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12 Stomach-Soothing Herbs

12 Stomach-Soothing Herbs

An upset stomach is a nuisance that hampers your daily activities. Often than not, we find ourselves or someone dear to us suffering from this kind of mishap. It can be caused by indigestion, bloating, gas, stress, and food poisoning, among many others. Whatever the cause is, one thing is certain, having an upset stomach is never a good feeling.

It is not only a big inconvenience to your daily routine, but it also brings great discomfort. It affects not only your mood, but also the quality of how you do things. Getting a natural remedy for these types of sudden predicaments is a much-preferred course of action. This is why I have compiled a list of useful herbs that can naturally soothe that stomachache.

Peppermint

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - PeppermintAside from being popular as a flavoring to your toothpaste and teas, peppermint is also a very useful herb for your upset stomach. It is antispasmodic, which helps with stomach pain and cramps.

Sometimes, they even prevent these symptoms from developing. This herb is best known to relieve digestive conditions such as indigestion and gas.

Making your own peppermint tea is not as hard as you may think. All you need is some freshly torn peppermint leaves added to boiling water for a few minutes. Before you know it, your mint tea is all set to be strained and ready to drink!

Fennel

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - FennelThis herb can be compared to licorice when it comes to its taste.

Fennel is a great herb for soothing muscles in the stomach.

Other digestive problems that it is known to treat include bloating and heartburn.

Not to mention that it is a good treatment for some respiratory problems too.

Fennel seeds can be chewed or they can be infused in tea by crushing them and adding them to boiling water for a few minutes. This will then stimulate and release digestive enzymes needed to ease your tummy.

Anise Hyssop

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - HyssopAnise Hyssop is an aromatic plant that has a bitter taste. Anise hyssop can be made as a refreshment drink.

To prepare, get some hyssop herbs. This can include the leaves, the flower and stems. Make sure it is clean before you add boiling water. Let it stay for around 15 minutes or more. Once done, you can strain and transfer it to a pitcher. Add some ice.

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - Red Raspberry leaves

Raspberry Leaf

Raspberry leaf is good for weight loss and improving fat metabolism.

If you want to detoxify, crush and infuse 1 tsp of raspberry dried leaves in a cup of boiling water. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Strain and drink.

German Chamomile

This is probably one of my favorite teas to drink.

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - Chamomile

This is another good herb for your digestive system. It is not only soothing to drink, but it also relaxes the digestive muscles. It also treats motion sickness, nausea, indigestion and more.

Prepare boiled water, a teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers, and a sweetener like honey.  Put the dried chamomile inside a teabag and get a cup or a mug to put it in. Add the boiling water and steep for 3-5 minutes. Then, add the sweetener of your choice.

Ginger

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - GingerDid you ever experience a stomach ache and people would tell you to drink some ginger tea to help you with the pain?

This is because ginger is a very good protector of the gut. It eases discomforts that are caused by gas or bloating. Other than that, it reduces the risk of heart disease and more.

Cut an inch of ginger and prepare your pot with 1 cup of water. Add the cut ginger and lemon to the pot and let it boil. Once done, you can pour it into a cup and add honey!

Licorice Root

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - LicoriceThis famous Chinese herb will help you with acid reflux, stomach ulcers, indigestion and many other conditions. Preparing licorice root tea is easy.

Prepare 3 tablespoons licorice root, 3 cups of water and a cooking pot. You may or may not include ginger.

To make, just put the licorice root in the cooking pot, add the water and let it boil.

Once boiled, let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. Once done, wait a few minutes before drinking. Licorice roots are sweet so no added sugar is needed! Serves 3.

Catnip

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - CatnipCatnip, also known as catmint, goes a long way back as a stomach-soothing agent. Back in the day, this herb was used to treat diarrhea and a few more stomach problems like gas or stomach cramps. Drinking a catnip infusion or tea will help soothe most stomach problems. Simply add a cup of boiling water to a teaspoon of dried catnip herbs. Let it steep for a few minutes. Strain and drink.

Yarrow

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - YarrowYarrow is good for digestive problems like ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and more. Making yarrow tea is quite simple. Just prepare a teaspoon or two of dried yarrow flowers. Boil the flowers in a pot for 10 minutes. Let it sit for a few more minutes before drinking. Another option is to add it in a teapot with boiling water for about 20 minutes until it’s ready to drink.

Tincture is also a good option. Visit the apothecary today and learn more about the Yarrow Tincture. 

Although yarrow is safe for most tea drinkers, it can be harmful to pregnant women or people with bleeding disorders. Drink cautiously.

Meadowsweet

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - MeadowsweetMeadowsweet is a sweet white flower considered a healing herb. Gout, stomach ulcers and kidney infections are some of the health conditions that meadowsweet can aid in treatment.

Preparing it is similar to making dried flower teas. Just pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon or two of dried meadowsweet flowers.

Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before consuming. Best consumed when hot, just make sure that the temperature is tolerable for you.

Lemon Balm

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - Lemon BalmLemon Balm, which is part of the mint family, is another herb with a lemon scent.

This herb is good for abdominal pain and constipation.

Have a cup of boiling water; prepare a teaspoon of chopped lemon balm leaves to release its natural oils.

Add the chopped leaves in boiling water, cover for 10 minutes then add sweetener.

