Abdominal pain is a painful sensation that is felt in between the chest and pelvic areas. This pain is also called as stomach ache and can be achy, intermittent or excruciating.
Causes of Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain can be due to various causes such as presence of ulcers in the stomach, gas formation, bloating, inefficient digestion, Crohn’s disease, gall stones, food allergy, food poisoning, hernia, kidney stones, intestinal adhesions, intestinal obstruction and also appendicitis.
Following are some of the symptoms which one feels in case of abdominal pain
- Lack of water content in the body or dehydration
- Face difficulty in passing stool
- Painful or frequent urination
- The abdomen becomes sensitive to the touch
- Any abdominal injury
Herbs to treat Abdominal Pain
Methi (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
Methi is an herb which is used in various ways to give one a healthy and disease free stomach. Extracts of this herb aids in reducing abdominal stiffness, pain and swelling. It is also powerful in curing flatulence, abdominal distension and intestinal gas.
Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis)
Ginger is one of the most effective treatments for various types of digestion disorders such as indigestion, abdominal pain, heartburn, acidity, gas, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irregular bowel movements and bloating. Its unique action is useful to calm excruciating stomach cramps and pain in intestinal muscles.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Ashwagandha is considered as the safest herb that gently cures various types of gastrointestinal issues. This herb has magical antispasmodic, anti-convulsant, carminative and anti-inflammatory properties which is beneficial in curing abdominal pain and all types of digestive disorders.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Turmeric is a very popular herb for successful treatment of abdominal pain caused due to a number of reasons. It is a vital spice which is used in preparation of dishes. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, immune-modulatory and antioxidant properties which give one quick and natural relief from abdominal pain. This herb should be consumed in powdered form to stimulate digestion, metabolism and cure stomach ailments. A mixture of curcumin with warm honey is an ultimate recipe to cure abdominal pain effectively.
Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)
Giloy is also called Amrita has got remarkable antipyretic, anti-periodic, blood purification, detoxification and antispasmodic properties. Its extracts soothe the mucous membrane of your digestive tract and its powerful natural sedative action relaxes your entire body. All types of digestive discomfort which have happened due to stress or anxiety are also been cured efficiently. It is also very effective in curing swine flu and malaria.
Arjun (Terminalia arjuna)
It shows cardio-protective, antispasmodic and heart muscle strengthening properties. It soothes the muscles and nerves of your digestive tract. Chamomile acts upon your digestive system in numerous healing ways. It has a mild sedative effect on the muscles of the intestine and provides one complete relief from heartburn and flatulence. It also helps in lowering cholesterol levels in the body and treats asthma. It acts as an antiseptic and effective in healing all kinds of internal and external infections.
All these herbs play a significant role in curing the painful condition. Abdominal pain is an extremely painful condition. These herbs not only help to treat the complication only, it treats the problem from the roots. Also, it eradicates the other related signs and symptoms of the disorder to a huge extent. It provides complete relief from the problem and helps to lead a healthy life.
In spite of taking these herbs, if the pain still persists then it is important to get yourself checked by a good doctor. Along with these herbs it is also advisable to eat light and freshly prepared food. Limit the intake of starchy foods, cabbage, beans and carbohydrate rich foods as which leads to gas formation and pain in the abdomen. Including these beneficial herbs in your daily diet would help in reducing abdominal pain naturally and easily.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. WEBSITE – WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM