Gas Pain Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Kat (Arlington, Texas) on 02/03/2006
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I suffer from very bad gas. I used to be a fast food junkie and now eat lots of fruits veggies, and whole grains. I started using apple cidar vinegar to help with digestion since some of my gas didn't go away with cutting back the fast food. The Apple Cidar Vinegar really helps with these symptoms. I take 2 tbsp in the morning after breakfast, 2 after lunch and 2 or 3 tbsp before bed. I know it's alot but I now don't have strange noises coming from my stomache region while out in public.

Posted by Denise (Brooklyn NY)
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I have been taking ACV (2 teaspoons ACV and maple syrup) for almost a week. I have been having problems with gas--terrible gas. Everything that I ate gave me gas. I noticed in the very same day that I took the ACV my gas pains have disappeared. However, one of my tooth that has multiple fillings is hurting me. Now I understand why. I will just use a straw. I love my ACV. I am trying to loose weight also.

Posted by Mom (Collierville, TN)
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I was curious about ACV and decided to take a 2T shot of it. Yikes! I thought I had poisoned myself. It burned my throat, my esophogus, and stomach sooooo bad! After I realized I wasn't going to die (ha ha) I started to relax. Later in the evening I kept thinking...What is this feeling I'm feeling? I realized it was what I wasn't feeling...heartburn, gas and muscle pain. I might try it again...this time diluted of course.

Baking Soda

Posted by Chiara (Kennesaw, Ga/usa) on 09/09/2012

I was in serious upper abdominal gas pain for hours upon hours the today. I tried everything until finally I came across this website. I dont like taking medicine unless im practically dying so I was eager to try these remedies. I being a poor college student all I had was baking soda. After a coffee cup full of hot water and a tsp or baking soda, the pain finally subsided. I couldnt have gotten through the night with this pain so this was literally a life saver!!!!!!!

Totally amazing... Hope it works for everyone else too!!!

Posted by Krysta (Chicago, Ilinois) on 01/25/2012
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I was woken up by extreme stomach and even back pain due to gas. I just drank the baking soda (1/2 teapoon) and water (1/2 cup) maybe 5 minutes ago and I already feel 75% better!!! Thank you sooooo much. I remember my grandfather drinking the mix every night when I was a child. Now I know why!!

Posted by Pearl (Zanesville, Ohio) on 07/29/2011
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I searched out this website by googling gas in upper back.

I ate spaghetti with tomato sauce two days in a row and both times I got sever pains in my upper back and I remember my mom and sister talking about gas in the back years ago, so right away I knew what was happening, I tried stretching and laying on objects to move the pain, and it helped for a second but the pain came right back. I decided to put 1 tsp of baking soda in an 8oz glass of warm water and it helped me to burp and it immediately took the pain away.

It is a miracle and I will make sure I always have it in my refrigerator. I use Apple Cider vinegar in some of my recipes and have always heard it is a good remedy for different ailments so I will start drinking it as needed after this last episode.

Thanks for all the information from this site. Natural is the way. Thanks so much!

Replied by Louise
Houston, Tx
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have a high pain tolerance but this pain from gas was unbearable. I took about 1.5 tsps in water and I am so much better. I now completely understand why people show up in the ER when they don't know the pain is caused by gas.

Louise in Houston

Replied by Debra
San Diego, Ca, Usa

I always use about a teaspoon of Baking Soda dissolved in about 1/4 cup of warm water, for heartburn/too much stomach acid. It works immediately unlike Rolaids, etc and is not only cheap but usually readily available at home.

I brush my teeth with it too. I first put toothpaste on the brush and dip it in a small plastic container I keep in my bathroom. It removes plaque instantly and helps to keep my breath fresher.

I sprinkle about 1/2 a cup each week on top of the cat litter in the cat box to keep it from smelling. It works great in humid or rainy weather.

Replied by 25yr Old Foodie
Brisbane, Qld, Australia

As I'm writing this I can feel my stomach bubble from the baking soda. I also took two mild charcoal tablets and I'm sipping on tea. I've only gotten this sort of pain twice in my life, the last time it felt like I had a baby inside me trying to rip its way out. That was intense. I went to the hospital as I was really worried - they couldn't do anything as the beds were full and told me to wait! I eventually got better after originally taking 5 pills of two different pain killers, but jeez I wish they gave me reassurance that it was wind!

Nonetheless, with my story told, don't sit around wallowing in pain like I did for the las half hour. Get off your bum and make some herbal tea, scull some baking soda mixture, and invest in some charcoal tablets.

Posted by Suzieq (Minneapolis, Mn) on 06/29/2011
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I have read through many of the posts here and I highly recommend using a 1/4 tsp. of baking soda in a glass of water for indigestion or gas. It works, period.

If you have a problem with sodium, you'll need to take that into consideration. This old remedy has been used for centuries and it works for me for either acid reflux, gas, or indigestion. I only use this once in a while, and you should not depend on this as an everyday routine from my perspective. Plain yogurt can also help with indigestion and gas by balancing your good bacteria, but it does not give the fast relief you get with the baking soda and water.

My advice is quit taking drugs if there is a healthy and safe alternative.

