Yesterday I posted about our adventures in making homemade ice cream together for the first time with the three recipes, and unsurprisingly, all that ice cream came with some belly aches. Oh well.
Anyway, I wanted to take the opportunity to share some more natural stomach ache cures! I posted about peppermint as a natural cure recently, but I wanted to share some more since peppermint surely isn’t the only one. I’m not a huge fan of Tums so I turn to these before eating those chalky nasties with red lake 40 (an unnecessary ingredient which has been linked to cancer).
- Chew on candied ginger.
The nurses in middle school always handed this one out. Be careful of the sugar because too much can upset your stomach further, but a piece should bring some relief.
- Drink ginger tea.
Just another way to get ginger, and arguably healthier than the candied version.
- Drink chamomile tea.
Chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory.
- Drink cinnamon tea.
- Warm lemon water.
Drink up a cup of warm lemon water for indigestion issues.
Reflexology is that science that says that specific parts of the feet and hands correspond to different areas of the body and by massaging those spots on your hands and feet, you can relieve issues on those corresponding parts of the body. The stomach is associated with the middle arch on the left foot- massage it yourself or better yet have someone else do it for some relief!
- Apply the heat.
Use a heating pad or a hot water bottle and lay it over your stomach and relax for a few. The heat relaxes your muscles and brings relief.
- Eat yogurt.
Yogurt has good bacteria that aids in digestion.
- Drink club soda.
If gas is the problem, drink club soda to aid in burping it up. Lime flavor also helps with relief.
- Eat burned toast.
Especially if you have food or alcohol poisoning, the charcoal on the bread will help neutralize the acids in your stomach.
Do you have any natural stomach ache cures? I’d love to know in the comments!