Home Remedies for Stomach Aches & Abdominal Pain

Bitters  

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Posted by Wayne (Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies) on 05/01/2007
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Hi All: I'm from the island of Trinidad in the West Indies. Since I was a child, one of the standard remedies for alimentary disturbances - belly aches, gas etc. - has been a few dashes of Angostura bitters (AB) in a little cool water. AB is made only in Trinidad but is famous worldwide as a beverage taste enhancer. However, it was originally developed by a famous German doctor to treat his wartime patients for alimentary disturbances. Locally it is still used for same especially by "olden" folk. You can look it up yourself on the net.


Black Tea  

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Posted by Mabel (Kampala, Uganda) on 03/05/2009
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Hi, first and foremost i would like to thank EC, am so greatful for this website, it's such a blessing! Black tea has always been my remedy for stomachach and menstrual cramps. One just needs to boil a cup of water, add tea bag and take it hot (not very hot though) with no sugar (sour but helps) or add 1 tsp of honey if you cannot stand the taste. This will solve your stomach problems!


Brown Sugar  

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Posted by Lim (Singapore) on 05/26/2012
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Brown sugar works! I was on medication for stomachache but my pain still persisted. Hence, I turned to Earth Clinic for help. After drinking brown sugar mixed with water, the pain stopped. It was easy and effective. Thanks Earth Clinic.


Posted by TAN KOON PENG (SINGAPORE) on 06/22/2008

China Brown sugar is effective for diarrhea, vomit and stomache.


Cardamom  

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Posted by Matt (Charlottesville, VA) on 02/26/2009
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For stomache ache, reflux, or overfullness, chew or swallow the sticky black seeds of green cardamom pods (breack the fiberous shell by popping between the teeth). Cardamom is a popular spice in Indian and Southeast Asian cooking, and you can find then at Wholefoods in the bulk spice area. I prefer chewing the seeds -- they have a menthol-type flavor -- others who find the taste strong can swallow the seeds like a pill. Without doubt, this is the best stomach ache remedy I have ever found. Seriously, try it -- within minutes you will forget you even had an upset stomache!


Cayenne  

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Posted by Lisa (Southeast, USA) on 01/02/2008
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2 years ago I finally got healed of an ulcer for which I'd been taking medication for several years. So when I recently began having that telltale burning, gnawing pain in my stomach, I knew exactly what was happening.

I also knew the whole routine...doctor's appointment, upper GI, ultrasound etc etc., just to have them tell me what I already knew. PLUS, they'd prescribe medications which my insurance will no longer cover because there are now non-prescription strengths of them available over-the-counter. Needless to say, I was willing to try an alternative method to save myself the time and expense. If you've ever had an ulcer, you usually don't have to have someone tell you what one feels like.

Anyway, I read somewhere about cayenne's healing effects. A week ago, I was up and down through the night with that burning, and all the antacids I could chew were simply giving me no relief. So Thursday morning I got up, got brave, and mixed a full measuring teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a teacup of very warm water and drank it down on an empty stomach.

It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected! And while I was warm all over and my stomach burned a little more when the fluid first hit that spot, the pain quickly diminished. Within minutes, I felt better than I had the day before, and as the day wore on, I continued to feel even better.

Anyway, I've repeated this every day now for the past week, and by day 3 the burning pain in my stomach was COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY GONE, even first thing in the morning. I'm continuing the regimen for therapeutic and preventive purposes, just to see if it cures my allergies and other problems. I'll probably reduce the daily dosage now that the stomach problem has subsided, but I'm a believer! And I'm a lifelong advocate of that little red pepper...this is news worth sharing!

Thank God for natural remedies.

Replied by Mark
Las Vegas, Nv
06/20/2010

Cayenne is amazing stuff. Very good for the heart, stomach all else. But you don't need to be Vegan to be disease free or for it to work, in fact the lack of protein of a Vegan diet can cause people to not have enough protein to repair the body. Vegans heal more slowly in general.

It's not for everyone I feel like crap without some meat on very regular basis. It also depends on life style and activity level. Most Vegans do it to save animals, not for good health.

