Every one of us experiences stomach pains for one reason or another. Whether you have heartburn, digestive problems, or other common causes for nausea or stomach pains, you’re likely to be searching for a gentle and natural remedy to your distress. By using the following herbs in teas or supplements, you can help your body naturally ward off some common causes for stomach pains.
Ginger is pretty easy to get, you can find it at almost any supermarket. Ginger has been used for literally thousands of years to treat stomach and digestion problems, and it’s also sometimes used as part of a holistic regimen for heart problems.
Dandelions are rich in vitamins, and are also a fantastic natural source of fiber. It’s also widely known to aid in digestion, and helps to eliminate excess water from your body. You can eat dandelion in many different ways, and it’s been used in the Americas as a raw vegetable for hundreds of years.
Mostly used as a quick cure for heartburn, peppermint is also handy in a multi-herbal tea when you’ve got cramps, bloating, or indigestion. It’s also refreshing and tasty, so it’s great to have before or after a meal.
Mostly used just as an aromatic, lavender is a common herbal cure for nausea. It’s a calming herb that might also help you get to sleep if you’re experiencing symptoms of acid reflux, or have reoccurring heartburn.
Chamomile has always been known as a common cure for stomach upset and heartburn, and has been used in herbal treatment of many similar problems, such as ulcers and nausea. It’s also very useful in the digestive process, so it’s a good idea to have some chamomile tea before dinner if you’re prone to late night stomach pains.
Often used in aromatics as well as teas, sage is fragrant and palatable. It’s used to help indigestion, and can be commonly be found in holistic herbal shops. It’s not uncommon to see sage and lavender filled satchels that you can heat up and use for cramping. Ask the salesperson what’s inside before you buy it.
Turmeric is commonly found near other powdered herbs, and is a great way to help your body fight the bacteria that can cause digestive upset. Turmeric is even used in capsules that are a part of many people’s holistic treatment regimen for problems with digestive pains.
Make sure that your body doesn’t have any allergies or bad reactions to the herbs you plan to take before you add them to your diet permanently. If you can’t find something, try looking at a specialty shop that sells mainly herbs and supplements.
Herbal Factsheets at http://www.planetbotanic.ca/
Herbs for Abdominal Pain at altMD.com