Natural Home Remedies for Nausea
Feel like you might throw up?
If a digestive problem or a toxic foreign substance causes your nausea, vomiting might help. Nausea also can be caused by medications, negative emotions, pregnancy, overeating, overuse of alcohol, chemotherapy, motion, flu, et al.
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain
- Decreased urination
- Dry mouth
- Increased pulse rate
- Respiratory difficulty
A doctor may prescribe anti-emetics but there are things you can do at home to support your healing.
When you are feeling nauseated, try eating small meals frequently. You could try the BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast).
If you are seldom nauseated, it may be difficult to identify an offending food. If you experience nausea frequently, keep a log of the foods you eat in order to help you target the source of your discomfort. Eggs and fish are common offenders.
FOODS THAT MAY PROMOTE HEALING
- Bland, soft foods
- Bone Broth, easy to digest and nutritious
- Cold or room-temperature foods
- Dry foods like crackers and toast
FOODS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES TO AVOID
- Fried food
- Greasy food
- Spicy food
- Strong-smelling food
- Sweet food
TEAS AND OTHER LIQUIDS
Teas and juices can help with your nausea, but drink at room temperature and only small amounts at a time. Avoid carbonated beverages.
- Aniseed tea
- Apple Cider Vinegar; a TBL in water or undiluted
- Chamomile tea
- Clove powder in hot water
- Cocktail bitters—several drops in a glass of soda
- Cranberry juice
- Cumin seed tea with a bit of nutmeg
- Electrolytes if you are vomiting
- Ginger tea
- Lemon juice
- Lime juice
- Onion juice with ginger
- Peppermint tea
- Soda/soft drink, served flat at room temperature may calm a shaky stomach (but is not a healthy drink)
HERBS AND SPICES
- Cumin extract
- Fennel powder
Essential oils can be administered via a diffuser for inhalation, administered topically in carrier oil like coconut (3% diluted solution), or undiluted drops can be added to a hot bath.
- Cannabis oil
- Lemon oil in your bath
- Peppermint oil added to your bath water or inhale the vapors from a diffuser
- Peppermint oil rubbed into the back of your neck and the bottoms of your feet
OTHER SUBSTANCES AND SUPPLEMENTS
- Vitamin B6
Water is essential and a main nutrient for the human body. Without it, you cannot survive for many days. Staying hydrated is fundamental for a healthy body, so how much is enough? There are so many differences in people (i.e., how much we sweat), as well as the diets we consume (a lot of water comes from healthy, whole foods), but a general rule is to consume enough water that your urine is clear, but not so much that you dilute your nutrients. If you are taking certain supplements that make your urine yellow, then you can start out with the formula of drinking ½ ounce to 1 ounce of pure water for each pound you weigh. If you weigh 130 pounds, drink 65 to 130 ounces of water a day. Definitely drink when you are thirsty.
Exercise moderately in fresh air if you can. Do not make yourself feel worse; be sensible.
Stay calm. Anxiety undermines health. Practice relaxation exercises, talk to a friend. Do what works for you to keep mellow.
OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO
- Apply a cold compress to your head.
- Apply heat to your tummy.
- Avoid eating in a warm room.
- Coke syrup; just a spoonful may help
- Diatomaceous earth may be helpful if you have a toxic substance in your body.
- If you need to rest, sit up or lie back with your head raised for at least an hour after eating.
- Rest, as needed.
- Rinse your mouth before and after meals.
- Slow breathing exercises
- Sugar syrup
- Sugar, heated together with water (half as much water as sugar) to make a syrup. Take a teaspoonful whenever you feel queasy. That’s another not-very-healthy idea, so don’t get hooked.
- Acupressure to the wrist or the webbing between thumb and index finger for several minutes.
- Chinese Medicine