How to overcome abdominal cramps using home remedies

Sometimes we suffer from severe abdominal pain and are unable to concentrate on anything we want to do. Abdominal pain can occur due to a variety of reasons such as stomach infection, menstrual pain, indigestion, or food poisoning. There are various home remedies ranging from herbs to homeopathic that can help you overcome the discomfort.

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Birch leaves 

Drink birch leaf tea, or take its tonic to get relief from abdominal cramps and pain. The curing properties of birch leaves are widely accepted and University of Illinois has included it in its list of natural medicines of the Native Americans. If you are a heart patient or suffer from oedema, or kidney dysfunction, do not take these leaves.

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Antacids 

You should take antacids after meals if you suffer from abdominal pains or cramping in upper abdomen. It may be caused by acidity. Antacids neutralize the excess stomach acids and provide you relief. A variety of chewable and liquid antacids is available over the counter in medicine shops.

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Arsenicum Album 

Arsenicum album is a homeopathic medicine that may provide you with much needed relief from abdominal pains caused by food poisoning. If severe cramps are accompanied by vomiting and diarrhoea, this medicine can be very helpful. If you suffer from burning pain in stomach and digestive track, feel chilly and restless, and feel the need to take cool drinks, then Arsenicum is the medicine that will provide you relief. You can buy this medicine from health food stores and order it online. Consult a homeopath for correct potency of this medicine.

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Lycopodium 

If you suffer from bloating and trapped gas due to poor digestion and food allergies, you should take homeopathic medicine named lycopodium. This medicine should be taken if you feel very hungry, but are full and feel bloated just after a few bites. Lycopodium is very helpful if you have aching pressure in right side of the abdomen with flatulent rumbling in the bowels. The patient craves for hot drinks and food, especially sweets. 

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Warm compress 

Use hot water bottle to keep your stomach warm. Lie down comfortably and place the bottle on your stomach. You can also immerse yourself in warm water for 15-20 minutes. Muscles are relaxed in warmth and blood circulation improves reducing the pain.

Summary:

If the pain persists for more than a week, consult your doctor. These herbs and home preparations may have some side effects. Consult a health care practitioner before taking herbal medicines.

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