Upper abdominal pain can be caused by an infection, abnormal growth, inflammation, obstruction (blockage) and intestinal disorders. Symptoms of upper abdominal pain can be dull, intermittent or sharp, depending upon the cause.
Use these natural home remedies for upper abdominal pain and get symptom relief.
Increasing your fluid intake when suffering from upper abdominal pain due to pneumonia or kidney infection can help a lot. It will help you by flushing out toxins. Also, proper water intake is important for healthy digestion. Please drink plenty of water every day to keep your body hydrated. You can also drink lemon water, soft coconut water, fresh fruits and vegetable juice.
Apple cider vinegar can be used to treat upper abdominal pain. It improves digestion and maintains a suitable pH level in the body, which is important for proper functioning of different organs. In addition, it fights all kinds of infections and inflammation. Mix one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with a cup of warm water. Stirring in 1 teaspoon of honey for taste and additional benefits. Drink this solution twice a day until you have no stomach pain.
Another great treatment of upper abdominal pain is ginger. Being natural and anti-inflammatory, ginger reduces stomach inflammation and helps relieve abdominal pain. Drink warm ginger tea to reduce pain. Put a slice of ginger in hot water. Cover it and let it simmer for 10 minutes. You can add honey for taste and additional benefits. Drink the tea while it is warm.
Turmeric contains curcumin that helps to reduce the inflammation that occurs in the stomach and elsewhere. Turmeric maintains the pH of the stomach to stimulate acid production in the stomach to help ensure a healthy digestive system. It can also ease digestive problems and promote effective digestion. Boil 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with milk or water. Drink it twice daily. You can also take 400 to 600 milligrams of curcumin supplements three times a day or with each meal. Always listen to your doctor before taking any supplements.
Licorice is a powerful herb that can be used to treat a number of stomach conditions including upper abdominal pain. It helps to increase the mucosal coating in the stomach tissue and other parts of the digestive system. In addition, its mild laxative effect plays an important role in regulating bowel movements. Add 1 cup of liquorice powder to hot water. Cover, and let it simmer for ten minutes. Please drink this tea two or three times per week. You can also take 2 or 3 times a day from 250 mg to 500 mg of licorice supplement. However, please always consult your doctor first.
Baking soda helps to restore the pH balance of the body and fight any type of infection. This can reduce abdominal pain. It is effective for relieving stomach pain caused by gas and distension. Please add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and then add half teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix thoroughly. If necessary, please drink it again in a few hours. Note: Do not use baking soda if you suffer from severe digestive condition or high blood pressure.
For mild upper abdominal pain, fennel is very effective. Fennel seeds can also provide relief from other indigestion symptoms like gas. Add 1 teaspoon of fennel seed to hot water and soak for 8 to 10 minutes. Strain. Add a little raw honey and drink it slowly. Please drink 2 or 3 glasses of fennel tea every day.
Peppermint has a calm effect on the whole body including your stomach. It has menthol which acts as a natural analgesic. It also has anticonvulsant action for the muscles and reduces stomach pain. In addition, peppermint improves the digestive process. Add 1 tablespoon of fresh peppermint leaves to hot water and soak for 5-10 minutes to make peppermint tea. Strain and add some raw honey. Please drink this tea two or three times daily for several weeks. You can also substitute fresh peppermint leaves with food grade peppermint oil. Note: If you suffer from heartburn, please do not use peppermint.