We’ve all been there, you’re bloated, your belly aches and you’d quite like to die now thank you.
Here’s a quick recipe for a tummy soothing remedy that costs less than 50p to make.
You will need:
One mug from your cupboard
Hot water – a little cooler than boiling.
A thumb of ginger root (If you can’t find any in the shops, 1/2 tsp dry ground ginger)
Half a lemon/lemon juice from a bottle
Pour the water into the cup and let it cool slightly so you don’t scald your tongue.
Peel and grate the ginger. Wash and half a lemon.
Put the grated ginger in a bowl and press down on it with a spoon to release the juice.
Pour the ginger juice into the hot water (I use a tea strainer) and squeeze in the lemon juice. Sip. Adjust juice levels to taste. Drink slowly and in a while you should feel better.
Ginger helps promote good digestion and soothes the bloat. Lemon is a friend to your liver and helps break down chemicals like alcohol.
If you can stomach it hot water with lemon is a great way to get your body up and at ’em in the mornings. Personally I found it smelt like pancakes but tasted horrific. The ginger version is definitely better. You could also use fresh mint in warm water as mint also helps the digestive system and has anti-inflammatory properties. Or you could buy some tea bags – whatever works for you.
I am not a doctor or nutritionist – this is just a simple home remedy. For anything more serious please see your GP or visit a hospital. Any ongoing pain in your gut must be addressed with a professional as it could be serious.