Symptoms of stomach disorders may be: feeling bloated, belching, cramps, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, or a burning sensation. When suffering with indigestion you may experience headaches, weakness, depression, inability to sleep and digestive problems. The burning sensation in your stomach may back up into your esophagus and can be painful. An upset stomach may be caused by stress, food allergy, over eating and over drinking, lack of exercise and poor muscle tone. Home remedies for calming your upset stomach are safe and gentle.
Eating an apple or leafy greens twenty minutes after your meal may prevent stomach problems caused by indigestion by neutralizing the acid in your stomach. If your indigestion is more severe try eating crackers or whole grain toast. Drink oregano, peppermint, chamomile or ginger tea. I like to drink a mixture of 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda with a glass of water. This expels air and gas and neutralizes stomach acid. Or, you may like to sip tea made from 1/2 teaspoon of honey with one drop of dill, coriander or cardamom essential oil in hot soya milk.
Lie down and relax if you are sick to your stomach and feel like you may vomit. Sip ginger ale, or in severe cases, drink an electrolyte solution to prevent dehydration. To make a homemade electrolyte solution, dissolve 8 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt in 5 to 6 cups of sterilized water. Sip as needed.
Homemade herbal treatments can be used when feeling sick to your stomach, too. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 to 3 drops of coriander, cardamom or lavender essential oil in a cup of hot water with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. You may choose to use 1 drop of fennel for this treatment. I prefer to use fennel, however, it is a strong herb and should be used at 1/3 to 1/2 the strength of other herbs.
When experiencing upset stomach with cramps, rub homemade oil over your tummy. Blend 30 drops of cardamom, coriander or dill essential oil with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Use this once a day. And, place a hot water bottle on your abdomen.
Avoid strong coffee and tea, spices, pepper, carbonated drinks, fats, chocolate and smoking while your stomach heals. Eat a healthy diet according to the food pyramid recommendations. Get plenty of exercise, drink a lot of water, and look for ways to de-stress your life. And, use homemade remedies to calm your upset stomach.