Upset Stomach Home Remedies

Ginger

Ginger contains natural properties that relieve nausea and inflammation, and is thought to work primarily in the stomach. Drinking fluids that contain ginger (tea, ginger ale, etc.) can help to soothe an upset tummy.

Simple Bland Diet

A diet consisting of simple and bland foods (think BRAT diet: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) can help let your tummy rest and prevent further irritation. Limit your intake of spices/spicy food and milk, as these can aggravate your symptoms.

Hot Pad

Placing a hot pad on your tummy may help to alleviate any pain and relax your muscles.

Peppermint

Peppermint, much like ginger, is very soothing to the tummy. Drinking a cup of peppermint tea, sucking on some peppermint mints, or even chewing peppermint gum can help an upset tummy.

Powell, D. (2006). Healthier at home: The proven guide to self-care & being a wise health consumer. Farmington Hills, MI: American Institute for Preventive Medicine.