Abdominal pain may appear as a period cramp or as localized pain linked to a specific organ. Sometimes, it may take the form of diffused pain arising due to digestive issues. No matter whatever the type of abdominal pain is, and what are its general causes, we always find some remedy at our home. Isn’t it interesting that the solution to abdominal pain lies in your kitchen? Here we have a set of effective remedies for treating stomach pain.
A List of Some Remedies from Your Kitchen
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)
It is an alkaline Asian cuisine. We are familiar with its healing properties since ancient times. It is a rhizome that contains gingerol and shogaol as active components. Being alkaline in nature it acts as an antacid and gives quick relief from abdominal pain due to stomach flu. We make herbal tea of ginger or add its pieces to our meal. It facilitates digestive activities in a way nobody can.
Normally, we use mint and mint-based products as a mouth freshening agent. It is due to the intense aroma of menthol. Mint aids us in dealing with abdominal pain arising from different reasons. We can use mint leaves to get rid of stomach aches, nausea, diarrhea, menstrual cramping, IBS, headaches, and much more. It combats against almost all digestive tract disorders and maintains an acidic balance. The regular use of mint helps in beauty sleep and fight against bacterial invasions inside the body.
Green Bananas (Musa Acuminata)
It is a source of fiber-rich diet that contains:
- Vitamins (Vit C, B6, provitamin A)
- Minerals (potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc)
- Bioactive compounds such as phenolic compounds
- Resistant starch (RS)
It deals directly with stomach pain due to; constipation, and diarrhea. The use of bananas reduces the dependency on other synthetic laxatives. Actually, the restricted starch forces the bowel to absorb excess water that facilitates bowel moment in the digestive tract later. Banana is easily digestible. You can purchase it from any fruit market throughout the year. The people suffering from gastric gas problems must intake bananas in small pieces. We recommend them to eat small pieces of banana at intervals, instead of a single banana at once.
Yogurt (Lactobacillus Bulgaricus)
Sometimes, abdominal pain may also arise due to a reduction in microbial activity or any imbalance in the gut microbial activity (dysbiosis). Abdominal pain due to intestinal bowel syndrome shares the same reasons in the majority. Since the yogurt is made by the fermentation of milk with good bacteria, it is a natural probiotic. When we eat yogurt, it heals us via its probiotic properties. Being easy to digest, it does not put an extra burden on our stomach as well.
Molasses (Saccharum Officinarum L.)
It is a sweetener that you can add to your coffee in replacement for sugar for its health benefits. Molasses is a syrup made obtained from sugar canes and sugar beets after boiling and concentrating for few times. It is an enriched source of vitamin B6 and many other vital micronutrients such as magnesium, selenium, manganese, copper, and much more. Manganese prevents blood clotting in the menstrual cycle. Hence, comforts against abdominal pain due to menstrual cramps. Also, it stimulates digestion in the body and maintains jaryan treatment.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
The most active component of turmeric is curcumin. It is alkaline and shows an anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation effect. Turmeric is available as a spice in our kitchen. It helps our body in regulating digestion. Also, it aids the liver in metabolism. It treats the symptoms of acid reflux such as nausea and abdominal pain to some extent. Turmeric is a natural blood thinner. That’s why we must be careful with the amount of turmeric we are adding to our diet. It is absorbed slowly in the body but it is metabolized easily.
Vinegar (Acetic acid)
It is good to use vinegar, more specifically apple cider vinegar (ACV) for abdominal pain in indigestion, stomach flu, and ulcer. All these situations arise due to imbalances in stomach acid. It normalizes the pH in the body that is required for the activation of various enzymatic activities. Hence, it helps the digestive system to become normalize again. Anta-acids for treating stomach acid is good but prolonged use can cause alkalosis. To avoid alkalosis, ACV is best for treating such problems.
Abdominal pain causes such discomfort that we often become panicked. You must try these remedies for your abdominal pain because they are the most effective among all. No matter which type of medicines you are using as per your condition, I suggest you try these remedies at least once. This will give you an instant solution to abdominal pain and cramping.