The pantry and not the pharmacy is where we suggest you should visit, if the stomach is unhappy. Sounds weird? Well read on and learn more on how you could calm the unhappy stomach, and why it turned unhappy in the first place. Not everything needs costly medication and treatment- your kitchen has the answers to most stomach troubles you experience.

  1. Check back to determine the cause

Did you eat too much last night? Was the food too spicy or oily? Did you down more than just a peg or two? What about your mental state of being- anxiety, depression or stress? Are you smoking too much (quit smoking now)!

  1. Consume curds and yogurts

A less than normal meal consumed and you feel the stomach growl? Consume a cup of sour curd at once. Sour curd is live culture food, and since it has plenty of friendly bacteria in it, it does the job of fighting the uneasy stomach, nausea and more. The microorganisms found in the live culture foods would help clean the digestive system too; hence eating it with a meal would be beneficial for the stomach.

  1. Have herbal teas

Thanks to the flavonoids and antioxidants, vitamins and minerals found in herbal teas, stomach upsets can be fought against. You can try from the following range of teas for relief;

  1. Chamomile
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Ginger
  4. Green
  5. Peppermint

Young woman having stomach problems, holding hands on stomach

  1. Baking soda

Half a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of warm water and mixed well, should be consumed. The fizz created within helps you burp and the stomach pressure would ease- acid reflux no more!

  1. Try activated charcoal

Should your upset stomach need a little more than the usual force to be happy, try activated charcoal- a powerhouse in its own rights for the digestive system. This is best if someone has food poisoning, has overdosed on medication, has consumed poisonous liquids, narcotics or sedatives too. Get in touch with a holistic expert who would let you know how much of water or chocolate milk should be added to the activated charcoal to consume.

  1. Try a spoon of honey

With plenty of active enzymes found in raw honey, assimilation and digestion are helped by the score. Raw honey is also known to fight Candida Albicans and E.Coli too, and that’s why a spoonful of nature’s goodness with apple cider vinegar (1:1) will help.

  1. A bowl of papaya

Need help with digestion and easy bowel movements the next morning, try papaya- just a cup each night! The fruit has chymopapain and papain (active enzymes) that help with the digestive system. The active enzymes help break down the pesky proteins too!

  1. Apple cider vinegar

Apart from its ways on helping with weight loss, apple cider vinegar can also help deal with stomach upsets and issues. A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar when added to a cup of warm water and consumed would be the best thing to do, before you sleep every night.

  1. Spices

Caraway, coriander, cardamom, ginger and fennel are the best to consume for a healthy stomach. Chew or nibble a little everyday, and they would help bring down stomach spasms, nausea and excess flatulation too.

  1. Pay attention to your body

Your body’s telling you a lot of things, and if you ignore the signs, it could get worse. Understand why the stomach is unhappy and then go ahead to find a solution- nipping it in the bud is better than temporary relief!