Nausea is perhaps something that hits each one of us at some point of time causing a worse feeling of sickness that we probably want to get rid of as soon as possible. There could be a number of reasons that trigger nausea like food-poisoning, dehydration, acid reflux, reactions to medicines, morning sickness and even eating too little or too much. The best part is nausea can be treated effectively at home with certain quick remedies to provide you instant relief. Here are some of them:
Lemon is the first thing you should grab when you are feeling nauseated. Cut a fresh lemon and smell it to get instant relief from the condition. Inhaling the smell of a citrus fruit can help in calming down your stomach and refresh your senses. You may also lick the fruit to treat nausea. But if you are not fond of its taste, just smelling it will ward of the worse feeling.
Peppermint is another calming agent you should look for to treat nausea. It is particularly helpful if you are feeling nauseated after eating too much of food. Make a peppermint tea and add some honey to it. Sip this infusion for combating nausea. The antispasmodic effect of peppermint help in relaxing the stomach muscles and provides relief from cramping as well as nausea.
You may also use essential oils to cure nausea. Some essential oil like fennel, peppermint and ginger can be consumed when diluted with water to get relief from the symptoms. If you are not sure whether to consume a particular essential oil, you may also apply it topically over your stomach. It is important to note that not all essential oils used in aromatherapy are safe for consumption. Consuming such oils even in diluted forms may have toxic effect on the body.
4 Apple cider vinegar
If morning sickness is causing nausea, you may use apple cider vinegar to treat it. Take a cup of water and add a tablespoon of each apple cider vinegar and honey. Drink this before going to bed to wake up fresh.
You may also treat nausea through acupressure. It is technique to apply pressure on certain point in your body to release the neurotransmitters that helps in treating pains and nausea. Massage a point located 2-3 finger width below the first crease in your wrist under your palms. Apply a light pressure between the two large tendons for a few minutes. This will help in reducing the nausea considerably.
6 Cold compress
A cold compress placed on the back of your neck for a few minutes may help in relieving nausea caused due to anxiety.
7 Milk toast
Eating a toast with warm milk helps in calming down the stomach and provides relief from nausea. The toast helps in absorbing the acids present in stomach while milk provides a soothing effect. Although, avoid using milk if you are allergic to dairy or have gastroenteritis as it may aggravate the condition. Also avoid consuming milk alone as it can upset your stomach.
8 Ginger root
Ginger root consumed in any form promotes secretion of the digestive enzymes in the stomach, which helps in neutralizing the acid and prevents nausea. It also promotes a fast movement of digested food along with toxins through the intestines, thereby curing an upset stomach faster. You may consume it in form of a refreshing ginger tea or a ginger ale.
9 Herbal tea
Herbal teas are a good way to treat nausea and feel refreshed at the same time. It helps in soothing the stomach muscles and facilitates digestion. You may drink a chamomile tea, basil tea, clove tea, red raspberry tea or rosemary tea two to three times a day to combat nausea in a natural way.
10 Cumin seeds
Consuming cumin seeds promote digestion and relieve nausea. Take a cup of hot water and add one teaspoon of cumin seeds in it. Let it steep for 4-5 minutes and drink the infusion. You may also add a pinch of nutmeg powder to it for an increased effect.
11 Proper rest
Moving around when you are feeling nauseated may aggravate the condition making you feel worse. It is important to take some rest to combat the condition naturally. Lie down on your left or straight with your feet elevated. You may also sit with your feet elevated and eyes closed in a dark and peaceful place.
12 Deep breath
Inhale fresh air through your nose and exhale through the mouth to treat nausea. Get out in fresh air or simply allow a fan to throw slow air on your face and head. This effect helps in cooling down your body and relieves nausea effectively.