How to Calm an Upset Stomach Naturally


Indigestion, stress and the flu can all cause an upset stomach, but there are plenty of natural home remedies and foods that can provide relief. Here are some of the more common cures to get you started on feeling better.

Moderately Easy


Things You'll Need

  • Bananas
  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Candied ginger
  • Ginger ale
  • Peppermint, chamomile or ginger tea
    • 1

      Drink a mixture of 1/2 tsp. of baking soda stirred well and dissolved in a 1/2 glass of water to relieve the rumble of acid indigestion or heartburn. Drink the mixture quickly and repeat two hours later, if needed. Adults under 60 can safely do this up to seven times in one 24-hour period.

    • 2

      Eat a banana. Bananas soothe the stomach and counteract the acids that can cause an upset stomach. They are also easily digested and can help ease diarrhea.

    • 3

      Drink strong ginger ale or tea, or chew on a piece of candied ginger to relieve nausea. In China, ginger has been used to treat upset stomachs for over 2,000 years.

    • 4

      Drink peppermint tea. The peppermint calms stomach muscles.

    • 5

      Relax. Take a warm bath, lie down and listen to calming music or curl up with a good book. Let go of stress in a way that works for you.

    • 6

      Avoid foods and drinks that may cause upset stomach or gas. Some of these are coffee, onions, milk, cauliflower, chocolate, fried foods and baked beans.

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