Being a Mom of two is a wonderful experience. They bring so much love, joy…and SICKNESSES to one’s life. My latest bout with sickness was an upset stomach. For an entire day, I laid miserably in my bed, praying for relief to come quickly. I’m happy to say that relief did come, only because I remembered how to naturally soothe my upset stomach. My first home remedy is something that my Mom used when I was little, chamomile, ginger, and peppermint tea.
According to the National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (apart of the National Institutes of Health), Chamomile has been used for years to calm gastrointestinal ailments such as upset stomach, gas, and diarrhea. It also has other medicinal benefits such as calming effects for sleeplessness and anxiety.
Ginger tea is often used to relieve motion sickness and is a great way to settle down that raging tummy. It also helps to relieve anxiety, soothe migraines, and lower blood pressure.
Peppermint tea is used to calm irritable bowel syndrome and digestive problems.
*Recipe for making chamomile, ginger, and peppermint tea.
To make this tea, do the following:
- Heat a cup of boiling water.
- Add one bag each of chamomile, ginger, and peppermint tea bags
- Let the bags of tea steep for about 3 minutes.
- Add a tablespoon of honey.
Chicken and Rice Soup Has Been My Family’s Best Home Remedy Yet
Another home remedy of mine is homemade chicken and rice soup. This is another great way that you can ease your upset stomach. According to Leslie Bonci, R.D., author of the American Dietetic Association’s Guide To Better Digestion, chicken and rice soup is often recommended to soothe this ailment. Below is the recipe for my homemade soup.
*Recipe for making homemade chicken and rice soup.
- Pour 6 cups of water in a pot.
- Add 1 chicken bouillon cube, 2 chicken breast and chopped onions (to taste).
- Then pour 2 cups of water in another pot, bring to boil, then add ¼ cup of uncooked rice. Cook for about 10 minutes. Drain, rinse, then add rice to your soup mixture.
- Chop 2 carrot and celery sticks each, about 1 inch thick. Then add to soup.
- Remove the chicken from the soup, chop the chicken to cubs, then put chicken back in the soup.
- Cook until carrots are tender.
***You may also add ginger to this recipe to further decrease stomach upset. I’ve never tried this before, but it is worth a try!
Is the mere thought of making homemade soup turning your stomach? Try Healthy Choice soups. They make a great chicken and rice soup without all of the additional additives.