Home Remedies For Nausea Relief

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Nausea is that uneasy pukish feeling which is very difficult to put into words, but something that most of us have experienced in the past. Nausea is not a disease, but rather a symptom. It is often a pre-cursor of vomiting, and can get you in a miserable condition.

The vomiting center in the brain is the place where all the stimuli responsible for nausea starts functioning. Thus, the feeling of nausea coordinates itself with vomiting. Nausea can be prolonged, or short-lived. If it is prolonged, then it might be a symptom of something more severe.

Nausea’s origin can be physical or psychological. If it’s psychological, it can be a result of problems in the brain, or if it’s physical, the organs in the gastrointestinal tract are often to be blamed. Nausea can also be caused by disease of organs that are outside the gastrointestinal tract.

Thus, if you are suffering from prolonged nausea, it is better to get yourself diagnosed at the earliest. On the other hand, short-lived nausea can be caused due to motion-sickness and doesn’t require you to go to a doctor.

Causes of Nausea

There are many psychological and physical factors that can result in nausea. Some of the most common ones are-

  • Excess sugar, alcohol, or caffeine consumption
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Appendicitis
  • Head injuries
  • Motion sickness
  • Morning sickness
  • Pregnancy
  • Food poisoning
  • Addison’s disease
  • Eating disorders like bulimia nervosa and anorexia
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Influenza
  • Chicken pox
  • Stomach flu
  • Migraine
  • Certain medications
  • Menstruation and premenstrual syndrome
  • Pneumonia
  • Reflux disorder
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Kidney disorder
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver disorder
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Seasickness

Symptoms of Nausea

The symptoms of nausea are very difficult to describe. These symptoms are not very painful but make you feel very uncomfortable in the upper part of the chest, abdomen, and throat. Some of the most common symptoms of nausea are-

Home Remedies For Nausea Relief

As mentioned above, short-lived nausea doesn’t require a visit to the doctor. Some common sense combined with some home remedies for nausea relief can help you feel better instantly.

While there are also many medications available in the market, they are generally very hard on your body, and can actually make you feel worse. Home remedies, on the other hand, are not as strong on your body and often carries multiple benefits.

Let’s have a look at various home remedies for nausea relief

Remedy 1. Milk Bread Toast

You Will Need:

  • Milk- 1 Cup
  • Bread- 1 piece
  • Unsalted butter: 1 tsp.

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 cup of milk for about 5-10 minutes
  2. Once done, pour it into a bowl
  3. Toast a piece of bread and apply a teaspoon of unsalted butter on it
  4. Crumble the bread into the hot milk bowl and eat slowly

How Does This Works?

Bread and milk are known as bland foods and are considered very beneficial in controlling your stomach. The bread absorbs the excess of acid in your stomach, while milk forms a protective layer in your stomach.

However, if you are suffering from nausea or any other kind of digestion problem, drinking only milk can worsen the condition. Consume it as per the above-mentioned procedure to get relief from nausea.

Remedy 2. Ginger Tea

You Will Need:

  • Ginger root: 2-3 inches long
  • Water: 2-3 cups
  • A sharp knife or peeler
  • Honey for taste
  • Wax paper

Directions:

  1. Wash 2-3 inches long piece of ginger root and remove its outer skin with the help of a peeler of a sharp knife
  2. Slice the ginger into very small pieces
  3. Cover the small pieces in a wax paper and crush it to further reduce the size of each piece
  4. Boil 2-3 cups of water over medium heat and add the ginger pieces to the water
  5. Let the water boil for 5-10 minutes
  6. Remove from the heat and strain (You can also let the pieces stay in the tea and chew on them if they get into your mouth)
  7. Add honey to the tea to taste
  8. Sip slowly

How Does This Works?

Ginger is known as one of the best natural nausea remedies. It works in multiple ways to bring in quick relief. It contains gingerol and other phenols that help relax the stomach muscles and functions how sedatives work on stomach problems and works well for the upset stomach.

