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.

By By Alyssa Jung
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    Carrot and Mint "Juice" Helps an Upset Stomach

    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

    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

    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. 

    Apple Cider Vinegar Soothes an Upset Stomach

    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

    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

    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. 

    Caraway Seeds Ease an Upset Stomach

    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

    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

    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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    • egg

      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.

    • Des

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

    • Sreeja

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

    • jessie

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

    • Ms. Lady

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

      • yuk

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

      • Sanbai

        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.