Stomach Upset

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Stomach Upset:

  • Anise Seed
  • Artichoke
  • Barberry Root
  • Barley Grass
  • Basil
  • Bay Leaf
  • Bitterwood
  • Blessed Thistle
  • Bromelain
  • Burdock Root
  • Carrot
  • Catnip
  • Celery Seed
  • Chamomile
  • Chicory Root
  • Cilantro Leaf
  • Cumin
  • Dandelion Root
  • Devils Claw
  • Elecampane
  • Fennel Seed
  • Ginger Root
  • Goldenseal Root
  • Green Tea
  • Irish Moss
  • Juniper Berry
  • Kelp
  • Lemon Balm
  • Milk Thistle
  • Muirapauma
  • Myrrh
  • Peppermint Leaf
  • Quassia
  • Rosemary
  • Slippery Elm Bark
  • Soy
  • Spearmint
  • Thyme
  • Wild Yam

Natural Cures and Remedies for Stomach Upset

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Reishi) — Class 1. After 3–6 months consumption, rare individuals report bloody stools. Dizziness, dryness of mouth, throat and nasal area, epistaxis, itchiness, stomach upset (after using for 3–6 months) (AHP; SKY). Do not mix with other antiaggregants (SKY). Pregnant and lactating women should take only on advice of health practitioner (SKY). Rarely used with children, yet of low toxicity (WAM). May cause allergy (APA).

Fried foods as well as rich and spicy foods often cause abdominal discomfort and gas, and aggravate the existing condition. Excessive smoking and intake of alcohol can also cause stomach upsets. Constipation may interfere with the normal flow of ingested matter through the gastro-intestinal tract, resulting in gas and abdominal pain. Drinking too much water with meals, insomnia, emotions such as jealousy, fear and anger and lack of exercise are among the other causes of indigestion.

Anise Seed, Artichoke, Barberry Root, Barley Grass, Basil, Bay Leaf, Bitterwood, Blessed Thistle, Bromelain, Burdock Root, Carrot, Catnip, Celery Seed, Chamomile, Chicory Root, Cilantro Leaf, Cumin, Dandelion Root, Devils Claw, Elecampane, Fennel Seed, Ginger Root, Goldenseal Root, Green Tea, Irish Moss, Juniper Berry, Kelp, Lemon Balm, Milk Thistle, Muirapauma, Myrrh, Peppermint Leaf, Quassia, Rosemary, Slippery Elm Bark, Soy, Spearmint, Thyme, Wild Yam

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Tormentil) — Class 1 (AHP).’Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Sensitive individuals may experience stomach upset and vomiting (BIS; KOM; SHT). The warning, with which CAN lambasts uva-ursi, should as well apply to other herbs with as much tannin, ‘In view of the high tannin content, prolonged use may cause chronic liver impairment.” No contraindications known (BIS). Consult physician if diarrhea persists for more than 3 days (PIP).

Often, stomach upsets are caused by dairy or other animal products. If you suspect that you might be dealing with a dairy trigger, you will need to eliminate those products from your diet. Wheat products may also cause problems, meaning the person might be gluten intolerant. This is quite common and fairly easy to eliminate in today’s specialty diet market.

“The 5-HTP really helps. I usually start out with a small dose of 50 mg in the evening, up to 900 mg. Too much too fast and they can get vascular headaches, sinus congestion, and stomach upsets like diarrhea. I start with 50 mg at night for three days and 100 mg at night for another three days.”

Teas are typically tolerated well by most people, and they have one distinct advantage over some other applications: they are absorbed and processed through the gastrointestinal system. erefore, if you want to treat problems with the mouth, stomach, small or large intestines, kidneys, or bladder, drinking herbal tea will move the herbs directly to the a?ected tissues. For stomach upsets or bladder infections, for example, herbal tea will pass through the a?ected organs to support them as needed.