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Abdomen pain or stomach pain may be due to indigestion, gas, acidity, infection in your stomach or elsewhere. It may also originate from other parts such as your chest and pelvic region.
More specifically, generally the pain in abdomen may be due to following reasons. You must always consult doctor.
There are two kinds of stomach problems. A chronic, long-term upset stomach is fairly serious and should be discussed with your doctor. Temporary stomachaches are usually less serious and tend to be caused by something you ate or the flu. There are some simple dietary changes you can make to avoid gas; and if you do find yourself with a bellyache, luckily, there are some simple home remedies you can use to alleviate discomfort.

HOME REMEDIES TO TACKLE STOMACH ACHES

* Take 30 grams of pomegranate seeds, sprinkle salt and add a pinch of black pepper. Chew them well and swallow.

. Take 2 grams of oregano seeds, 2 grams of cumin seeds and 2 grams of rock salt. Make a fine powder and squeeze half a lemon on it. Swallow the mixture with a glass of lukewarm water.

. For intestine troubles eat 2 ripe bananas with 250 grams of yoghurt daily for a week. Avoid fried or spiced food and fat.

For immediate relief, chew betel leaves with a few rock salt crystals.

Take 1 tsp of a mixture of carom seeds (ajwain), a pinch of black salt & a few drops of fresh lemon juice with luke warm water.

Stomach ache due to dehydration or indigestion: Drink 3-4 times half a cup of water with a few drops of Pudin Hara added.

For upset stomach: Take 1 teaspoon coriander or caraway seeds with 1 cup hot water.

For upset stomach: Take 1 teaspoon medicinal charcoal with 1 cup hot water.

Abdomen pain due to gas: Mix some of Asafetida (Hing) with little water to make a paste of it. Lie down and fill up your belly button. Remain in that position for 15-20 minutes and you will release some gas, giving you some relief.

Abdomen pain due to gas: Lie down and cover your belly button with the palm of your hand. After some time, you will release some gas, giving you some relief.

If the pain is due to acidity or gas, drinking plain soda water provides immediate relief.

Two teaspoons of lemon juice mixed with 50 ml. of
warm water helps in relieving all kinds of stomach aches. One gram of rock salt powder should be mixed in this and can be taken at least thrice a day.

Take equal weights of dry ginger, black pepper, roasted cumin seeds, dry mint leaves, coriander, asafoetida, garlic and rock salt. Make a fine powder by grinding all these together. Taking one or half teaspoon of this powder with warm water gives relief from stomach ache. This can be taken two or three times a day after meals.

Taking one to three grams of ajwain seeds with warm water relieves stomach ache. It becomes more effective if an equal weight of rock salt is added to it. In case rock salt is not available, common salt can be used.

Giving local heat treatment at the site of the pain also gives some relief from the pain.

One teaspoonful ginger juice and one teaspoonful castor oil mixed in half cup warm water relieves stomach ache. It can be taken twice a day.

Take about 20 gms. of aniseeds. Put them in one cup water for about 4 hours. Then strain and drink this water. It is better to soak the aniseeds overnight, and drink it in the next morning.

Put sliced or powdered root in a glass of boiling water, wait for 5 minutes and drink. Repeat 3 times a day.

Blanch lemon verbena leaves and drink.

Mix one teaspoon of fresh grated ginger with one teaspoon of lime juice; take immediately after eating.

Eat or swallow caraway seeds (not for kids).

Blanch 2gm of passion fruit to 1/4 cup of water and drink.

Drink: chamomile tea, peppermint tea, cinnamon, cumin.

Soak 1 teaspoon of grained cardamom seeds in a cup of water, wait 10 minutes, drink 3 times a day preferred before eating.

Drink hot water with lemon and peppermint.

Blanch hypos leaves and drink or saturate the leaves in olive oil, filter and swallow.

Massage the stomach with fennel oil to relieve the pain and gas.

Blanch parsley and drink several times a day.

For babies: Put caraway seeds in boiling water, add some grape sugar (or white sugar), cool and drop a few drops into the baby's mouth 3 times a day.

For babies: Apply and rub some arrack on the baby's foot for a few minutes, then cover with a sock.

Cook 1 cup of rice to 3 cups of water, steam and drink the rice water.

Put half a teaspoon of licorice root tea in a cup of hot water, wait 10 minutes, strain and drink. Repeat 3 times daily.

Take a very hot bath, can also add a cup of camomile tea into the water. Put your feet up and a heating pad on your abdomen and under your lower back.

Put 2 tablespoons of peach leaves and add boiling water. Wait 10 minutes and drink 3 times daily.

Add 1 teaspoon of grinded fresh cardamom seeds to 1 cup of boiling water. Wait 10 minutes and drink. Repeat 3 times daily before meal.

Grind ginger root, add boiling water, add honey and drink as tea.