They also help your intestines to move the toxins or the digested food faster, allowing it to eliminate the problematic foodstuff out of your system.

It also helps in enhancing the secretion of various digestive enzymes that aid in neutralizing the stomach acid, it always recommended using home remedies for nausea relief.

Remedy 3. Peppermint Oil

You Will Need:

  • Peppermint oil: 15-20ml
  • Cotton swabs

Directions:

  1. Take 15-20ml of cotton swabs in a small bowl
  2. Dip cotton swabs in peppermint oil and rub the cotton swabs on your teeth

How Does This Works?

The aroma of peppermint oil has the ability to control upset stomach. It is known to have a calming effect on the lining of your stomach. Apply the oil on your teeth with the help of cotton swabs to experience quick relief from nausea.

Remedy 4. Clove or Cinnamon Tea

You Will Need:

  • Clove or cinnamon powder: ½ tsp.
  • Water: 1-2 cups
  • Honey or sugar to taste

Directions:

  1. Boil 1-2 cups of water over medium heat for about 5 minutes
  2. Add ½ tsp. of cove or cinnamon powder to the water and let it boil for another 5-8 minutes
  3. Once done, pour the mixture in a cup
  4. Add honey or sugar to taste

How Does This Works?

Clove is highly recommended for treating a wide range of stomach-related disorders and cinnamon is a soothing herb which is known to bring in great relief while suffering from vomiting or nausea.

Remedy 5. Apple Cider Vinegar and Water

You Will Need:

  • Water- 1 cup
  • Apple cider vinegar- 1 tbsp.

Directions:

  1. Simply add 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water
  2. Drink this mixture whenever you have a feeling of nausea or vomiting for immediate relief
  3. If the feeling of nausea is due to morning sickness, consider taking this remedy before going to bed to eliminate the chances of getting morning sickness

How Does This Works?

Apple cider vinegar is beneficial for the human body in many different ways. One of its quality is its soothing effect on the stomach and the digestive tract. It helps in neutralizing the acids in the stomach and this ability of apple cider vinegar makes it an ideal natural remedy for nausea.

Remedy 6. Chamomile Tea

You Will Need:

  • Dried chamomile flower- 2-3 tsp.
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Honey to taste

Directions:

  1. Boil one cup of water for about 4-5 minutes
  2. Take 2-3 tsp. of dried chamomile flowers in a cup and add the hot water to the cup
  3. Let the flower stay in the hot water for about 5 minutes
  4. After that, use a strainer to strain the mixture
  5. Add honey to taste

(**Note: This remedy is not recommended for females who are suffering from a feeling of nausea due to pregnancy. It is also not for individuals suffering from ragweed allergies)

How Does This Works?

Chamomile contains a number of compounds that are soothing and calming in nature. These compounds are very effective in relaxing the muscles of the stomach and offer immediate relief while suffering from nausea.

Remedy 7. Cumin Seeds and Nutmeg Tea

You Will Need:

  • Nutmeg: ½ tsp.
  • Crushed cumin seeds- 1tsp.
  • Water- 1 cup

Directions:

  1. Heat a cup of water for about 5 minutes
  2. Pour this hot water in a cup and add the mixture of 1tsp. cumin seeds and ½ tsp. nutmeg
  3. Allow it to cool for a few minutes
  4. Filter and drink slowly to get rid of Nausea instantly

How Does This Works?

Cumin seeds and nutmeg are very beneficial for the stomach. They promote better digestion and ensures proper assimilation of nutrients. Any kind of uneasiness experienced due to nausea can be immediately treated with this natural remedy.

Remedy 8. Onion Juice

You Will Need:

  • Onions: 2 pieces
  • Electric juicer

Directions:

  1. Remove the outer skin of 2 onions
  2. Cut the onions in medium-size pieces and add to the blender
  3. Blend it for 4-5 minutes
  4. Serve fresh
  5. You can also add honey to taste

How Does This Works?

