Stomach ache is a rather common symptom that can be a result of many other conditions such as IBS, food poisoning, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, etc.
Usually, stomach aches have a cause such as overeating or eating too much food variety within a short time (I suffered from that recently), eating junk or poor food combination, toxins, environmental pollution, food allergies, etc.
If the symptoms of your stomach ache include difficulty in bowel movement or going to the toilet, it is most likely to be constipation. you can read about my go-to remedies to get rid of constipation in 30 minutes or less.
If the stomach ache coincides with the runs or frequent toilet visits, it is probably diarrhea. Here is the perfect post for getting rid of diarrhea in my experience quickly.
If it is none of the above, it is just a vague stomach ache, here are effective remedies for your stomach pain.
This is usually the first remedy that I use when I feel that my tummy is in knots. Clean warm or lukewarm water but not cold water helps the stomach sort out itself faster.
Though we try to use remedies for fast relief, we should remember that our body is aware of the situation in the stomach and is also trying to get things back to normal
Drink at least a full cup of water preferably two gradually. Do not rush and give it about 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything else. If you feel no relief, proceed with any of the remedies below.
Is a popular and highly effective remedy for stomach pain. This anti-inflammatory spice has many antioxidants that help ease discomfort, neutralize stomach acids, and relieve pain.
You can take the ginger as powder, capsules, candy, etc. but the fresh ginger is most effective for stomach aches.
Grate a tablespoon of fresh ginger and bring it to a boil on the stove with a small amount of water. Sieve and allow it to cool a little. Add honey if you wish and drink it warm when feeling the stomach ache.
Peppermint contains menthol which is a natural pain reliever for stomach pain. It is also contained in mint, spearmint, etc., and the rest of the mint family in various concentrations.
You can have peppermint tea both fresh and teabag but fresh is most effective. You can also apply peppermint oil on the stomach and inhale/smell it from time to time for faster relief.
Other options are taking peppermint capsules or candy. Though the last option is not encouraged because of the sugar content which can make things worse.
This herb is good for digestion by reducing inflammation, calming an upset stomach, and relieving cramping.
Blend a single handful of the washed herb with some water. Sieve it and drink the juice. Discontinue after getting full relief if not, repeat about 4-6 hours later.
This natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial food helps with healing and soothing the stomach. It is commonly used to treat loose motion, ulcer, acid reflux, etc.
Add a tablespoon or two of high-quality honey to a desirable amount of warm water and drink. give it about 30 minutes to an hour before eating again.
*Caution: honey is not good for fructose intolerant people. If you are one of them, use another remedy from the post.
Other remedies that you can try if you are interested are placing a hot water compress on the stomach, baking soda, and water, chamomile tea, simple exercise if you can such as walking, apple vinegar, massage, etc.
Though I have not tried all of these remedies, they have worked for many people which was why I felt I should mention them
It properly goes without saying that if you have stomach pain, you should avoid processed foods, cold foods, sugar, oily foods, and others that we know are bad for the tummy. Instead, we should focus on foods that we know help gut health such as papaya, bananas, spinach, etc.
The remedies mentioned above are very effective and if you do try them one by one, you will find one that will give you relief.
I wish you the best. Contact a doctor if it persists for more than 2 days and you know it is not PMS.