Every once in awhile, whether it’s due to stress or just something you ate last night, your stomach is going to give your problems. Having a stomach ache can distract you from just about everything you need to do, and can leave you wanting to do nothing except lie on your couch and stare at the wall. However, there are some really great, natural cures available to you if you don’t have stomach ache medicine close by.

  • Ginger or Ginger Ale – I get seasick very easily, and so on a boat ride this summer, I spent the majority of the ride back sipping on some ginger ale. Ginger has anti-inflamatory properties and helps aid in digestion. Fresh ginger or even ginger pills are best, but ginger ale is pretty tasty as well.
  • Peppermint – You can put a few mint leaves and a cup of warm water to make some tea. If you don’t care for tea (like me), you can just chew the mint leaves as well.
  • Warm Lemon Water – Lemons are usually easier to get your hands on than fresh ginger or mint leaves, and work well to settle your stomach too.
  • Heating Pad – Heat is apparently one of the best ways to soothe away stomach pains, so if warm liquid isn’t helping you, try placing a heating pad on your stomach. If you don’t have one, Shep wrote a wonderful article about how to make one yourself.

For more natural stomach cures, check out Wise Bread’s full article here.

Have you ever used these stomach cures? How do you settle your stomach when it’s hurting you? Let us know in the comments!

[via Wise Bread]