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Burning Sensation In Stomach: Causes & Home Remedies

Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed

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Is a burning sensation in stomach making your life miserable? We understand how it feels when you are at a long-awaited party with your favorite food but feel like not even looking at them due to your burning gut.

Burning in stomach, is a common digestive condition that happens due to indigestion, also known as dyspepsia.

You can get rid of the burning sensation in stomach by embracing various remedies for burning stomach instead of spending hefty amounts on medicines. Continue reading to know all about how to stop stomach burning immediately.

What Causes Burning Sensation In Stomach?

Burning sensation in stomach often occurs due to indigestion or dyspepsia and may lead to problems such as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

Burning in stomach happens because of the reverse motion of stomach acid into your food pipeline known as the esophagus.

The food and fluids produce stomach acid we consume regularly. A valve called the lower esophageal sphincter directs the food into the stomach.

Acid reflux occurs when this valve cannot restrict the food from re-entering the esophagus, causing a burning sensation followed by other symptoms.

You might also face other associative problems like:

  • Trouble swallowing your food
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic cough
  • Digestive issues

Burning sensation in stomach may also happen due to a stomach ulcer or a gastric ulcer.

Consumption of certain unhealthy dietary supplements can worsen stomach burning and leave you with an unpleasant and sick feeling. Moreover, stomach burning may be an early sign of a severe underlying condition like gastritis.

If you don’t go to a gastroenterologist on time, this unusual stomach burning gradually tends to extend from your stomach to your chest making you feel terrible. Therefore, it is essential to soothe these burning sensations before it gets worse.

What Are The Symptoms Of Burning Sensation In Stomach?

Here is the list of some symptoms that may accompany a burning in stomach:

  • Belching
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Stomach growling
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
burning sensation in stomach
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If the symptoms are severe, for instance, excessive vomiting or intense abdominal pain, you should visit a doctor immediately. In case the symptoms are mild to moderate, treatment at home can be considered.

Top 10 Remedies For Burning Stomach

Following are the top 10 best home remedies to stop stomach burning immediately:

1. Banana

Ingredients you need:

  • A cup of banana

Banana is an excellent natural remedy for acid reflux as it can heal your stomach from the burning sensation in time. Regular consumption of bananas helps in providing quick relief from acid reflux.

It is because bananas are rich in antacids that counteract the burning sensations in your belly.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients you need:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Honey
  • A cup of water

Dissolve two or three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey in one cup of lukewarm water. Mix well in advance and then gulp it down.

You can consume this mixture whenever you get hit by acid reflux. If the remedy does not instantly alleviate your condition, drink another cup of this mixture after a gap of 2 hours.

You might be astounded to know that ingestion of more acid helps to calm down the acids in your stomach.

It helps to strike an acid balance in your stomach and thereby soothe the burning sensation in stomach.

3. Lemon Water

Ingredients you need:

  • Lemon
  • Water

Did you know that lemon water is good against acid reflux? Add one tablespoon of organic lemon juice to a glass of hot water. Drink this solution on an empty stomach.

You can drink this mixture in the morning before eating anything. It aids to soothe the acid reflux in your stomach due to overeating last night. 

Lemon water aids in balancing the accumulation of acids in your stomach to diminish burning sensations in your chest and abdomen.

4. Aloe Vera Gel

Ingredients you need:

  • Aloe vera gel

You can consume half a cup of aloe vera gel before eating anything to appease your heartburn.

You can ingest this remedy whenever you suffer from a burning sensation in your stomach.

Aloe vera gel secretes anthraquinones that generate a laxative effect in your gut. It amplifies the water content in your intestines and facilitates the more natural movement of feces.

5. Milk

Ingredients you need:

  • Cold milk

Drink a glass of cold milk after eating to mollify acid reflux in your gut and prevent acidity.

Consumption of cold milk neutralizes the gastric acids in your abdomen and helps to get rid of acidity. The multitude of nutrients in milk aids in lowering the rate of producing stomach acids.

Experts also suggest that cold milk is effective in soothing a burning stomach. A patient on Practo, asked the following question:

“I feel like burning in my stomach and in whole body also what should I do to remove that burning what is the reason of having that burning sensation?”

