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5 Best Ways to Cure a Stomach Ache
I, like many others, have had consistent stomach problems due to symptoms like acid reflux, nausea, and indigestion. After a couple of years of trial and error, I have finally found a group of the best and quickest ways to cure a stomach ache. Most of these cures can be remedied at home, so I hope this helps you out!
Remedy #1: Ginger
Ginger has been known to cure many bodily discomforts. It has anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic variables associated with it, among other things. It is great to use if you experience nausea frequently. Ginger also cures an uneasy stomach from gas or bloating because it helps to relax the gastrointestinal muscles.
I personally experience nausea from time to time, whether it be from acid reflux or just an upset stomach from food that doesn't agree with me. To cure this, I usually eat ginger chews or drink tea with ginger root. This will do the trick to get rid of that uncomfortable nauseous feeling.
Among all the things I have tried, ginger has worked the best for me. It may be an acquired taste, but once you feel the results you won't mind the unusual taste if you're not used to eating ginger regularly.
Remedy #2: Exercise
Exercise can be very effective at distracting one from stomach pain. When I have an unusually stubborn stomach ache, I do sit-ups or crunches to switch the 'bad pain' to the 'good pain.' This 'good pain' is the burn one feels from exercising and working the abdominal muscles. It may sound unconventional, but it gets rid of the pain for me personally and it helps me get some well-needed exercise!
If I am having ongoing stomach pains, I'll do around 100 crunches or sit ups, or until I feel enough of a burn to forget the original stomach pain. Like I stated before, the bad pain turns to good and eventually gets rid of the original pain altogether.
Remedy #3: Anise Seeds
Anise seeds can also be very effective in curing a stomach ache. Known for their medicinal value, they have been a great method to cure stomach pain for many years. They're especially effective in digestive disorders such as bloating, nausea, indigestion, and overall stomach pain. They are also good for menstrual pain or cramps.
The taste of these seeds are very strong and taste like very potent liquorice, so the best way to consume them is by mixing them in with hot water or tea. You do not need to add too much to get the results you want. I usually just add 1-2 teaspoons to my tea and let them sit in there for a few minutes before I consume.
Because anise is an herb, make sure you don't have any allergies to it before consuming.
Remedy #4: Warm Water with Lemon
For a more minor stomach ache, drinking some warm water with lemon will help to settle your stomach pain, most namely indigestion. The high level of acid from the lemon will help to break down food that will not digest properly. It is also a good way to keep your body hydrated!
I usually add 1-2 slices of lemon to my water. I personally like my water hot (like center-of-the-sun-hot) and I feel that it drains all the acids from the lemon that I need to help my stomach settle.
Remedy #5: Fennel Seeds
Chewing on fennel seeds is also a very effective way to rid of stomach pain. You can also add them to tea or hot water, but I find that chewing fennel seeds is the best way to get what you need out of them. They are most effective for indigestion like remedy #4, but they're also good for inflammation as well as discomfort resulting from gas or bloating. However, if you are pregnant, you should not consume fennel.
You should also make sure you're not allergic to fennel before you consume it, being that it is also an herb like anise.
It is crucial to remember that if you are currently using any prescription medications or herbal medications, you should consult with your physician before trying some of these methods to cure an upset stomach. Some herbs can conflict with others, so before trying, say, ginger, anise or fennel seeds, make sure they will not harm you if you are using other medications.
Here is just a conclusive list of all the remedies listed in this article that can help to relieve an upset stomach:
- Anise Seeds
- Warm Water with Lemon
- Fennel Seeds