Nausea or morning sickness brings very unpleasant sensations to people. The symptoms can be described as a vomiting sensation, and you feel like you want to get everything out of your stomach. It may appear together with many ailments, infections or diseases but it can also occur to pregnant women during the first pregnancy trimester. Also, it may bother you for a short time, for example, when you get indigestion. Or it may last for longer periods of time, like days, weeks and even months when you have some severe disease: a migraine, pancreatitis, cancer, physical trauma or prolonged intake of certain drugs. At that moment, you should look for professional help. Other problems that trigger it are gastroesophageal reflux, medications food poisoning or allergies.
Get Rid Of Nausea At Home With the Next Traditional Remedies
When you experience a mild state of morning sickness, do not rush to conventional drugs even if you feel that the stomach is upset on you because of what you fed it with. You may find many home remedies for nausea that will relieve it, and you will feel better almost instantly. Here is what you can try:
1. Ginger for Nausea
This plant brings a lot of benefits to your body and can help you in many ways by boosting your immune system, relieving your toothaches or a sore throat, but also it works best for nausea sensation. It can improve your digestion and activates the digestive enzymes that balance the stomach acid. Phenols in ginger have a relaxation effect on the stomach muscles, and they will stop contracting. It can also decrease the vomiting sensation by influencing the intestines, stomach and nervous system due to some chemical compounds, gingerols. There is a chemoreceptor in our body that makes us feel like we want to vomit. Gingerols can obstruct it and bring a huge relief. Here are four ways to get rid of it with ginger.
1.1. Ginger Candy
The 1st way is to make a ginger candy which may be the most pleasant ways of treating nausea. You may prepare it yourself or buy it, but make sure you find some candies that contain ginger. If you wish to make it, you need:
- 1 piece of ginger root
- 1-2 teaspoons honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Peel the ginger and chop in small bites.
- Transfer into a small pan and add the honey.
- Stir well to coat.
- Place the cinnamon stick in the pan and simmer for a couple of minutes.
- Take the pan to the oven and cook until the mixture turns into crystals.
- Eat candies whenever you like until you don’t feel the nausea sensation anymore.
1.2. Ginger Ale
The second way it is to make a ginger ale for nausea. This ale is a “gingerly” soda form and contains a lot of gingerols which can ease the muscle contractions and help you get rid of vomiting sensation. To prepare this special ale you will need:
- 1 cup fresh ginger root, chopped
- 2 cups water
- 2 strips lemon peel
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup cold club soda
- Combine the ginger with water and lemon peel.
- Bring to a simmer and cook for 9-11 minutes.
- Mix in the sugar and cook for 15 minutes more.
- Strain the liquid and combine ¼ cup with the soda.
- Add ice and enjoy. You may keep the syrup in the fridge for about seven days.
Caution: Don’t drink ginger ale when you have gallstones because it can boost bile production.
1.3. Ginger Tea
If you wish to make a ginger tea, you need to peel a 2’’ piece of ginger root and chop into small pieces. Bring three cups of water to a boil and add the ginger. Cook for 5 minutes. Strain the tea and drink at least 2 cups per day.
1.4. Just Chew It
Another way of using ginger for vomiting is to chew a small piece. You may chew it several times a day, whenever you need to. You will feel instant relief.
2. Go Fragrant with Essential Oils
As a home remedy, essential oils are very efficient in treating nausea because their fragrance will relieve any nasty sensation in your body. Aromatherapy for morning sickness uses essential oils to bring quick relief to these unpleasant feelings.
Here are six ways on how you can use essential oils for nausea:
- Use a diffuser.
- Drip a few drops in an herbal infusion and drink.
- Inhale directly from the bottle.
- Massage you stomach with peppermint essential oil diluted in olive oil to release the cramps.
- Apply diluted on your forehead, temples, and neck.
- Pour some drops on a cotton pad and inhale.
Next you will find which are the best and how to use these oils for nausea:
- Peppermint Essential Oil
One of these helping oils is peppermint essential oil. It is effective in healing digestive problems and even respiratory issues. While it’s menthol calms down the lower esophageal sphincter, peppermint has a calming effect on your stomach muscles.
Caution: peppermint essential oil may cause irritations, so don’t apply undiluted.
- Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is another great remedy for nausea and vomiting. Its scent alone and you will forget about all your troubles. You may inhale it or use a diffuser.
- Anise Essential Oil
Also, make sure to use Anise essential oil. It has some fantastic properties such as antifungal, antibacterial and antioxidant effects. It can be used in inhalations or a diffuser, but you can also apply it directly on your tummy, and it will bring a relief sensation.
- Bath With Essential Oils
Another method of aromatherapy is taking a scented bath. Add ten drops of essential oil in your bathtub and relax until you get rid of the nausea sensation.
3. Tea for Nausea
Herbal remedies are always amongst people favorites. It is very easy to prepare an herbal infusion and very pleasant to drink it. Besides the ginger root tea, there are also many other teas for nausea. Peppermint has the extraordinary property of treating all kinds of digestive problems, such as vomiting sensation, diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating.
3.1. Peppermint Tea
- Bring a cup of water to a boil and remove from heat.
- Add one tablespoon of dried mint leaves and steep for 5 minutes.
- Strain the liquid and let cool.
- Drink warm or cold for at least three times a day. You will see that the use of peppermint tea for nausea will bring you a great relief.
If you want, you may try chewing some fresh peppermint leaves.
3.2. Chamomile Tea
Another tea for nausea is the German chamomile one. Due to its spasmolytic effect, chamomile relaxes the muscle tissue of stomach and intestinal wall and reduces the bad sensation. If you wish to prepare it, you will need:
- 1 teaspoon dried German chamomile flowers
- 1 cup boiling water
- Add the flowers to the water and steep for 3 minutes.
- Strain the liquid and drink 2-3 cups a day.
- Add some honey if you prefer, but it will have the best effect if you consume it without any sweetener.
3.3 Raspberry Leaf Tea
In case you are pregnant, use red raspberry leaf tea instead. It is not recommended for the first trimester, though. Due to the high iron content, it will reduce the nausea sensation. Prepare a red raspberry leaf infusion by steeping one teaspoon of dried leaves in 1 cup water. Strain and drink for relief.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar for Nausea
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid. Therefore, it can balance the stomach pH and is a great treatment for digestive problems. How to get rid of vomiting using apple cider vinegar? Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water. Drink whenever you experience the bad sensation.
5. Acupressure for Nausea
Putting pressure on some essential points of your body is extremely beneficial for certain conditions. This is an ancient Chinese technique which has proved its value through the years. These are some acupressure points you may use as nausea relief.
- Abdominal Sorrow: – you will find this point under the rib cage, right where the eighth rib meets the ninth rib cartilage. It is right in line with the earlobe.
- Inner Gate: – look at the inner side of your forearm, one-half fingers above the wrist, in the middle.
- Intermediary – this point is located on the inner forearm, right between the tendons, four fingers above the wrist.
Try one or two of these points whenever you have time to get rid of nausea. You need to drink a lot of water because acupressure activates the toxin expulsion out of the body and water will help them get out faster.
6. Try Saltine Crackers for Nausea
These crackers contain a high amount of starch which will absorb the stomach acid and balance the pH. When eating crackers, you will feel a great relief. Saltine crackers have no side effects so even pregnant women may consume it. However if you experience nausea in the car, it is advisable to go for other remedies, because eating may increase the discomfort and it’s most probably that you will end up vomiting.
7. Yoga for Nausea
Yoga is an ancient way of living for the people that practice it. All the poses aim to heal some conditions and strengthen some parts of the body. They have been proving their efficiency for 6000 years, and yoga is coming back in trends these days. You will see many benefits but only if you execute the postures correctly. Here are three yoga poses for nausea that will have a healing effect:
7.1. Inverted Pose
The easiest yoga pose is the “Inverted Pose” (Viparita Karani). Grab a pillow and lay on your back, close to a wall. Raise your feet and bring your bottom as close to the wall as you can. Place the pillow under your tailbone and remain in this position completing abdominal breath for minimum 8 minutes.
7.2. Bound Angle Pose
You can also execute Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana). Take a seated position. After bringing the soles of the feet together, use your hands to draw the heels towards the pelvis. Remain in this posture for 5 minutes. If you need to, lean against a wall to release the pressure from the upper body.
7.3. Adho Mukha Swastikasana
Adho Mukha Swastikasana is another yoga pose which will help find a relaxing nausea relief. Take a seated, cross-legged position. Lean forward and place your arms on a table or chair. Rest your head on the arms and hold the posture for minimum 2 minutes.
8. Sea bands for Nausea
Sea bands or wristbands follow the same principle of applying pressure on the points from the inner wrist. There is another point, P6, found at three fingers above the wrist, between the tendons. This remedy is particularly useful for pregnant women who experience morning sickness. Since they have to be careful with what they eat or drink (for example, ginger tea or essential oils are not recommended in pregnancy), sea bands and wristbands for nausea are perfect.
The remedy is also good for motion sickness. Many people feel a nausea sensation or even vomit when they are traveling by car. It is not something very pleasant because this can spoil your entire holiday. So make sure you take some sea bands with you.
9. Just Vomit
There are times in your life when you need to let things go. It is possible that you had a dinner rich in fats or maybe you ate something your stomach just couldn’t digest. You feel the urge to vomit. The best choice for you in this situation is to let it go. Just throw up all the food and you will feel an instant nausea relief. In these cases, your body is telling you that it wants to get rid of all those residues, and you should listen to it. Otherwise, if you fight this situation and do anything you can not to vomit, you may end up feeling worse, and your sickness will last for several hours or maybe days.
