It is absolutely no fun when you feel all nauseated and sick to the core. Nausea is an ambiguous symptom that may be associated with so many medical conditions. It could be the side effect of some medication you are taking, acid reflux, flu, gastrointestinal disorders, morning sickness or even a migraine.
You need to identify the root cause before anything else. Thereafter, you can follow these effective home remedies to alleviate that nasty feeling of nausea.
Home Remedies For Nausea
Ginger has been used since ages to treat nausea. It aids the secretion of digestive juices which neutralize stomach acid. It soothes an irritated stomach instantly. For this purpose, drink a cup of tea made by boiling some chopped ginger with some water and sweetened with honey.
Slice a lemon in half. Smell it. Then sprinkle some salt on it and suck. The citrus smell and taste will help you feel better. You can also squeeze half a lemon in a glass of water and sweeten it with some sugar or honey. Drinking this eases nausea. At the same time, it will restore your body fluids in case of vomiting.
Cool Compress On Neck
Dip a thick wash cloth in some cool water. Assume a sitting position on a sofa with your back resting. Now wring the wash cloth and keep it under the back of your neck. Rest your head on this cloth. Note that the water must not be ice cold. A cool compress helps alleviate the queasiness that accompanies nausea.
Get Fresh Air
A whiff of fresh air can go a long way in making you feel better when down with nausea. Fresh air smells so much nicer than the air indoors. In fact, an overpowering smell from your kitchen or bathroom can leave you feeling more nauseated. You can either go for a small walk in the garden or simply lean out of your balcony to get some fresh air.
Keep slices of fruits like sweet lime or orange in a plastic pouch in your freezer. Keep sucking on a slice whenever you feel nauseated. The citrus smell will take your mind off your condition for some time. The sweet and sour taste of the fruit helps curb nausea.
Take a sweet toast and soak it in half a cup of warm milk till soft. Then eat this mixture with a spoon, slowly. This is a good remedy for curbing nausea.
Vinegar Mouth Wash
Prepare a mouth wash by mixing ¼ cup water with ¼ cup of vinegar. Rinse your mouth with this solution. Vinegar does away with the nasty taste in your mouth. It also helps you get rid of that intense nauseated feeling and the continuous urge to vomit.
Use acupressure to your advantage when dealing with nausea. The p6 point or the ‘inner gate’ point is located on your wrist at two finger widths from the base of your palm, between the two tendons. Using the index finger and thumb of your right hand, apply gentle pressure on the p6 point of your left hand for 5 minutes. Breathe deeply.
A glass of fresh cranberry juice is just the thing to sip on a nauseated stomach. It is very easy on your stomach and does not irritate your digestive system. The juice helps ease the weird taste in your mouth when suffering from nausea.
Mix ½ tsp of baking soda in a cup of warm water and drink. Baking soda works as an antacid, counteracting the acid produced in your stomach. It also aids in digestion and eliminates flatulence, putting a stop to nausea. You have to bear with the awful taste, though.
Roast ½ tsp cumin seeds and grind coarsely. Add this to ½ cup boiling water and allow it to steep. Drink this tea to get instant relief from nausea and vomiting.
Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix 1 tsp apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp honey in a cup of cool water. Drink this to ease nausea. Drinking this before retiring for the night helps pregnant women deal with morning sickness effectively.
Add ¼ tsp ground cinnamon powder to a cup of boiling water. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes. Strain this solution and sweeten it with honey. Drink this to get relief from nausea.
Sit comfortably on a couch with your back resting. Place a heating pad or a warm compress on your stomach for 15 minutes. Warmth gives relief from nausea and vomiting.