An upset stomach can be an extremely tormenting experience. I remember that the last time I suffered from one, I could not think of any other thing but how to get rid of the pain. Stomach aches are at times referred to as “abdominal pains” and what triggers them differs from individual to individual, but some of the most common causes include; irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, indigestion and GERD. This paper will however bring to light some of the easiest ways through which you can treat it.
1. Try Peppermint
The use of peppermint to treat stomach pain has been traced back to Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Peppermint has two unique elements known as menthol and methane – these two components have been said to be highly effective in treating gastrointestinal complications. You can consume this substance in different ways, most chewing gums contain peppermint, so find the right chewing gum may help, or you may resort to brewing it.
2. Try Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is a Eurasian plant with apple-scented and white rayed flowers and feathery leaves. This plant has been recorded to have a number of medicinal values, one of which is in easing stomach aches/cramps. It does this by stimulating enzymes that help to relax the muscles of the upper digestive track. To prepare a chamomile tea, you only need a teabag of chamomile tea or half a teaspoons of dried chamomile, a mug, sugar and hot water. The process is the same as preparing a normal tea. Allow the water to boil to a satisfactory degree and then pour it into a mug containing the chamomile.
3. Try Lemon Tea
Lemon has also had a good record in reliving stomach aches, this is due to its high acidity level which helps in the production of the substance necessary for breaking down food – hydrochloric acid. Lemon is also a recommended source for hydrating your body, thus boosting your metabolism in removing toxic and other unwanted items in the stomach.
4. Try Ginger Root Tea
Ginger is also an effective tool in treating stomach pains, it has even been widely said that “drinking a cup of ginger tea before travelling can help prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness.” Similar to the chamomile tea, a cup of ginger tea helps to relax the muscle that lines the intestinal track.
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