The quest to find a cure for your upset stomach can be a challenging one but once you find a natural home remedy that works for you it will be well worth the effort and the only way to find a cure for your upset stomach or nausea is to try different things until you find the one that works best for you. Also knowing what is triggering your nausea or upset stomach can also help greatly. A change in diet or lifestyle can aid in the reduction of nausea or reduce the chances of getting an upset stomach since food and stress are common reasons for getting that queasy feeling in the first place.
One day my very pregnant sister-in-law called a bit upset, she had tried different things to cure her nausea and calm her upset stomach but nothing seemed to help, she asked me if I knew of anything that would help. Since I read a lot about health issues of all types I suggested Ginger. I told her to get some ginger cookies and try eating a few of them and if they work keep a small bag of them with her in her purse so whenever or wherever her stomach gets upset she will have her cure with her. Plain Crackers and dry toast did not work for her as suggested by friends and family but ginger helped her a great deal and to this day she thanks me for that advice because even though she is no longer pregnant ginger still works to cure her nausea or calm her upset stomach. When my husband gets an upset stomach he reaches for the ginger ale. Sometimes he warms it up a little in the microwave or on the stove and most people suggests letting it go flat before using it to cure your nausea or upset stomach. I personally prefer ground ginger sprinkled on toast with light butter and cinnamon although I have no taste buds and can eat almost anything so I am not sure if it is good, I just know it helps to cure my nausea or upset stomach. You can also buy natural herbal teas with ginger in them and since ginger comes from the root of the plant it is not considered an herb but it is a natural remedy for nausea or an upset stomach.
Peppermint or Spearmint
Peppermint or spearmint is believed to be a cure for nausea and effective in calming an upset stomach. Peppermint or Spearmint can easily be found in the form of teas, gum, candy, breath mints and leaves; it is sometimes used to flavor ice cream as well. Peppermint and Spearmint have been around and used for medicinal purposes throughout history and The Mayo Clinic supports this claim and suggests a cup of herbal tea with either peppermint or spearmint in it for indigestion problems. Wikipedia.com gives an excellent description of Peppermint and supports the claim that it can help with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and anybody who suffers with IBS also suffers from nausea or upset stomach as well as intestinal cramps and pain. According to anniesremedy.com, inhaling or sniffing peppermint oil is a quick and natural cure for nausea and can be conveniently used anywhere by applying the peppermint oil to a cotton ball and then placing it in a plastic bag.
Baking Soda which is really Sodium bicarbonate is one of those things that just about everyone has a box of lurking somewhere around the house and just about everybody knows that it is great for whitening teeth, baking and killing odors but did you know that it also works magic on heartburn related indigestion and nausea. Drinking 1 teaspoon full of Baking Soda with 1 cup of warm water can help reduce the acids in your stomach and if this is your solution to cure your nausea or upset stomach it will work in about 10 – 15 minutes. Baking Soda is not an herb but it is made from a mineral and when people think of baking soda they think of it as being a natural, nature made item so I think it is pretty safe to add it to this list of natural home remedies.
Eat Better & Reduce Stress
Sometimes nausea or an upset stomach is just a fluke, something that happens to all of once in a while and it really isn’t a big problem or concern, but sometimes nausea and indigestion can be a daily battle if you have certain health conditions but calming an upset stomach is possible without expensive over the counter drugs. Eating better, healthier foods and finding different ways to reduce stress can really help a lot in reducing the frequency and severity of the nausea or upset stomach and as I mentioned in the beginning of this article you have to try different techniques to find the one that is right for you. Anniesremedy.com did have a lot of different natural and easy cures for just about anything that ails you and they also have a store so you can easily purchase any herb or oil you may be in need of. Finding an easy and natural cure for nausea or an upset stomach is easy; it’s finding the right one for you that can be difficult.