Drink carbonated water.

Pour a cup of boiling water into a cup with grind/ cut horseradish root, wait 5 minutes and drink. Repeat 3 times a day.

To relieve pain and gas, eat coriander seeds.

Suck on a lollypop or peppermint candy to help with stomach cramps.

For stomach cramps: Drink a lot of milk.

Fill up your pillow cover with: peppermint, rosemary, rose leaves, levender and Lemon verbena. Sleep throughout the night.

Take a gram of Asafetida (Hing Powder - Indian Spice) & mix it with little water make a paste of it and fill up your Belly button (umbilicus), lie down for 15-30 minutes and you will release some gas for few times, after that you will be fine.

If the pain is high up in your abdomen and occurs after meals, antacids may provide some relief, especially if you feel heartburn or indigestion. You may also try H2 blockers (Tagamet, Pepcid, or Zantac) available over the counter. If either of these medicines worsen your pain, CALL your doctor right away.

Abdomen pain due to gas: Mix some of Asafetida (Hing) with little water to make a paste of it. Lie down and fill up your belly button. Remain in that position for 15-20 minutes and you will release some gas, giving you some relief.

A tablespoon of Coriander seeds is a natural home remedy for stomach aches, to be eaten after meals.
Snack on caraway seeds. These seeds act very similarly to fennel seeds. They help with digestion and gas. You can either make a tea from the seed or you can do what people in Middle Eastern countries have done for centuries -- simply chew on the seeds after dinner. Caraway seed tea: Place 1 teaspoon caraway seeds in a cup and add boiling water. Cover the cup and let stand for ten minutes. Strain well and drink up to 3 cups a day -- be sure to drink on an empty stomach.

. Get things moving with cinnamon. This aromatic spice stimulates the digestive system, helping things move along the digestive tract smoothly. You can make a cinnamon tea by stirring 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder into 1 cup hot water. Let the tea stand for up to five minutes and drink.

. Ingest some fennel seeds. This remedy is one of the most prescribed for gas and stomach cramps by medical herbalists. Try a fennel tea for your stomach: Place 1 teaspoon fennel seeds in a cup and add boiling water. Cover the cup and let stand for ten minutes. Strain well and drink up to 3 cups a day -- be sure to drink on an empty stomach.

. Drink ginger tea. Ginger is a long-time helper for stomach ailments of all types -- particularly nausea and gas. Ginger helps food flow smoothly through the digestive tract, allowing the body to better absorb nutrients. Drink a cup of ginger tea to get your stomach back on track. To make your own ginger tea: Add 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger to a cup of hot water, let stand for up to three minutes, strain, and drink away.

. Eat some mint. A folk remedy for indigestion, mint (in the form of peppermint or spearmint) can soothe a troubled tummy. Mint helps food move through the intestines properly and eases stomach cramps. Sip a cup of mint tea to let the herb work its magic: Put 1 teaspoon dried mint in a cup and add boiling water. Cover the cup and let it stand for ten minutes. Strain and drink up to 3 cups of the warm tea a day. Be sure to drink it on an empty stomach.

. Make a thyme cocktail. Thyme stimulates the digestive tract, helps with stomach cramping, and relieves gas pressure. Try some thyme for your tummy trouble: Place 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves in a cup. Fill the cup with boiling water and let stand, covered, for ten minutes. Strain and drink on an empty stomach up to three times a day.

. Use baking soda. Make your own antacid with baking soda. (Remember to read the antacid instructions on the baking soda label before you take this home remedy.) Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 1/2 glass water, and drink away. Also remember that baking soda is a sodium compound (sodium bicarbonate), so if you have high blood pressure or are on a sodium-restricted diet, don't use this remedy.

. Eat an apple. Adding fiber to your diet will help alleviate stomachaches and keep your digestive system healthy. One study of fiber's effect on the tummy discovered that people who ate fiber-rich foods at the first sign of a tummy ache cut their chances of getting a full-blown upset stomach in half. If you haven't been eating much fiber, be sure to start slowly. Jumping in with loads of fiber-rich foods after living on burgers and fries will give you a mean case of gas. Add fiber gradually over a few months and drink plenty of water to avoid overloading your system. To get started, grab an apple and nosh away, but remember to eat the peel -- that's where you get most of your roughage.

. Try some soda. Soda pop, particularly ginger ale or lemon-lime and other noncaffeinated varieties, help settle stomachs. Sipping on a can of decaffeinated soda can help settle your stomach. This trick is especially useful if you've eaten too much. The carbonation in the soda causes you to burp, which is the quickest way to get relief from an overfull belly.

. Take fruit juice for stomach flu. If you have the stomach flu (which is not really a flu, or influenza, at all but generally some type of microbial infection, like food poisoning) and it is accompanied by diarrhea and/or vomiting, fruit juice will help resupply the potassium and other nutrients your body is losing.

