8 Home Remedies for Upset Stomachs

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

home remedies for upset stomach

4. Activated Charcoal

This concoction is ideal for extracting poisons from the body and will reduce absorption of harmful substances by up to sixty percent. This potentially life-saving substance should be consumed with plenty of water because it will dehydrate the body. Never mix activated charcoal with sugary liquids.

5. Baking Soda

Stir one teaspoon of baking soda into an 8 ounce glass of tepid water to help reduce stomach acid, heart burn, or indigestion. Do not use baking soda if you have high blood pressure or a very full stomach.

6. Spices

Ginger, coriander, fennel, caraway, cardamom, fenugreek, and several other herbs have been proven to aid digestion and ease upset stomach. Ginger is particularly useful for soothing stomach spasms and flatulence.


7. Herbal Teas

Used for many centuries, herbal teas are perfect for relieving minor stomach aches. Try chamomile, mint, lemon balm, catnip, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, green, licorice, sage, valerian or yarrow. Strong peppermint candies are also helpful.

8. Probiotics

Yogurt and cultured foods contain probiotics, which help balance the good and bad bacteria within the stomach. Kambucha, kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, or any fermented food contains probiotics that will act fast to prevent and soothe stomach aches.

These home remedies are inexpensive and easy to use from the comfort of your own kitchen. While easing stomach aches is imperative, try to lessen stress, eat a healthy diet, and quit smoking to prevent the onset of stomach aches in the first place. After all, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.