Home Remedies for Stomach Aches & Abdominal Pain

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Posted by Harriette (Brighton, CO) on 05/07/2013

My husband had a massive heart attack last year. He is on many heart meds. He had his gall bladder removed a couple months ago and is having terrible abdominal pain that travels up his chest and esophagus. Doc does not know what it is. Any ideas/cures?

Replied by Harriette
Brighton, Co
05/10/2013

The cardiologist took my husband off Lipitor, Plavix and Digoxin. He stopped them as of yesterday. The abdominal pains are gone! We don't know if it was the Lipitor or which one was wreaking havoc with his gut. All we know is that is feeling the best he has felt in months! Thanks, everyone, for your input and help!


Gluten Free Diet  

Posted by Jessie (New York City, New York) on 02/28/2012

Regarding gluten allergies or those of you with chronic stomach pain or stomach issues. PLEASE READ! Very important!

Ask your doctor for a Celiac's panel as the official term for gluten allergy is Celiac's disease. It's a blood test but you have to have been eating a gluten FULL diet for the test to be accurate. And if you have Celiac's you have to COMPLETELY cut out all gluten for good!

My husband's grandfather has stomach cancer from not avoiding gluten despite his allergy. He didn't find out he had a gluten allergy til after he was diagnosed with cancer. After researching, I found numerous studies on this. Most prominently, an 11 year study that followed 1, 982 patients from 20 G. I centers in Germany diagnosed with Celiacs Disease. Those who did not follow a gluten free diet had a 200 times greater chance of gastrointestinal cancers and lymphoma than those who followed a gluten free diet. The chances increased with age.

In europe, 1 in 300 are diagnosed with a gluten allergy (aka Celiacs Disease) and in Italy, all children are required to be screened for it automatically as toddlers. In the U.S. only 1 in 3000 are diagnosed SIMPLY because we don't screen for it or recognize it as a possible cause for chronic stomach issues. And since it's hereditary and you don't always present symptoms, if a family member tests positive, have ALL family members tested. My husband's 76 year old Grandfather (with stomach cancer)had 2 siblings who died from stomach cancer. They figured it was the cancer that was hereditary. No. It was the gluten allergy that was. I also know that one of my Dr's medical assistants (was in her 60's) recently died 3 months after being diagnosed with lymphoma. During her autopsy they discovered she had a gluten allergy she never knew about. It's clinically proven that Lymphoma is one of the cancers caused by eating gluten when you're allergic to it. Put your health in good hands... Your own. Get tested!

Replied by Delaney
Olympia, Wa
12/23/2013

Thanks for this post! I've had a lot of stomach noises lately, among other ailments including headaches. It appears ACV is good just about everything, so I mixed 1/2 TBSP in 6oz of water and just took a few sips. The stomach noises stopped right away, but I kept clearing my throat all night, got horrible heartburn and woke up with my stomach burning like crazy. I'm going to see my doctor today, so I'll ask him to do a celiac panel. My Mom died of lymphoma - B cell, when she was 84. She didn't have stomach issues until a few months before passing. She started getting sick in Oct and passed 3 mo later. Any ideas to help the stomach burning?

I personally say nay on ACV, due to my reaction, but I'm a redhead and hypersensitive to everything! A doctor once told me I'm just one big recessive gene:-)


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Posted by Thomas (Searcy, AR) on 12/04/2008
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I was so impressed how quickly the Grapefruit Seed Extract soothed my aching stomach. I think I ate some bad food(fish) earlier in the day and had been ailing for a few hours. I tried the GFSE we had and within 15 minutes it felt better.


Posted by Kerri (Salt Lake City, Ut) on 01/01/2008
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Grapefruit seed extract is the very best for a stomach ache 5 to 6 drops in a cup of water. It works also if you swallowed some bad water while swimming or drank some bad water while traveling in a different country. It has a very bitter taste. helps kill the germs and bugs. My child after throwing up and trying many different things was able to go to sleep and rest without pain. It has worked even for my friends!!


Posted by Mindy (Boston, MA) on 12/19/2007
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Just wanted to add grapefruit seed extract (GFSE) to your list of remedies for stomach aches. I read how bitters have been used as digestive aids for centuries, especially in Europe. The only "bitter" I had around my house was GFSE which I use to disinfect my produce. (GFSE is a powerful germ killer: bacteria,virus, fungus, Candida, etc.) Well I put 5-6 drops in a glass of water and chugged it down fast, and within 10 minutes my stomach ache was gone!!! I drank this bitter water 3x that day and noticed how CLEAR my mind became - another benefit. I had tried other remedies like ACV, ginger, mint tea, but GFSE worked the FASTEST for me. So give it a try. There are other numerous good uses for GFSE which you can learn about on the internet.

Replied by Faithinhealing
Forest Park, Ohio
04/21/2010
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I used pure PINK GRAPEFRUIT for the same purposes, an upset stomach, and it worked wonders too! I also chewed the seeds because grapefruit juice extract is made from the pulp and the seeds.


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Posted by Vikas on 09/30/2006
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I had severe pain in lower abdomen, and in spite of several medical tests nothing was being detected from past 3 months i was just having pain killers and someone told me about honey cure and i searched net and luckily came across your article. It cured my pain completely , and now i feel quite energetic n healthy.. thanks for publishing such a rich natural treatment.


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Posted by Libraloveshealth (Los Angeles, California) on 02/27/2017
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Manuka honey works great for me! Its only the relief pretty much at times and I could feel it healing my stomach. It just sucks its so pricey so it can be a little tough for me to consistently get it and I like the more expensive stronger one. This is the only thing that helps as well as I have had flowering globe amaranth tea which made a big help. The only thing is it came with a tea set and it is a pretty hard tea to find but it really helped my stomach a ton! I was able to get things done today with out the irritating pain I usually deal with. but ill be ok once I get my manuka honey back, it helps me to digest protein easier.


