Prefer natural remedies for nausea to synthetic medications? With commercial antiemetics readily available, home remedies for nausea and vomiting hardly seem necessary, but these organic methods can prove to be healthier and safer. Below, you’ll find natural remedies for nausea, for both prevention and relief. Start taking care of your body with natural home remedies without the side effects!
Natural Remedies for Nausea
What Causes Nausea?
Feeling sick to your stomach and queasy, lately? That’s nausea, and unfortunately everyone will experience it at some point in their lives. While vomiting may follow, one can feel nauseous without throwing up.
Nausea has many possible causes. Some of the most common causes are:
- Motion sickness
- Stomach infection
- Morning sickness in the early stages of pregnancy.
Nausea is also a common side effect of medical treatments such as chemotherapy. Even anxiety and disgust can cause nausea and induce vomiting.
Tips to Prevent Nausea
Luckily, if you’re prone to nausea or anticipate it often, there are certain ways you can prevent it or treat it once you feel its effects:
- Drink water and stay hydrated.
- Eat small portions of food six times a day instead of three heavy meals.
- Avoid hard-to-digest and spicy foods. Hot and extra-spicy foods may irritate the stomach.
- Wait for a couple of hours after eating before you lay down.
- Relax and take deep breaths.
- Keep yourself comfortable when traveling.
- Add ginger to your diet.
Natural Relief for Nausea
Naturally, our first response when feeling nauseous it to rush to the drugstore for antiemetics. However, this shouldn’t be the case (unless severe and indicated by a doctor) when there are natural ways to help relieve queasiness, dizziness, and vomiting. These are the time-tested, but medically-backed, natural remedies for nausea:
1. Foods That Help Relieve Nausea
Apples, ginger, lemon, crackers, salt, and nuts are some of the known foods which help relieve nausea. Ginger is especially powerful and can help alleviate morning sickness during pregnancy. It has no known side effects.
2. Aromatherapy and Relaxation
Dizziness, anxiety, and stress are all also linked to nausea. Deep, controlled breathing helps you relax. Additionally, deep breathing aided by aromatherapy, using essential oils like lemon, ginger, lavender, and other herbs, help create a calming environment and reduce the feeling of nausea.
3. Acupuncture and Acupressure
Though used as a technique among cancer patients, acupuncture also works wonders against nausea. Doing acupressure on point PC6 will help relieve nausea and vomiting. This ancient technique helps with blood circulation and releases muscle tension. However, before beginning any acupuncture sessions, be sure to consult with an alternative healing expert first.
4. Peppermint and Other Healing Herbs
Traditionally, peppermint has been used for hundreds of years to ease upset stomaches. Both its scent and flavor have a calming and numbing effect which help relieve queasiness. However, keep in mind that people with GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease should avoid this natural treatment.
Cannabis oil may help reduce medication-induced nausea for patients with advanced stages of cancer and AIDS. Besides nausea, cannabis oil has also been reported to help relieve pain and inflammation in patients. In fact, many patients find it more effective than synthetic pharmaceutical drugs.
Find out how to relieve your nausea with acupressure in this video from Lu Strength & Therapy:
Now that you know more about the natural remedies for nausea, your options are no longer limited to drugstore runs. Understand what causes you to be nauseous and then address appropriately. Finally, of course, always consult your doctor if your nausea and vomiting become too severe.
Do you have any tricks up your sleeve on how to naturally achieve nausea relief? Tell us about it in the comments below!