Natural Herbal Help for the Soothing Your Stomach Ache
One of the most common problems that people seek relief from in the drug store is stomach ache, which can be general pain, nausea or gas. Stomach ache can have many causes, and if you have a chronic bad stomach, you should see a doctor. However, for the occasional upset stomach, you should try these natural herbs:
#1 Ginger (See our full line of Ginger products)
Ginger is wonderful for helping with digestion and relieving nausea. Fresh ginger in tea is very effective to fight an upset stomach, but fresh ginger can be very spicy and potent. A supplement with ginger is very helpful for your stomach. Ginger has always been very effective for people with motion sickness, and it helps your food to go fast from the stomach to the small intestine. Because it helps food to digest faster, it can help to prevent bloating. Another big benefit of ginger is it does not cause sleepiness, as so many traditional nausea drugs do.
Ginger is thought to be a warming herb, and it can cause the innards of the body to heat up.
#2 Peppermint (See our line of Mint products)
Just like ginger, peppermint is effective for an upset stomach, and a cup of hot water and a few leaves of peppermint make a great tea. Peppermint also is part of many effective Chinese herbal supplements. Mint can aid digestion, increase your appetite and even is good for relieving the pain of menstrual cramps.
Some evidence is starting to show that peppermint may be able to help irritable bowel syndrome, too. This condition causes bloating, irregular bowel movements and abdominal pain.
Interestingly, science also indicates that mint is helpful for stomach problems. A recent study in the Journal of Gastroenterology found that IBS patients who took peppermint oil capsules for relief had a 40% reduction in abdominal pain.
Licorice is also found in many herbal remedies in China. Keep in mind that if you have problems with blood pressure or ulcers, you may want to skip licorice and try something else! We have many products with Licorice Root.
Chamomile is great to soothe your stomach in either capsule or tea form, and it also can calm your nerves. So if you are having trouble sleeping with your bad stomach, chamomile might be just what you need.
Many experts consider chamomile to be one of the safest medicinal herbs in the world. It is often recommended as a gentle but effective treatment for many stomach problems. In Germany, chamomile has been so useful for so many stomach problems that it is called 'alles zutraut' in German, or 'capable of anything.'
There is no doubt that for stomach ailments, it is truly a super herb. It helps the digestive system in many ways, by relieving flatulence, heartburn and ulcer. It also is believed to relax the whole body, so it can help you to sleep as it relieves you of stress.
Note that if you are allergic to ragweed, asters or chrysanthemums, you will want to use an herb other than chamomile.
#5 Green Tea
This tea is wonderful to soothe various ailments of the digestive tract. It also have compounds that can relieve gallbladder pain and bloating. Note that green tea does have caffeine, and this can cause some problems if you are sensitive to that stimulant.
Our Recommendation – Siang Sha Yang Wei Pills
This is Solstice Medicine Company’s popular Chinese herbal supplement to support the healthiest gastrointestinal system. You will find that it is very good for aiding digestion, preventing bloating, and curing nausea.
We recommend that you take seven or eight pills, three times per day with warm water.