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Natural Remedies For Upset Stomach

Published On Oct 16, 2020 5:30 AM By Gunjan Anand

Almost every one of us has experienced an upset stomach sometime or the other. This happens occasionally, due to several reasons: food poisoning, acidity, lack of sleep, indigestion, and so on. Apart from causing a searing pain, an upset stomach can cause physical and mental distress in the person suffering from it. That's why we always choose the immediate option that will provide an early relief- visiting a doctor and taking chemical painkillers. 

However, having too many medicines might alter the body's response time to the compounds, thereby making you more vulnerable to an upset stomach in the future. For this reason, the best way to treat stomach distress is by using home remedies that incorporate organic ingredients and natural processes. After all, early humans used to treat diseases with homemade remedies only!

5 Natural Remedies Available At Home For Upset Stomach

You can treat minor issues of upset stomach through the following home remedies:


Among the various home remedies, ginger is the most commonly used herbal medicine to treat stomach aches. Consumption of a small piece of ginger dipped in salt can accelerate the body's digestion process and improve the defecation. Lemon tea mixed with honey and ginger juice is also a highly recommended remedy that has been known to provide instant relief to stomach problems and constipation. 


Cleanse the body's system by drinking a lot of water. Often, indigestion results due to the accumulation of several toxic substances in the body. For flushing out these toxins, you need to drink a lot of water. You can either take a glass of lukewarm water with lemon juice early in the morning or increase your fluid intake. However, if you find the taste of water boring and disgusting, you can take the fluid in the form of soup, warm water, green tea, herbal tea, and so on. 


Charcoal can help treat mild digestive cases like diarrhea, stomach distress, muscle cramps, and various bacterial and viral infections. Charcoal adsorbs the toxins present in the body and neutralizes the adverse effects that are caused by them. You can take the charcoal in the form of a burnt toast as it's not edible in its raw form. Another way to have charcoal is to crush and mix it with hot water and then have it. 

Ground Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a carminative that helps to break up the intestinal gas and can be used to combat diarrhea and other related stomach problems. Boil two teaspoons of this ingredient in about 8 cups of water and drink it 2-3 times a day. Cinnamon helps to release the buildup of gas in the body and can provide a much-needed relief from any form of stomach aches. For better functioning, you can add ginger also. 


Yogurt reduces the acidity levels in the body, and hence it minimizes adverse tummy reactions caused due to high acid levels. Moreover, lactobacillus in yogurt is easily digestible by the human body and can provide a soothing effect for stomach ache. Not only this, yogurt promotes digestion, which can relieve the distress caused due to constipation. 


Stomach problems are inevitable, and hence, getting rid of them entirely is never possible. Rather than using chemical drugs to lessen the consequences, you can try preventing the cause of the health problem with these home remedies.

Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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