Natural ways to relieve an upset stomach
symptoms. Try to notice if your symptoms worsen when you are stressed. When we’re stressed, stress hormones are released in the body and their action diverts our blood supply away from digestion to the periphery, so that we are primed to either run away or fight the threat that our body perceives we are facing.
The stress response also decreases motility of the digestive tract and reduces the secretions that help to digest food. Stress anxiety, you might also like to try some chamomile tea. Chamomile is a mild sedative so it may help you to relax, which in turn helps to support digestive processes in the body. Chamomile also has anti-inflammatory properties and it may assist with abdominal cramps as it relaxes muscle contractions in the intestine.
If you began to experience symptoms after travelling or after a bout of food poisoning, it’s important to consult with your qualified healthcare professional to check for infective organisms. It’s also very important to see your GP if you experience ongoing or unexplained digestive symptoms, to rule out any sinister causes.
Peppermint has antispasmodic properties, which means it may help to prevent abdominal cramps.