Stomach ache and upsets are more common than people care to admit. Whether you’re gassy, constipated, nauseous, or have indigestion, there are a number of natural remedies to make an upset stomach feel better without medicine.
Carrot and Mint “Juice”
If you are suffering from flu; the carrot provides nourishment and peppermint soothes your upset stomach. You can simply boil four sliced carrots, four cups of water, and one teaspoon of dried peppermint or one peppermint teabag.
Turn the heat to medium-low and cook about 15 minutes or until carrots are soft. If you’re using a teabag, remove it, then blend the mixture until it becomes smooth. You can also add a pinch of ground ginger to further soothe the ache, or a squeeze of lemon juice for flavour.
You probably think you shouldn’t be taking any dairy products when you have stomach upset, but the probiotic qualities of yogurt (live bacteria) make it a good cure as it eases digestive discomfort and boosts your immune system.
You may however want to make sure that you go for non-fat plain yogurt without added sugar or flavours when you have an upset stomach.
Another great addition to the list of medicine-free stomach ache remedies is placing a hot water bottle or heating pad on your upset stomach. The heat increases blood flow to the skin surface and transfers the perception of pain from inside your stomach to the outside.
If you want to make your upset stomach settled or stop a diarrhoea, you can make a rice “tea.” Boil 1/2 cup of rice in six cups of water for about 15 minutes. Strain out the rice, then flavour the water with a dash of honey or sugar and drink warm.
Toast is a good remedy for stomach ache but burnt toast is even better. The char from burnt toast absorbs toxins that are making you feel ill. To make your toast more palatable, add some jelly.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Whether you want to ease hiccups or soothe a sore throat, Apple cider vinegar is there to rescue you.
You however may not know that a mixture of one tablespoon apple cider vinegar, one cup warm water, and one tablespoon honey will ease indigestion and may alleviate cramping and gas in your upset stomach. It also has the ability to lessen discomfort caused by heartburn.
CRAP Diet Is Good
If you’re feeling constipated, try the CRAP diet. It stands for cherries, raisins, apricots, and prunes, which are all fiber-friendly foods that should get your system moving and ease your upset stomach.