Home Remedies for Stomach Aches & Abdominal Pain

Posted by Desalegn (Harar) on 12/25/2015

Garlic saved me from bad stomach pain.

Yoga, Massage
Posted by Ward (Atlanta) on 08/28/2015

i find epsom salts to do wonders it also flushes the body.1/4 tsp in a cup of luke warm water stirred.you tummy will run and you feel great afterwards.but if your stomach pain persists then you will need to be diagnosed so then you can start looking for natural cures.just don, t get the prescription drugs they give you. I hope that helps

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Gina (Australia) on 08/02/2015

Slippery elm added to those suggestions is good. It's easier to take in capsule form than the powder in liquid. Very soothing. So is peppermint tea and of course Swedish bitters which is good for digestion, haemorrhoids, fibroid tumours and just for general stamina and immune system.

Yoga, Massage
Posted by Marie Gal (Calif.) on 06/03/2015

I tried pretty much all of these remedies for a bad stomach ache but it wouldn't go away. I called a friend and she suggested the cat position on the floor. Which I did and in a couple of minutes my pain seemed to be gone even to the touch which was very severe before. I did cat & cow poses and couldn't feel the pain as before.

She also suggested I lie on my back and rub my stomach in a circle with my hand. I still can't believe it. That was yesterday, today my stomach is still all right. There was nothing ACV could not help me with, except this stomach episode. I'm still a believer in ACV and most of the solutions in Earth Clinic always work. I just had not seen this. Thank you anyway.

ACV and Salt
Posted by Deborah (California, US) on 04/21/2015

I just tried Andreina's recipe of mixing 1Tbl ACV with a pint of water, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt for my upset stomach that has been nagging me for 3 days. My stomach aches went away in a couple of hours, plus my sore joints are much better! And I that is only with 1 pint. I'm having another 2 glasses today. Thank you! A big thumbs up!

Peppermint and Ginger
Posted by Tt (Japan) on 03/28/2015

For teens and adults, I give 1-2 peppermint and 1-2 ginger pills based on the size of the person and the severity of the pain. It works.

For a child that can't swallow pills or doesn't like the taste of ginger and peppermint teas, I give Hylands #10 homeopathic pills which are very tiny and dissolve almost instantly in the mouth with no bad taste. Both my younger children are prone to stomachaches and they both swear by these pills. I don`t know if it is just a placebo effect or if there really is something to homeopathy, but for my children these do work for general stomachaches, there are no side effects, and I feel they are safe for young children. I have never had any problems, there's no choking hazards because they are so small and dissolve so quickly, and my children take these willingly.

Swedish Bitters
Posted by Juliana (Edmonton, Canada) on 03/17/2015

I use every time when I have stomach ache this wonderful well known Swedish Bitters. I usually purchase the dry herbs in a package and follow the direction on the package for the first time and first bottle, but for the next bottle I keep it much longer(a few month in alcohol).I pour contents of dry herb into alcohol in the jar and keep it 8 days for the 1st batch, but for the next one up to 6 month, then screen it through cheesecloth.I take 1 teaspoon of this herb mixture and dilute in 1 cup of water and drink it right away.Pain stop also immediately. I purchase the herb in health food store.Thanks.

Myofunctional Therapy
Posted by Angela Lynne (Vancoover, Wa) on 03/27/2014

My daughter had chronic stomach pains and 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar helped her most mornings. But she still had pains at night. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong and one even suggested we look into removing her gall bladder to get rid of her pain. We didn't do that! After an endless search we found out she had a slight tongue tie that led to a reverse swallow. With a reverse or tongue-thrust swallow, she was gulping a little bit of air each time she swallowed and that led to chemical changes in her stomach acid. A myofunctional therapist helped her to learn to swallow right and her mysterious stomach aches went away. She's sleeping better and waking more rested

Gluten Free Diet
Posted by Delaney (Olympia, Wa) on 12/23/2013

Thanks for this post! I've had a lot of stomach noises lately, among other ailments including headaches. It appears ACV is good just about everything, so I mixed 1/2 TBSP in 6oz of water and just took a few sips. The stomach noises stopped right away, but I kept clearing my throat all night, got horrible heartburn and woke up with my stomach burning like crazy. I'm going to see my doctor today, so I'll ask him to do a celiac panel. My Mom died of lymphoma - B cell, when she was 84. She didn't have stomach issues until a few months before passing. She started getting sick in Oct and passed 3 mo later. Any ideas to help the stomach burning?