Tincture is also a good option. Visit the apothecary today and learn more about the Lemon Balm Tincture

Reminder: Lemon Balm is not recommended for people with hypothyroid.

Marshmallow Root

12 Stomach Soothing Herbs - MarshmallowThis herb is good for treating stomach acid and constipation. It is best prepared through infusion. To do this, add 3-5 grams of dried marshmallow root in a cup. Pour cold water over it. Steep for 30 minutes. You may also steep it longer for several hours to maximize the nutrients you can get from it. You can drink it as soon as it is prepared, but it can also last for up to 3 days in a refrigerator.

The importance of gut health has also been a buzzword in health and wellness circles for quite some time — and for good reason. Ready to heal and fertilize your gut for optimal health? Visit the apothecary today and learn more about the Balanced/Leaky Gut Tincture.

Stomach issues are troublesome. But if you know the right tricks and the soothing herbs that can help put it at ease, you’ll be able to deal with it properly. Just a reminder though, always consult with your doctor if you plan to take any supplementary herbal remedies. These remedies may interact with pre-existing medical conditions or drugs that you are already taking.

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15 Comments

  • Naomi Armendariz Posted March 24, 2022 11:54 AM

    These are great! I discovered another great stomach calming herb while in the mountains of Arteaga in the state of Cuahuila, Mexico. There it’s called hierbanise. We would know it as Mexican tarragon or Mexican marigold (it *does* look like a tiny marigold). It’s very fragrant and smells of anise or licorice. He taste is very pleasant and naturally sweet- no need to add any sweetener. The whole plant is used fresh or dried. In the mountains it grows as a perennial, and the locals harvest no more than 2/3 of each plant.

    • The Lost Herbs Posted March 25, 2022 1:31 PM

      Hi Naomi,

      Thank you very much for sharing this with us.
      We really appreciate it!

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Julie little Posted March 24, 2022 12:17 PM

    I have read ny lost book of herb from cover to cover so many times. I now feel ready to go foraging to start healing. Thank you

    • The Lost Herbs Posted March 25, 2022 1:33 PM

      Hi Julie,

      We are so happy to hear this. Thank you for your interest in our work.

      The Forager’s Guide to Wild Foods is available both in digital and physical copy. It comes with 3 digital-only Bonuses: Wilderness Survival Guide, Healing Yourself at Home with Household Items, and 104 Lost Foods Items that Can Be Used for Survival.
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      • Alex Posted March 31, 2022 2:18 PM

        I’m wondering how useful this book might be not living in America? I live in Australia.

      • The Lost Herbs Posted March 31, 2022 3:08 PM

        Hi Alex,

        Thank you so much for your interest in The Forager’s Guide to Wild Foods.
        Most of the plants can be found or grown in Australia too And you have a full 60 days period to try The Forager’s Guide to Wild Foods. If at any time during those 60 days you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please send us an e-mail and we’ll give you back every cent.
        The Forager’s Guide to Wild Foods is available both in digital and physical copy. It comes with 3 digital-only Bonuses: Wilderness Survival Guide, Healing Yourself at Home with Household Items, and 104 Lost Foods Items that Can Be Used for Survival.
        You can purchase the book using the link below:
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        Many blessings and good health!

  • Jeannie Heischberg Posted March 24, 2022 12:20 PM

    How about slippery elm tea for soothing stomach?

    • The Lost Herbs Posted March 25, 2022 1:36 PM

      Hi Jeannie,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Slippery elm contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. It coats and soothes the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines. It also contains antioxidants that help relieve inflammatory bowel conditions.

      And we have an entire article dedicated to Slippery Elm 🙂 :
      https://thelostherbs.com/slippery-elm/

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Heather Posted March 24, 2022 2:21 PM

    I’m shocked that slippery elm is not listed! That’s a number one stomach soother in my book!

  • Johanna Posted March 25, 2022 10:49 AM

    What i have been using and it helps is golden milk. Tumeric a bit of black pepper and i have added some ginger in 6 oz warm milk. It helps me.. will try some of these.
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  • Elizabeth Oyelakin Posted April 4, 2022 3:24 PM

    I paid for Lost Herbs books in February 2022. I was expecting tò receive the books delivered to my house but what I am receiving is different type of herbs in my email. I don’t understand. Is that what am supposed to receive. Or do I still expect the books. Thank you
    Elizabeth

    • The Lost Herbs Posted April 5, 2022 3:58 PM

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Thank you for purchasing “The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies”.
      Please check your personal email for a message regarding your order.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Karon Mittleider Posted April 5, 2022 5:30 PM

    Is there any way I can obtain the books you offer in paper back or hard cover? I have eye issues from 50+ years of working in front of a computer. Please feel free to call, text, or email me: 626-622-5041
    I will be very grateful.

    • The Lost Herbs Posted April 7, 2022 10:13 AM

      Hi Karon,

      Thank you for your interest in our work.
      The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies is available both in digital and physical (paperback) copy.
      It comes with 2 digital-only Bonuses: 80 Square Feet SHTF Medicinal Garden and Everyday Disaster Medicine Guide.
      You can purchase the book using this link below:
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      Many blessings and good health!

  • patty Posted May 15, 2022 5:37 PM

    is the Marshmallow Root the same as the Mallow PLant?

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