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Sour Stomach: What It Is ,Symptoms, Causes and Natural Remedies

Home Remedies sour stomach

Home Remedies sour stomachFeeling uncomfortable after a heavy meal?

Are you suffering from chronic acidity?

Has your palate having too much trouble accommodating to the new sour taste in your mouth? Well, worry no more for we have got the perfect solution for all your problems.

This complete guide will help you to control the sour stomach using natural ways. We have started the discussion with what sour stomach actually is which is followed by its symptoms and treatment.

If you don`t want to read the complete guide, you can scroll down and read Natural Remedies.

What is a sour stomach?

You might have experienced an unpleasant sour taste in your mouth often after heavy meals. This is called a sour stomach in layman’s language. It is also referred to as dyspepsia in the field of medicine.

It is caused by gastrointestinal disturbance. Sour stomach is often occurring by acid reflux or indigestion (but who wants to leave that yummy homemade Bar-b-q, anyway).

The most observant symptoms of an upset stomach are stomach bloating, excessive bleeding, nausea, and regurgitation.

The term sour may vary according to linguistic difference and because it’s not a medical term so you may find different terms like upset stomach, digestive problems, and acid indigestion. These are all related to stomach issues only, but their conditions may vary as the symptoms. Sour stomach isn’t something constant, it may occur periodically or once in a while.

I have gone through severe stomach aches, maybe because I am a huge fan of spicy food full of carbs, that mouth melting peri-peri chicken my mom cooks, and that freshly baked pasta I can still smell from my kitchen, who can resist all this for a sour stomach? This sour stomach thing is just not so choosy in picking up its victim, it’s equally annoying for women and men regardless of age. And obviously these cranky cramps and embracing voices which come out of my stomach loves me more than a kid loves ice cream.

So finally, I figured why am I affected by sour stomach the most? The causes and symptoms are quite justified; it is our diet we don’t focus on. But who cares when we have some killing sour stomach remedies which reliefs the pain in no time, I will share some tried and tested remedies later in the article so stick with me. Let’s look into the causes and symptoms first.

So according to the doctors, anything that activates the acid-secreting cells of the stomach and increase the concentration of HCl in the stomach can cause sour stomach. Even the stomach needs some space to relax, don’t forget it’s the part of our body so easy on the food.

What causes sour stomach?

The causes of sour stomach are quite justified; it is our diet we don’t focus on. But who cares when we have some killing sour stomach remedies which reliefs the pain in no time, I will share some tried and tested remedies later in the article so stick with me.

According to the doctors, anything that activates the acid-secreting cells of the stomach and increase the concentration of HCl in the stomach can cause sour stomach. Even the stomach needs some space to relax, don’t forget it’s the part of our body so easy on the food.

Some of the major causes of sour stomach are listed below.

  • Greasy and oily food
  • Eating spicy food
  • Excessive intake of alcohol, fizzy drinks, coffee etc
  • Sleeping immediately after eating
  • Insomnia
  • GI track infection
  • Excessive use of medicines like Aspirin or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

These are obviously not all of them, but some of the major ones. If you keep a track of your diet then you can definitely say goodbye to upset stomach forever.

What are the symptoms of sour stomach?

Take these symptoms as a red alert and cure it before it bans your favorite dish forever.

  • Sour taste in tongue
  • Stomach bloating (which makes everyone feel you are fat- when you are not)
  • Stomach pains
  • Heartburn
  • Acid reflux
  • Gurgling in the stomach
  • Belching
  • Regurgitation
  • Nausea


These symptoms are the typical ones; you might want to know a little more about so here it goes.

  • Stomach pains, bloating and sour tastein mouth are the obvious symptoms.
  • Nauseais an uneasy feeling of throwing up. Remember, it’s just a feeling, you don’t actually throw up.
  • Regurgitation as the name suggests is a reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. You may feel like something liquid or maybe solid travelling up towards your throat. It can cause itching and irritation, but it’s not vomiting.

So now you know what is upsetting your tummy? And what possibly you ate last night, which bring you here to check? Before I share some remedies I tried myself personally, there is one thing you should understand, these remedies will only work if the sour stomach feel is temporary. If the pain and aches don’t stop you need to consult a doctor as soon as possible.

 How to get rid of sour stomach ?

get rid of sour stomachHere are some easy dietary measures you can take easily to control the sour stomach. They say kill it before it lay eggs, so manage your diet in a way that sour stomach stay miles away from you. This exactly how I overcome those weird noisy stomach aches.

  • Increase the intake of bland meals, eat everything but in a moderate quantity. Easy on the mozzarella sticks in parties.
  • Avoid fatty meals.
  • Dairy products, fructose, sorbitol should be a no in case of intolerance.
  • Eat five small meals a day rather than taking large meal once or twice in a day, this will give you a feel of a full stomach and you won’t feel heavy.
  • Eat two hours before going to bed; do not eat a lot at night.
  • Walk/run for 15-20 minutes before going to bed so the food makes some space for the stomach to breathe.
  • Avoid alcohol and fizzy drinks with your meals. They produce gases in your stomach which gives you a feeling of fullness.
  • Don’t just sit idle after you eat something, you can rather dance slowly on your favorite song.


Those who suffer from sour stomach know what it feels like to see a pizza in front of you and still can’t eat. Those annoying stomach aches won’t let you sleep peacefully. And the worst one is the heart burns! It almost feels like your heart will burst any minute.