I personally say nay on ACV, due to my reaction, but I'm a redhead and hypersensitive to everything! A doctor once told me I'm just one big recessive gene:-)

Separation of Food Method
Posted by Mel (Los Angeles) on 08/16/2013

For stomach aches, I tried the ACV with water before. It did help for the situation but it didn't cure it for long. Two months ago, I found a new method from a book. It is a Korean method. Separation of beverages and foods will do the trick for most disease. No drink two hours before and after and during the meal. So the stomach works on its full strength for the food that the stomach fulid is not being diluted by drink. I tried two months ago. I had stomachache for two days at that time. Since the first day I tried the separation method, I haven't had stomachache. It works really well. I don't need to drink or eat anything. It also cured my heartburn.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Wen (Benton, Arkansas) on 07/10/2013

Soy is highly estrogenic as well as having other issues, please look into using another milk such as almond if you can't drink dairy

Dgl Licorice
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 06/28/2013 2064 posts

Karamio: Allantoin is the active ingredient in the herb Comfrey. Allantoin is an epithelial tissue proliferator, that is, it increases the rate at which epithelial cells regenerate. The skin, intestines, and lungs, are made largely of epithelial tissue. Allantoin is not programmed to be effective on only skin tissue, this is why the herb Comfrey is so effective for disorders of involving all epithelial tissue organs like intestines and lungs.

Dgl Licorice
Posted by Karamio (Oakland, Ca, Usa) on 06/27/2013

To TIMH from Louisville - Why on earth would you take Allantoin internally for anything? I think you must mean aloe!!! Allantoin is a chemical compound used in skin care, toothpaste etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allantoin

General Feedback
Posted by Harriette (Brighton, Co) on 05/10/2013

The cardiologist took my husband off Lipitor, Plavix and Digoxin. He stopped them as of yesterday. The abdominal pains are gone! We don't know if it was the Lipitor or which one was wreaking havoc with his gut. All we know is that is feeling the best he has felt in months! Thanks, everyone, for your input and help!

General Feedback
Posted by Harriette (Brighton, CO) on 05/07/2013

My husband had a massive heart attack last year. He is on many heart meds. He had his gall bladder removed a couple months ago and is having terrible abdominal pain that travels up his chest and esophagus. Doc does not know what it is. Any ideas/cures?

Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/01/2013

For stomach pain and issues, if you don't have Apple Cider Vinegar, you can just drink water 1/2 hour before eating prepares the body to pour on the acid that breaks down the food, and add a bit of salt to your diet and get similar results... Read the book Your body's many cries for water by Dr. Batmanghelidj.

For gallbladder issues and problems digesting fats, use betafood. For liver issues use coconut oil in your diet. Add magnesium to your diet for muscle health that affects digestion and elimination and add probiotics.

Mint Tea
Posted by Anne (Nicosia, Cyprus) on 03/25/2013

Hi I have a great remedy for stomach ache even for babies although a bit of sugar is required for them to drink it. Its mint tea. It needs to be diluted with water and just luke warm for babies of course. Adults is can be as hot as you like. Its amazing how quickly the stomach ache leaves when I drink it. Also another great remedy for me is to eat an apple when I get heartburn and prune juice for constipation. Also I have begun to use aloe for my skin and its helped it look so smooth. Hope this helps people feel a bit better naturally.

Peppermint Oil
Posted by Tony (St. Paul, Alberta Canada) on 06/29/2012

The only thing I've ever used for stomach aches or consequences of eating something I shouldn't have, was 3 drops of peppermint oil in a glass of water, and drink it down. Its always amazed me how fast that works. It seems to put at ease a sour stomach very quickly.

