What is an Upset Stomach?
An upset stomach is another term for indigestion. When we eat, our bodies start the process of breaking down our food into molecules that we can use at a cellular level. Sometimes this process is hampered (food is not broken down properly, or wind is trapped in the stomach) and as a result, we feel certain symptoms.
Symptoms of an upset stomach
Symptoms of an upset stomach usually follow food ingestion, or are present when we have a ‘tummy bug’ or virus. They are varied and may include any of the following:
Help for Upset Stomach
Many herbal and homeopathic remedies have been formulated with specific ingredients to promote gentle food breakdown and support the digestive system. Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) is an excellent remedy for maintaining digestive health and functioning. Working mainly in the digestive system, Ginger boosts digestive fluids, promotes transport through the digestive system, and neutralizes acids, helping to soothe stomachs safely.
Matricaria recutita and Ulmus fulva are also helpful herbs in the treatment of digestive disorders helping to address post meal troubles such as heartburn, indigestion and flatulence, while Mentha piperita is a calmative and analgesic herb which aids digestion, prevents nausea and vomiting and promotes the flow of bile. In addition, Nat phos is a homeopathic remedy that acts as a biochemical antacid, acid neutralizer and PH balancer. It helps to ease digestion problems like bile reflux or heartburn gently, yet effectively.