10 home and herbal remedies that can help soothe various types of belly discomfort:
Ginger : is known to possess anti-inflammatory properties plus other benefits. It helps in easing stomach pains, as well as aiding in digestion. One can take this by peeling and grating the ginger and making a tea out of it.
Fennel or liquorice : are similar in taste even though they come from different plants and are found in a number of herbal teas, as well as supplements for digestive upsets. Chewing a fresh slice (bulb) of fennel can ease stomach pain.
Chamomile : doesn’t only calm one’s nerves but also soothes a painful stomach. Take chamomile tea for upset stomachs. For additional flavour, lemon and/or honey can be added to the tea.
Peppermint : Mint, similar to ginger, should be taken fresh in order to settle an upset stomach. Simply take a few sprigs of mint and put them in a cup of warm water. Chewing on a leaf can also help.
Lemon water : For those who have no ginger, liquorice, mint or fennel at home, squeezing half of a lemon into a mug with warm water can help soothe the stomach too.
Baking soda : Antacids that are sold in the market typically have sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). You can simply take a teaspoon or two and mix it into a mug of warm water.
Warm salt water : Salt water is good for sore throats as well as upset stomachs. A teaspoon of salt mixed in a cup of warm water will do the trick. In order to get the best results, it is recommended to drink the water as fast as you can.
Warm rice compress : Heat is known as one of the best methods to soothe an upset stomach, especially when it comes to cramps. To those who have no heating pads at home, they can make one out of an old sock plus some uncooked rice. Place it inside the microwave for a minute and use on the affected area.
Apple cider vinegar : This vinegar is said to be very beneficial to the body. A few teaspoons mixed in a glass of warm or cold water can help alleviate the pain.
Aloe Vera juice : People who have intestinal problems have reported that this juice is very helpful. It can help get rid of cramps, gas, diarrhoea and bloating.