Brown Sugar
Posted by Lim (Singapore) on 05/26/2012

Brown sugar works! I was on medication for stomachache but my pain still persisted. Hence, I turned to Earth Clinic for help. After drinking brown sugar mixed with water, the pain stopped. It was easy and effective. Thanks Earth Clinic.

Posted by Jen (Beijing, China) on 05/09/2012

It's crazy to assume someone has stomach ulcers just because of intense stomachaches!! I would disregard the previous reply completely, as when it comes to stomach problems, no one could possibly know what another person has until tests are done to eliminate the possible big issues (ulcers etc, ) and when that doesn't show anything, to slowly experiment with all suggested natural remedies.

I myself had chronic stomachaches with no results on CT scans, endoscopies, etc. When all that showed nothing, I was prescribed a load of medication, none of which worked. In the end, what gave me relief was going to a Chinese doctor who specialized in massage/acupuncture therapy. She was the only one who gave me long term relief, and now, if I get an onset of pains, I lie down and massage my organs for a few minutes the same way she did, and then it mostly goes away.

I say for all who suffer stomachaches, do all the preliminary testing to make sure that it's not the life-threatening issues. (Don't forget to look into MALS. ) If nothing shows, start looking into your dietary habits and allergies (like suggested by other users. ) It was unfortunately not the cause of my pains. If it's not yours either, look into natural remedies which are abundant on this site. I know how difficult life can be when living with chronic stomach aches and not knowing the cause, but keep researching and experimenting. There is almost always a cure.

Posted by Jennywren (Perth, Western Australia, Australia) on 03/08/2012

Yes, raspberry cordial is a must-pack for Aussie tourists going to Bali to stave off the dreaded 'Bali Belly'! Just a cap a day seems to stave it off. Farmers use it over here with the livestock, too. I find colloidal silver brilliant for stomach bugs - they go in about an hour!

Posted by Alan (London, Enfield) on 03/04/2012

I was reading an article that I stumbled across of a Canadian farmer who would give his cattle raspberries when they had stomach problems with great success when ever the tourists cought a sickness bug the local doc would suggest they take raspberries or the juice or cordial. My 11 month old grandaughter had just started a nasty 24 hour sickness bug I went and bought some raspberries and gave her a few. The sickness stopped from then on. I was amazed. Evidently even the really nasty sickness bugs can be killed with raspberries. What a great site earth clinic is, thank you to all.

Gluten Free Diet
Posted by Jessie (New York City, New York) on 02/28/2012

Regarding gluten allergies or those of you with chronic stomach pain or stomach issues. PLEASE READ! Very important!

Ask your doctor for a Celiac's panel as the official term for gluten allergy is Celiac's disease. It's a blood test but you have to have been eating a gluten FULL diet for the test to be accurate. And if you have Celiac's you have to COMPLETELY cut out all gluten for good!

My husband's grandfather has stomach cancer from not avoiding gluten despite his allergy. He didn't find out he had a gluten allergy til after he was diagnosed with cancer. After researching, I found numerous studies on this. Most prominently, an 11 year study that followed 1, 982 patients from 20 G. I centers in Germany diagnosed with Celiacs Disease. Those who did not follow a gluten free diet had a 200 times greater chance of gastrointestinal cancers and lymphoma than those who followed a gluten free diet. The chances increased with age.

In europe, 1 in 300 are diagnosed with a gluten allergy (aka Celiacs Disease) and in Italy, all children are required to be screened for it automatically as toddlers. In the U.S. only 1 in 3000 are diagnosed SIMPLY because we don't screen for it or recognize it as a possible cause for chronic stomach issues. And since it's hereditary and you don't always present symptoms, if a family member tests positive, have ALL family members tested. My husband's 76 year old Grandfather (with stomach cancer)had 2 siblings who died from stomach cancer. They figured it was the cancer that was hereditary. No. It was the gluten allergy that was. I also know that one of my Dr's medical assistants (was in her 60's) recently died 3 months after being diagnosed with lymphoma. During her autopsy they discovered she had a gluten allergy she never knew about. It's clinically proven that Lymphoma is one of the cancers caused by eating gluten when you're allergic to it. Put your health in good hands... Your own. Get tested!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 02/15/2012

Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (not baking powder) into a glass of water, add 1 heaping teaspoon psillium fiber, stir up real good, drink immediately. Then drink another glass of plain water.

