You may have seen these little seeds and their cousins, fennel, on foods. But, eaten alone, they can help resolve such symptoms as gas and slow digestion. Gas produced by and trapped in your body can be painful. If you’ve ever had lower back pain during a sour stomach episode, it is probably gas. Eat about a teaspoon of them with water or steep them in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain and then drink.
When the tummy is rumbling, the last thing you want to do is chew, but gum helps to increase saliva production which decreases stomach acid production. Choose a natural chewing gum and chew to decrease heartburn.
It is an old household remedy often the “poor man’s antacid” but it works. Follow package directions for adding the sodium bicarbonate to a glass of water. It helps to neutralize stomach acid and upset stomach. If you have high blood pressure, don’t use this one regularly.
Fiber keeps the digestive system moving. Insoluble fiber takes more energy to process so it keeps the digestive system occupied. Soluable fiber helps move toxins through. Increasing fiber over time can help with stomach problems.
Honey contains natural bee immunity and can benefit the human body in several ways. Taking a tablespoon of it can help with constipation and also sore throat pain that can result from heartburn.
This ancient remedy has anti-inflammatory properties to ease digestion and associated stomach pains. Steep fresh ground ginger with hot water; strain and drink. Or nibble on a little bit of it.
Peppermint or spearmint varieties can quiet nauseous stomachs and regular digestion. Nibble on some fresh leaves or steep dried ones in a tea.
A natural detoxifier, lemon in warm water can help with stomach pain associated with upset stomach.
The juice can be just as soothing to the inside as the gel is to the outside. It can ease pain in the esophagus as well as in the stomach. It also works as a laxative.
Snacking on about half an ounce can keep the digestive system moving and combat constipation.