Treating Stomach Infections Without Spending A Fortune On Medications: 9 Household Remedies

On November 17, 2019 by Preeti Shah

Almost everyone around us experiences or knows someone who has experienced a stomach infection; the human stomach gets infected due to a variety of reasons; this condition is quite common. It usually shouldn’t be a reason for panic; treatment for this ailment can be provided domestically using home remedies that have been passed down generations.

The most common symptoms of stomach infection are:-

  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Hiccuping
  • Diarrhoea

The treatments that are considered to be with the highest efficacy are:-

  1. Ginger

Ginger

Ginger contains chemicals called gingerols which can lead to an increase in the frequency of the stomach contractions, which in turn helps remove the irritable food particles from the intestines in the fastest way possible.

The compounds present in ginger also help reduce symptoms like vomiting and diarrhoea.

The best way to take ginger is to add it to your tea or consume products which have a high quantity of the same, namely ales.

  1. Mint

Mint

The leaves of this plant contain an active compound menthol which has quite a few benefits namely:-

Reduction in the intensity of the intestinal spasms

Reduction in the feeling of nausea

Traditionally people from India boil mint with cardamon to make an exotic tea, if you don’t have a taste for tea, it is also possible to juice them. For their high popularity, they are available in various health and fitness stores.

  1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon helps ease digestion and reduces the damage to the digestive tract, the active compounds present in cinnamon are:-

  • Cinnamaldehyde
  • Eugenol

They help in neutralising stomach acidity, which can reduce the heartburn that you’re experiencing.

The best way to take cinnamon is by adding cinnamon directly to your food, and if found distasteful some cinnamon sticks can be boiled and added to your tea.

  1. Cloves

Cloves

They contain substances which stimulate gastric secretions; these substances work by speeding up slow digestion and reducing the cramps; these substances also help in the reduction of nausea.

You can take cloves by adding 3gm of grounded cloves with 1 tbsp of honey every day before bed.

  1. Cumin

Cumin

The active ingredients present in cumin help during a stomach infection by:-

  • reducing the acid produced in the stomach
  • inhibiting the growth of microbes
  • Relieving the intestinal inflammation

The traditional method for relief from heartburn was to chew a pinch of cumin, but a better way to take cumin is to add it to your meals after grinding or boiling them into tea. 

  1. Figs

Figs

Fig is a laxative which has substances that lead to better bowel movements and relief from constipation; they are also known to contain elements which help in indigestion.

You can eat 2-3 whole figs daily to improve symptoms, or you can boil some fig leaves into a delicious pot of tea.

  1. Liquorice

Liquorice

It is common knowledge that Licorice root is beneficial in cases of gastritis as well as peptic ulcer related inflammation.

When suffering from an upset stomach, you can drink liquorice tea several times a day to improve the symptoms

  1. Spearmint

Spearmint

Spearmint is also a common remedy like it’s cousin mint, it is proved as beneficial in many complaints like

  • Nausea
  • Gastric spasms
  • Intestinal spasms

Drinking spearmint tea many times a day to improve symptoms is considered as safe, alternatively sucking on spearmint candies have also been proved as beneficial.

  1. Coconut Water

Coconut Water

Loaded with Magnesium and potassium, coconut water has an added benefit of being a hydrating drink, the nutrients present in this are known to reduce pain and cramps.

Although a stomach infection is not a serious ailment the associated risks like dehydration are much higher in cases of infants and older adults therefore in case of severe cramps diarrhoea, you must go and see your doctor at once.

But in case of severe cramps and gastritis, there is a risk of severe dehydration, and it is advisable to visit a specialist to prevent further complications.

Drinking a few glasses of coconut water every 6 hours is helpful in case of stomach ailments.

It is common knowledge that Licorice root is beneficial in cases of gastritis as well as peptic ulcer related inflammation

Ginger is used as a remedy for indigestion since time immemorial.

Raw and cooked leaves are beneficial. Iran boil mint with cardamon to form an exotic tea, if you don’t have a taste for tea, it is also possible to juice them, and for their high popularity, they are available in various health and fitness stores.

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