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Natural Soothers for Upset Stomach

By August 28, 2013Home

We ALL get stomachaches for one reason or another, whether it’s from a bad meal or from a night of drinking. Stomachaches are verrrryy uncomfortable and as a result I’ve worked fast to find ways to get rid of them! Here are my favorite 3 natural ways to soothe an upset stomach:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar

This actually might just be my favorite of favorites!  The apple cider vinegar works wonders on my upset stomach by helping to restore the balance of acids. I actually also like to drink vinegar sometimes even before I know I’ll get an upset stomachache, like when I eat something with dairy in it. 

How to use:

You can take a shot of ACV straight up, however my throat burns and feels irritated when I do that, so my preferred method is:

  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (organic and unpasteurized)
  • ½ cup water 

Combine together and drink quickly because you don’t want the acid lingering in your mouth and damaging your teeth. I follow with 16 oz of just water to get the taste out of my mouth.

2. Lemon

lemonLemons seem to have endless uses and they definitely help with stomachaches too! The acidity in lemons once again helps to restore balance in the stomach. I also love lemons whenever I feel nauseous. The smell and taste immediately eases my stomach and head.

How to use:

  • Juice of half lemon
  • 8 oz water

Combine and drink quickly (but you don’t need to drink it too fast like you need to with Apple Cider Vinegar.)

3.Tea with Mint

yogi teaThere are teas that specifically help with an upset stomach. My favorite is Yogi Bedtime tea  that I combine with crushed fresh mint leaves. The chamomile, licorice and cardamom promote relaxation and tranquility (which is the exact opposite of what I feel when I have a stomachache, no wonder I love it!). Mint also aids with nausea and upset stomach by promoting digestion.

How to use:

  • 1 tea bag
  • 1-2 mint leaves
  • 12 oz water

Crush mint leaves and place in bottom of mug. Boil 12 oz of water, steep tea bag for 5-10 minutes and enjoy. 🙂

Peace, Love, & Coconuts

~ Nalani

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