Home Remedies for Nausea
Fortunately, there are some home remedies that can effectively treat nausea. Read on.
Everyone’s had nausea and it’s not fun. It is a feeling hard to put in words. You feel uneasy and sick; often times it is the precursor to vomiting. Dehydration to food poisoning, morning sickness to motion sickness, and medications to acid reflux- anything can cause nausea. Fortunately, there are some home remedies that can effectively treat nausea. Read on. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
Eating ginger in any form triggers the secretion of digestive juices that will help neutralise your stomach acid. It also soothes irritated stomach linings while toning muscles of your digestive tract. Boil ginger with some water for 2-3 minutes, stain and add honey to this water. Sip on this ginger tea for relief from nausea. You can also chew raw ginger with some black salt sprinkled to it. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
The fresh lemony smell can effectively push off the nauseating feeling. The citric acid in lemon helps neutralize your stomach acids. You could make lemon water by adding lime juice and salt to water and drink it. You can also lick off the mixture of honey and lemon to relieve nausea. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
The therapeutic properties of cumin seeds are well known and used in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking. Cumin helps secrete digestive enzymes in the pancreas which not only leads to proper digestion but also proper assimilation of nutrition in your body. Pour hot water over cumin seeds, add a pinch of nutmeg powder and drink this tea. Do not discard the cumin seeds, eat them. In case you don’t like cumin seeds, you can add cumin powder to this drink. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
Mint oil is antispasmodic in nature. It relaxes the muscles in your stomach and prevents cramping as well as nausea. Peppermint tea is exceptionally beneficial for nausea which is caused by intestinal cramping. Pour hot water over mint leaves, cover and leave for 3-5 minutes. Add honey and sip your mint tea. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
Cinnamon is antibacterial and antiviral in nature thus helping cure any stomach infection you might have got. The sweet smell of cinnamon, on the other hand, soothes your nerves to give you that so needed relaxing state when you feel nauseating. Pour hot water on cinnamon stick and let it steep for a few minutes. Drink this mixture. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
Rice water is an unconventional remedy effective for alleviating nausea, especially when caused by gastritis. You should use white rice and not brown one for this remedy because what you need is plain starch and no fibre. Boil white rice with water until the rice is tender. Strain and drink the hot rice water or cool it down before drinking. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
The bioactive compounds of fennel excellently relax smooth muscle lining of the gastrointestinal tract preventing such problems as bloating, flatulence and nausea. Take 1 tsp of fennel seeds and pour 1 cup of hot water over it. Cover and let it steep for about 10 minutes. Drink this fennel tea to relieve of nausea. Don’t discard the seeds. Chew them too. You can also chew raw fennel seeds. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
If you’re feeling so nauseous you think you need to vomit, don’t fight the urge. It’s your body’s way of getting out something that’s causing harm in your stomach, and you usually feel much better afterwards. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
Upper back and neck pain can set off reoccurring bouts of nausea. In this case, the nausea is your bodies’ way of reacting to the discomfort in your back or neck. Try doing some simple neck and back stretches to release the tension causing the queasiness. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
If your stomach is upset, it probably doesn't need the additional burden of digesting food. Stick to fluids until you feel a little better and have stopped vomiting. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
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