Home Remedies for Stomach Aches & Abdominal Pain

Dietary Changes
Posted by Mg (Allentown, Pa, Usa) on 04/22/2011
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My Doctors kept giving me acid reducers when I needed a laxative. Now I'm on an 80/10/10 diet and when I eat out of proportion I use a laxitive. No more pain, no mor sick belly.


ACV and Salt
Posted by Dee (Porter, Tx) on 01/20/2011

I have tried ACV & water alone, with orange juice, with tea, with honey, with stevia, with agave, with lemon, and various combinations of each. I couldn't stick with it because I just didn't like the flavor. I tried it this morning with salt and it is so much more tolerable. Thanks for your post. Hopefully I can stick with it now.


Cayenne
Posted by Mark (Las Vegas, Nv) on 06/20/2010

Cayenne is amazing stuff. Very good for the heart, stomach all else. But you don't need to be Vegan to be disease free or for it to work, in fact the lack of protein of a Vegan diet can cause people to not have enough protein to repair the body. Vegans heal more slowly in general.

It's not for everyone I feel like crap without some meat on very regular basis. It also depends on life style and activity level. Most Vegans do it to save animals, not for good health.


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio) on 04/21/2010
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I used pure PINK GRAPEFRUIT for the same purposes, an upset stomach, and it worked wonders too! I also chewed the seeds because grapefruit juice extract is made from the pulp and the seeds.


Avoid Sugarless Gum
Posted by Andrea (Parkwood Gold Coasgt, Qld. Australia) on 02/26/2010

In answer to erin's question as to whether chewing gum has contributed to her acid reflux problems, unfortunately, the answer is yes. Continual chewing of gum causes the stomach to release enzymes in anticipation of receiving food as chewing stimulates the saliva glands. When there is no food forthcoming the enzymes are not utilised, and the continual signal evenutally depletes our enzyme supply. As we get older this becomes even more of a problem as we biologically produce less enzymes with age. Lack of digestive enzymes is an integral part of the digestive process as digestion starts in the mouth, these enzymes also stimulate hydrachloric acid in the lower gut to complete the digestive process. Chewing gum in all forms but especially so called"sugar free" should be avoided at all costs as they provide nothing of benefit and cause major problems down the track. Any one who chews a lot of gum should take digestive enzymes with their meals to avoid the inevitable reflux problems that are waiting to manifest.


Garlic
Posted by Erin (Tampa, Fl) on 01/04/2010
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Thank you for this suggestion! I tried a garlic pill for a nasty case of indigestion based on your recommendation, and it worked fast. Less than a half-hour after I'd taken the garlic capsule, I started feeling relief. If I had to take a guess, I'd wager that the garlic sped up the process of eliminating the toxin that was causing the discomfort. Thanks again for this!


Apple Juice
Posted by Cherry B (Flint, Mi) on 09/13/2009
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Apple Juice for Stomach Ache:

One day after having dinner, my stomach began to ache. I usually keep some form of antacid in my fridge, it seems to taste better cold. Anyway when I opened the fridge, I realized we had used it all. I didn't know what to do. I was in excruciating pain, by now. I looked around, and there was some apple juice on the shelf, so I decided to drink some, thinking "doctor's tell you to give it to babies and childrem when they have colic, so I thought, what the heck, maybe it'll give me some relief. Sure nuff, I drank about a half-a-glass, and "bingo" immediately the pain went away. Just today I ate some spicey food and it caused me to have sharp stomach (gas) pains, I drank some "warm" apple juice - no more pain. I wouldn't be caught without it in my home.


Strawberries
Posted by Don (Southwest, Michigan) on 07/27/2009
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Strawberries for Stomach Pain and/or Gas

For any kind of stomach ache, gas pain, heart burn or stomach upset of any kind, I eat 4-6 frozen strawberries and the discomfort is gone instantly. This remedy has worked 100% of the time for me for many years. It has also worked 100% of the time for everyone I have told. My mother is 89 and takes several medications and supplements and sometimes gets terrible stomach pains and gas. She ate 5 frozen strawberries and by the time she ate the last one her pain and gas had disappeared. She is a devout skeptic and was amazed at the results.