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Gupta, a renowned general physician with over 40 years of experience in his field replied:

“Cold milk will help you and take Mucaine syrup.”

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Gupta – General Physician

6. Mastic Gum

Ingredients you need

  • Mastic Gum

You can gnaw a mastic gum to get rid of burning sensation in stomach. It provides instant relief from acid reflux due to its bactericidal properties. It destroys the bacteria that cause a burning sensation in your stomach.

7. Green Tea

Ingredients you need:

  • Green tea
  • Honey
  • A cup of water

Dunk the green tea bag in a cup of hot water for 2 to 3 minutes. Add honey to it if you want to.  After 3 minutes, remove the tea bag and drink.

You can drink this green tea twice a day to keep the burning sensations in your stomach away!

It is because green tea contains contents that stabilize acids in the stomach. And its inflammatory property helps to soothe the burning sensations caused by acid reflux.

8. Baking Soda

Ingredients you need:

  • Baking soda powder

You can mix one-fourth teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of regular water to curb the effect of acid in the stomach. It provides instant relief from stomach aches and indigestion.

But do not consume baking soda water before 2 hours of other medications you have taken, if any. Baking soda neutralizes the acid effect and tends to slow down the rate at which your body absorbs other medicines.

Also, do not give it to your child unless prescribed by a doctor.

9. Ginger

Ingredients you need:

  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Water

Mince three-inch ginger and jug it in hot water for half an hour.  You can also add honey for taste. Pour it into a cup and drink it.

Ginger is effective in curbing various stomach problems like nausea, stomach ache, and acid reflux due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

A research study conducted on the “Effectiveness of Nutritional Ingredients on Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions and Symptoms” noted that ginger consumption led to considerable improvement in dyspepsia symptoms such as fullness, early satiety, nausea, belching, gastric pain, and gastric burn. However, research on larger samples for a greater duration is needed for the results to be considered conclusive.

10. Yogurt

Ingredients you need:

  • A cup of yogurt

You can have a chilled cup of yogurt to soothe your stomach acids.

It serves the purpose due to the presence of synthesized Vitamin B and lactobacillus.


1. What medicine is good for stomach burning?

Antacids are a category of medicines that are effective in curing a burning stomach. They are composed of magnesium carbonate, aluminum hydroxide, and magnesium trisilicate. Antacids neutralize the acid produced by the stomach, relieving the burning sensation you are feeling.

2. Is stomach burning a symptom of COVID-19?

Recent research suggests that some COVID-19 patients may experience gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, belly pain, or nausea. The prevalence of these symptoms in people suffering from COVID-19 is shown in the table below.

Abdominal pain3%-11%
Source: https://www.tigejournal.org/article/S2590-0307(21)00020-9/fulltext#tbl0001

Moreover, some other, less common gastrointestinal symptoms caused by COVID-19 may include belching, acid reflux, and indigestion.

3. How to stop burning sensation in stomach?

Stay hydrated, and avoid foods that trigger the burning sensation you are experiencing. Moreover, follow the home remedies discussed in this article for quick relief.


These natural remedies come in very handy to provide a broad spectrum of benefits apart from soothing the burning sensation in stomach and chest.

Along with the remedies mentioned above, you can also use other ingredients like:

  • Mustard
  • Basil
  • Apple
  • Slippery elm
  • Almonds

Avoid the consumption of citrus fruits, garlic, onion, chocolates, pepper food, alcohol, excessive fat-containing foods, and carbonated drinks if your stomach is prone to acid reflux.

If these tips do not help you then you should contact a medical professional such as a gastroenterologist in Karachi.

Try following these simple tips and tricks to get rid of the burning sensation in stomach today!

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed
Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed - Author Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed is a Gastroenterologist practicing in Islamabad. Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed has the following degree: M.B.B.S and has 9 years of experience. You can book an appoitment with him through oladoc. He loves to write on gastric healthcare to raise awareness about general healthcare issues in Pakistan and advise patients on healthy living. If you wish to read his healthcare articles and advice, please visit the following links.
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