Top 10 Ways to Settle an Upset Tummy

Every human being either has or will suffer from some sort of tummy trouble. How it happens is usually irrelevant once it has happened. At that point the only thing we care about is to stop the discomfort and we can figure out why it happened later. Here are some helpful tips on types of natural remedies to help you out of your tummy troubles.

  1. Rice –
  2. Experts say that eating overcooked rice or even drinking rice tea is an excellent remedy for an upset tummy. To make rice tea, boil about ½ cup of rice (regular, not instant) in about 6 cups of water for about 15 minutes. Strain out the rice then flavor the tea with a dash of vanilla extract, some honey or a touch of sugar, and perhaps a dash of cinnamon. Serve it up warm. You may just find you’ll enjoy drinking the tea just for the sake of the flavor! Settling an upset tummy, or stopping diarrhea and vomiting with rice tea is not only effective, it’s a delicious and soothing remedy!

  3. Peppermint –
  4. Helps calm nausea and is so powerful that it can even help with morning sickness

  5. Ginger –
  6. Prevents stomach ailments, boosts digestive fluids, promotes transport through the digestive system, and neutralizes acids, helping to soothe stomachs safely. You can eat the ginger, mix it in tea or even just try drinking ginger ale.

  7. Lettuce –
  8. Drinking water after boiling lettuce in it can ease constipation and insomnia. Lettuce contains a sleep-inducing substance, called ‘lectucarium’. The juice of this plant has been likened in effect to the sedative action of opium without the accompanying excitement. This is especially useful for colicky babies.

  9. Yogurt –
  10. If you eat yogurt often, you may beat tummy trouble altogether, thanks to the healthy dose of probiotics you’ll be getting

  11. Lemon –
  12. Try fresh squeezed lemon juice (whole lemon) mixed into a cup of hot water and sip slowly. The hot water will help to flush out your system, and the lemon helps break down food, easing the work of the stomach acids.

  13. Fennel Seeds –
  14. Relieves a bloated stomach, indigestion and gas

  15. Coriander Seeds –
  16. Helps relieve indigestion and gas

  17. Cardamom Seeds –
  18. Controls intestinal gas and relieves stomach ache

  19. Buttermilk –
  20. Helps the friendly bacteria that promote digestion

What is an Upset Stomach?

An upset stomach is another term for indigestion. When we eat, our bodies start the process of breaking down our food into molecules that we can use at a cellular level. Sometimes this process is hampered and food is not broken down properly, or air is trapped in the stomach which causes certain symptoms. An upset stomach could also be caused by food poisoning, a virus infection, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome and certain medications. A chronic upset stomach can be caused by allergies to foods like wheat and milk, ulcers, certain cancers, Crohn’s disease, etc. Severe stomach-ache can be due to appendicitis and pancreatitis.

Gastro intestinal reflux can sometimes cause heartburn and severe abdominal pain. These cause symptoms such as nausea, constipation, vomiting, heartburn, stomachache, diarrhea, and dehydration.

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