Onions contain sulfur and flavonoids, which are very beneficial for the stomach. Onion juice offers instant relief from nausea and is also very beneficial for treating flu infection, heart-related problems, diabetes, cholesterol, and arthritis.

Remedy 9. Baking Soda and Water

You Will Need:

  • Baking soda: 1tsp.
  • Water: ½ cup

Directions:

  1. Add 1/2tsp. of baking soda in half cup of water
  2. Stir the solution until baking soda is completely dissolved in water
  3. Drink this mixture every 3-4 hours or increase the dose if nausea is very severe

(**Note: This remedy is not recommended for people with high blood pressure or are advised to consume a sodium free diet)

How Does This Works?

Baking soda is an antacid which is easily absorbed by the intestine and then used to neutralize the acids in the stomach. When combined with water, it results in the carbonation process which helps in reducing the feeling of nausea very fast.

Remedy 10. Fennel Seeds and Lemon Tea

You Will Need:

  • Fennel seeds: 1tsp.
  • Lemon juice: 4-5 drops
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Honey to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 cup of water for about 5 minutes
  2. Add 1 tsp. of fennel seeds and let it steep for another 10 minutes
  3. Once done, pour this mixture in a cup and do not filter
  4. Add 4-5 drops of lemon juice and honey to taste
  5. Take small sips of this tea and eat the fennel seeds along for immediate relief from nausea

How Does This Works?

Fennel is a carminative herb which prevents the creation of gas in your gastrointestinal tract. It also promotes the expulsion of gas, making it a very effective natural remedy for treating digestion-related nausea.

The best part is, fennel seeds also have many anesthetic compounds that are very effective in reducing the queasiness felt by pregnant females. However, you should not overuse this remedy.

Remedy 11. Aniseed Tea

You Will Need:

  • Aniseed- ½ tsp.
  • Water- ½ Cup

Directions:

  1. Boil ½ cup of water for about 5 minutes
  2. Add ¼ tsp. of aniseed to this boiling water and let it boil for another 10 minutes
  3. Filter the tea with the help of a strainer and serve hot
  4. You can also add 1tsp. of sugar or honey for taste
  5. You can also sprinkle the seed on vegetables like pumpkin, carrots, etc. or add the seeds to a soup to get instant nausea relief.

How Does This Works?

Aniseed contains anethole, which is clinically proven to have excellent digestive properties. It has been used by physicians since the 18th century for treating gas, infant colic and nausea.

The seeds are also an excellent source of copper, iron, manganese, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. All these minerals are very beneficial for the healthy functioning of the human body.

Remedy12. Coriander and Milk/Water

You Will Need:

  • Coriander Seed powder- ¼ tsp.
  • Milk- 1/2 cup
  • Honey to taste

Directions:

  1. Take 1/2 cup of milk and heat it on medium heat.
  2. Take off the heat when milk starts to boil
  3. Add ¼ tsp. of coriander seeds powder to it
  4. Cover it and allow it stay for about 5 minutes
  5. You can mix honey to taste and sip the mixture slowly for quick nausea relief

How Does This Works?

Coriander is a staple in every kitchen and has long been used for a variety of medicinal purposes as well. It is an excellent digestive agent and is highly recommended for treating gastrointestinal problems like stomachache, indigestion, and nausea.

It is known to contain linalool and geranyl acetate oils which have powerful antioxidant properties that aid in curing nausea.

Remedy 13. Rice Water

You Will Need:

  • Rice- ½ cup
  • Water- 2 cups

Directions:

  1. Take ½ cup of rice and boil it with 2 cups of water on low flame
  2. After 20 minutes check if rice has cooked and become soft
  3. Strain the water from the cooked rice and keep it aside.
  4. Allow the water to cool down and then drink it.
  5. You can also salt or a few drops of lemon to make it easily palatable

How Does This Works?

