Dyspepsia is the medical term for an upset stomach or indigestion. There are many different causes and just as many home herbal remedies and natural cures for dyspepsia. If symptoms persist or become chronic, please visit your family doctor to rule out a serious medical condition such as a peptic ulcer. These suggestions will help calm your stomach pain or indigestion naturally.
Home Remedies and Natural Dyspepsia Cures
Relaxation helps to reduce stress levels and can help you cope with dyspepsia. Yoga and meditation are two great homeopathic alternatives you can do at home to relieve stomach pain and control your indigestion. If you are not into yoga or meditation, try lying down. Sleeping through the pain is a great alternative if you can get to sleep. Have a cup of warm tea, relax and watch your favorite movie. Try not to focus on the pain.
If vomiting accompanies your upset stomach it is important to stay hydrated. Water, ginger ale and fruit juice are recommended liquids when you are nauseous. Just remember anything in excess is not good. Drinking too much can exacerbate your symptoms.
In my article, Healthy Eating and Exercise for Wellness and Weight Control, I outline the benefits of small healthy portion sizes and exercise. The Mayo Clinic backs that advice as an effective natural indigestion cure. You should pay attention to what you are eating so you know the foods that trigger your stomach upset. I recommend keeping a food diary for this purpose. Exercising will also help reduce dyspepsia symptoms and many chronic illnesses.
Herbal Remedies for Indigestion and an Upset Stomach
Peppermint, ginger, and caraway oil are great natural home remedies for indigestion or stomach pain. Peppermint is available in teas, oils and menthol lozenges. Ginger root has many health benefits and is available as a spice, tea, and oil. Caraway oil has long been used in cooking and is a natural cure for settling an upset stomach.
I was lucky enough not to suffer from morning sickness but rewarded with large babies- ouch! For those pregnant women that do suffer nausea and vomiting, ginger is considered to be a safe alternative but some say it may affect fetal sex hormones (Mayo Clinic).
If you suffer from dyspepsia, I hope these natural cures herbal and home remedies for indigestion and upset stomach help settle your stomach pain and discomfort. It is always a good idea to try alleviating your pain naturally before taking prescription drugs. Many drugs are often the culprit of nausea and stomach upset so you may want to discuss medication alternatives with your doctor.
Nonulcer stomach pain, Mayo Clinic
Morning sickness, Mayo Clinic
Nausea and vomiting, Medline Plus a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Healthy Eating and Exercise for Wellness and Weight Control, Ranee Wright, Associated Content