. Eat a banana. If you have a sensitive tummy, bland foods such as bananas seem to ease the pain. One study found that half the people who took banana powder capsules every day for two months eased their tummy pain. You can get similar results by eating a banana -- or better yet, a plantain banana -- every day.

Swallow with warm water, 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) and pinch of salt.

1 teaspoon pure ghee mixed with a pinch of asafoetida (hing), swallow with warm water.

Mix 1 teaspoon mint (pudina) juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, juice of " piece ginger (adrak) and a pinch of black salt (kala namak) and drink it.

Mix a little asafoetida (hing) with water to make a paste. Apply on and around the navel.

Drink 1-2 teaspoons brandy with a little warm water. Gives immediate relief from gas.

Mix carom seeds (ajwain) with lemon juice and dry in the sun. Bottle it and have a teaspoon whenever you feel that something is wrong with your stomach (very good for stomach - digestion, gas, indigestion etc.)

And then there is the age old method of using a hot water bottle and lying down on your stomach to get relief.

Grind 2 teaspoon each carom seeds (ajwain) and dried ginger (sonth) into a fine powder. Add a little black salt (kala namak). Take 1 teaspoon of this mixture with 1 teacup warm water frequently.

Take 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi daana) powder along with milk or buttermilk (chhach) twice daily for a few days.

Take a heating pad or any other warm object and keep it against the aching part of the stomach. This will relax the muscles and relieve the pain. If a heating pad is not available, a warm compress made by soaking cloth in warm water can be used. Drinking very hot water may also kill the virus causing the infection.

By drinking fresh ginger juice made from grating ginger, you may get some relief. Alternately, you rub the juice on the area of the stomach which is paining.

Boil some mint in water for 10 minutes and add to tea. Drink the tea, for pain relief. Adding lemon juice and honey to tea will also help.

For some people drinking carbonated drinks like Coca Cola , reduced stomach pain.

Medicinal charcoal can also be used, for absorbing the toxin. If you feel nauseated, you should vomit, to expel the poisonous substances which are probably causing the belly ache.
HOMEOPATHY FOR STOMACH ACHE

Arsenicum album: This remedy may be indicated if a person feels anxious, restless yet exhausted, and is worse from the smell and sight of food. Burning pain is felt in the stomach and esophagus, which often is relieved by warmth and sitting up. Vomiting and diarrhea are possible. Upsets from spoiled food or from eating too much fruit often respond to this remedy.
- helpful for many acute gastrointestinal problems
- nausea and vomiting, diarrhea accompanied by abdominal pain
- exhaustion and weakness that may also be accompanied by restlessness
- fearfulness and anxiety
- fever
- symptoms worse at night
- chills

Ipecac (Homeopathic Remedy - Not Ipecac Syrup!)
- extreme and persisting nausea and vomiting
- vomiting worse after eating or drinking
- vomiting may be accompanied by diarrhea that is green in color and frothy
- increased salivation
- nausea worse from smelling food
- little desire to drink fluids
- vomit may contain mucous

Belladonna
- used when onset of symptoms is sudden
- vomiting
- diarrhea
- fever with flushed face
- sharp abdominal pains that come and go
- helpful when there is an infection in the body other than in the digestive tract that is accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea

Bryonia: When this remedy is indicated, the stomach feels heavy, with rising acid and a bitter or sour taste. Pain and nausea are worse from motion of any kind. The person may have a dry mouth and be thirsty for long drinks, which may increase discomfort. Bryonia is strongly suggested if a person is grumpy and wants to stay completely still and not be touched or talked to.
- used for acute gastroenteritis
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea that is made worse by motion
- abdominal pain that is relieved after a bowel movement or by pressure
- vomiting worse after eating or drinking
- person wants to be left alone and is irritable
- diarrhea worse in the morning or after motion

Phosphorus: Burning pain in the stomach that feels better from eating ice cream or other cold, refreshing foods suggests a need for this remedy. The person is usually thirsty for cold drinks, but often feels nauseous or vomits once liquids warm up in the stomach. People needing Phosphorus may have a tendency toward easy bleeding and sometimes develop stomach ulcers.
- also used for acute gastroenteritis
- confirmatory symptoms for this choice include when nausea is made worse by after warm drinks and when the stomach feels empty or weak
- diarrhea that can be involuntary

Veratrum Album
- severe diarrhea accompanied by abdominal cramps
- diarrhea is watery and greenish
- vomiting and sometimes simultaneous diarrhea
- cold perspiration especially on the forehead
- extreme thirst for cold water

