Nausea can generally be successfully treated at home with herbal remedies, natural supplements and alternative therapies. Home remedies like fresh ginger root have been used all over the world for thousands of years to treat nausea.
What is Nausea?
Nausea is the unpleasant feeling in the stomach that makes you feel like you might vomit at any moment. Nausea is usually harmless, but continual nausea may be a symptom of a serious problem, such as a concussion or heart attack. In most cases, however, the cause is overeating, motion sickness, migraine or a stomach virus.
Home Remedies for Nausea
P6 (Nei Kuan) Acupressure Point
This acupressure point is located 1-2” below the wrist, on the inside of the wrist. It is often possible to stop nausea by massaging this point for 3-5 minutes. This natural treatment has been used for centuries and various studies have found it to be an effective anti-nausea technique.
This home remedy is especially useful for food poisoning as it absorbs the toxins. It is worth keeping on hand for both nausea and vomiting. Charcoal can be taken by itself with water or mixed with apple cider vinegar and water.
Herbal Remedies for Nausea
Ginger has been used as a natural nausea remedy for at least 2,000 years. The active ingredients in the root are pungent phenol compounds and volatile oils. It can be consumed as a tea, by chewing candied ginger pieces or in capsule form.
Cloves are another natural remedy used for centuries to treat nausea. All parts of the herb are used medicinally. Clove oil mixed with chamomile tea or powdered clove sprinkled on food reduce nausea.
Mint soothes upset stomachs, aids digestion and is an excellent herbal treatment for nausea. Breath mints work well for many people. Mint tea can be made with either fresh or dried mint.
Controlled deep breathing has proven to be another effective natural remedy for nausea. Patients with post-surgical nausea were asked to slowly inhale through their noses and exhale slowly from their mouths and repeat three times. This natural remedy noticeably reduced nausea in most of the patients.
Alternative medicine and herbal remedies offer effective home treatment for nausea. While nausea is usually temporary, persistent nausea should be medically evaluated in order to rule out any serious underlying problem.