Many times your feeling of nausea leads to vomiting and many a times its just an uncomfortable feeling. If you are experiencing recurring bouts of nausea, this remedy is very effective in bringing nausea relief.

This remedy is highly recommended if your nausea is a result of some gastritis. Remember that you need to use only white rice and brown rice should not be used as it contains fiber.

Remedy 14. Salt, Sugar and Water Solution

You Will Need:

  • Sugar: 1 tbsp.
  • Salt: ½ tbsp.
  • Water- ½ cup

Directions:

  1. Add 1 tbsp. of sugar and ½ tbsp. of salt into a ½ cup of water
  2. Mix it thoroughly until all the sugar and salt is dissolved in it
  3. Now, drink this solution every time you feel nauseous

How Does This Works?

If you have recurring bouts of nausea with vomiting, your body loses an increased amount of electrolytes, which further worsens the condition. Thus, it is very important to balance the electrolytes with this salt, sugar and water solution.

Remedy 15. Mint Tea

You Will Need:

  • Dried or fresh mint leaves- 1 tsp.
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Honey to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 cup of water over medium heat for 5-8 minutes
  2. Once done, pour this water in a cup
  3. Add 1tsp. of dried or fresh mint leaves to the hot water, cover the cup and let it steep for another 10 minutes
  4. Strain the tea if you want, but it is highly recommended that you let the leaves stay in the tea and chew them when they get into your mouth to amplify the beneficial effects of this home remedy for nausea
  5. You can also add honey to taste

How Does This Works?

Mint leaves are very useful to treat the health conditions like nausea. It contains an oil which is clinically proven to be antispasmodic and helps in soothing the muscles of the stomach, prevent cramping and nausea.

It is an effective home remedy for nausea which originates due to the cramping of the intestines.

Remedy 16. Wheatgerm and Milk

You Will Need:

  • Wheatgerm- 1 tsp.
  • Milk- ½ cup

Directions:

  1. Add 1 tsp. of wheat germ to ½ cup of milk
  2. Drink this whenever you have a feeling of nausea to get instant relief
  3. This remedy is highly recommended if your nausea is due to morning sickness which is mostly experienced by pregnant women

How Does This Works?

Wheat germ is a rich source of Vitamin E, which is known to have antioxidant properties that are very beneficial for the stomach. Be it gas, digestion problem, gastritis, nausea, or morning sickness, wheat germ and milk are very beneficial in treating all of it.

Remedy 17. Pineapple juice

You Will Need:

  • Pineapple- 1
  • Salt- ½ tsp.

Directions:

  1. Take 1 pineapple and remove its juice with the help of a juicer
  2. Add ½ tsp. of salt to the juice and drink to get rid of nausea

How Does This Works?

Pineapples are loaded with bromelain, which is a proteolytic enzyme that works exceptionally well in breaking protein, improve digestion, and bring relief from nausea. It is also very beneficial for treating infections of the intestinal tract, and also functions as a natural laxative for treating problems like constipation.

Remedy 18. Vegetable Broth

You Will Need:

  • Different vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, onions, celery, etc.
  • Water- 2-3 cups
  • Seasoning like salt, garlic, pepper, etc.

Directions:

  1. Add 2-3 cups of water to a large pot and set it on a medium flame
  2. Now add all the different vegetables to the water and let the water come to boil
  3. Add your favorite seasoning, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes
  4. Once done, strain all the vegetables to get the vegetable broth
  5. Drink the broth hot to get an instant boost of energy and relief from nausea

How Does This Works?

Vegetable broth is a rich source of minerals and vitamins that are very beneficial for the body while suffering from nausea. It also helps in balancing the electrolyte levels of the body which gets unbalanced due to vomiting.

Remedy 19. Cranberry Juice

You Will Need:

  • Cranberry- 1 bowl

Directions:

  1. Cut about 1 bowl of cranberries into half and remove the seeds
  2. Add the cranberries into a juicer to get fresh cranberry juice
  3. Add a pinch of salt to taste

How Does This Works?

