• Shruti GOCHHWAL

Indian Home Remedies For Stomach Pain That Work!

Stomach ache? It may seem a very common problem, but can adversely affect our daily activities. Stomach ache may result either due to overeating, stomach flu or can be due to simple gastric symptoms. In some rare cases, the most severe cause of stomach pain can include a heart attack. Let’s see how you can overcome stomach pain with these natural home remedies.

Home Remedies for Stomach Pain

Stomach ache can make it really hard for you to concentrate on anything! In such a case, you may end up looking for remedies that can provide immediate relief from your aching stomach.

Some of these remedies include:

  1. Ginger

  2. Fennel

  3. Gripe water

  4. Asafetida

  5. Yoghurt

  6. Warm compress

  7. Chamomile

1.   Ginger

Ginger

Ginger help alleviate stomach ache, Credits: pixabay


The humble ginger has come a long way in keeping diseases at bay! Ginger not only serves as a flavouring agent but also possess numerous health benefits! It is an important spice which possesses anti-inflammatory, and carminative effect. It helps decrease the pressure on your lower oesophagal sphincter thereby reduces cramping, prevents dyspepsia, flatulence and bloating. Ginger also helps decrease the production of free radicals thereby neutralizing the stomach acids. So next time, stomach ache hits you make a cup of ginger tea and consume it to help improve your digestive symptoms.

Fennel seeds

Fennel

Fennel help alleviate stomach ache Credits: pixabay


We all like chewing some mouth freshener after having a sumptuous meal. Fennel makes the main ingredient of Mouth freshener. Chewing half a teaspoon of fennel after a meal can help fight digestive issues. Fennel seeds are well-known for its anti-flatulent, stomachic and anti-spasmodic agents. The high fibre containing sweet fennel helps relax your abdominal muscles, reduces spasm, eliminates intestinal gas and relieves pain.

Gripe water

Gripe water

Gripe water made from ginger, chamomile, fennel Credits: pixabay


Gripe water is nothing but a mixture of herbs that are used as one of the most common Indian home remedies for stomach pain for the child. Gripe water helps soothe colic that may cause stomach pain and loose motion in your child. Gripe water is a mixture of water, baking soda and herbs like fennel, ginger, and chamomile. Taking gripe water can help ease gas, relieves discomfort and improves gastric motility.

Asafoetida

Asafoetida

Asafoetida for stomach ache, Credits: pixabay


Asafoetida is known by various names like Palkayam, heeng, and devil’s dung. This pungent and bitter-tasting spice is a popular household remedy in India that can help treat stomach bloat, flatulence and other digestive problems. The anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive effect of asafoetida has shown protective effects against various digestive issues like bloating, fullness, gastritis, reduced appetite, and abdominal pain. You can use asafoetida as a tempering to your foods or simply add a pinch of it in warm water and drink it.

Yoghurt

Curd

Curd helps maintain healthy bacteria, Credits: pixabay


Yoghurt constitutes of good bacteria which can help alleviate numerous digestive issues including stomach pain. Yoghurt helps put healthy bacteria back in your gut and maintains the health of your gut. Yoghurt is also prescribed by doctors to treat stomach pain related to the stomach flu, food poisoning and other conditions that cause diarrhoea. Eating yoghurt tends to shorten the duration and severity of diarrhoea by maintaining proper digestion. So forget your stomach pain tablet and consume a cup of yoghurt for a healthy and calm stomach.

Warm compress

warm compress

Warm compress for muscle spasm, Credits: pixabay


hot compress is another effective way to help relieve your stomach pain. Putting an electric heating pad or hot water bag on your abdomen will relax the abdominal muscles and east the spasm. Warm compress helps increase blood circulation towards the site and speed up the digestion process. The faster the digestion occurs, the fast the pain fades away. All you need to do is simply palace a warm compress on your stomach for 10 minutes and see the results.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea, Credits: pixabay


The little white flowers of Chamomile soothes your abdominal muscles and can help with stomach issues. Alpha-bisabolol, an important constituent found in the flower’s essential oil is an essential anti-inflammatory agent that soothes cramps. It also has healing properties for ulcers which are caused either by medication or by stress.

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