nausea

Get Rid of Nausea Naturally

Nausea is not a disease. Nausea is a symptom! When we feel nauseated it’s our body’s way of telling us that something has changed. Sometimes this may be a positive change, such as the early stages of a pregnancy, but other times it could be a sign of a serious medical condition such as migraine headaches, viral infections, or food allergies. Knowing what causes your nausea isn’t important in learning how to get rid of it, however. Thankfully there are many cheap, easy and common ways to get rid of nausea naturally. Be sure to seek medical attention if you vomit blood or are running a high fever!

 

What causes nausea?

  • Motionsickness
  • Pregnancy
  • Medications
  • Pain
  • Emotional stress
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Food poisoning
  • Infections
  • Overeating
  • Smells
  • Heart attack
  • Brain injury
  • Ulcers
  • Cancers
  • Psychological Illnesses
  • Slow stomach emptying
  • Toxins

If you experience the following while nauseated seek medical attention immediately:

  • Blood in vomit
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Lethargy
  • Confusion
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever over 101˚F.
  • Diarrhea
  • Rapid breathing
  • Rapid pulse

 

How do I prevent nausea?

  • Eat several small meals throughout the day, not three large meals.
  • Eat slowly.
  • Avoid foods that are hard to digest.
  • If you’re nauseated by hot or warm foods, eat cold or room temperature meals.
  • Drink between meals instead of during.
  • Eat when you don’t feel nauseated. Don’t eat when you do.

 

How can I treat nausea?

  • Stick to clear liquids that are easy for your body to digest. You can also have non-citric fruit juices like apple juice.
  • Get plenty of rest!
  • Avoid alcohol. It’s a stomach irritant at the best of time and will likely make you vomit if you have some while nauseated.
  • Use a cold compression your head to help soothe your body.
  • Mix together a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice then slowly dip your finger into the mix and lick it off till the mixture is gone. This helps to fight bacteria in the stomach that may be making you nauseated.
  • Mix together a cup of water, 10 drops of lime juice, a teaspoon of sugar and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda. This mixture will rebalance the stomach quickly and almost immediately eliminate nausea for a time.
  • Ginger is an age old, tried and true method for settling stomachs. Have it in tea or eat some that has been candied.
  • Make a licorice tea by brewing a quarter teaspoon of aniseed in a half cup of water and steeping for five minutes.
  • Cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg can all be steeped together in water to help make a powerful anti-nausea tea. Sweeten with a little honey.
  • Mint is a powerful anti-nausea herb. You can even eat the leaves after you’ve boiled them for tea!
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