Tummy Trouble

Feeling a little under the weather? There's always something going around this time of year. Instead of reaching for your traditional antacid, try grandma's oldest home remedy; saltines and ginger ale. I'm not talking about Canada Dry or one of the conventional ginger ales. Go find yourself some Reed's Jamaican Brew or Blue Sky Ginger Ale; something with a real ginger punch! Ginger has been used for centuries for its many healing effects, and its tasty addition to foods. Another thing to try is peppermint. A midwife solution to tummy trouble in babies (and adults) is to rub pure peppermint oil (or in babies case, diluted peppermint oil) directly on the stomach. If all you've got is your everyday stomach bug, these should have you feeling better in no time. And you'll know that you've kept chemicals out of your body and relied on nature instead.

Have you tried one of these remedies? If so, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. My mom used to always feed me hard peppermints when I had an upset stomach; and of course the ginger ale, although nothing that strong. can't drink ginger ale any other time now!