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How Do You Cure A Stomach Ache — Home Remedies

Updated on August 25, 2013
How Do You Cure A Stomach Ache — Home Remedies
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Stomach ache or abdominal pain is something with which we all come face-to-face so many times in life, and pray to god that please save me this time, I will not eat wrongly or play with my food habits next time.

What Is A Stomach Ache

Stomach aches are abdominal pain which are caused due to food, gas, bloating, and constipation, and for such types, here I am talking about the home remedies in this how do you cure a stomach ache. For any other types of stomach ache which indicates serious illnesses, please seek medical attention from your nearby health center.

What Are The Causes Of Stomach Pain

Here again I am talking about stomach ache which are related to our food habits, gas, constipation, and bloating.

a) Indigestion — Eating in excess, eating too quickly, or eating very rich content food which is high in protein and fat, or drinking excess alcohol are the few major reasons behind indigestion.

b) Lactose intolerance- Do you almost 30% of the population is lactose intolerant.

c) Constipation — Constipation is the stool impaction which leads to stomach ache.

d) Gas and bloating — If I will eat fried snacks, within a few minutes to hours my stomach will bloat with gas. So I know what to avoid. You must also watch what triggers gas in your stomach to avoid stomach ache later.

e) Medications like NSAIDs damage the inner protective lining of the stomach leading to stomach ache.

f) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — No known causative factor is known for this ailment, only we know that it can give your stomach ache and the remedy is controlled and disciplined food habits.

g) Food intolerance and food allergy such as gluten intolerance can give you abdominal pain. Gluten is a type of protein found particularly in grains such as wheat and barley.

h) GERD- The valve which separates the stomach from the esophagus can get damaged from the acid produced in the stomach in the long term due to wrong food and lifestyle habits. The remedy is disciplined approach to food and life.

Anything other than the above causes should be sought medical attention from your nearby health center.

How Do You Cure A Stomach Ache — Home Remedies

I have always believed and resorted to home remedies for how to cure stomach pain and few of them are listed below.

IMP: When you have stomach ache, avoid sweet, sweet based products, and any kind of oil or oil based food till the time you are absolutely back to your normal health.

1) Lemon soda — My belief for it is strengthened by the fact that it gives instant relief from indigestion, gas, stomach pain and bloating. Simply squeeze half a lemon in a glass, add a pinch of salt to taste, pour soda it and drink it.

2). Apple Cider Vinegar — This will give you instant and long-term relief both. Vinegar has also many uses in our health system and as a cure for stomach ache is one of them. Simply put two to three teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in a full glass of water and drink. This is one of the best antacids for your system to treat stomach pain and bloating and indigestion.

3). Baking Soda — Baking soda is a household item and gives instant relief from stomach cramps and severe stomach pain. Take a glass of water and put a teaspoon of baking soda in it and drink it. It will act as homemade antiacid and help relieve stomach pain and bloating and indigestion.

4) Carom Seeds (ajwain) and Salt — Take a small bowel, put one teaspoon of carom seeds and half a teaspoon of salt and mix them well and chew them and eat. This is one of the best home remedies for gastric pain.

5) Mint leaves — Once I came back late having a hearty dinner and started having symptoms of abdominal pain. I remember what my grandpa used to do. I plucked some fresh mint leaves from the plant, crushed them, brew a cup of tea for myself, strained the leaves and drank the tea. Alternatively, you can directly chew the mint leaves too or use mint based stomach pain potions from the drug store.

6) Ginger is also a wonder herb providing remedies for stomach ache. It is anti-inflammatory, stimulates circulation, and relieves constipation, indigestion, heartburn, flatulence, stomach cramps, and bloating. Ginger can be used through different methods like:

a) Grate a 1-inch cube of ginger and make tea of it and drink.

b) You can have ginger root capsules from nearby stores.

c) grate a 1-inch cube of ginger, mix a pinch of rock salt in it, and place in your mouth and slowly ingest the juice.

7). Fennel seeds — Either chew half a teaspoon of raw dried fennel seeds or crush them and make tea of them and drink. Both are remedies for stomach ache.

