Stomach pain is a common complaint among adults and children. Often caused by ingesting certain foods, stomach pain usually passes on its own. In some cases, stomach pain can indicate a more serious or chronic condition. It's important to determine what’s causing your stomach pain so you can prevent it in the future.
If you’re experiencing stomach pain, there are herbs and products that provide safe, natural relief for stomach pain and accompanying symptoms.
About Stomach Pain
Stomach pain also referred to as abdominal pain, is a generalized symptom that could indicate several possible underlying conditions. Everyone experiences stomach pain from time to time. Often, stomach pain passes with regular bowel movements. However, sometimes stomach pain can be quite severe and may be caused by a serious medical condition such as a bacterial or viral infection or a chronic disease.1,2
Stomach pain is usually not serious and can occur when you eat something that causes a bad reaction to your digestive tract. But if stomach pain persists or is accompanied by other complications, then it may indicate other possible causes such as:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Colitis or Crohn’s disease
- Celiac disease
- Gallstones or kidney stones
- Stomach flu
- Urinary tract infection / bladder infection
- Menstrual pain
With stomach pain in children, the cause is typically digestion related and may indicate constipation.1
If you’re experiencing stomach pain, it’s important to look at details of how the pain has developed. Here are different ways that stomach pain may present itself:
- Acute pain that comes on suddenly and causes a sharp sensation
- Chronic pain that causes a dull ache or gnawing feeling
- Admonial pain in the lower, middle or upper abdomen
- Abdominal pain on one or both sides
Usually, stomach pain is accompanied by other digestion related symptoms. Possible stomach pain symptoms may also include:
- Burning sensation in the throat and chest
- Abdominal cramping and bloating
- Gas and/or belching
- Chest pain
- Pelvic pain
- Fever and fatigue
Natural Relief for Stomach Pain
Many herbs have been tried and tested over the years as natural stomach pain relief remedies. Most stomach pain natural remedies are safe for adults and children and can address many of the other symptoms that go along with stomach pain.
If you’re experiencing abdominal discomfort due to gas, bloating or cramping, the following natural remedies can offer relief for stomach pain:
Ginger - A versatile natural home remedy, ginger can help alleviate different types of stomach pain including, cramping and upset stomach and related symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
Peppermint - Peppermint tea is a traditional home remedy for alleviating stomach-related symptoms such as gas, bloating and cramping.
Boldo Tea and Garlic - The combination of boldo tea and garlic helps to sooth cramped stomach muscles and alleviate gas and bloating.
Condurango - Condurango is an ancient natural remedy for relieving various stomach ailments, including indigestion and stimulating appetite.
Precatory Bean - Precatory bean for stomach pain can help to treat nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping.