What Causes Stomach Cramps
Stomach cramp is a spasm of the muscles covering the stomach and intestines. It tends to occur due to gastroenteritis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, spastic constipation and other intestinal problems.
There is intense pain in the intestines and stomach.
Stomach Cramps Home Remedies
- Here are some natural home remedies which will help relax the intestinal walls and stop excessive movement of the digestive tract
- An infusion prepared from catnip flower and its leaves helps to relieve diarrhea and the colic spasm usually associated with it and it should be taken 2 to 3 times in day.
- Mix one teaspoon each of lobelia and cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon each of myrrh gum and valerian root. Make a string infusion of raspberry leaves and then add the other contents. Mix it well and let stand tightly covered for half an hour and strain the liquid. This fluid is then used for injection into the bowel at body temperature. Repeat this in 4 hours and the remainder after next 4 hours. This procedure is to be done only if the stomach cramps are repetitive and very intense.
- Tonic and astringent herbs are to be taken for the next several days, when the person is able to retain them. Tonic herbs are – one part each of gentian root, calumba root, licorice root, peruvian bark and half part of cayenne. Simmer in a covered container for 15 minutes in one liter of water. Cool, strain and take one teaspoon every three hours during the day.
- An infusion is prepared from the flower heads of chamomile. Chamomile has an anti-spasmodic effect on the bowels and thus helps in relieving the stomach cramps.
- Flaxseed, tormentil, passion flower and rue help calm colic pain and spasm in the intestine.
- For relieving constipation, if that is causing stomach cramps, one should take cascara bark. Cascara is milder and add ginger and fennel to it, if required.
- Hot water bag helps in relieving the stomach cramp as the heat helps the spasm of the intestine to relieve and muscle are relaxed.