Abdominal Cramps

Drink chamomile, dill, or mint tea made by steeping 1 tsp. to 1 Tbs. of herb in 1 cup boiling water. If the cramping is caused by bacteria (raw food or untreated water), drink 1 tsp. chlorine bleach in 2 cups of water; or drink wine (see “Antibiotic”). The pectin in apple cider is useful for cramping and diarrhea in children. Hot peppers kill bacteria and protect the stomach. See “Diarrhea.”