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Posted by John Smith (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) on 01/04/2009
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Stomach Ache Cures: I have found that a simple home rememdy i have been using for years works greatly and I would like to share it with everyone. MINT works great to relieve the pain. Chewing minty gum, eating a peppermint patty, or anything with a minty flavor will help the pain decrease significantly.


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Posted by Anne (Nicosia, Cyprus) on 03/25/2013
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Hi I have a great remedy for stomach ache even for babies although a bit of sugar is required for them to drink it. Its mint tea. It needs to be diluted with water and just luke warm for babies of course. Adults is can be as hot as you like. Its amazing how quickly the stomach ache leaves when I drink it. Also another great remedy for me is to eat an apple when I get heartburn and prune juice for constipation. Also I have begun to use aloe for my skin and its helped it look so smooth. Hope this helps people feel a bit better naturally.


Posted by Rebekah (Fresno, CA) on 02/20/2008
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I use peppermint tea and candied ginger for my stomach aches. I get daily pain due to IBS. These alternative remedies worked 10x better than the Rx meds the Dr's gave me. Ginger helps relieve nausea and will aid in digestion. Peppermint tea works to soothe a sour stomach.


Posted by Patti (Nicosia, Cyprus) on 09/23/2006
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My family is Greek Cypriot and they use herbal medicine alot. My favorite is Mint Tea for stomach ache. If you have a bad stomach ache, boil some drinking water along with dried mint leaves and add some sugar or honey for taste. Make it in the same way you boil regular tea. Strain the tea leaves and drink it as warm as you can. It usually works on contact. I even used this for my son when he was a baby and had colic...not too hot, though.


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Posted by Teena (Aus) on 07/28/2017 172 posts
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My son had severe tummy pain last night I massaged arnica oil and made tonic with pink salt, Baking Soda & acv. He refused to drink it. I have a tablespoon of coconut oil which he reluctantly and slowly ate. He advised her had not been to the toilet (bm) that day or previous. So I gave him 2 x vitamin c ester c 1000 mg and 280 mg Magnesium. This slowly went down over about a half hour. Yes I have ordered powders these tablets do taste bad! I monitored him for 30 min's he would occasionally take a sip of the Apple Cider Vinegar and snuggled on the couch. After this time he asked if he could go back to bed he couldn't straighten his body still so I carried him. Well this morning he bounded down the stairs to give me a hug he said he didn't have any pain and he had had a bm. So relieved to find the cause of the pain and remedy.


Posted by Anon (Anon) on 02/15/2012

Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (not baking powder) into a glass of water, add 1 heaping teaspoon psillium fiber, stir up real good, drink immediately. Then drink another glass of plain water.

On an empty stomach: cover and steep in water 1 teaspoon Chamomile tea and 1 teaspoon Catnip tea together, drink when cool enough, wait an hour, then drink milk/soy milk.

With meals (preferably salad) 2 teaspoon Swedish Bitters mixed into a glass of water, 2 times a day as needed.

Quit drinking soda, coffee, green and black tea, cocoa, don't eat chocolate, gluten (such as in wheat, barley, rhy, somtimes oats), dairy, sugar.

On an empty stomach: mix into hot/warm soy milk 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon clove powder, drink (you can add cinnamon, cocoa powder or coffee too, if you like). Drink lots of water. Eat several fresh oranges. Very strong, very dehydrating, do it when you have the day off. Don't go to bed until much later.

Fast on green juices and fresh fruit. Parsley, cilantro, bok choy, fennel.

Consider hepatitis, IBS, celiac, hernia.

Gluten free oatmeal, 2 tablespoons raw organic coconut oil, 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon. Mix and eat on empty stomach. Drink lots of water.

Dice and lightly cook a large onion in 1 tablespoon safflower oil, it should still have some of the bite to it, eat the entire thing on an empty stomach.

Replied by Wen
Benton, Arkansas
07/10/2013

Soy is highly estrogenic as well as having other issues, please look into using another milk such as almond if you can't drink dairy

Replied by Gina
Australia
08/02/2015

Slippery elm added to those suggestions is good. It's easier to take in capsule form than the powder in liquid. Very soothing. So is peppermint tea and of course Swedish bitters which is good for digestion, haemorrhoids, fibroid tumours and just for general stamina and immune system.


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Posted by Angela Lynne (Vancoover, Wa) on 03/27/2014
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My daughter had chronic stomach pains and 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar helped her most mornings. But she still had pains at night. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong and one even suggested we look into removing her gall bladder to get rid of her pain. We didn't do that! After an endless search we found out she had a slight tongue tie that led to a reverse swallow. With a reverse or tongue-thrust swallow, she was gulping a little bit of air each time she swallowed and that led to chemical changes in her stomach acid. A myofunctional therapist helped her to learn to swallow right and her mysterious stomach aches went away. She's sleeping better and waking more rested


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Posted by Robert (Orlando, Florida) on 03/10/2008
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Non-alcoholic beer remedy

Years ago I began to drink large amounts of fruit or vegetable juices like grape or V-8 or tomato juice, but the acid content eventually began to irritate my bowels. At one point my body could no longer tolerate those juices getting severe intestinal pains if I took any amount.

Then I began drinking juices together with non-alcoholic beer and found that, amazingly, I could drink unlimited amounts of juices that way without any problem whatsoever. I don't know what it is about beer that mitigates the effects of the acid in juices but I have been mixing the two and drinking them for many years now with no ill effects whatsoever. In fact, I find the taste of the combination to be superior to the taste of either one alone. The best way to do it is to mix the juice together (maybe about 25% to 50% beer) but they can be taken separately too.



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