I have tried this with many different varieties of strawberries and they all work. My favorite here in southwest Michigan is called Early Glow and we freeze about 60 qt. every year. Just hull the "caps", rinse in water, let drain in a colander and put into whatever size plastic freezer bag you prefer. Even if they are out of season in your area and you have to pay a higher price at a super market, get at least one qt. to keep in the freezer. When you get a stomach ache eat 4-6 of them and your pain should disappear.

I hope this helps you stop wasting money on expensive, super hyped, over the counter upset stomach chemicals that in my opinion just do not work and always made me feel worse.

Best Wishes For A Peaceful Future, Don


Oatmeal
Posted by Vicky (Manila, Philippines) on 07/16/2009
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Hi there! I read some of your problem, well, indeed, I have abdominal pain also and it has been aching for seven years and I have undergone several treatment and medicines but still those procedures which is really "costly" didn't work for me. what worst is one of my physicians whom I asked for other opinion adviced me to prevent my favorite foods that is harmful to my stomach system and that I should prevent of having full stomach.I was really on my dilema and eager to find solution for this so I tried to take "oatmeal" an instant one and though I don't really like the taste and texture of it, I drink it every morning with an empty stomach before breakfast. I used it as "hot beverage" in a half glass of hot water, eneough to dissolve the instant oatmeal. You can also try to eat it as porridge but your eating habit will be change because of lightweight food in your stomach so better you take the oatmeal as hot beverage, not thick but just eneought to drink it. Your acidity will also lessen and soon will dissapear plus you'll gain other benefit from it. I don't also prevent taking my antiallergy and avoiding my favorite foods just because of my stomach condition....I hope it somehow help you out there because the only way to cure our illness is to find remedy and it work for me... I am now free from acidity, and stomach pain...

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Renee (Seattle, WA) on 07/04/2009
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My 11 year old daughter had a severe stomachache the other day that brought her to tears. She has suffered from these from time to time and I suspect it might be gall stones or constipation due to poor eating habits. Too much sugar and refined flour (lots of junk foods). It is tough trying to get her to eat better. Anyway, the pain was so bad she could hardly speak. (She's pretty talkative, so you know she was really hurting!) Anyway, I remembered that ACV worked pretty well for my mom's gall bladder attacks (that's another cure story). So I mixed about 2 tbs of ACV with 1 Tbs of Black Strap molasses for sweeter taste in a glass of about 16oz of water. These are approx measurements, I don't use measuring spoons etc, I just eyeball it. So I gave this to my daughter and had her drink it, She thought it was tasted bad and gagged a little at first, but I forced her to drink it. She complained the whole time, but this was an indication that it was working. She was able to talk well enough to complain! Within about 10 minutes, she was singing and talking again and had forgotten that her stomach was hurting. She had only drank about a quarter of the glass full. She was drinking it very slow because she thought it tasted bad. I kept reminding her that her stomach was feeling better because of the drink so she continued to finish the drink. Very fast acting!!


Baking Soda
Posted by Kelly (Farmersville, California) on 06/17/2009
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Baking Soda As Stomach Ache Remedy: About two years ago, a bunch of us went out to dinner, and I ended up eating too much. My stomach began to hurt and I immediately regretted eating the way I did. Afterwards, we all went to my cousin's house to watch the fights on TV. My stomach was killing me the whole time we were there. I tried walking around a bit, but it did nothing to help the problem. My cousin knew exactly what to do about this problem and mixed some baking soda in a glass of water. He told me to drink it down quickly. I drank about half of it and my stomach immedatley rebelled. I, honest to God, thought I was going to hurl! I managed to swallow the rest of the mixture, and before long, my stomach ache was gone. When we got home, I lay down on the couch, and when I got up, I felt much better. Baking soda tastes pretty nasty, but this remedy definitely helped me get over one killer of a stomach ache.