8). Buttermilk (chaach) with asafetida (hing), powdered cumin seeds (jeera), and turmeric powder (haldi) — Buttermilk is the liquid left after churning out of butter. Take 500 ml of this butter milk and add a pinch of asafetida and a pinch of turmeric in it. Also, put two teaspoon of powdered roasted cumin seeds in it and mix all the ingredients well in the buttermilk. Now drink half a glass of it with each meal you take. This is a disciplinary approach during summer time to keep your stomach healthy, away from gas, bloating, indigestion, and stomach cramps.

9). Aloe Vera — The benefits of aloe vera are innumerable but how I have benefitted myself through this is getting my constipation rectified through aloe vera juice; otherwise, I used to have severe stomach pain. It cleanses the whole gastrointestinal tract. Once constipation is corrected, gas, bloating, and stomach ache will automatically resolve. So, it is also a long-term permanent solution for abdominal pain. So drink aloe vera juice daily early in the morning and have a healthy digestive system along with scores of other benefits of aloe vera.

10) Curd or yoghurt maintains the healthy bacterial flora of our gut or intestine. Due to antibiotic usage, the flora gets disturbs, so always eat a bowl of curd daily in the morning to keep your intestine healthy and keep intestinal pain at bay.

Your are welcome to help others by giving your input which you have tried or seen helping others in Stomach Pain by leaving your valuable suggestions in the comment section of this article How Do You Cure A Stomach Ache — Home Remedies.

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    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Shelly for your wonderful opinion. Indeed green tea works and has very nice properties fighting against stomach pain.

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      Shelley Watson 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for this information it's a wealth of good advice. I had a stomach ache yesterday and someone said green tea will cure that or sip warm water. I chose the green tea route and it worked! Voted Up, interesting and useful.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Eddie Dagstanyan! Thanks for your appreciation, especially for your endorsement of aloe. Yes, indeed aloe is a wonder nature's gift for remedies skin to stomach. For stomach, it is all of its kind of own, as it treats from heartburn, stomach ache, constipation, nourishment, laxative, cleansing agent, and all.

    • Eddie Dagstanyan profile image

      Eddie Dagstanyan 

      5 years ago from California

      Great suggestions! I can say from personal experience that Aloe works exceptionally well, particularly for treating my (severe) heartburn. Admittedly, I haven't tried the juice... I usually consume the gel. It doesn't taste particularly wonderful, but I'll gladly deal with the taste to get the benefits it offers. :) Voted up and useful.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi peggy thanks for your appreciation. Being associated with the medical field for so long pushes me to write such articles as I truly believe balancing one's body with natural ingredients are better than popping a chemical containing pill.

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You have given us some very good suggestions here some of which I had heard of and others...not. Certainly worth a try! Up and useful votes and pinning to my Health related subjects board.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Sue Bailey for supporting my article.

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      Susan Bailey 

      5 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      I second what Abby Campbell said above. Good hub voted up

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Abby Campbell! Indeed you have left very useful view of yours which I too believe and going to incorporate. Thank you.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Elisha Jachetti! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your valuable comment. Mint is widely used in our country as Pudin Hara drink (as mint is called pudina in our country) and it gives instant relief. Carom seeds we always have at our home and munch with salt with any signs of stomach pain.

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      Dr Abby Campbell 

      5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I've tried aloe vera in the past, but my go to now is acidophilus or probiotics. Because most tummy aches are a sign of bad bacteria in the gut, I like the thought of adding good bacteria back in. So, I'll take a double dose at the first sign of a tummy ache. Then I'll take it three times per day for several days. It works very well and quickly too. Thanks for sharing your very useful hub! :-)

    • Elisha Jachetti profile image

      Elisha Jachetti 

      5 years ago

      I suffer from stomach problems quite frequently. I've tried most of the list, but have yet to experiment with mint and carom seeds. Thanks for the tips.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks FlourishAnyway for your beautiful comment. At times, home remedies are handy and works better when we are looking for some immediate relieve from abdominal pain.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you kidscrafts for your valuable and nice comment. I too was in travel related job earlier and used to carry baking soda with me.

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      5 years ago from USA

      I've never heard of some of these solutions, but they are good to know. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    • kidscrafts profile image


      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I never heard of the lemon soda or the carom seeds. Interesting!

      I used most of your other suggestions!

      I love the baking soda solution when I travelled abroad because when we meet the family and friends, they all prepare their best dishes which are usually more rich that what I use to eat usually! A little box with baking soda is my saviour sometimes :-)

      Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!


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