Cranberry juice offers a wide range of essential nutrients that are  essential for the body while suffering from nausea. It calms your stomach and brings instant relief from nausea. The juice is highly recommended if your nausea is not allowing you to eat anything as it heals your digestive tract and keeps the body hydrated.

Remedy 20. Herbal Powder for Recurring Nausea

You Will Need:

  • Amla- 1 tbsp.
  • Cumin seeds powder- 1 tbsp.
  • Black pepper- 1 tbsp.
  • Cloves powder- 1 tbsp.
  • Powdered crystal sugar- 1 tbsp.
  • Honey- 1 tbsp.

Directions:

  1. Take 1 tbsp. of amla, cumin seeds powder, black pepper, powdered crystal sugar, and mix them
  2. Store this mixture in an airtight container
  3. Take about ¼ to ½ tsp. of this powder, mix with 1 tbsp. of honey and have it regularly if you suffer from nausea every now and then

How Does This Works?

All the ingredients in the remedy are very beneficial for curing nausea and prevent its recurrence. The powder improves your overall digestion and aids in neutralizing the stomach acid while suffering from nausea.

You can also take more than 1 tbsp. of everything mentioned in the remedy if you want to make a large amount of this remedy. However, you need to make sure that you take equal parts of all the ingredients.

Additional Tips

  • Only drink clear liquids– If you are suffering from nausea don’t add an additional burden on your stomach by eating food. Only drink liquids, preferably water, and fruit juices at room temperature. Apart from being easy to digest, they also keep your body hydrated.
  • Let it all out– If you feel like vomiting, don’t fight the urge as your body is finding a way to expel the substance which is causing harm to your stomach.
  • Go outside and breathe in fresh air- Try to go outside and breathe in fresh air to feel better. You can also sit or lay next to a fan to get relief from nausea.
  • Rest– More often than not, resting is the best remedy for treating problems like nausea and vomiting. However, if lying is making things worse, it’s better to remain seated.
  • Avoid alcohol or fatty foods- Alcohol is very irritating to the stomach, and fatty foods are heavy and difficult to digest. Even if the nausea is minor, alcohol and fatty foods can worsen it. Also, avoid beverages that contain caffeine and cigarettes.
  • Apply cold compress– Applying a cold compress on the neck and back will help you feel better while suffering from nausea. If your nausea is due to a migraine, you can place the cold compress on your forehead as well.
  • Use acupressure– This method is not scientifically proven to reduce the feeling of nausea, but many people who’ve tried this, believe that it works exceptionally well. You need to massage the acupressure point which is located at about 2-3 fingers width below the crease of your wrist. Massage the point for 3-5 minutes to feel better.
  • Take a note of all the nausea triggers- Make note of all the things that trigger the feeling of nausea in you. It can be alcohol, motion sickness, allergy from dairy products, certain types of foods, etc. Avoid these things or take medication before consuming or doing such things.
  • Don’t focus on nausea- If you are suffering from nausea, try to focus your brain on other activities like watching movies, talking, playing games, or sleeping. Don’t take stress or feel anxious as it’ll increase nausea.
  • Practice stretching– Many times the neck or upper back pain can also result in nausea. It is your body’s way of reacting to the pain. If you know that your nausea is due to the pain, practice some basic neck and back stretching exercises.
  • Suck on frozen lime or lemon- Cut a few pieces of lime or lemon and keep it in the refrigerator. If you ever feel nausea suck on these pieces of lime or lemon to feel better. The smell and flavor of lemon will make you feel better.
  • Maintain the electrolyte balance- Apart from replacing the fluids that you lost through vomiting, you also need to restore the lost potassium and sodium that are stored in the body in the form of electrolytes. Bananas, fruits, and vegetables that contain high amounts of water, a mixture of lemon, salt, and water, are ideal for restoring the lost electrolytes.