10. Lemon Slices for Nausea
Lemons are well known for their capacity of fighting against nausea. This instant remedy it pretty simple to be put into practice. You will need:
- A few lemon slices
What to do next?
Suck the lemon slices and swallow the juice. Since it is sour, the citrus will inhibit the nasty sensation and the urge to vomit.
Note: Instead of sucking slices you can prepare yourself a homemade lemonade.
11. Get Hydrated
In case you have been sick and vomiting for a longer period, it is possible that you got dehydrated. So, if you still feel bad, drink plenty of water so your body will gain back its fluids. This way you will get rid of nausea soon. You may also try fruit juices to get your nutrients you lost when vomiting.
12. Fresh Air for Nausea
Fresh air may help when you feel that morning sickness. Usually, people tend to close the window and just lay there when they are ill. But the air inside your room may be filled with bacteria, and it will become less oxygenated. So it would be better to open the window and stay close to it. Breathe deeply, from your abdomen to treat nausea. You will feel an instant relief. This breathing exercise will also reduce the anxiety associated with sickness. Anxiety may appear in many other situations and lead to nausea because when you are very emotional about an event or a meeting it is possible that you will feel the urge to vomit. Breathing exercises can help you. Take fresh air and exercise for at least 5 minutes and you will feel better.
13. Rice Water
Rice is another food rich in starch that has a positive effect on the digestive system. Rice can heal both diarrhea and constipation, flatulence and vomiting. If you wish to follow the next home remedy for nausea with rice water you will need:
- ½ cup rice
- ¾ cup water
Combine these two ingredients in a cooking pot and bring to a boil. Boil until the rice is cooked through. Strain the liquid and drink it.
14. Fennel Seeds
Fennel is well known as a powerful herb to treat any digestive problem. It is used even for baby colics. If your baby experiences abdominal cramps you may give him a tea made of fennel, cumin, and anise and he will certainly feel better. To use fennel seed for nausea homemade tea you will need:
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, crushed
Bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add the fennel seeds and steep for 9-11 minutes. Strain the tea and drink two cups per day to ease your condition.
Another home remedy would be just to chew some fennel seeds instead of preparing the tea. Chewing them has the same effect on your stomach.
15. Cumin for Nausea
As mentioned in the previous remedy, cumin seeds are also useful in healing an upset stomach. They increase the production of pancreatic enzymes and may ease your nausea. Here are three ways to treat it using cumin:
15.1. With Water Only
The first remedy it is a simple homemade mixture. Warm one cup of water and add ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds. Drink this mixture to treat the nasty sensation.
15.2. With Honey And Cardamon Powder
For the second strategy, you need one teaspoon of honey, a pinch of cumin powder and a pinch of cardamom powder. Combine all the ingredients and eat the mixture slowly.
15.3. Cumin Seeds Tea
The third method requires you to prepare a tea with cumin seeds for nausea. Bring a cup of water to a boil. Add one teaspoon of cumin seeds and steep for 5 minutes. Strain the liquid and drink the tea slowly.
16. Take Care of Your Diet
When your stomach is upset, it is better to take a break from your regular diet. If you are experiencing nausea unpleasant sensations, it means that your digestive system needs some rest to be able to heal. Besides liquids like clear water, herbal teas and fruit juices, just stick to certain foods that can help relieve the nasty symptoms. You can include here bananas that also contain a lot of starch, rice, toast and applesauce (but make sure to prepare your own, so it doesn’t have any sugar added). These foods will ease your path back to the regular diet you follow. Little by little add clear soups, potatoes or pasta. Don’t jump right back to dairy or meat. The queasiness may come back, and you will have to start with treatment over again.
What To Do When First Nausea Symptoms Occur
Relax and accept what you feel
Just lay down and close your eyes. Try to let everything go. When you acknowledge your state faster, it is possible to get rid of it before it gets worse. Sometimes the sickness sensation is only in our minds. So if you think that you’re going to throw up, you most probably will. Take it easy and let it all pass.
Try to distract your mind from what you feel
Take a walk or do anything that pleases you, like reading a good book or talking to a friend. Do this when the first symptoms appear and things will get better. However, if that activity makes your nausea worse, just stop and try something else.
Accept the idea of vomiting.
As we previously said, it can bring great relief. This may be the answer to your problem. It is hard to think like that, but it can truly help.
Don’t run to conventional drugs like antacids
These drugs may relieve the symptoms, but they won’t heal the cause of the sickness.
By stabilizing the middle ear which controls the equilibrium you may calm down nausea. You can do this just by remaining still.
Avoid dairy products
The fats and proteins from milk activate the body to create more mucus which will intensify your queasiness sensation.
When people are experiencing this unpleasant sensation they can try the home remedies presented above. If you start to vomit excessively, or your nausea doesn’t stop after several days, it is better to make a call to your doctor.