Replied by Shiela
Maryland
02/11/2018

There is MORE protein in plants than animal products. Animals receive their protein from plant sources, and that's how we get protein from meat. Humans do NOT need animal products for protein. Animal products are not meant for human consumption, and can lead to premature death. Humans are herbivores by nature.

Replied by Martha
Jackson
02/15/2018

Yes, it is true that humans can live on a plant based diet with no meat.

But it is not correct that plants have more protein than meat.

Meat is made of protein and fat. Meat do not contain carbohydrates. Animals eat plants which are mostly carbohydrate. They use the carbohydrates for metabolic processes.

Martha


Chamomile Tea  

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Posted by Kathie (Houston, United States) on 05/25/2011
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For tummy cramps (or the runs) Chamomile tea works wonders- it stops the spasms in your tummy that cause so much pain. Double bag it for extreem measures... If you know what I mean. Roman Chamomile essential oil also works well (just rub it on your tummy). - Do not use the Roman Chamomile for too long or it will stop your bowels. Please note that if you have the runs, your body is telling you that you need to get rid of whatever is inside of you, so do no clog it up too much.

I have also found (from personal experience- with in 30 minutes) that homeopathic ARSENICUM ALBUM works very well for food poisoning (vomiting and the runs), also make sure to take some probiotics to get the good bacteria back.

take care of yourself, KT


Cinnamon Tea  

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Posted by Mike (Queens, NY) on 12/18/2007
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I had a stomach virus and after 3 nights/days of diarrhea and stomach pain, I tried some over the counter drugs with no results. I was so desperate that I came across your website and I read the article on cinnamon tea. So I immediately tried it and it work about 3 hours after. So I continue to drink this tea for a few days and now I am perfect. Thanks for your information.


Dgl Licorice  

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Posted by Lisa (S. California, Ca, Usa) on 11/18/2011
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I've had ulcers in the past and tried prescription medications that did help, but I don't always want to go to the doctor when they flare up. I have a flare up 1-2x a year.

DGL licorice in chewable form will get rid of stomach pain in around 10 minutes. It's a little hard to get past the taste/texture of the chewables but it is the best thing out there. We're talking about pain that will stop me in my tracks and this stuff works. I take 1-2 chewables at a time and sometimes need to take throughout the day.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Usa
11/19/2011
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Lisa, I have been using DGL and sometimes regular Licorice for digestive healing for yrs, but the strength isn't enough. Now I chew 2 tabs DGL and add 1/2 spoon Allantoin dissolved and swallowed. This is necessary only once a day for a few days and you're good for a long while. Manufacturers should include Allantoin to their DGL for that extra needed healing power.

Replied by Karamio
Oakland, Ca, Usa
06/27/2013

To TIMH from Louisville - Why on earth would you take Allantoin internally for anything? I think you must mean aloe!!! Allantoin is a chemical compound used in skin care, toothpaste etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allantoin

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
06/28/2013
2115 posts

Karamio: Allantoin is the active ingredient in the herb Comfrey. Allantoin is an epithelial tissue proliferator, that is, it increases the rate at which epithelial cells regenerate. The skin, intestines, and lungs, are made largely of epithelial tissue. Allantoin is not programmed to be effective on only skin tissue, this is why the herb Comfrey is so effective for disorders of involving all epithelial tissue organs like intestines and lungs.


Posted by Cathy (Richardson, Texas) on 07/26/2008
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I was diagnosed with abdominal inflammation. This was in the area of the gall bladder. I tried DGL(Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice). In DGL, the glycyrrhizin compound-associated with high blood pressure-has been removed. I used the chewable kind. Dosage: two tablets when I started to have discomfort on my right side. After many years of having this condition, I have been cured with this product.

EC: Agreed, DGL is a great supplement. If you can't find it in your area of the world, try licorice root tea.


Dietary Changes  

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Posted by Mg (Allentown, Pa, Usa) on 04/22/2011
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My Doctors kept giving me acid reducers when I needed a laxative. Now I'm on an 80/10/10 diet and when I eat out of proportion I use a laxitive. No more pain, no mor sick belly.


Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 11/20/2007 512 posts
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The best remedy I have found for indigestion, acid regurge, GERD, flatulence is elimination of all bleached flour products in the foods you eat - I find I can eat l00% whole grain bread without problems (usually cures most people's constipation problems also). I don't know what chemicals? are used in the bleaching process, but apparently that is where the problem comes from. However, you must really work at getting bleached flour out of your diet, as many pastas are made with bleached flour, many breads say whole wheat but read the ingredients and you'll find that most start off with bleached flour unless the label reads l00% whole grain. Most gravies, dips, sauces, etc. use the cheapest source of thickening agent - bleached flour. So try it and see if it works for you. It's nice having a "cast iron stomach" which has no problems with cayenne pepper, jalapeno peppers, and all that spicy stuff I used to blame my stomach problems on before I lucked up and stumbled upon the real cause of them.

Replied by Anne
Cumming, Ga
04/30/2018

Concerning bleached flour, I just read where our flour here in the USA was changed some years back. They took Iodine out of the flour and replaced it with bromine. Iodine which we need has been replaced with bromine which causes health problems.

Bromine is harmful to our health. It is used because it causes the dough to rise higher and be strong and springy. It also bleaches the flour. You can find organic flour that uses iodine rather than bromine. These same flours have also removed aluminum, another ingredient that is very harmful to our health.

It seems that on top of the GMO wheat that most of our bread is made of...we have the problem of bromine which is a thyroid disrupter and causes stomach problems. It is also a carcinogen. I have noticed that those with gluten intolerance have major stomach problems and must stay on a gluten free diet. We are told that grains are terrible, but I believe that we have a contaminated food problem in our nation and it all relates to those given the responsibility to protect the public and are not. Sad but true. Thank God that we have Earth Clinic and those that have given us the answers to so many health problems. This is the first place I go for health solutions. I am 76 and I only take thyroid meds and blood pressure meds. I hate doing that but my thyroid was removed when I was 13. My blood pressure started giving me fits when my son and grandson died in 2014. It was the worst year of my life and my stress level and emotions bounced out of control. Most of the BP meds made me feel like I was dying but finally they gave me one that addressed the underlying problem of stress. I am working on coming off of BP meds.

I have been into natural cures and health since I was 34. Our food must be addressed in this nation as those without the means to buy organic food are at risk every day. Thanks, Anne


Fenugreek  

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Posted by Cibitka (Here&there In Eu) on 07/05/2016 6 posts
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Trigonella foenum-graecum (Fenugreek) never failed to help me when I felt sick to my stomach. Also proved successful when I gave it to family and friends. Usually works in about 30 mins.

  • Take about 2 tablespoons of seeds (I use whole seeds) and place it in a cup.
  • Boil water and slowly pour it over the seeds.
  • Leave for about 15 mins to rest under a cover to omit important essential substances to evaporate.
  • Slowly sip the 'tea' and at the end eat the seeds as well - by then they should be soft enough.


Small inconvenience: you will smell like a chicken soup during next 2 days. This is due to strong flavours, that this seeds have inside. How ever the nice calming effect on your body is worth it I guess : )


Garlic  

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Posted by Desalegn (Harar) on 12/25/2015
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Garlic saved me from bad stomach pain.


Posted by Will (Houston, Texas) on 03/22/2008
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Two days ago, I was having sharp pains in my abdominal. I swollowed a whole clove with cranberry juice and the pain went away.

Replied by Erin
Tampa, Fl
01/04/2010
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Thank you for this suggestion! I tried a garlic pill for a nasty case of indigestion based on your recommendation, and it worked fast. Less than a half-hour after I'd taken the garlic capsule, I started feeling relief. If I had to take a guess, I'd wager that the garlic sped up the process of eliminating the toxin that was causing the discomfort. Thanks again for this!

Replied by Melissa
Crandall, Tx, Usa
10/02/2011
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I just wanted to say this worked great. My cousin had a stomach ache for days. She had tried tums and other over the counter stomach aides and they did nothing. I read this on here about the garlic and had her eat a clove. About 15-20 minutes later, the pain had subsided quite a bit. I spoke with her today and she said that she is free of any pain now. Thank you for the great advice!



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