Black Tea
Posted by Mabel (Kampala, Uganda) on 03/05/2009
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Hi, first and foremost i would like to thank EC, am so greatful for this website, it's such a blessing! Black tea has always been my remedy for stomachach and menstrual cramps. One just needs to boil a cup of water, add tea bag and take it hot (not very hot though) with no sugar (sour but helps) or add 1 tsp of honey if you cannot stand the taste. This will solve your stomach problems!


Cardamom
Posted by Matt (Charlottesville, VA) on 02/26/2009
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For stomache ache, reflux, or overfullness, chew or swallow the sticky black seeds of green cardamom pods (breack the fiberous shell by popping between the teeth). Cardamom is a popular spice in Indian and Southeast Asian cooking, and you can find then at Wholefoods in the bulk spice area. I prefer chewing the seeds -- they have a menthol-type flavor -- others who find the taste strong can swallow the seeds like a pill. Without doubt, this is the best stomach ache remedy I have ever found. Seriously, try it -- within minutes you will forget you even had an upset stomache!


Oats With Fresh Ginger
Posted by Robert (Sunyani, Ghana) on 01/11/2009
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Am Robert, have been surfering from stomach aches for so long indeed but with the use of ginger cut into into water with oats cooking did help me a lot and suggest any one with same conditions to try same.

Heart burns too, olive oil one table spoon a day works so good too plus using lemon juice scrab on the chest twice daily is good too.


Mint
Posted by John Smith (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) on 01/04/2009
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Stomach Ache Cures: I have found that a simple home rememdy i have been using for years works greatly and I would like to share it with everyone. MINT works great to relieve the pain. Chewing minty gum, eating a peppermint patty, or anything with a minty flavor will help the pain decrease significantly.


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Thomas (Searcy, AR) on 12/04/2008
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I was so impressed how quickly the Grapefruit Seed Extract soothed my aching stomach. I think I ate some bad food(fish) earlier in the day and had been ailing for a few hours. I tried the GFSE we had and within 15 minutes it felt better.


Dgl Licorice
Posted by Cathy (Richardson, Texas) on 07/26/2008
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I was diagnosed with abdominal inflammation. This was in the area of the gall bladder. I tried DGL(Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice). In DGL, the glycyrrhizin compound-associated with high blood pressure-has been removed. I used the chewable kind. Dosage: two tablets when I started to have discomfort on my right side. After many years of having this condition, I have been cured with this product.

EC: Agreed, DGL is a great supplement. If you can't find it in your area of the world, try licorice root tea.


Baking Soda
Posted by Teresa (Up North, Indiana) on 07/08/2008
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Regarding Baking Soda and Stomach Bugs: I used a teaspoon or less in water for my kids. But, this worked well for them this past winter when the stomach bug was going around. Sometimes, they burped after the baking soda. Sometimes they vomited within minutes. But, either way, they felt much better.


Baking Soda
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 07/06/2008 510 posts

To Ellen from Framingham, Hi Ellen, I hope that was a typo, because a Tbsp. (tablespoon) of baking soda in 3/4 cup water is a lot of baking soda. I think it should have been tsp. (teaspoon) instead of Tbsp.


Baking Soda
Posted by Ellyn (Framingham, MA) on 07/06/2008
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I think my symptoms are/were caused by a stomach bug. I drank the recommended 1 Tbsp of baking soda with water (3/4 cup cold, tasted like very salty alka seltzer) within minutes I burped INSTENSELY several times. I will try eating an apple later tonight to help. I do feel much better.

Brown Sugar
Posted by TAN KOON PENG (SINGAPORE) on 06/22/2008

China Brown sugar is effective for diarrhea, vomit and stomache.



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