Conclusion

Understanding what triggered your nausea is a major part of the healing process and using the above-mentioned home remedies for nausea relief and additional tips will ensure that the healing process is complete.

However, many a times nausea attacks without any prior warning. In such a scenario, the above mentioned natural remedies for curing nausea are sure to help you out. These natural remedies do not carry any kind of severe side-effects like OTC medications and can blend into the body easily. Moreover, most of the natural remedies carry multiple benefits.

If you are feeling nauseous even after taking all the necessary precautions and trying multiple remedies from the above-mentioned list, you may need medical assistance as your nausea might be a symptom of something more severe.

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    • Though there are a number of medicines available in the market for nausea, it is suggested that you should avoid them as far as possible. These medicines have certain salts that prove to be harmful for the human body. You might end up feeling worse than what you were feeling earlier. Talking about home remedies, it is a misconception that they take a long time to work. If taken in right amounts, these remedies can prove to be quick relievers.

    • Nausea is of two types, short lived and prolonged. Even if you get it very often, it is better for you to get the checkup done by the doctor, as frequent nausea can also be a symptom of various physical problems. While you are feeling unrest and having nausea, try following any of the mentioned remedies for the relief for the time being.

    • In case of babies, older people and pregnant women, it is always suggested to go for any of the remedy with the prescription of the doctor. Since home remedies are safe for most of the people, you can go for ginger tea, mint tea or any other remedy as per your liking. However, you have to make sure that you take the advice from your doctor before opting for anything new.

    • Nausea is basically the feeling of unrest or distress that you feel in your chest, abdomen and throat. It is a feeling that is associated with a number of symptoms, such as dizziness, headache, faintness, lethargy, vomiting, etc. In case you are having all or some of the symptoms as mentioned in the article for a short time span, you can follow any of the home remedies to get better in no time. However if these symptoms go on for a long time, consult a doctor.

    • Yes, you can definitely replace honey with sugar in the tea. Here, honey is suggested due to its calming properties. However, in case of your allergies, there is no issue in replacing it with sugar either. The sole purpose of adding sweetener is that ginger tea has a strong flavor. In order to subtle it and drink without any problem, some sweetener is added to enhance the flavor.

    • Fresh cranberry juice is more beneficial owing to its properties. In case of packed juice, these properties differ a bit due to the materials added in it to improve its shelf life and storage. Packed cranberry juice may improve your condition up to a certain extent only. If you get fresh cranberry juice, it would do wonders in next to no time. However, if your nausea is short lived and minor, you may easily go for the packed juices to help you feel better.

    • This is the best thing about herbal powders that they can easily be prepared in the homes without having to rush to the market. If you are searching for it in the markets, you may not find it easily. Nevertheless, in case you succeed in finding some herbal medicines store in your area, you can buy it from there directly or place an order and they would prepare it for you. You may also get all the ingredients from market and grind it all together in the jar for the consumption later on.

    • Clear liquids do not result in worsening the condition during nausea. However, taking heavy liquids like milk can definitely do so. However, if you are feeling like vomiting, do not force yourself to not to do so. Vomit is your body’s way to drive out the substances that cause harm to your body. If you keep on fighting the urge to stop yourselves from vomiting, you may end up feeling more sick and causing more harm to your stomach than before.

    • Most of the people find trouble in lying down during nausea. It is suggested that if you feel this way, you should better sit down. In addition, do not try to maintain your focus on nausea. In such a situation, always try to divert your attention. Walking or sitting in an area with easy access to fresh air may also help you feel better. The most important thing that you have to keep in mind is that you should not feel anxious about the nausea you are having. Stressing about it would make it worse.

    • There are certain exercises that you can perform to relive the pains caused after nausea. Some basic stretching exercises may make you feel better. In addition, you can also perform some yoga for all the health benefits. You may also learn acupressure that would help you during and after nausea. You may take the help of a physiotherapist with all these exercises that would make you feel better than before.

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