Having an upset stomach is a common medical condition that many people suffer from. Upset stomachs can cause a lot of issues including gas, bloating and vomiting and can really disrupt your life. There are a lot of medications on the market to relieve the symptoms of an upset stomach but they can have many negative side effects. Another way to relieve the symptoms of getting an upset stomach is homemade remedies or natural remedies. Homemade remedies and natural remedies provide an effective way to alleviate the symptoms of an upset stomach without all of the nasty side effects. Homemade remedies for an upset stomach are also great because they are inexpensive and can be found usually in your home in a cabinet.
Take Digestive Enzyme Supplements- If you have an upset stomach and need relief you can try using a natural digestive enzyme supplement. One company that offers digestive enzyme supplements is Renew Life where they offer products such as Digest More which is a digestive aid. These enzyme supplements help take the stress off of your stomach and help aid in the digestive process. These natural supplements help alleviate the pain and uncomfortable feelings caused by upset stomachs and the bloating that comes along with it. You can get digestive enzyme supplements at your local grocery store or vitamin store for about 30 dollars a bottle. If you do not have the money to buy digestive enzyme supplements you can go to the store and purchase a pineapple. Fresh pineapple contains a lot of digestive enzymes naturally, so they are always good to have on hand if you are dealing with an upset stomach. Pineapple is usually fresher in the spring and summer and can be found at your local grocery store for about 2 dollars.
Drink Mineral Water- One easy and homemade way to help calm an upset stomach is by drinking mineral water while you eat a banana. Mineral water and bananas can be found at your local grocery store and will cost you about 4 dollars all together. Bananas are great for calming an upset stomach naturally and they are very easy to digest which means less work for your stomach. Drinking mineral water is very good for the body due to the fact the minerals in the water are easily absorbed and help the digestive process as well as helps get rid of pollutants within the body. Mineral water helps the body fight off things such as bacteria and fungus while providing the body with the same nutritional value of taking supplements. Mineral water might also be known to some people and labeled in stores as naturally sparkling water or sparking mineral water.
Ginger- Ginger is also a great homemade remedy to use if you are trying to calm an upset stomach. Ginger is very rich in antioxidants and is a known natural treatment for many digestive conditions such as an upset stomach. When using ginger as a calming remedy for an upset stomach you want to make sure you are using real ginger and not ginger flavoring, which is why getting raw ginger is the best way to go. You can eat the ginger raw and suck on it for a few minutes to get natural relief for an upset stomach although many people do not like the harshness of it. If you can not stand eating raw ginger you might want to peel some of the raw ginger and add it to a hot cup of water. Let the ginger sit in the water for about five minutes so that it mixes into the water and it will become a little easier to drink. Ginger is a very good item to keep in your house if you are someone who suffers from an upset stomach frequently or you suffer from other digestive ailments. You can get raw ginger at your local grocery store or health food store for about three dollars.
Add Baking Soda to Water- Baking soda is a product a lot of people have in their house but few know this is also a homemade remedy for calming an upset stomach. Baking soda relieves problems like heartburn or indigestion and even the common upset stomach. All you need to do is add about a teaspoon of baking soda to a half of a cup of water and let it dissolve. Drink the baking soda and water concoction quickly once the baking soda is dissolved for the best results. This homemade remedy can be repeated every two hours if necessary and it is safe for people under 60 years old to drink this up to seven times a day. Baking soda is a great option for calming an upset stomach because you can easily get some at your local grocery store for about two dollars a box.
Drink Peppermint or Chamomile Tea- Next time you have an upset stomach you should also drink some peppermint tea or Chamomile tea to help calm your stomach. Peppermint tea has long been a natural and homemade remedy for digestive system conditions and is thought to be one of the best homemade remedies. The peppermint helps calm the muscles within the stomach and also can help against problems like irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint tea can be consumed as many times a day as you want and it is very high in antioxidant properties. Peppermint tea can be purchased at your local grocery store for about three dollars per box of 100 tea bags. Chamomile tea has a very distinctly good aroma and taste often referred to as a sweet apple which makes it even more appealing. Chamomile tea soothes the stomach and helps calm digestive problems such as an upset stomach, bloating or cramps. Chamomile tea is also said to have relaxing properties in it which can help relieve an upset stomach caused by things like stress and is great to drink before bedtime. You can also get Chamomile tea at your local grocery store for about 2 dollars for a box of 100 tea packets.
Crackers or Toast– One of the most effective homemade remedies for calming an upset stomach is eating toast or crackers. Toast and crackers work the same way to help calm an upset stomach which is by giving your stomach acid something to digest. When you eat crackers or some toast it will decrease the amount of acid within the stomach which is being absorbed by the toast or crackers. The less stomach acid you have floating around your stomach means the less upset your stomach is going to be. You do not have to eat a lot of crackers or toast to get the calming effects from it just eat a couple slices of toast or about five or ten crackers. Saltine crackers work best for calming an upset stomach from all my years of using this homemade remedy and wheat toast is better than white toast for calming an upset stomach. This is a great homemade remedy for an upset stomach because most people keep crackers or bread in their house and if you do not then it will only cost you a couple dollars at the grocery store to purchase them.
Glass of Buttermilk- If you like milk then you should try drinking a glass of buttermilk with fenugreek seeds added to it as an easy homemade remedy for an upset stomach. The buttermilk along with the fenugreek seeds helps aid in the digestive process and helps relieve common symptoms of an upset stomach. You can get buttermilk at your local grocery store for about three dollars a gallon and you can get the funugreek seeds from your local health food store or vitamin store for about four dollars. If you do not like buttermilk you can also soak the fenugreek seeds in water and chew on them for an easier way to calm your upset stomach. This is a very safe and natural homemade remedy for anyone who suffers from an upset stomach and is great for someone who likes drinking buttermilk.