Upset stomach.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: upset stomach
From: (Kat)
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 1995 20:36:09 GMT

Does anyone have any info about herbs that help with upset stomachs?

After I went through countless bottles of antacids, Tums, etc., I decided to try the natural approach.

I have been taking Slippery Elm Bark and Licorice Root (though not together) and these seem to only help mild cases.

I am new to the world of herbs, but am interested in their remedies. Any help on this matter would be most appreciated.

From: Maggie Houston <>

Hi, my stomach problems actually brought me to herbs. My favorite is fennel seed tea. I grow lots of fennel now as does my mother. Her neighbors come in and take it if she is away. Grind the seeds (I use traditional pestal and mortar; or use a hammer, placing the seeds between waxed paper or a cloth napkin if you have to) then steep in boiled water for twenty minutes (minimun). Drink. Another favorite from my childhood is making a tea of Chamomile flowers, cool the water slightly before you pour over flowers. But these herbs can't work unless they are around when you need them so go to a good quality bulk healthfood store and keep them around the house. Herbs purchased in the grocery store are ok. I got my first there, but are old and probablly sprayed. Also I have since discovered for myself that LOTS of acidophilus taken before meals has taken the stomach upsets away. Also I studied a deep breathing yoga method to calm myself down.

From: (Jessica)

I've been taking liquid, tablet, plop plop fizz fizz, etc. for as long as I can remember. Catnip, one word, not as bad tasting as commercial "help". As an added bonus, it's cheaper than anything else I've found. It also confuses my poor felines. <g>

From: John Egan <>

what kind of stomach aches? ginger is good for nausea. , also peppermint tea, for gag. try chewing papaya tablets after a meal and see if your need for antacids decreases. oh, there is also chamomile tea. good luck.