Nausea can affect everyone and it is a disease characterized by excessive sweat, dizziness and vomiting. Nausea can be a symptom caused by other severe diseases such as infectious illnesses, dehydration, food poisoning, migraines, sun stroke, stomach disorder, motion sickness, heartburn and acid reflux. So, determining the cause of nausea can help you find the best treatment. However, there are a few home remedies that can help you ease or even get rid of nausea.
Peppermint is known for the calming effects it has for the stomach and the digestive system. This herb also has antispasmodic properties and can prevent nausea and cramping. Moreover, a study has shown that peppermint can also ease post-operative nausea. You can prepare a peppermint tea from one cup of boiling water and dried peppermint leaves (1 teaspoon). Let it steep for almost 5 minutes and then add honey and drink it warm. When the nausea is caused by intestinal cramps, this remedy is extremely efficient. You can also inhale the scent from the peppermint oil.
Clove has soothing and aromatic properties and it can diminish the nausea symptoms. It is extremely effective for morning sickness and pregnancy-related nausea. Boil one cup of water and add clove powder (1 teaspoon). Let the tea steep and then strain and drink. Add some honey for extra taste. Chewing 2 cloves can also offer you nausea relief.
This fruit is well-known for relieving nausea. Lemons contain neutralizing acids that can treat nausea caused by upset stomach, heartburn, bloating, gas and the flu. Mix some honey with lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of each and eat the mixture when you feel nauseated. Another remedy is mixing salt water (1/2 teaspoon) with lemon juice. You must first inhale the smell of this solution and after that drink it. Skip the salt if you suffer from high blood pressure.
The catechins in the cinnamon relieve the nausea. At the same time, cinnamon soothes the stomach and offers relief from the nausea triggered by gas, acid reflux and indigestion. Vomiting can also be treated with cinnamon. Boil some water, almost one cup, and then add a cinnamon stick or cinnamon powder (1/2 teaspoon). Let the tea steep and then strain it and drink it. Pregnant women should avoid the cinnamon tea.
Aniseed or anise has been used for a long time to treat vomiting and nausea. This plant contains a phytoestrogen called anethole that aids digestion. Mix some boiling water with anise (1/2 teaspoon) and after you let it steep for 5 minutes, you can drink it. A quicker remedy is chewing a teaspoon of anise.
This remedy is excellent when it comes to treating nausea. It contains pungent phenol compounds and volatile oils and reduces nausea by influencing the intestines, the stomach and the nervous system. The chemotherapy-induced nausea and the pregnancy-related nausea can be both treated with ginger. Mix some boiling water with grated ginger and let it steep for about 10 minutes. Add lemon juice and honey and drink it warm. Drink maximum 3 cups of ginger tea daily.