15 Home Remedies for Stomach Ache That Effectively Work

4. Asafoetida Powder and Buttermilk

home remedies for stomach painAsafoetida: A very common condiment, easily found in Indian homes, has a pungent taste and a strong smell. It is a must in Indian homes because of its digestive aid. It is the dried latex (gum) of the root of Ferula, which is native to the deserts of Iran and Afghanistan but is also largely cultivated in India. It is light brown in color and releases a distinct smell when used for tempering while cooking.

home remedies for stomach acheButtermilk: This is a natural drink to sooth your body from the soaring temperatures in the summer. The leftover liquid after churning butter from the cream in called as the buttermilk. It usually has a sour taste. Salt, cumin seeds powder, coriander, curry leaves and green chilly can be added as per taste to prepare some delicious buttermilk. To try a remedy using these two ingredients and help get rid of stomach ache naturally, here is what you need to do:

  • Step 1: Roast the Asafoetida chunks.
  • Step 2: Crush these chunks and grind them into a fine powder.
  • Step 3: Take one teaspoon of powdered asafoetida and mix it with a glass of freshly prepared buttermilk.
  • Step 4: Drink this mixture to get immediate relief within minutes.

How Does This Work?

Asafoetida acts as an anti-flatulent and prevents the growth of indigenous microflora in the stomach. For women who suffer from menstrual irregularities, asafoetida can work wonders and help restart the menstrual cycle as normal. Buttermilk, on the other hand, contains good bacteria, which is lactic acid, which speeds digestion and absorption of food.

The Remedy Is Not Good, If:

  • You are lactose intolerant. It is better to avoid this remedy.
  • You are suffering from convulsions or epilepsy.
  • You have high blood pressure (or hypertension).
  • You have bleeding disorders.
  • You have undergone surgery or going to have one.

3. Mango Leaves and Honey

upset stomach remediesMango leaves: Mango fruit, usually known as the king of fruits, is not just delicious to taste, but its leaves have multiple medicinal properties as well. It is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and has diuretic properties. It is also known to stimulate appetite as well. The multiple properties of mango leaves have a positive effect on your stomach, intestine, kidney and other digestive organs which need to be healthy to avoid a stomach ache.

remedies for stomach acheHoney: The sweet nectar of honey is a medicinal wonder with many curative properties. Honey has been mentioned by ancient Greeks, Egyptians and was also used in traditional Chinese and Ayurveda medicine. Due to its sweet taste and viscosity, it is used in modern day medicine also to provide a base and better taste. To try a remedy using these two natural ingredients, follow the instructions written below:

  • Step 1: Take some immature mango leaves, clean them and dry them in shade.
  • Step 2: Crush the dried leaves in a grinder and store it in a clean, dry container.
  • Step 3: Take a tablespoon of this powder, mix it with honey and then consume it.

Note: One must also be careful of adulterated honey (which is easily available in the market). Use only good quality or 100% organic honey. 

How Does This Work?

The high content of fiber in mango leaves helps naturally cleanse the digestive tract. The powerful anti-oxidants in mango Methylgalla, Gallic Acid, Fisetin, Astragalin, Quercetin, etc. help to flush out unwanted waste from the body and leaves you with a feeling of freshness from within.

The Remedy Is Not Good, If:

  • You are allergic to pollen grains.
  • You have a weak immune system. Honey may increase the risk of bacterial or fungal infection.

2. Juice Of Achyranthes Aspera Leaves

best remedies for stomach acheAchyranthes Aspera can be identified with its prickly chaff flower, which is also a common name in the English language. It is a tiny perennial shrub, which grows like a weed (about one meter in height) in tropical as well as sub-tropical regions. It is a powerful ayurvedic medicine, which has been mentioned in ancient texts indicating its usage since olden days. It tastes bitter and smells pungent. Besides being one of the best home remedies for stomach ache, this herb is highly effective for kidney problems and heavy menstrual bleeding too.  To heal your stomach pain using Achyranthes Aspera leaves, here is what you need to do:

  • Step 1: Take some Achyranthes Aspera leaves.
  • Step 2: Prepare its juice and drink.
  • Step 3: Continue the remedy for 2 to 3 days.

How Does This Work?

Achyranthes Aspera contains Betaine and alkaloids achyranthine. Its diuretic properties help in detoxifying the body naturally.

The Remedy Is Not Good, If:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. It can cause miscarriage.
  • You are already suffering from nausea.
  • You are consuming the herb in excess. In high doses, it can also cause vomiting.
  • You are a man, who is undergoing fertility treatment. Avoid prickly chaff flower for long-term use.