How Does Gripe Water Help Baby Colic

Gripe Water Aids Digestion

Different brands of gripe water have different ingredients, but each brand includes ingredients that are designed to ease a baby’s stomach ache. In all natural gripe waters, herbs like peppermint, fennel, chamomile, and ginger are ingredients used to ease a stomach ache. These herbs help to reduce and eliminate gas, stomach cramps, stomach and intestinal spasms, and aid digestion by increasing bile flow and relaxing the digestive tract. Other formulations of gripe water include sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) which can help correct the stomachs Ph balance and reduce acidity.

Gripe Water Helps a Baby’s Body Self Heal

Gripe water is homeopathic. According to the Website of the makers of colic calm, the small doses of all natural ingredients can stimulate the body to self heal. Common ingredients in gripe water–like dill–also prevent bacteria from growing and can help prevent stomach illnesses that are often caused by bacteria like E Coli, staphylococcus and streptococcus. Vegetable carbon, another common ingredient, can help to eliminate toxins in the body and restore the body to its original, healthy state.

Gripe Water Helps Ease Pain

Chamomile, fennel, aloe, and blackthorn are all common ingredients used in gripe water formulations to help ease pain. Chamomile can help with restlessness and decrease a baby’s sensitivity to pain. Fennel has pain reducing properties. Aloe can help relieve pain near the liver area, and blackthorn can reduce pain caused by cramping and aching. Lemon balm is also a common ingredient that helps to promote sleep and relaxation.


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