Nux vomica: This remedy is often useful for indigestion, and is especially suited to those who overindulge in stimulants, food, and alcohol. Chilliness, irritability, and sensitivity to odors, sound, and light are often seen. Pain and weight can be felt in the stomach, with cramps or constricting pains. The person often feels an urge to vomit or move the bowels (which may make the person feel better, but is rarely successful).
- digestive problems occurring from stress, drugs, coffee, and alcohol
- heartburn
- nausea
- stomach pain
- irritability
- symptoms worse in the morning and by eating
- back pain before or during bowel movement
- may be accompanied by diarrhea

Colocynthis: Cutting, cramping pain in the stomach and abdomen, with relief from hard pressure or from doubling over, indicates a need for this remedy. A bitter taste in the mouth, a feeling that the intestines are about to burst, or a sensation that stones are grinding together in the abdomen may be present. Indigestion may be worse when the person feels upset, especially after suppressing anger.
- abdominal cramps that are relieved by warmth and pressure
- pain is worsened by eating or drinking
- severe abdominal pain can cause vomiting to occur
- symptoms may be caused by emotional upset

Pulsatilla: Indigestion that is worse from eating rich and fatty foods, with a feeling of a lump or pulsation in the stomach, suggests a need for this remedy. Discomfort often is worse from warmth, especially in a stuffy room, and the person may feel better from gentle walking in open air. A bitter taste in the mouth can take the pleasure out of eating. A person who needs Pulsatilla usually does not feel thirsty and may be tearful and emotional.
- digestive aliments brought on by eating fatty foods, particularly ice cream

Carbo vegetabilis: Sour belching bringing only small relief, burning pain in the stomach and abdomen, and flatulence after eating may be seen when this remedy is needed. The person feels cold and faint, with a strong desire for fresh or moving air. Digestion may be slow and incomplete, with nausea or cramping.

Lycopodium: This remedy is indicated for many digestive troubles. The person’s appetite may be ravenous, but eating even a small amount can cause a feeling of fullness and bloating. Rumbling gas may form in the abdomen, pressing upward and making breathing difficult. The person often has a strong desire for sweets, is sleepy after meals, and feels worst in the late afternoon and evening.

Natrum carbonicum: This remedy can be helpful to mild people who have trouble digesting and assimilating many foods and have to stay on restricted diets. Indigestion, heartburn, and ulcers can occur if offending foods are eaten. Milk or dairy products can lead to flatulence or sputtery diarrhea that leaves an empty feeling in the stomach. Cravings for potatoes and sweets are common; also milk, but it makes these people sick, so they have usually learned to avoid it.

Natrum phosphoricum: A sour taste in the mouth, an acid or burning sensation in the stomach, sour vomiting, regurgitated bits of food, and a yellow coating on the tongue are all indications for this remedy. The person may have problems after consuming dairy products or too much sugar. Another indication for Natrum phos is a craving for fried eggs.

Dioscorea [Dios]
Pain about umbilical region, continuous and constant, and associated with paroxysms of great intensity, flatulent spasms,so-called, relieved by stretching the body out rather than by bending double. Bilious, rheumatic and neuralgic colics. Pains radiate to chest and back; it is a most valuable remedy in certain forms of dyspepsia which are marked with much colicky pain. Dioscorea is most useful in painful enteralgias which are relieved by bending backwards. The Eclectic School uses this remedy for gall stones, claiming that it is almost specific. It is usually given in doses of 20 to 40 drops in 4 ounces of water, a teaspoonful every 30 minutes to two hours. It seems to relax the circular muscular fibres of the duct.

Cocculus [Cocc]
Nervous colic, worse at night, accompanied by flatulence, but discharge of flatus gives no relief, as more is constantly formed. Same pain in right hypochondrium, worse bending forward. Constipation is an accompaniment. Menstrual colic, pain in lower part of abdomen with a disposition to relapses. Hysterical colic. Ignatia. Attacks of colic in hysterical people, waking them out of sleep; colic from grief.

Plumbum [Plumb]
Abdominal pain radiating in all directions, walls drawn in; this, however, is not essentially a nervous colic. There are cramps in the legs and obstinate constipation accompanies, but not flatulence. The abdomen is as hard as a stone, sensation as if the abdominal wall were drawn to back by string, better from rubbing and hard pressure. Lead produces one of the most violent colics of any drug and this colic is sometimes difficult to cure. Opium. Almost specific for lead colic. Other remedies in lead colic, are Belladonna, Alumina, Alum, Platina and Nux.

Cuprum [Cupr]
Inflammatory colic, abdomen hard; violent spasms of colic as if a knife were thrust into abdomen. Greatly aggravated by drinking cold water. The pains are violent, intermitting with great uneasiness and screaming. Cuprum arsenicosum is a valuable remedy for violent enteralgias. Stannum. Colic in young children relieved by pressure.

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ARE USUALLY HARMLESS AND HAVE NO SIDE EFFECTS. HOWEVER IT IS ADVISABLE TO CONSULT A REGISTERED HOMEOPATH BEFORE THE TREATMENT.