, kindly restrain yourself. Other quite serious though rare causes of an upset stomach can be stomach ulcers, gall bladder stones, hernia, a UTI and appendicitis. Now thankfully, there are some suprizingly amazing natural remedies available for upset stomach which will surely help you to alleviate the pain quickly, no matter what cause is causing that pain.

So here it goes below are some natural remedies for upset stomach:

  1. Ginger

Ginger is a popular and highly effective ingredient to treat upset stomach. Well it has antifungal and antibacterial properties which helps in soothing of stomach pains and provide relieve in indigestion. Not just that, it helps in reducing the frequency of loose stools. It also includes chemicals that help relax the intestinal tract.

Add one and a half teaspoon (not tablespoon) of dry ginger powder to 1 cup of buttermilk, do not forget to mix it well and drink this solution for like 3 or 4 times a day for 2 days. You can also add a pinch of asafetida also called hing in this solution.

Simmer several slices of fresh ginger in 2 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes. Let it cool and after that drink the tea many times a day.

Note: Ginger remedies aren’t suitable for those suffering from high blood pressure.

Ginger comes in several creates. Take your pick:

Bruce Cost Fresh Ginger Ale Original Ginger – Case of 12

Fresh Ginger Root

Chimes Original Ginger Chews, 5-pound Box

New Chapter Ginger Force, 60 Softgels

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Another sure-fire remedy for upset stomach is definitely organic apple cider vinegar. In fact, this is 1 of the standard remedies most natural therapists recommend. ACV includes pectin, a powerful substance that quickly soothes an upset stomach, together with relieving nausea and improving digestion. Not just that Apple cider vinegar also helps in replenishing the supply of good bacterias in our digestive tract, which surely is crucial for the successful treatment and further prevention of stomach upsets.

Make sure that the ACV you buy is organic and still includes the ‘mother’ apple (Bragg’s ACV is still 1 of the best). Mix 12 tablespoons in a glass of warm water (you can add some honey for taste) and drink 3 times daily, preferably 10 15 minutes before a meal. If you find that you don’t like the taste of apple cider vinegar, you can now buy it in an easy-to-take tablet create.

  1. Yogurt

Another very promising ingredient utilized for treating upset stomach and indigestion is yogurt. Not just any yogurt, but the 1 that includes live bacteria cultures like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.

These live bacteria cultures help restore the balance of good bacteria in your intestines, which in turn helps your body heal more effectively and quickly from indigestion and diarrhea.

Simply eat 2 to 3 cups of yogurt daily until you get relief. You can also add banana or apple slices to it to enhance the taste in addition to effectiveness.

  1. Bananas and Cinnamon

You don’t require to eat both of these together to treat an upset stomach (but if you like cinnamon on your own bananas then do it!). However, as a natural remedy for upset stomach, they do actually go very well together.

Bananas are easily digested and they help to absorb excess acid and gas in the belly (which causes stomach aches). They’re also rich in pectin and potassium, which help to harden your stools and replace the electrolytes lost if you’ve diarrhea.

Cinnamon includes some powerful calmative properties and is wonderful for settling down an upset stomach. It also helps to stimulate the digestive system so the gut can get working normally again. Eat a banana and consume a teaspoon of cinnamon (natural cinnamon not cinnamon sugar) 3 times a day for best results.

  1. Peppermint

Peppermint is frequently cited as a helpful fix for nausea and upset stomach because the menthol in its leaves is a natural analgesic, or pain reliever.


  • brewing a cup of peppermint or spearmint tea
  • sniffing peppermint extract
  • sucking on a minty candy
  • chewing on the leaves themselves

This ought to keep stomach pangs at bay and alleviate feelings of nausea.

  1. Rice Water

Rice water or rice tea is just another terrific remedy for an upset stomach. It makes a soothing barrier over the lining of the stomach and quickly relieves gut inflammation in the abdominal wall. Rice water is also beneficial if you’re suffering with diarrhea as well. Simply boil up (slowly simmer) A 1/2 cup of white rice in 2 cups of water. Once the rice becomes soft, remove the pot from the stove and leave to sit for 15 minutes with the lid on. Strain the rice and drink the water (juice). You can also keep the rice to eat afterwards if you start to feel hungry (rice is an excellent light food to eat for an upset stomach).

  1. Bitters and Soda

A bar is probably the last place you’d think to look for relief from nausea, but a lot of people swear by 5 or 6 drops of cocktail bitters mixed into a cold glass of tonic, club soda, or ginger ale.

Most common bitters brands include a blend of herbs like cinnamon, fennel, mint, and ginger. These ingredients may be why bitters help ease nausea in some people.

Want to try it? These are a couple of our favorites:

Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Peychauds Bitters

Q Tonic Water

Q Drink Club Soda


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Hrithik Goel
I am Hrithik Goel, I am a blogger based out of Hyderabad, India. Apparently, I am a school going kid with unconventional dreams. Oh, I am also a kick-ass page speed optimizer, I've also worked for, Pan Card Status, VPSServer.com.

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