Many people experience abdominal pain at some point in their lives. Symptoms can range from mild discomfort to severe sharp stabbing pains in the abdominal area. Although causes may vary, some of the more common reasons why abdominal may occur are due to constipation, a stomach virus, gas, lactose intolerance, ulcers, food allergies or poisoning, menstrual cramps, kidney stones, irritable bowel disease or syndrome, a urinary tract infection, a hernia, gallstones, and endometriosis. Here are some ways to treat abdominal pain naturally.
Peppermint has been proven to help aid in over twenty-five medical conditions, including abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and other digestive problems. Peppermint is a combination of water mint and spearmint. It contains antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties to help relax muscles and reduce pain. Drinking peppermint tea after a big meal is a good way to reduce abdominal pain. Sniffing peppermint essential oil throughout the day may also help.