To a great extent we have been ‘programmed’ to seek cures and relief from a pill – pharmaceuticals. While there is no doubt or arguing the fact that modern medicine has saved countless lives and treated many an ailment, there is such a thing as a home remedy.
We forget that our grand-parents and ancestors had discovered countless natural home remedies for all sorts of ailments, and unfortunately many a home remedy has been lost while not having been passed down to current generations.
The following home remedy is one for which many are afflicted, an upset stomach or stomach pain. Rather than first reaching for a pharmaceutical, why not think about, and seek the possible root cause (a particular food sensitivity, your current diet, etc..).
The following are two natural home remedies that work for many people to alleviate an upset stomach – offering temporary relief while you consider the underlying cause.
Ginger Root For Upset Stomach Pain
During a conversation some time ago with a gastroenterologist, he said “You know what would really help you? Ginger. Make some ginger tea, it will really help your stomach pain.”
For best results, you must make the ginger tea from scratch using fresh ginger root rather than off-the-shelf ginger spice or ginger flavored tea bags, etc.
Ginger Tea Recipe
The ginger tea recipe is simple.
From the overall piece of root, cut off a piece about 1-inch. You can experiment with this amount as it affects the strength of the tea.
Peel the skin (for more exposed surface area) and then slice the ginger root into thin medallions.
In a pan, add 2-cups of water and bring to a boil. Then add ginger, cover and reduce to simmer for 20-minutes.
Optionally add several cinnamon sticks to the boil & simmer too for it’s medicinal benefits and flavor enhancement.
Optionally add honey and/or lemon for flavor afterwards.
Optionally increase the recipe to make a small pitcher for the fridge (tastes good chilled too).
After drinking the ginger tea home remedy, you should experience some stomach relief within 10 – 15 minutes.
Coconut Water For Upset Stomach Pain
This home remedy is simply coconut water. You need to extract the water from the inside of the coconut.
Go to the store and buy a whole coconut. Both brown and ‘young’ green coconuts will have clear coconut water inside – although some argue that green (softer) coconuts are more effective for this remedy. It has been quite awhile since I’ve used this method for this home-remedy purpose, but my experience with the brown coconut produced good results which seemed to work. Green is probably better.
The challenge is getting into the coconut, and without spilling out and losing all of the water. One easy way is to utilize a drill to bore a hole into the coconut. Then pour the coconut water into a glass to drink.
You can also purchase coconut water at many grocery stores.