Upset Stomach Home Remedies: 9 Natural Ideas

Whether you're gassy, constipated, nauseous, or have indigestion, try these home remedies to make an upset stomach feel better naturally. Plus: Learn how to ease digestion and lose weight on our 21-Day Tummy diet.

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Carrot and Mint "Juice" Helps an Upset Stomach

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It might sound iffy, but this concoction is helpful if you're suffering from the winter flu; the carrot provides nourishment and peppermint soothes your upset stomach. Boil four sliced carrots, four cups of water, and one teaspoon of dried peppermint or one peppermint teabag. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook about 15 minutes or until carrots are soft. If you're using a teabag, remove it, then blend the mixture until smooth and enjoy! You can also add a pinch of ground ginger to further soothe, or a squeeze of lemon juice for flavor.

Rice Tea Alleviates an Upset Stomach

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To settle an upset stomach or stop diarrhea, make a rice "tea." Boil 1/2 cup of rice in six cups of water for about 15 minutes. Strain out the rice, then flavor the water with a dash of honey or sugar and drink warm.

Burnt Toast Settles an Upset Stomach

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You know that toast is good for an upset stomach, but burnt toast is even better because the char absorbs toxins that are making you feel ill. Add a smear of jelly to make it more palatable.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Soothes an Upset Stomach

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Whether easing hiccups or soothing a sore throat, is there anything apple cider vinegar can't do? This popular home remedy may also calm an angry tummy. A mixture of one tablespoon apple cider vinegar, one cup warm water, and one tablespoon honey will ease indigestion and may alleviate cramping and gas in your upset stomach. It can also lessen discomfort caused by heartburn.

CRAP Diet Is Good for an Upset Stomach

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If you're feeling constipated, try the CRAP diet: It stands for "cherries, raisins, apricots, and prunes," all fiber-friendly foods that should get your system moving and ease your upset stomach.

Yogurt Reduces Discomfort from an Upset Stomach

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You probably don't crave anything dairy when you have a stomachache, but the probiotic qualities of yogurt—aka live bacteria—make it a good cure as it eases digestive discomfort and boosts your immune system. Just make sure to choose non-fat plain yogurt without added sugar or flavors when you have an upset stomach.

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Caraway Seeds Ease an Upset Stomach

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Caraway seeds are packed with vitamins and minerals, which inhibit the growth of bad bacteria that causes indigestion, gas, or bloating and contributes to an upset stomach. Nibble on a handful after eating your meal, or if you feel gassy.

Fennel Makes an Upset Stomach Feel Better

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Whether it's indigestion or gas and bloating, fennel can help. Sip a fennel tea, chew on a few fennel seeds or crunch on some raw. It supports digestion, reduces gas, helps with cramping, and reduces nausea from an upset stomach.

Heat Helps an Upset Stomach

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Place a hot water bottle or heating pad on your upset stomach. The heat increases blood flow to the skin surface and transfers the perception of pain from inside your stomach to the outside.

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34 thoughts on “Upset Stomach Home Remedies: 9 Natural Ideas

  1. Many of these remedies are well-known in India but because of the modern trend of fancy medicines people have lost their faith in these simple remedies. I totally agree with what has been suggested can be very effective and people would perhaps avoid queuing at the doctors’ surgery. Thank you.

  2. Freshly made pomegranate juice is an excellent remedy for an upset stomach. Sip on it slowly and it will give you instant relief.

  3. my stomach hurts so bad every day, Im bed ridden for about 5 to 6 days then I get a little break, I can converse with my family when I’m on this little break but I can’t do anything else. it does seem to feel better when I’m hungry. I’ve had ciliack test done and an endoscopy done with no positive tests results. my bowel movements are fine, I’m a little constipated. Two inches above my navel up to my breast bone it feels as if there are knives pushing in. I am always nauseated to where ZOFRAN is no help. I’ve been like this for over two years now. my MEDS have never really changed, I can’t see it being that. I’ve done everything from diet to trying to exercise with no pos results. I did have a terrible accident 17 years ago resulting in heart repair, with a rapid traumatic surgery barely saving my life. I am depressed, and in constant pain and not having the fortunate use of opiates due to addiction problems. so anxiety is a bad problem also. the government keeps turning me down for disability benefits. so a few of my docs think that it is a phsyc problem. there is no way I could hold a job, I’m not dependable enough and that does hurt my ego a lot knowing I had to sell a very lucrative logging business. I can’t even RSVP any family or friends for anything. I need answers for my stomach, I can’t live like this and no none person should have to.

