Sour Stomach Relief Tips – Sour stomach Remedies, Causes, Symptoms & Prevention

SOUR STOMACH is nothing but an upset stomach that leads to a bunch of symptoms of upper gastrointestinal track & caused by multiple reasons including indigestion, spicy food, carbonated drinks etc.

Sour stomach is not a medically defined syndrome or term so its meaning may vary with regional differences.


What is Sour Stomach?

Sour stomach is a group of symptoms (mostly related to stomach) that any individuals can experience and feel general uneasiness.

Sour stomach also termed as upset stomach, acid re-flux, stomach bloating, stomach pain, excessive belching etc.

Ideally speaking sour stomach is nothing but deranged health of upper gastrointestinal track which causes nausea, burning in stomach, belching, sour burps, indigestion and upper abdominal pain.

This group of symptoms is termed as sour stomach.

What causes sour stomach?

Sour stomach is common illness that can be caused by multiple reasons as well as can be related to other GI track diseases. While non-functional dyspepsia and acid re-flux are the two common ailments that can cause sour stomach symptoms.

List of things that causes sour stomach is exhausting. Anything that irritates stomach cells can cause sour stomach.

  1. Eating Spicy, Greasy & Fatty Food
  2. Excessive drinking Carbonated Beverages, Alcohol, Coffee or Tea etc.
  3. Eating hastily or overeating. Irregular eating intervals.
  4. Sleeping on back immediately after eating.
  5. Late night parties or reduced sleep
  6. GI track infection causing diarrhea & vomiting.

If the sour stomach is acute and relieves with help of some home remedies then it is good thing but if it persist for long time then you must consult your physician to find exact reason of sour stomach.

Persistence of sour stomach may indicate peptic ulcers, chronic gastritis, GERD, hiatal hernia etc. and demands medical intervention.

Sour Stomach Symptoms & Signs

Sour stomach is a condition caused by group of symptoms which either presents together or singularly.

  • Regurgitation
  • Nausea
  • Stomach bloating, pain
  • Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Belching
  • Gurgling in stomach
  • Sour or metallic taste in mouth

These are some typical signs and symptoms of sour stomach.

‘Regurgitation’ as name suggest is a reflux of stomach content in to oesophagus. Many times it may reach up to the throat and cause irritation of oesophagus as well as throat. It is not vomiting and never involves reverse peristalsis movement of oesophagus which typically founds in vomiting.

Regurgitation is simply caused by dysfunction of lower oesophagus sphincter.

Nausea is another symptom of sour stomach and defines as sensation of vomiting rather than actual vomiting.

Stomach pain, bloating and uneasiness are common in sour stomach.

How to get rid of a sour stomach?

Those who suffer from sour stomach know how it feels to live with these annoying symptoms. So it is better to get rid of sour stomach as soon as possible.

There are plenty of home remedies available to treat nasty symptoms of sour stomach before it starts troubling you. Not only these sour stomach remedies are useful to relieve your uneasiness but can be found in your kitchen or nearest grocery store.

Try some homemade herbal tea and drinks.

Herbal Tea

These are actually not a tea and should not be confused with regular tea and coffee.

Caraway Seed Tea

Caraway seeds tea is a popular home remedy for upset stomach described in Ayurveda and commonly practised by people in Middle Eastern countries.

Caraway seeds tea is easy to make, just take one or two cup of boiling water in a glass and immediately add few caraway seeds & cover up the glass with a plate for couple of minutes then filter out all the seeds.

Drink this tea twice a day on empty stomach which will help you to relieve stomach bloating & pains.

If you are in hurry then you can chew few caraway seeds once you finish your lunch or dinner.

Cinnamon Powder Tea

One more kitchen ingredient that has magic power to work as home remedy for multiple common ailments including stomach upset.

As like caraway seed tea you can prepare cinnamon tea with its powder. Just replace the caraway seeds with ½ tsp of cinnamon powder in above discussed tea recipe and you have cinnamon tea.

To prepare cinnamon tea adds ½ tsp of cinnamon powder to one glass of hot water and stir well. Once this solution become cool drink on empty stomach.

Fennel Seeds Tea

Fennel seeds are known to relieve abdominal bloating and being prescribed by many naturopaths since long time.

It also helps to reduce cramps caused by intestinal muscles and regulate the procedure to pass gas out of GI track.

Prepare fennel seed tea by adding few seeds in hot water, wait for few minutes then filter & drink it on empty stomach.

Ginger Tea

Add ½ tsp of grated ginger to one glass of hot water and wait for 10 minutes then filter it out.

Drink this ginger tea on empty stomach to reduce uneasiness in stomach and accelerate digestion. Ginger stimulates the GI track to produce digestive enzymes which help to reduce gas formation and aids natural digestive process.

Relieve your stomach-ache with help of fruits –


Eat an apple or banana.

Apple adds some fibres to your stomach which help to relieve pain.

Banana works as bland food and covers up your stomach wall and minimizes irritation from gastric acid. Banana is a rich source of Potassium and this high level of Potassium content naturally work as antacid, neutralizing PH of stomach.

Though the banana help to reduce gastritis and sour stomach, it is not advisable to eat this solid food immediately after vomiting. It is better to wait for 30 to 40 minutes after vomiting to have banana.

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Happi Vinh - June 22, 2016

Hi Dr. Sachin,

you are such a kind person to offer help to people. Yesterday I ate some Mexican food and chip, after that my stomach was so upset and sour, since then I can’t eat anything or hold any thing in my stomach. I took some liquid anti acid but still feel sour. can you give me some advise.

Thank you very much.


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