Nausea is a feeling that curse most of us from time to time. When nauseated, we feel be dizzy, sweaty, extremely hot and feel like vomiting, though it does not necessarily result in vomiting.
Basically, nausea is a sign that something is wrong in the body. Sometimes it’s no more than a natural reaction to something you’ve eaten that the body wants to get rid of.
However, it can be a very vague symptom of a wide range of health problems including dehydration, a migraine, acid reflux, heartburn, motion sickness, stomach disorder, sun stroke, food poisoning and various infectious illnesses.
Many times, women also suffer from nausea during the early stages of pregnancy. It can be caused as a side-effect of cancer treatment as well.
These remedies can be effective with just one use, unless otherwise stated.
Ginger is one of the best home remedies for nausea. Researchers believe that active components like volatile oils and pungent phenol compounds present in ginger root influence the nervous system, stomach and intestines, which in turn helps reduce nausea. Ginger is effective in both pregnancy-related nausea and chemotherapy-induced nausea.
Add one teaspoon of grated ginger root to a cup of boiling water, cover and let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and add some honey and lemon juice for taste. Drink it while it is still warm. Do not drink more than three cups of ginger tea in a day.
Alternatively, mix one-half teaspoon of ginger juice, one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon each of fresh lemon juice and mint juice. Have this every few hours until you feel better.
Peppermint has a calming effect on the lining of the stomach that helps get rid of nausea. Peppermint’s antispasmodic properties also help prevent cramping and nausea. According to a 1997 study at Liverpool University in England, peppermint can effectively relieve post-operative nausea.
Put one teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves in a cup. Pour hot water over it. Cover and steep for three to five minutes. Add one teaspoon of honey. Sip the tea while it is still warm. This herbal tea is highly beneficial for nausea due to intestinal cramping.
You can also place a drop or two of peppermint oil on a tissue and inhale the scent, taking deep breaths. This will help you feel better within a few minutes.
Lemon also relieves nausea. The neutralizing acids in lemon help create bicarbonates in the stomach that in turn treat nausea due to the flu, gas, bloating, heartburn and upset stomach. Also, lemon helps balance the body’s natural pH levels.
Mix together one teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey. Eat this mixture slowly for immediate relief from nausea.
Mix the juice of half a lemon and one-half teaspoon of salt in water. Inhale the smell of this mixture for a few minutes, and then drink it slowly. If you have high blood pressure, do not add the salt.
Cut a lemon into two halves. Hold one half of the lemon close to your nose and inhale the smell.
For immediate nausea relief, mix 10 drops of lemon juice, one-half teaspoon of sugar and one-fourth teaspoon of baking soda in one cup of water. Drink it.
Another excellent nausea-fighting spice is clove. Due to its aromatic and soothing properties, clove is very helpful in reducing nausea symptoms. It can even be used to treat pregnancy-related nausea and morning sickness.
Add one teaspoon of clove powder to a cup of boiling water. Cover it, let it steep for five minutes and then strain it. Drink this as needed. You can add one teaspoon of honey for taste.
Put a few drops of clove oil on a handkerchief and keep inhale the smell, taking deep breaths till you get positive results.
You can also chew one to two cloves to get immediate relief from nausea.