  4. I would love to know if the apple cider vinegar, honey and warm water work ?

  5. my stomach keeps upset max times…..i dnt knw how to cure it…..it seems full all the time….couldn’t get fresh daily @ morning….plzzz let me know how to make it fine….thanks…..as early

  6. i have been getting very sick after my supper lately to the point of vomiting,what would cause this to happen any idea

  7. I tried Apple cider vinegar method and I had nausea,is it from too much acid in me?

    1. Me too. Apple cider vinegar did however make vomit and now I feel much better Lol.

    2. Yeah, you might have had too much. I think for first-timers it’s better to have one tbsp for 8 ounces of water and a generous amount of honey and cinnamon. Microwave both and enjoy sipping slowly. There are many other uses for ASV, but it doesn’t suit everyone, that’s for sure.

      Cheers!

    1. To have felt nauseated in the present tense is to feel nauseous…

  8. This is stupid. It doesn’t even show with the remedies are. What is your mobile compatibility problem? Or are you just putting some money at that you never actually get to see the information.

    1. Idiot by birth, listen numbnuts, the remedy is on the paragraph, unless you are an uneducated specimen that cannot read…

  9. Maybe, But no one can eat burnt toast, You know why? BECAUSE IT’S BURNT! DUMBASSES!

    1. Listen dipshit, burnt toast helps with stomach pains, because of the charcoal created when burnt, hospitals use charcoal to combat toxins and food poisoning, so do us a favor and go read something informative.

      1. Charcoal used in hospitals is not the same as burnt toast. Avoid consuming burnt toast as your body can not process the carbon and can potentially act as a carcinogen

          1. youre very sexy and funny, nice qualitys in a women.

        1. Yes obviously it would be different, they are using much higher doses. We are talking a slice of bread that was toasted on say #7 in toaster instead of a normal #4. Not like you’d burn it clear thru or eat 10 slices in a day.

    2. 1. Absolutely burnt toast I have eating this for years. Nibble whenever you get an upset tummy usually takes like 1/2 slice and I feel better even during the flu. 2. Also black tea (I use Lipton) with an 1/8 tsp ground ginger in it(no sugar). 3. Another tip is when sick: a poached egg (not watery).

  10. I’ve always taken yogurt to soothe stomach upsets, be it liquid or cream…. more sour, the better…..

    one thing that my mother used to do whenever we had too much of something, my mother would have a leftover pieces and burned them to almost ash and mixed it in a cup of warm water….half of the water is drunk and the remaining water is rubbed on the belly…..my mother would do it twice and the stomach discomfort disappears….

  11. You may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If so, simple changes can help.
    Don’t miss meals, drink lots of water and restrict your intake of caffeine,
    fizzy drinks and alcohol. Sorbitol, an artificial sweetener in sugar-free
    sweets and drinks, can make diarrhoea worse. Replace insoluble fibre (eg
    bran) with soluble fibre (eg oats). Too much fruit can exacerbate symptoms.
    Some people find probiotics helpful. See your GP if symptoms persist or
    change.

    1. So true, I have IBS on the upper part and Crohn’s on the lower and if I tell you it has been the worse thing ever to live with and trying to get medication to make it to get to and work on the Crohn’s area (well it definitely isn’t orally) so you have given amazing advice. I wish I would have had someone like you to tell me. God Bless you for your time and effort in sharing this valuable information.

  12. Article on stomach upset resides. I had experienced stomach upset and discovered the cause was an addiction to chocolate. After two weeks with no chocolate intake the symptoms disappeared . I no longer eat any chocolate.

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