We are actually blessed, because despite of several medicine for sour stomach relief we have GOD gifted natural herbs, fruits, drinks, and what not that can be used as a substitute of sour stomach. There are plenty of sour stomach remedies I can share with you but this article will be short for my mother’s magical remedies.

The sour stomach remedies I will share are easy on the pocket and everyone can afford it. You can find most of the ingredients in your kitchen or they are easily available at any grocery store.

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Sour stomach home remedies:


So every time I use to have sour stomach my mother use to make these weirdly awesome teas, at least better than eating those yucky giant size capsules. In start you might find the taste bad as it is different from any regular tea, but trust me if you can it does wonders when you are lying upside down on a floor just to get a relief for a min.

  1. Cinnamon tea:


One of the magical ingredients in my kitchen is cinnamon. It has so many benefits that I can write a book on it. Along with many other benefits it is best for upset stomach.

To prepare cinnamon tea you have to take cinnamon 2 cinnamon sticks (normal size) in case you have cinnamon powder take ½ tsp add it in one glass of hot water and drink it once it cools down.

  1. Ginger tea:

ginger tea

This is my personal favorite. You might be wondering what is tastes like to have ginger in a tea right? Try it! Ginger replicates the GI track to produce enzymes that helps your digestive system. It also reduces the gas formation in your stomach – which means no annoying sounds anymore.

In boiling water add ½ piece of ginger and let it cook it the water quantity remains half. You can add honey in it for improving taste and drink twice a day.

  1. Rice tea:

rice tea

No, I am not kidding, rice does have those contents that can reduce or settle a sour stomach. It also fights diarrhea, but in a certain form.

Boil ½ cup rice in 6 cups of water, when the rice is boiled, strain the water in a cup and let it cool down. Once the water is cool add honey or brown sugar and drink.


Like I said we have bulk of natural products to soothe an upset stomach. Fruits are I guess that one thing which doesn’t have any side effects, but again if you take in minimal quantity.

There are fruits which help to fight against sour stomach.

  1. Apple:


apple for stomachAvoid alcohol and fizzy drinks with your meals. They produce gases in your stomach which gives you a feeling of fullness.

  1. Papaya:


Papaya is full of digestive enzymes. They are also available in chew able supplement which can be eaten occasionally for an upset tummy. You can enjoy it either way.

  1. Banana:


Banana acts as a gland fruit. It covers your stomach wall and minimizes the gastric acid. Banana is rich Potassium, and Potassium helps to neutralize the PH of the stomach. Eat two bananas in case of sour stomach. Never eat banana immediately after you’ve vomited, at least wait for 30-40 minutes.


Vegetables have their own nutritional values extracted directly from plants. There some vegetables you need to avoid while sour stomach like a potato – nothing beats potato, but avoid it especially in the oily form like French fries.

  1. Carrot:


Even if you aren’t a bunny fan, you can still eat raw carrot. If that’s not your thing carrot juice help to curb down the sour stomach effect and mend back the stomach in its original form. Carrot gives a boost to your immune system, mixture of carrot, one banana and some water can do wonders.

  1. Lemon:


This yellow small ball like thing has magic. Lemon has numerous benefits, it cuts down the fat and digest your food in minutes. Add 1/2 lemon in a glass of warm water and add honey with for quick results. Don’t increase the intake of lemon more than one in sour stomach as it contains acid.

  1. Peppermint:peppermint for stomach

Peppermint is soothing for digestive tracks. It contains anti-inflammatory agents which reduces the stomach aches. You can add peppermint in the food you are eating or for welcoming results make a peppermint by add 5-6 peppermint in boiling water. Drink it once the water cools down.

Other useful remedies:

I shared the home remedies with tea, fruits, and vegetable using natural resources available in our kitchen. Here are other helpful sour stomach remedies that reduce the effect of sour tummy and will suit your taste buds.

  1. Snacks that you can attack:

One thing I always had in my mind while I use to suffer from sour stomach was SNACKS. I guess, everyone craves to eat snack and junk anytime. But, there are some snacks which can improve the symptoms and entertain your taste buds as well. A toast within a decent meal with oat, rice or crackers will be everything. The quantity should be less.

  1. Yogurt:

Consuming dairy products in upset stomach aren’t ideal. But, yogurt has probiotic qualities which reduces the discomfort of upset stomach. It is a good source of digestion as well. Just avoid taking fat yogurt, just eat plain yogurt with no sugar or artificial flavors added in it.

  1. Apple cider vinegar:


Prepare the magical drink by taking one glass of warm water, 1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar and honey.

  1. Black salt with soda water:

Do you crave for soda? Going to a bar would probably be a bad idea, so the least you can do is add a touch of bar in your kitchen by pouring a pinch or a little more in soda water with lemon. And your shot is ready!

  1. Hot water bag:

Want to get rid of those cramps? Do you feel something creepy inside that little tummy? The cheapest way of reducing these cramps is to boil water and pour it in a water bag and keep it on your lower abdomen. In case you don’t have a water bag, iron a cotton cloth and put on your stomach and start pressing your stomach downwards.

  1. Green tea:

Green tea is something you should drink daily in the morning or twice a day. You don’t need to have a sour stomach to enjoy the wonders of green tea. It is the quickest way of digestion. Add a 1 table-spoon of honey in it instead of sugar and wait till the stomach aches disappears.


There are so many sour stomach remedies that can ease your pain in minutes. But if none of these work you should rush to the doctor. Nothing in this world created naturally is harmful if you consume it in minimal quantity.

Eat everything but stay easy on the food. Try these remedies and say a goodbye to upset stomach forever.


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