Stomach ache: Natural remedies to avoid medication

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Who has never suffered from a stomach ache ? Abdominal cramps, bloating… everyone experiences these inconveniences at least once in their life. To deal with it, some people take medications such as antispasmodics, digestive tranquilizers or anti-nausea medications while some women reach for painkillers to relieve their painful periods.

Yet alternatives to medications exist. These are the good old ones natural remedies which overcome stomach aches. Whether for remedy a digestive problem or painful periods, nature has its solution.

In the following you will find natural remedies that you can use against your stomach ache to avoid medication. But before that you will see conditions of stomach ache which should lead you to consult a doctor. At the end of the article you will find answers to recurring questions on the subject.

The 5 essential points

  1. Certain stomach ache situations require an emergency consultation.
  2. Baking soda is remarkable for remedying digestive disorders.
  3. Fennel and turmeric are not left out in relieving stomach aches.
  4. Sage and raspberry leaves are ideal for treating painful periods.
  5. Activated charcoal helps quickly eliminate intestinal gas.
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Stomach ache: emergency situations 

Generally, stomach pain has a benign origin. However, it can be the symptom of a serious illness as peritonitis, intussusception and even a myocardial infarction. If you find yourself in any of the following situations, consult a doctor without delay: 

  • stomach ache appears brutal and immediately violent ;
  • a fever is associated with stomach ache;
  • the pain is persistent and you prevents you from moving ;
  • stomach ache is accompanied by uncontrollable vomiting ;
  • le stomach is hard and painful to the touch ;
  • there is a cessation of stool exemption ;
  • there is blood in stool ;
  • there is a difficulty swallowing or pain when swallowing ;
  • you are pale, anemic ;
  • there is a deterioration of general condition ;
  • you are a woman and you have a pain in the lower abdomen associated with a late menstruation ou of bleeding outside of periods;
  • you stomach ache for more than 3 days.

Baking soda, an ally against digestive disorders

Dietary baking soda intervenes on several fronts on digestive disorders.

  • Sour stomach and acid reflux

Since baking soda is an alkaline salt, it has a antacid property which allows it to remedy heartburn and acid reflux. In this regard, towards the end of the nineteenth century, the Dr. Philibert Chabert, a former extern at the Lyon Hospitals, described in a free the mode of action of action of baking soda on the stomach.

  • Bloating and flatulence

Baking soda helps digestion of heavy and indigestible foods. Which helps get rid of bloating. Furthermore, she helps eliminate gas.

How to use it ?

Dilute a teaspoon of baking soda in a large glass of water and drink the mixture very slowly. 

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Fennel against intestinal bloating

Fennel seeds contain different organic compounds including anethole which has carminative properties. As a result, they help eliminate intestinal gas and prevent bloating.

Besides this, fennel stimulates the bile secretion thus promoting the digestion of fats and prevents digestive disorders linked to slow or difficult digestion. Without forgetting its antispasmodic properties which relax the muscles of the intestine reducing intestinal cramps.

How to use it ?

You are spoiled for choice: 

  • you can chew fennel seeds directly after your meals;
  • you can add fresh fennel leaves to your salads or cooked dishes;
  • you can concoct a fennel infusion: pour a cup of simmering water over a teaspoon of fennel seeds then let it infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.

Turmeric to have good intestinal flora

Turmeric – or more precisely “curcumin”, its main component - is a powerful antioxidant. It blocks ulcer-causing bacteria and protects the lining of the intestine. Moreover, it regulates the intestinal flora. It is remarkable for relieving intestinal irritations or diarrhea.

How to use it ?

  • You can use it as a spice to color, flavor and enhance the taste of your favorite dishes.
  • You can also use it as an infusion.

In all cases, the daily recommendation is one teaspoon or approximately 2 to 3 g of turmeric powder per day.

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Natural remedies for painful periods


Sage contains a significant amount of phytoestrogens. It also has properties anti-inflammatory et antispasmodics. Therefore, it has the power to naturally treat monthly disorders.

How to use it ?

Steep 1 teaspoon of sage leaves in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink it 3 times a day during your period.

raspberry leaves 

Mediafixer raspberry leaves contain flavonoids and fragin which are antispasmodics et tonics. These are significant properties for combating cramps and spasms due to contraction of the uterus during menstruation.

How to use it ?

Steep 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried raspberry leaves in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink it 3 times a day before and during your period.

Stomach ache and natural remedies: FAQ

How to calm a stomach ache quickly?

Eat moderately in small quantities, drink water, put a hot water bottle on your stomach and prepare digestive infusions.

How do you know if your stomach is sick?

Stomach ache may present as discomfort, gurgling, heaviness, cramping, heartburn or swelling. The person may also experience diarrhea, constipation, or an alternation of the two.

How to get gas out of your stomach naturally?

Take activated charcoal. It has a strong ability to absorb intestinal gas.


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