There are two types of stomach ailments the temporary kind that is usually caused by something you ate, over eating or not eating enough, believe it or not and you may just need a dietary change. The second, chronic stomach pain could be a serious affliction and you should talk about it with your doctor
There are tons of products out there you can buy over the counter to ease an upset stomach. Familiar names include Pepto Bismol, Mylanta and Gas-X.
However when you are suffering with abdominal pain who has time to experiment you just want relief fast. For me I have found that more natural home remedies calm my stomach faster without side effects. Here are a few that work for me perhaps one may work for you.
Chamomile comes from the Greek word meaning “ground apple”. This fragrant golden flower has been around since ancient Egyptians used it for treating various illnesses. It is slightly sweet and has hints of apple. Chamomile in tea bags have a calming almost natural sedative quality to it. Dr. Andrew Weil suggests using the tea form for soothing upset stomachs, heartburn and indigestion. I personally have also used it to ease menstrual cramps. Yogi makes a very tasty chamomile tea. However if you would like to steep your own from actual chamomile flowers check out this step by step recipe.
Peppermint leaves not only cure bad breath but have been proven to relieve, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, vomiting and nausea. It also contains muscle relaxant properties that moderate the stomach. If you have ever felt like you ate too much and can taste your food in your throat Peppermint tea will definitely help you digest pretty fast. Perhaps you just happen to grow fresh peppermint or have access to the leaves here is a refreshing recipe that you can try, http://www.crazyfortea.com/peppermintdigestiveaid.html. Or you could just take the quick and easy route if you just need fast relief and try this revitalizing brand from Trader Joe’s.
This has helped me the most, out of some pretty rank stomach catastrophes. My favorite favorite type is the ginger crystals that you add to hot water. A great brand that carries the crystals can be found here, http://www.herbalremedies.com/ginger-honey-crystals.html. Ginger has been used in china for 2,000 years to treat nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, motion sickness and to aid digestion. Ginger has a pungent slightly sweet but very spicy taste. It is an acquired taste but if you van learn to love it, it will absolutely heal your bubbling belly. If you want to try a straight up ginger tea try, Traditional Medicinal Brand.
Another way to keep your tummy in tip top shape inside and out is practicing Ayurvedic Yoga.