5 Natural Remedies to Help Relieve Nervous Gastritis

In addition to resorting to the remedies mentioned here, it’s important that we learn to relax and control our nerves in order to reduce our risk of negative effects on our gastric health.
5 Natural Remedies to Help Relieve Nervous Gastritis
Bernardo Peña

Reviewed and approved by the psychologist Bernardo Peña.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Nervous gastritis, also called emotion-related gastritis, is a condition that’s characterized by irritation of the lining of the stomach due to factors such as nervous tension and stress.

Its appearance isn’t related to the growth of bacteria in the stomach nor with the consumption of irritating or acidic foods.

In this case, its main trigger is an emotional shock that, by affecting digestive activity, generates inflammation and too many acidic stomach juices.

It can occur acutely or chronically, manifesting itself with symptoms that can be confused with acid reflux or irritable bowel syndrome.

These include an annoying burning sensation in the upper part of the abdomen, as well as gas, bloating and, in severe cases, blood in stool.

Fortunately, you can help relieve it with home remedies since some natural ingredients have properties that may accelerate your recovery.

In this opportunity, we want to share 5 home remedies with this. Don’t hesitate to take them when this problem bothers you!

1. Fennel seed tea

Fennel seed tea for nervous gastritis.

The infusion of fennel seeds is a digestive remedy that helps relax the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract and may help relieve the inflammation caused by nervous gastritis.

Its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic compounds help inhibit the sensation of pain and, incidentally, reduce your risk of accumulating gases.


  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • ½ tablespoon of fennel seeds (5 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)


  • Boil a cup of water and add the fennel seeds.
  • Let the drink steep for 10 minutes, strain it, and sweeten it with a spoonful of honey.

How to drink

  • Take a cup of the infusion when you feel the first symptom of nervous gastritis.
  • Repeat its consumption 2 or 3 times a day if you find it necessary.

2. Pear and banana smoothie

The enzymes and natural fibers contained in pear and banana are ideal to help reduce the irritation of the stomach mucus in cases of nervous gastritis.

These properties, in addition to their vitamins and minerals, help  calm the excessive production of acids and relieve the stress that affects the digestive process.


  • Pear
  • Ripe banana
  • A glass of water (200 ml)


  • Chop the fruits and process them in the blender with a glass of water.

How to drink

  • Serve the freshly-prepared shake and consume it when you feel burning or any symptom of nervous gastritis.
  • Take it once a day until you feel better.

3. Rice water

Rice water for nervous gastritis.

Due to its dietary fiber and antioxidants, rice water is one of the best remedies to help relieve  the burning and pain caused by nervous gastritis.

Its consumption helps relax the nervous system and relieve the stress and anxiety associated with this condition.


  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of rice (40 g)


  • Heat a cup of water and, when it reaches its boiling point, add the tablespoons of rice.
  • Let steep at room temperature for 2 or 3 hours and then strain the liquid.

How to drink

  • Take the drink twice a day, until the symptoms are eliminated.

4. Water with honey for nervous gastritis

This natural remedy gives us double the benefits for the treatment of this condition. And, since it helps relieve stress, it may soften the stomach mucus. Additionally, the natural enzymes aid the digestion process, while its sugars help increase your energy levels.


  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)


  • Heat a cup of water and add a couple of tablespoons of honey.

How to drink

  • Take the drink on an empty stomach or consume it when you feel burning from nervous gastritis.

5. Unflavored gelatin

Unflavored gelatin.

A natural drink made with unflavored gelatin may  help soften the stomach’s lining to relieve the irritation caused by this digestive pathology.

This food contains essential amino acids, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents that, in addition to relieving the burning, help regulate the activity of the nervous system.


  • ½ cup of water (125 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin (9 g)


  • Heat half a cup of water and add the unflavored gelatin.
  • Let steep for 10 minutes and drink it.

How to drink

  • Eat gelatin on an empty stomach and before each main meal.
  • Take it between meals when you feel any of the symptoms of nervous gastritis.

Is your stomach often irritated by stress? Does your abdomen hurt or burn when you’re nervous? If so, you may suffer from this condition.

If you suffer from this problem because of the food you’re eating, stress, or illness, you must pay attention to the following natural remedies that may help relieve nervous gastritis.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.