Posted by April (Southeast, GA) on 09/05/2008
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I tried a couple teaspoons of baking soda mixed in about one-half to three-quarters cup of water to relieve debilitating gas pains. Within about five minutes, the relief was setting in. After about 15 minutes, the gas pains were gone. It did cause me to expel some gas, too, which I was unable to do beforehand.

Replied by Maxine Stein
Negril, Jamaica

Can these remedies help dispurse gas which builds up and causes me terrible pain. The latest pain in my left kidney is agony. Someone suggested baking soda & water to ease the gas out?

Replied by Advice4u
Henderson, Nv

The aluminum in baking soda might not be good for pain in your kidneys. Aluminum is in many gas medicines, but it can damage your kidneys in large amounts. Go to the doctor if you've taken a lot of it and your kidneys bother you.

EC: Baking soda does not contain aluminum. It is nothing more than NaHCO3

Replied by Boubou
Coral Gables, Florida

Baking soda often contains added components to enhance baking. Use Arm and Hammer brand and always read the contents

Replied by Grannygear
San Francisco, Ca

It is baking powder that has the aluminum in it, not baking soda! But even baking powders today are leaving it out.

Replied by Anna

You must be thinking baking powder. Baking soda does not contain aluminum.

Posted by Danielle (Winnipeg, Canada) on 06/05/2008
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Sodium Bicarb instantly took away the pain from bloating caused by gas.It really works. After trying several things and feeling so nauseous with pain, I finally tried taking 1 tbsp of baking soda with hot water. Within minutes it took the pain away. It taste really awful, but works like magic.

Posted by Donna (Aspen, CO)
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1/2 teaspoon of baking soda mixed in 1/2 cup of water relieves gas pains.


Posted by brett (Brooklyn, New York) on 10/02/2007
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RE: Cure Gas Fast Angostura bitters remedy... I'm a night club dj. On several occasions I've gotten terrible stomach pain just before a gig at a bar. When I say terrible stomach pain, I mean eye watering, agonizing pain that comes in waves. Sometimes it feels like my stomach is in a knot and other times like it's being ripped apart. I've asked bartenders what I should drink. A few have suggested bitters. I'm not sure if this is the same as Angostura bitters, but it's the only thing I remember working. Generally after drinking something with bitters, my pain goes away in an hour or so. Without the bitters, I'm in pain all night and sometimes for a day or two after.

Posted by Ophelia (kingstown, st. vincent) on 07/03/2007
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Wonderful and informative site. I love it. Wayne, I am in total agreement with you. Angostura Bitters is just great. We use it for upset stomach, belly aches hangover etc. Adds great flavor to west indian cooking and drinks. Nothing beats a cool glass of lemonade/limeade with a few drops of AB on a hot day. I am using the ACV and soda remedy and seeing some results already. Will post comments in the near future. Keep up the good work. Peace and Love

Posted by Wayne (Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies) on 05/01/2007
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Hi All: I'm from the island of Trinidad in the West Indies. Since I was a child, one of the standard remedies for alimentary disturbances - belly aches, gas etc. - has been a few dashes of Angostura bitters (AB) in a little cool water. AB is made only in Trinidad but is famous worldwide as a beverage taste enhancer. However, it was originally developed by a famous German doctor to treat his wartime patients for alimentary disturbances. Locally it is still used for same especially by "olden" folk. You can look it up yourself on the net. Regards

Caraway Seed Tea

Posted by Janice (Toronto, Ontario) on 01/27/2013
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Can't wait to try the Activated Charcoal, but in the meantime I've discovered that putting 1/2 tsp. of Caraway Seeds in your Tea (I'am using Red Clover right now, but Anise Tea would be "far" better), AND the combination of taking 1 tsp. whole mustard seeds (doesn't matter the color, I'am taking yellow), with water 3 times a day, (don't bite the mustard seeds, swallow whole) I can actually FEEL the combination fighting the bad bacteria, and I'am releasing more gas, but need to start using allspice in everything too! It's anti-flatulance as well!

Posted by Iben (Bergen, Norway) on 11/01/2010
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I've suffered from bad bloating and digestive problems my whole adult life. I was told by one specialist that I probably have IBS, but that I didn't need to bother with tests because there's not much to do about it besides learn which foods to avoid etc. Eliminating milk (besides buttermilk/kefir and butter) and cutting down on grains in recent months has helped a lot, but I saw another doctor who pointed out that IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion and I may as well find out if there's more to it than irritable bowels. So I'm now being tested for allergies, intolerances and any diseases that might be lurking in the stomach-area. I am excited to hear about the results of the tests, of course, but I'm more excited about just having discovered the wonders of CARAWAY-TEA! A few days ago it hit me: carraway seeds boiled with cabbage completely eliminates the otherwise hellish bloating (in me, anyway). So why not carraway on it's own?

And sure enough, just a teaspoon or two per cup of water (I either let the seeds boil for a few seconds before steeping, or crush them in a mortar and pour boiled water over) has made me a new and happier person. For over a week now I have been moving around with ease, no gas-attacks lasting for days or even hours, I'm no longer distracted by pains in my stomach and stiffness because of cramps. The strange thing is, it hasn't helped my over-all digestion because my bowel-movements are still helter-skelter. But without a doubt it works directly and efficiently on the gas. Supposedly you can chew it raw before meals, if you're prone to indigestion. I tried that, too, but didn't notice a difference so I'll stick with the after-meal tea (better-tasting than raw and dry).