Chamomile tea: contains antioxidants that can relax muscle spasm and ease stomach cramps. Ginger root tea: contains gingerols that smoothen the stomach lining and relaxes stomach muscles. Peppermint: improves flow of stomach acid and bile. Rice water: reduces inflammation in the stomach membrane. Warm lemon water: improves bowel movement.
Abdominal or stomach cramps can be painful and can make you very restless. There can be varied reasons behind this – indigestion, infection, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis and more. Go to a doctor and get yourself checked, though. This could help you figure the main problem, it could even be urinary tract infection! Stomach cramps can also be caused due to menstrual cycles. Once you’ve figured the root cause behind these stomach cramps, you might want to try our curation of DIY home remedies to keep them at bay.
DIY remedies for stomach cramps:
1. Chamomile Tea:
It contains antioxidants and properties that can help ease stomach cramps and relax muscle spasm. It makes contractions of the stomach less painful.
2. Ginger Root Tea:
Ginger root contains gingerols that can smoothen the lining in the stomach and relax stomach muscles. To make: Peel and slice ginger root and add it to 2 cups of boiling water. Leave it to brew for 3 minutes and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Remove ginger root slice and add honey to taste.
Peppermint tea is known to improve the flow of stomach acid and bile. It can also improve digestion and protect the stomach lining. It also helps relax tense muscles and prevent contractions.
4. Rice Water:
This is the remaining mixture left after cooking rice. It helps reduce inflammation in the stomach membrane and creates a thin lining of protection in the stomach. It also helps reduce pain from gastritis, indigestion, and cramps.
5. Warm Lemon Water:
Lemon helps maintain pH balance in the stomach and helps break down food. This can improve bowel movements, preventing cramps. Place two slices of lemon in a cup of warm water. Let this mixture sit for a few minutes and then drink. Add honey to taste.
Edited by Pragya Sharoff