Discover 13 different natural home remedies for nausea. Learn simple solutions you can use for free or buy in your store to alleviate your symptoms.
What Is Nausea?
Nausea is the feeling that you are about to vomit. Almost everyone experiences nausea at some time. It is not a disease but a symptom of many different disorders.
Many different abdominal conditions can cause nausea, such as:
The most common abdominal illnesses that result in nausea are viral infections (gastroenteritis). Or constipation and regular menstruation.
Nausea is common with migraine headaches, head injury, brain tumors, and stroke. It can also be a symptom of glaucoma, resulting from pressure on the nerves at the back of the eye. So let's explore some home remedies for nausea.
13 Natural Home Remedies For Nausea
1. Consume Ginger
Ginger is most famous for its role in preventing and alleviating nausea and vomiting. A half tsp of powdered ginger may improve nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy.
But it is also great for motion sickness. It can also prevent nausea and vomiting during HIV treatment. Ginger is also useful in treating chemotherapy-induced vomiting.
There was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of ginger for breast cancer patients undergoing chemo. Chemo-induced vomiting was relieved in all phases.
Ginger reduced or delayed vomiting within 24 hours and two to three days after chemo. It was even effective against vomiting before chemotherapy sessions.
Ginger can also treat migraines.
Ginger Can Reduce Migraine Symptoms
A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It's often followed by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Migraine attacks can last for hours or days. The pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities. A double-blinded randomized controlled clinical trial compared ginger to sumatriptan.
It is also known as Imitrex. Sumatriptan is one of the top-selling migraine drugs in the world. The researchers tried using just one-eighth of a teaspoon of powdered ginger, versus a good dose of the drug.
Most participants started in moderate or severe pain before. But, after the drug or ginger, ended up in mild pain or pain-free.
An eighth of a teaspoon of ginger is 3000 times cheaper than the drug. On the drug, people reported dizziness, a sedative effect, vertigo, and heartburn.
The only thing reported for ginger was an upset stomach. But this condition only happens if you eat one Tbsp of ginger powder on an empty stomach.
So don't consume more than this. Here is two simple recipes you can use to alleviate nausea with ginger:
Lemon-Ginger Apple Chews
One whole peeled lemon
One hand of ginger
One finger of turmeric root
Four apples, thinly sliced
1. Liquify the lemon, ginger, and turmeric in a high-speed blender.
2. Coat the apple slices with the blended mixture.
3. Place the mixture in a dehydrator until desired chewiness.
4. Eat the chews every time you feel nauseous.
You can also drink ginger tea to help ease symptoms.
Ginger - 2 inches(5 cm)
Boiled water - 2-3 cups(5.7-8.5 dl)
1. Wash the ginger root and peel it.
2. Slice it into small pieces, or crush it by covering it with wax paper and using a spoon to smash it.
3. Boil 2-3 cups(5.7-8.5 dl) of water over medium-high heat.
4. Add the ginger and let it boil for 3-5 minutes.
5. Remove the tea from the heat and strain it if you don't want little ginger bits in your tea.
6.Pour the tea in a mug and add a sweetener such as Stevia.
7. Sip it slowly.
The next thing you can do to fixa nausea is to take deep breaths.
2. Take Deep Breaths
Taking slow, deep breaths can also help reduce nausea. In one study, researchers looked at different aromatherapy scents. They wanted to know the most effective at reducing nausea following surgery.
They instructed participants to breathe in various scents. All participants, including those in the placebo group, reported a decrease in nausea.
This made the researchers suspect that the controlled breathing provided the relief. In a second study, researchers confirmed controlled breathing relieved nausea, not the scents.
In this study, the controlled breathing reduced it in 62% of cases. The study required participants to inhale through their nose to a count of three.
So, the next time you feel ill follow these instructions:
Stress can also trigger nausea symptoms.
3. Release Stress
Stress, fear, and anxiety can cause the body to malfunction. It can result in stomach and intestinal issues leading to nausea and vomiting. This reaction is due to the release of stress hormones.
During times of heightened anxiety, you may feel nauseous after eating a meal. Nausea due to a fearful situation is temporary. So try to relax.
If stress and anxiety are more chronic, you need to address the underlying causes. Make sure to try different relaxation techniques to address the issue.
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Digestive issues can also lead to vomiting and nausea.
4. Fix Digestive Issues
If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, you may have a feeling of wanting to throw up. IBS interferes with your digestive system and makes it hard to digest food.
It causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, bloating, and constipation. 84% of those suffering from IBS have SIBO. SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
It means that bacteria in the intestine ferment carbs leading to gases and cramping. Digestive issues can also be due to histamine, oxalate, or salicylate imbalances.
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Food allergies can also lead to nausea.
5. Avoid Food Allergies
Nausea and vomiting can be due to a food allergy or food intolerance. A food allergy occurs when the body detects a foreign substance. It then releases histamine, which triggers food allergy symptoms.
Some common food allergens include:
Some symptoms of food allergies include:
Gluten allergy can cause severe allergic reactions. It can lead to chest pain, breathing problems, and nausea.
Dairy is the most common cause of food allergies. The protein that usually triggers an immunological reaction in milk is casein. Dairy is food for calves, not humans.
Common symptoms of milk allergies include:
The best way to avoid nausea is to stop drinking milk. Use dairy alternatives like oat- or nut milk instead.
Egg allergies are common in children and adults who consume eggs in any form such as cakes, pastries, baked foods, mayonnaise, pasta, soups. Most symptoms occur in infants between 6 and 15 months of age.
Egg whites cause more allergy than yolks. In rare cases, people might be allergic to both. Egg allergies can have the following symptoms:
You can correct food allergies by excluding the foods that cause reactions. Or use muscle testing to know what foods to avoid.
Usually, you will vomit or experience diarrhea after taking in a food that you are allergic to. When nauseated, you can avoid vomiting by:
Alcohol can also cause nausea.
6. Don't Drink Alcohol
Too much alcohol will lead to a hangover resulting in a headache along with nausea. The feeling of nausea after drinking alcohol can be because of:
As alcohol circulates through the body, ethanol promotes dehydration by increasing urine production. This process can cause headaches and dry mouth, which can, in turn, cause nausea in some people.
Those conditions can combine to make a person lethargic, achy, and nauseous. Alcohol and nausea can also go hand in hand before the hangover begins.
If the body recognizes that it is receiving too much liquid, it may reject more fluid. The result is nausea and vomiting. This reaction can also occur when you ingest fluids in a short period.
To help the detoxification process, it's always a good idea to drink plenty of water. Before going to bed, try to gulp down two big cups.
As I mentioned before, ginger is an excellent remedy for vomiting and nausea. So follow the tips I talked about earlier. Consuming ginger, citrus, and brown sugar before drinking can decrease vomiting and nausea.
7. Stop Food Poisoning
Food poisoning is a common reason for nausea. Food can become contaminated by foodborne viruses, bacteria, or parasites.
This happens if the food has been handled or prepared in unsanitary conditions or is undercooked. Symptoms of food poisoning are nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramping.
These unpleasant symptoms can appear within a few hours after eating contaminated food. It is possible to prevent food poisoning by taking precautions when handling food.
If you suffer from food poisoning, a low-fat whole food plant-based diet can help. Eat foods that are easy to digest and won't irritate your stomach or intestine further.
You should include foods like rice, oatmeal, or bananas. These foods don't put extra pressure on your digestion and can help you recover quicker.
Follow this diet until you no longer experience nausea or vomiting. When I suffered from food poisoning in Thailand, my rescue food was bananas and salads.
There are also certain foods that you should avoid, or you may delay the healing process. Avoid fatty, fried, and spicy foods because they can irritate your digestive system.
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8. Don't Overeat
Overeating causes nausea because your digestive system fails to process the food. You may experience stomach pain, headaches, and heartburn.
Prolonged nausea may lead to vomiting when the stomach is trying to get rid of excess food. It is common in people who have a weak digestive system.
A warm liquid will speed up the work of the gastrointestinal tract. This will make nausea pass gradually.
Eat lots of fiber, such as starchy foods like rice, to control your appetite. Starchy vegetables make you feel full and prevent snacking.
9. Avoid Medications And Chemo
Many prescription drugs often cause nausea, such as antidepressants. Stay away from nausea-inducing medications.
A quick, simple way to determine if a medication could worsen your nausea is to check the package. Or you can visit www.drugs.com.
If nausea is listed as a possible side effect, that medication could be a probable cause of your condition.
Examples of nausea-inducing medications include:
Chemotherapy is something you need to avoid if you don't want to experience nausea.
Chemo Causes Nausea
Chemotherapy often leads to frequent vomiting and make it hard to keep your food down. Chemo is pure poison with many side effects, the worst one being cancer!