On an empty stomach: cover and steep in water 1 teaspoon Chamomile tea and 1 teaspoon Catnip tea together, drink when cool enough, wait an hour, then drink milk/soy milk.

With meals (preferably salad) 2 teaspoon Swedish Bitters mixed into a glass of water, 2 times a day as needed.

Quit drinking soda, coffee, green and black tea, cocoa, don't eat chocolate, gluten (such as in wheat, barley, rhy, somtimes oats), dairy, sugar.

On an empty stomach: mix into hot/warm soy milk 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon clove powder, drink (you can add cinnamon, cocoa powder or coffee too, if you like). Drink lots of water. Eat several fresh oranges. Very strong, very dehydrating, do it when you have the day off. Don't go to bed until much later.

Fast on green juices and fresh fruit. Parsley, cilantro, bok choy, fennel.

Consider hepatitis, IBS, celiac, hernia.

Gluten free oatmeal, 2 tablespoons raw organic coconut oil, 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon. Mix and eat on empty stomach. Drink lots of water.

Dice and lightly cook a large onion in 1 tablespoon safflower oil, it should still have some of the bite to it, eat the entire thing on an empty stomach.

Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 02/13/2012 2064 posts

Milled Flax Seed is my daily hero for Colon health; it provides a gentle yet strong purge that keeps those inner layers clean. I also use Aloe Vera softgels every other day to purge infection, which from my personal experience, Flax cannot.

Posted by Jac (East Coast, U.S.) on 02/12/2012

You've got ulcers. I had them. If you smoke & drink, you have to quit or it will worsen and you won't last very long. Sorry. Raw honey will help, as will lower stress (if possible).

Posted by Skinnythia (Canton, Georgia) on 02/12/2012


You might want to watch the oatmeal. I have had the pinching in the sides, on both sides, high and low, for most of my life. I finally got really tired of it and started questioning my drs. About a year ago. I wanted to make sure there was nothing wrong with me. So much that I had been told through out my life in way of pain had ended up as being major, (Heart area pain ended up being large hole in my heart, being found after stroke at age 40). So I started the quest and didn't let the Drs. say relax. I finally had a colonoscopy to find I had kinks in my colon, and really needed to stop all fiber, and drink the Mi_____x once a day because of how kinked up I was. He was shocked because it was so difficult to do the colonoscopy. My pain was from not emptying properly. I thought I was, but guess I wasn't. Now I don't do it like I'm told to. And the other day, I forgot and for two days ate oatmeal. I ended up writhing in pain on the floor of Hobby Lobby. The pain didn't subside for 10-15 min. My husband, an EMT was so worried, but I had realized what I had done. I went home and started a double dose, for 2 days, and then single dose for 2. I thinks I'll try 1/2 dose every day. It really helps. But do get checked out to make sure it is the problem. And people, take care of yourselves!

Avoid Sugarless Gum
Posted by Sandy (Berlin, Nj Usa) on 01/21/2012

The sweetner in the sugar free gum is the problem. Bloating and diarrhea are the two main gastrointestinal side effects of xylitol. It is absorbed incompletely from the intestine by passive diffusion and an excessive load, over a person's laxation threshold can cause diarrhea. However, regular consumption can increase one's laxation threshold, meaning that the body adapts to higher dosages. Also, as we mentioned it is incompletely absorbed, unabsorbed quantities are fermented by the intestinal flora which can cause abdominal gas and bloating.

Swedish Bitters
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 01/18/2012

Take a teaspoon or two of swedish bitters shortly after you eat.

Dgl Licorice
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Usa) on 11/19/2011 2064 posts

Lisa, I have been using DGL and sometimes regular Licorice for digestive healing for yrs, but the strength isn't enough. Now I chew 2 tabs DGL and add 1/2 spoon Allantoin dissolved and swallowed. This is necessary only once a day for a few days and you're good for a long while. Manufacturers should include Allantoin to their DGL for that extra needed healing power.

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