7 Home Remedies for Upset Stomach

Fennel tea or lemongrass with chamomile tea are excellent home remedies for stomach aches. These teas help to reduce abdominal pain and discomfort quickly, and can be used by both children and adults.  

It is normal for a stomach ache to cause loss of appetite, and skipping a meal or two can help to calm the stomach lining to get rid of any irritation. Ingesting the teas mentioned below can also help with discomfort, and they should be accompanied with meals that are fat-free rich in well-washed, boiled vegetables. Light meals are especially recommended for older adults and for people with low weight. 

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See the following 7 tea recipes that can help treat stomach aches caused by gas or diarrhea:

1. Fennel tea with chamomile

Fennel tea has calming properties that promote digestion and help ease problems with intestinal flow.


  • 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf chamomile tea
  • 1 tablespoon of loose-leaf fennel tea
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 300 ml of water


Place all the ingredients in a pot with the water and boil for approximately 5 minutes. Strain and drink the equivalent of a cup of coffee every 2 hours, for as long as the stomach ache lasts.

2. Lemon balm and chamomile tea

Another effective tea for stomach aches is lemon balm and chamomile tea. This tea contains analgesic, antispasmodic and soothing properties that can relieve discomfort. Learn more about the health benefits of chamomile


  • 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of loose-leaf fennel
  • 1 teaspoon of dried lemon balm leaves
  • 1 cup of boiling water


Stir all the ingredients in the boiling water and let the mixture sit covered for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink 2 to 3 times a day.

3. Boldo tea

Boldo is used to treat poor digestion and intestinal colic, detoxify the liver and also tame intestinal gas for a natural relief of symptoms. It is a medicinal herb with several health benefits


  • 1 teaspoon of dried boldo leaves
  • 150 ml of water


Place the chopped boldo leaves in a cup of boiling water and let it soak for 10 minutes. Strain and then drink the tea warm 2-3 times a day, particularly before or after meals.

4. Carrot and apple syrup

Carrot and apple syrup is a great home remedy for stomach aches and diarrhea. It is very easy to prepare and effective in getting rid of this problem.


  • 1/2 grated carrot
  • 1/2 shaved apple
  • 5 tablespoons of honey


In a saucepan, heat up all the ingredients in a boiled water bath (or a bain-marie) for about 30 minutes over low heat. Then, let cool and place the syrup in a clean glass jar with a lid. Take 2 tablespoons per day for as long as the diarrhea lasts.

5. Black tea with lemon

Black tea with lemon is recommended for stomach aches because it stimulates digestion and is great for treating abdominal discomfort related to gas or diarrhea.


  • 1 tablespoon of loose-leaf black tea leaves
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1/2 the juice of a lemon


Add the black tea leaves to the boiling water and then add the lemon juice. Sweeten to taste and drink 2 to 3 times a day.

6. Bay leaf tea

Bay leaves contain anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action, which can help to relieve stomach cramps. Bay leaves also have astringent properties, which can be useful for treating diarrhea. Learn more about the benefits of bay leaves and how to incorporate them into your diet. 


  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 cup of water 

How to prepare:

Boil the water in a pot or kettle. Add the leaf, cover the recipient and steep for 10 minutes. Then strain and drink up to 4 cups per day. 

This tea is not recommended for children, pregnant women or breastfeeding women. 

7. Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea contains antiseptic, soothing and analgesic properties which can help to relieve gastrointestinal symptoms like stomach aches, nausea and vomiting. 


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped peppermint leaves 

How to prepare:

Boil the water and add the peppermint leaves. Steep for 10 minutes. Then strain and drink. You should drink this tea 3 times per day, after meals.