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Have upset stomach? Here are the remedies

Nausea, indigestion and likewise stomach conditions are quite casual these days. But instead of popping some pills down your throat, try these home remedies.

Carrot and Mint “Juice” Helps an Upset Stomach

It might sound risky, but this mixture is helpful if you’re suffering from the winter flu; the carrot provides nourishment and peppermint soothes your upset stomach. Boil four sliced carrots, four cups of water, and one teaspoon of dried peppermint or one peppermint teabag. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook about 15 minutes or until carrots are soft. If you’re using a teabag, remove it, then blend the mixture until smooth and enjoy! You can also add a pinch of ground ginger to further soothe, or a squeeze of lemon juice for flavor.

Rice Tea Alleviates an Upset Stomach

To settle an upset stomach or stop diarrhea, make a rice “tea.” Boil 1/2 cup of rice in six cups of water for about 15 minutes. Strain out the rice, then flavor the water with a dash of honey or sugar and drink warm.

Burnt Toast Settles an Upset Stomach

You know that toast is good for an upset stomach, but burnt toast is even better because the char absorbs toxins that are making you feel ill. Add a smear of jelly to make it more palatable.

Apple Cider Vinegar Soothes an Upset Stomach

Whether easing hiccups or soothing a sore throat, is there anything apple cider vinegar can’t do? This popular home remedy may also calm an angry tummy. A mixture of one tablespoon apple cider vinegar, one cup warm water, and one tablespoon honey will ease indigestion and may alleviate cramping and gas in your upset stomach. It can also lessen discomfort caused by heartburn.

Yogurt Reduces Discomfort from an Upset Stomach

You probably don’t crave anything dairy when you have a stomachache, but the probiotic qualities of yogurt, aka live bacteria make it a good cure as it eases digestive discomfort and boosts your immune system. Just make sure to choose non-fat plain yogurt without added sugar or flavors when you have an upset stomach.