A study showed that chemo is only effective 2.3% of the time in treating cancer. The reason why hospitals use it is not that it's useful but because it makes drug companies money.
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10. Remove Gallstones
Gallstones form in both the liver's bile ducts and the gallbladder. These stones block the liver from fulfilling hundreds of different functions. One of the liver's primary functions is to produce bile.
Without enough bile, the small intestine can't digest fat and calcium. Reduced bile secretion leaves food undigested and subjects them to bacteria.
80% of gallstones are cholesterol. The other 20% consists of calcium salts and bilirubin. Gallstones may contain bile salts, water, mucus, toxins, bacteria, or dead parasites.
Many people never experience discomfort and don't even know they have gallstones. But sometimes, the stones can trigger severe pain and other symptoms.
Nausea is a common symptom of all gallbladder-related diseases. It may also cause digestive problems, such as acid reflux, gas, nausea, and vomiting.
You will likely feel sicker right after a meal. Dizziness may also be present.
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11. Eat Spearmint & Peppermint
Spearmint and peppermint can help your gastric lining and colon. Peppermint may reduce nausea and vomiting after surgeries.
Essential oils of both spearmint and peppermint reduce nausea and vomiting after chemo.
But the benefit only happens if you swallow them. So try to consume spearmint or peppermint either whole or as an essential oil.
Strong smells can also cause nausea.
12. Avoid Strong Smells
Your sense of smell is connected to your digestive system. A strong scent can send your stomach rolling and worsen your nausea.
When someone has hyperosmia, they can experience smells more strongly than other people. This condition may lead to discomfort and illness from certain odors.
Trigger odors for hyperosmia vary from person to person. Familiar smells that may trigger hyperosmia include:
Changes to the sense of smell may trigger headaches and nausea and vomiting. Avoid areas where anyone is smoking, or wearing a strong scent. Don't smoke or put on any perfume. Also, make sure to throw away old rotten food.
13. Inhale Or Eat Lemons
Citrusy smells, such as those from a freshly sliced lemon, may help reduce nausea. Lemon is best known for its ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body. But did you know that it serves as a natural remedy for nausea too?
A 2014 clinical trial looked at the effect of lemon on nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. A hundred pregnant women with nausea and vomiting were divided into two groups.
One group got lemon essential oil, and the other group a placebo. Both groups hade to inhale their solutions as soon as they felt nausea.
There was a significant difference between the two groups. The lemon scent group experienced less nausea.
To get rid of nausea with lemon, cut open a fresh lemon and inhale it every time you feel nauseous. If smelling the lemon does not work, cut it into wedges and suck on them to relieve your nausea quickly.
Alternatively, you can use lemon oil or drink lemon water when nausea symptoms arise.
Ginger is most famous for its role in preventing and alleviating nausea and vomiting.
Taking slow, deep breaths can also help reduce nausea.
Stress can result in stomach and intestinal issues leading to nausea and vomiting
Digestive issues can cause nausea such as histamine, oxalate, or salicylate imbalances, IBS, SIBO, and stress.
Nausea and vomiting can be due to a food allergy or food intolerance.
Too much alcohol will lead to a hangover resulting in a headache along with nausea.
Food poisoning is a common reason for nausea.
Overeating causes nausea because your digestive system fails to process the food.
Many prescription drugs often cause nausea, such as antidepressants.
Chemotherapy often leads to frequent vomiting and make it hard to keep your food down.
Nausea is a common symptom of all gallbladder-related diseases such as gallstones.
Peppermint and spearmint may reduce nausea and vomiting after surgeries.
A strong scent can worsen your nausea.
Citrusy smells, such as those from a freshly sliced lemon, may help reduce nausea.
13 Ways To Start Using Natural Home Remedies For Nausea
1. Consume ginger
2. Take deep breaths
3. Release stress
4. Fix digestive issues
5. Avoid food allergies
6. Don't drink alcohol
7. Stop food poisoning
8. Don't overeat
9. Avoid medications and chemo
10. Remove gallstones
11. Eat spearmint & peppermint
12. Avoid strong smells
13. Inhale or eat lemons
As you can see, there are several home remedies for nausea. One of the first things you should try is ginger. Or the breathing technique mentioned before.
After that, you should look at other reasons why you might feel nauseous. Maybe your problem is stress, digestive issues, gallstones, or food poisoning.
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