Natural cures for an upset stomach
Natural cures for an upset stomach, can be a godsend. For me, there is just something really gratifying about finding a ‘cure’ that is natural and in my kitchen. Finding something to soothe your tummy and get you feeling better is easy if you stock a few of the following items I suggest. Of course, a daily dose of probiotics will help prevent a stomach issue to begin with.
Stock a few of these items in your pantry or refrigerator, and you will have natural cures for your tummy ailments:
1. Yogurt: As previously stated, probiotics found in yogurt replace or add the good bacteria back into your digestive system, boosting your whole immune system.
2. Burnt toast: Burnt toast, while not the most palatable choice for some, aids in soothing your stomach and the char actually can help absorb toxins that are making you feel crummy.
3. Ginger: Ginger chews and a good ginger tea will soothe digestion and relieve an upset stomach. A little spicy, but so good for your upset stomach and can aid with morning sickness too.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar: If you mix a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, a cup of warm water, and a tablespoon of honey, you get a soothing drink that will aid with heartburn and will ease indigestion and cramping associated with an upset stomach.
5. Bitters and soda: While most do not have this item in their pantry, it is a good one to consider, and keep on hand. Thought of as an accompaniment for a bartender, this historic concoction is made of aromatic botanicals that have been used as medicine. Herbs, flowers and roots such as ginger, mint, fennel, cinnamon, orange peel, dandelion root, or gentian root and many, many more options are available.
There are many more home remedies to assist in soothing an upset stomach, but these listed will get you started. Here is a delicious ginger tea that I use, to get you feeling better.
Ginger Tea Recipe
- 4 cups of water
- 2-inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
- honey and lemon slice, to taste
- Peel the ginger root and slice it into thin slices.
- Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Strain the tea. Add honey and lemon to taste.
Enjoy, and feel better!