Whether you are doubled over with cramps, the burning of indigestion or the pain of a churning stomach, getting relief is a major priority. Luckily, you can gain relief from stomach pain using any of 10 simple remedies at home. Please be advised that these are not intended for all inclusive cures and that certain types of stomach pain require the advice and treatment of a health care professional.

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10 Ways to Ease Stomach Pain in Your Home

1. Mint

Not only does mint have a cooling and refreshing effect, but it is also great for relieving stomach pain. Mint contains a number of naturally occurring compounds that help to relieve all types of pain.

What to do:

  • Brew mint tea using a mint tea bag.
  • Additionally, you can chew on fresh mint leaves.
  • Or, if you must, suck on very strong mint candy.

2. Chamomile

Stomach pain can also be eased by tea made from chamomile flowers. Chamomile is known to bring relaxation to any form of tension as well as aids in reducing inflammation.

What to do:

  • Pour boiling water over a chamomile tea bag or 1 tsp of loose dried chamomile flowers.
  • Cover and allow the tea to steep for about 10 minutes.
  • Strain out the leaves (if necessary) and drink the tea.
  • You can repeat this several times per day.

3. Fennel Seeds

The stimulation of digestion as well as the reduction of gas and bloating which causes stomach pain is the major function of fennel seeds. In fact, most commercial teas made to ease stomach pain utilize fennel as a main ingredient.

What to do:

  • You can brew fennel seeds in a tea, by adding 1 tsp of fennel seeds to 1 cup of boiling water.
  • Reduce the heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Allow the tea to cool for a few minutes before straining out the seeds and drinking the tea.
  • You can also chew on ½ tsp of fennel seeds for quick relief.

4. Ginger

One of the most tried and true home remedies for stomach pain and nausea is ginger. Gingerol, found in ginger, helps reduce inflammation and stomach acid production as well as encourage digestion. As an added benefit, ginger has antibiotic properties that might kill any bug that is causing the pain.

What to do:

  • You can use the same recipe above for fennel tea, but insert 1 Tbsp of grated ginger root in place of the fennel.
  • Alternatively, you can simple chew on a slice or two of raw ginger to get relief.

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5. Baking Soda

Getting rid of stomach pain does not have to involve anything extravagant or expensive. In fact, baking soda is one of the best antacids available and you probably already have it in your home. Baking soda creates an alkaline environment in your stomach to balance out the acid.

What to do:

  • Dissolve ½ tsp of baking soda in a cup of warm water and drink it.
  • You can repeat this 2 to 3 times a day if necessary.

6. Yogurt

Though it might not be the first thought on your mind, eating yogurt is an effective cure for stomach pain. The probiotics in plain yogurt help to restore digestive balance to your lower GI, which helps get rid of the pain.

What to do:

  • Eat 6 to 8 oz. of plain yogurt.
  • If you must add a little more flavor, try a little bit of honey or a few berries that you add.
  • Maintain better gut health by eating this daily.

7. Burnt Toast

This stomach pain remedy will probably surprise you, but eating burnt toast is actually one of the best cures for stomach pain. The charred carbon of the bread helps to absorb any toxins that are upsetting your stomach and causing pain, thus bringing you relief.

What to do:

  • Toast a piece of bread until it is very dark brown to black.
  • Try to eat it without adding anything else, but if you must, you can add a little honey to make it easier to swallow.

8. Cinnamon

Another ingredient in your spice rack that can help to ease stomach pain is cinnamon. Cinnamon boosts digestion, cuts down on bloating and gas buildup and helps relieve the most common causes of cramps.

What to do:

  • The strongest solution will come from making tea from cinnamon a couple of cinnamon sticks using the same recipe as we used for fennel and ginger above.
  • Ground cinnamon mixed with the honey on your burnt toast also gives that remedy an added boost as well as some flavor.

9. Rice Water

You can also obtain relief from stomach pain by drinking rice water. When rice cooks, it releases compounds which can help coat the inside of your stomach and reduce the pain associated with ulcers and gastritis.

What to do:

  • Cook white or brown rice adding double the usual or directed amount of water to the pot.
  • When the rice is cooked, pour the rice through a strainer and catch the water in a bowl.
  • Allow the water to cool enough to drink it.
  • You can add a little honey and cinnamon to this as well.

10. Heat Pad or Hot Water Bottle

Sometimes the best relief from stomach pain comes from adding a little heat. Heat helps to relax stomach cramps and relax the area where the pain is at its worst.

What to do:

  • Place a heating pad, hot water bottle or electric blanket over the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • You can make a make-shift heating pad by pouring raw, whole rice, millet or barley into a sock and knotting the top.
  • Place the sock in the microwave for a minute or two and place it on the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes.

Conclusion

When it comes to getting relief from stomach pain, you usually want it to happen in a hurry. Making use of our 10 ways to ease stomach pain in your home, you can make use of ingredients and items that are readily available and get that much needed relief. If you have other remedies, questions or success stories to add, don’t hesitate to add them in the comments section below.

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