Stomach cramps: causes and natural remedies

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Stomach cramps, here is a nuisance that could appear suddenly for no apparent reason. Stomach cramps, when nothing serious, go away quickly.

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Stomach cramps, here is a nuisance that could appear suddenly for no apparent reason. THE stomach cramps, when it is nothing serious, they disappear quickly.

In any case it is good consult your doctor as soon as possible, especially if stomach cramps persist. While waiting for a visit, you can try to take a natural remedy to calm the stomach, for example a herbal tea with mallow or chamomile.

Here are the causes of stomach cramps and some helpful natural remedies.


Causes of stomach cramps

Stomach cramps can appear for different reasons. You may be faced with one congestion, to generic problems of bad digestion, food poisoning or even more serious problems, such as appendicitis.

That's why stomach cramps shouldn't be underestimated. Perhaps their appearance is due to some irregularity in your diet. Stomach pains in the form of cramps could also appear due to allergies and intolerances.

You may want to keep a food diary to find out if stomach cramps usually appear after eating a certain food. Stomach cramps can also be linked to intestinal problems, such as colitis, could be one of the symptoms of celiac disease.

Some women may experience stomach cramps especially during the days of Menses. In this case it might be useful to understand if the widespread pains can be caused by theendometriosis.

Among possible causes of stomach cramps we also find ulcers, kidney stones and kidney failure. Finally, they could represent the side effect of a drug you have recently taken or they could be related to stress.

Natural remedies for stomach cramps

When stomach cramps appear at any moment, it may be useful to take an herbal tea to try to relieve the discomfort. Let's find out what the natural remedies e grandma's remedies for stomach cramps. Ask your herbalist for more information on this topic.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is one of the grandmother's remedies more popular for stomach cramps and for stomach pain. Chamomile has a relaxing effect that helps calm the stomach. For a normal cup of boiling water you can use a common sachet of chamomile tea or two teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers. Leave to infuse for 5 minutes, filter and drink when needed.

Mallow herbal tea

La mallow is a well-known herbal remedy due to its muscle relaxant properties, able to calm the muscles. Mallow also relieves pain and inflammation. Prepare a mallow herbal tea by pouring two teaspoons of dried mallow into a cup of boiling water (250 ml) or a sachet of mallow herbal tea that you can buy at a herbalist's shop. Let it rest for 5 minutes, strain and serve.

Rice cooking water

THErice cooking water contains substances able to calm inflammation and relieve stomach pain. Usually when you have a stomach ache you tend to eat "white". If you are going to prepare some white rice for lunch or dinner, do not add salt to the cooking water. After draining the rice, set aside a glass of its water. Sweeten it with honey and drink it warm.

Water and lemon

If your stomach cramps are caused by indigestion, you may find it useful to drink a glass of lukewarm water and lemon. Just pour the juice of half a lemon into a glass of warm water and drink slowly. Lemon juice stimulates digestion and balances the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Thanks to lukewarm water, this remedy does not cause constipation.

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Decoction with fennel seeds

calm the stomach you can prepare a decoction with fennel seeds. Pour two teaspoons of fennel seeds into a saucepan with 250 ml of tap water. Bring to a boil and simmer for ten minutes. For a more pleasant taste of the drink you can add a pinch of cinnamon or a few mint leaves. Filter everything and drink the lukewarm decoction to calm stomach cramps.

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