The Mayo Clinic claims that upset stomach can be caused by emotional stress, infections, illness, and food indiscretions. Medicine it not always necessary, as many homemade remedies can be found to cure upset stomach.
Dandelion. Is known as a perennial herb that was commonly used in Native American medicine. The Iroquois, Ojibwe, and Rappahannock prepared dandelion root to treat upset stomach and heartburn. Arabian’s and Chinese medicine also believe in dandelion to treat upset stomach. In Europe, dandelion root and leaf is a very common treatment in gastrointestinal ailments. Dandelion is said to be safe said to be safe with rare side effects. Dandelion is also used as a salad ingredient, and sometimes used as a coffee substitute.
Peppermint Tea – Warn peppermint tea soothes upset stomach and sore throats alike. You can also suck on peppermints, which works especially well for children.
Ginger. Ginger root, ginger tea, and green tea all help soothe upset stomach naturally. You can also purchase ginger root at your local supermarket. Clean the root, then cut it into three or four pieces, add the pieces to a pan with one or two cups of water. Boil for five minutes, to allow the ginger to extract. Remove from the pan. You can now mix the root with green tea or any herbal tea. Drink.
Baking Soda. Is another product known to be a natural upset stomach remedy. It also relieves heartburn and indigestion. Take one teaspoon of baking soda and add it to half a cup of water. Allow it time to dissolve. This remedy can be repeated as necessary, every couple of hours. It is safe to drink up to seven times a day. This is one of the cheapest natural remedies, and it usually results in a natural cure for upset stomach.
Charcoal. Go to your local supermarket and find charcoal powder, tablets, or capsules. These are edible and safe forms of charcoal. You can find activated charcoal at health food stores. Charcoal is also used to relieve cramps, diarrhea, and nausea. Charcoal works because it is able to soak and and flush out the body of substances like medications, nutrients, and components in food.
Water. The body needs water, it is vital. Eat lightly and as always drink plenty of water. Crackers and other light snacks can help to ease and relieve the stomach.
The stomach flu, commonly known as gastroenteritis can cause nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Symptoms of the stomach flu are accompanied by dehydration, fever, and chills. There are a number of personal care steps that should be taken to prevent the stomach flu. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, wash your hands to prevent the spread of infection, and get plenty of rest while your body is low on nutrients and food. It also helps to eat bland foods like cracker or toast. The stomach flu also is followed by vomiting. So eating something is vital when you have a stomach bug. Other things that will help are to eat a balanced healthy diet rich in essential vitamins. And always get plenty of rest. A steady eight hours of sleep will get you back on your feet.