Sodas or bitters can aid in relieving a sour stomach, reports Healthline. Herbs such as peppermint and ginger are used to relieve stomach pain through their analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Apple cider vinegar can be used to aid in starch digestion, but it can be too strong for some individuals.
A diet of low-fiber and high-binding foods can aid in the reduction of nausea and diarrhea, reports Healthline. This diet, known as the BRAT diet, consists of bread, rice, applesauce and toast, is also low in sodium and spices and thus prevents further aggravation of the digestive tract. Sodas can soothe a sour stomach, and many brands of soda contain herbs such as cinnamon or fennel, which further aid in reducing nausea. Ginger, in the form of tea or ginger ale, is touted for its stomach healing properties and has known anti-inflammatory properties.
Mint contains menthol, a substance with known analgesic properties which aid in reducing nausea, adds Healthline. Mint leaves may simply be chewed or brewed into a tea, but mint candies can also work. A non-drug relief from stomach pangs is the use of a hot water bottle or compress. The heating action on the stomach will detract from the painful sensations, while the warmth also eases muscle spasms.