Tummy aches. People get them for all sorts of reasons: eating the wrong foods, too many of the right foods, colds, flu and other digestive problems, and, yes, getting too warm and fuzzy with excessive amounts of wine, beer, or other intoxicants. Stomach-settling remedies abound via commercial favorites like Maalox, Pepto Bismol, Mylanta, Tums and more. Of course, not everyone wants a high-volume retail product. Some sufferers are looking for a natural way to ease their discomfort. WellWell is here to help with a selection of home-based remedies that may be just as effective. Read on.
People have turned to ginger as a cure-all for everything from pain to nausea for a dog’s age. There is a good reason for this. Studies have shown that ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that eases discomfort. There are many ways to take it from all-natural ginger ale and homemade teas with chopped-up fresh ginger roots.
Don’t discount water to prevent or ease stomach problems. People tend to lose body fluids during the day through sweating, breathing and simply digesting foods. Too often, these fluids deplete, causing dehydration and electrolyte imbalances that can wreak havoc with a person’s tummy.
This tea’s anti-inflammatory properties are a great way to relieve nausea. Chamomile works because it relaxes the muscles in the upper digestive tract, relieving cramping and other discomforts.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a winner because it promotes alkalinity and relieves discomfort. Additional benefits include its ability to reduce gas and reduce bloating.
Constipation is never good for the stomach. Fiber is a great way to address this type of problem. Look to high-fiber vegetables and items like prunes, raisins and apricots for relief. Make sure to drink plenty of water as well.
Think hot water bottles have outlived their usefulness? Think again. Placing one on an irritated tummy can increase blood flow, lessening stomach pain. It is a medicine-free solution.
Okay, baking soda may seem like a stretch, but it is also known as sodium bicarbonate and is highly alkaline. This old-fashioned but solid remedy can work quickly and effectively.
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