Use Chewing Gum to Calm Stomach

If you do not mind chewing gum, chew it when your stomach is a bit queasy or upset. I recommend a mint type of gum, not the fruity type. I have been doing this for many years and it has always helped me.


My daughter in law would chew gum when she felt a bit unwell while pregnant and it helped her.

I recently read that doctors recommend this to patients who had any type of digestive surgery.

As with everything, what works for one may not work for others. It is worth a try, especially when your stomach is a bit upset.

I recommend Stride gum. It has a good flavor and lasts a long time. It is also good for blowing bubbles. My young grandchildren are amazed and stare when I blow bubbles. I make it a point to chew gum when I see them.

By mkymlp from NE PA

February 7, 20100 found this helpful

Back in the '50's I was a kid who got carsick easily, even on short rides. My mom always kept a pack of Beeman's gum in her purse and would give me a stick when I started to complain about feeling sick. Most of the time if I got the gum it did seem to take the edge off the queasiness so I could finish the trip without disaster! I often wondered if Beeman's gum (which is hard to find these days) was the best for this purpose. Mom swore by it!

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February 8, 20100 found this helpful

Mint is supposed to be calming to the stomach and I do this too. Also sucking on a lemon drop can be calming to the stomach. This I came across when reading remedies for morning sickness.

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February 8, 20100 found this helpful

Makes a lot of sense to me because, besides the flavoring, it gets your saliva juices flowing which aids in moving things along ;-)

Hey you can still get Beeman's gum (and Blackjack, Teaberry, Clove, Chicklets and Dentyne) in 20 pack cases for about a dollar apiece plus shipping from this link (it's where I purchase mine) : ... andy/Gum/D/30002/P/1:100:1020:100790

Be sure to check out their other specialty items ;-)

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February 23, 20100 found this helpful

Also use ginger, either candied or fresh ginger. Candied ginger is good to use for slight nausea, while fresh ginger, sliced 1/4" thick, is fiery, but tames the tummy if you don't need the sugar.

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