Related Terms

  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Poor Digestion
  • Stomach Upset

Dyspepsia is pain or discomfort in the upper middle part of the belly. You may also have a burning feeling in your chest, bloating, nausea, and burping.

If a health problem is not the cause of your dyspepsia, medicines and diet changes may help. Some people look to natural therapies to further ease symptoms.

Natural Therapies

May Be Effective

  • Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles in the body. It may improve symptoms of dyspepsia. A1-A9

Herbs and supplements that may ease symptoms:

  • Chios mastic gum is made from the resin of a mastic tree. It becomes soft when you chew it. It may improve symptoms in people with dyspepsia. B7
  • Herbal preparation of extracts of bitter candy tuft, matricaria flower, peppermint leaves, caraway, licorice root and lemon balmB5
  • Candytuft—a flowering plant. B4, B6
  • Magnesium with activated charcoal and simethicone B9
  • Peppermint and caraway are plants that have been used together as an oil. B1-B3, B13
  • Probiotics are microorganisms that help the body. B12
  • Rikkunshito is an herbal medicine used in Japan. B8, B10, B11

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Herbs and Supplements to Be Used With Caution

Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some may get in the way of treatment. They can also make illness worse or cause new problems.

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