Herbs for Stomach Aches
When you have an upset stomach, it’s nice to know there are more than just over-the-counter medicines and home remedies that can help. Herbs have been used for centuries to relieve various ailments, including stomach aches. Here are some herbs that work well on their own or in combination with other herbs:
Peppermint is a good source of magnesium, calcium, and potassium. It also contains iron and zinc, which are beneficial for the digestive system. Peppermint is an anti-inflammatory herb that helps with digestion. It can help with bloating, gas, and nausea caused by stomach aches or indigestion. You can find Peppermint in candies, teas, tinctures, and lozenges.
Fennel is a good herb for bloating, gas, and indigestion. It can be used as tea, tincture, or in foods. You can even find fennel candies to eat after a meal.
- Fennel tea: Add 1 tsp. dried fennel seeds to 8 oz. boiling water and let sit for 5-10 minutes before drinking (or you can use fresh fennel seeds). If you’re already experiencing bloating, drinking this tea 2-3 times daily is best until your symptoms subside. You’ll want to avoid drinking fennel if you have an ulcer.
Chamomile is a calming herb that can treat stomach aches. It is also helpful in treating indigestion, gas, and bloating.
Take Chamomile as a tea or tincture. To make the tea, steep one teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes; strain the herbs before drinking. You can also steep two teaspoons of fresh or dried chamomile flowers in 4 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes; strain the herbs before drinking this tea.
If you’ve ever had a stomach ache, ginger is perhaps one of the first things that come to mind. It’s not just because it tastes good in your tea but because it has many medicinal benefits!
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and can help with nausea, motion sickness, diarrhea, or menstrual cramps. Ginger can also ease congestion due to colds or allergies by breaking down mucus blockages in the chest.
Caraway is a digestive aid that helps your body digest food. It’s also a useful source of fiber, which can help you feel satisfied for longer and reduce the risk of obesity over time.
Use Caraway to treat gas, bloating, and indigestion symptoms. Its antispasmodic properties relax the muscles around your stomach, help calm an upset stomach, and prevent vomiting caused by motion sickness or morning sickness during pregnancy.
Caraway is also considered a carminative herb. Carminatives relieve flatulence. Caraway is useful for gas-causing foods like broccoli or beans have caused it.
Herbs can help when you have an upset stomach.
Herbs can be beneficial when you have an upset stomach. They’re safe and natural, so they don’t cause side effects like stomach aches or nausea.
Herbs help with gas and bloating by relaxing the muscles in your digestive tract, allowing your body to pass gas more easily. You may notice that after taking an herbal blend for gas relief, you immediately feel better. If a lot of pressure builds up in the lower part of your belly from trapped air or fluids, herbs can also help release this pressure so that it doesn’t become painful when they leave the body.
Herbs such as ginger root are known to calm nausea and digestive problems associated with motion sickness!
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