Nausea is no fun. It sometimes hits you because you ate something wrong, sometimes it’s the 24 hour bug or morning sickness and at times, it’s just the weather that gets on you. A few strong medicines also tend to cause that irksome feeling. Whatever is the cause, nausea is one place where no one wants to be. You feel drained, limp and lifeless (thanks to the countless vomits), and it stops you from getting any kind of work done. So basically, nausea is a monster that creeps out without any warning, ruins your day and refuses to leave. If you are the kind of person who dreads visiting the doctor (also, if you suffer from nausea occasionally, making that trip to the local hospital is unrequited), we are happy to help you by uplifting you from this miserable experience through these simple and effective home remedies (also, it is wiser to treat the problem naturally than to immediately opt for medication that might worsen the problem).
Ginger is like that magical fix to nausea. You can take it in different forms- raw, as a capsule, tea, ginger ale or as a soup. It supports the secretion of digestive enzymes/juices which aid in neutralizing the stomach acids. The phenols in it relax the muscles of the stomach which acts as a sedative on troubled stomach issue.
Recipe for Ginger Tea
Things you will need:
- A ginger root of about 2 inches in size
- Honey (depending on your taste)
- A sharp knife or peeler
- About 2 or 3 cups of water
- A cutting board
Process- Wash ginger root and peel it well. Cut it into small pieces and crush all of these pieces. Boil about 2 or 3 cups of water at medium to high heat. Now add these crushed ginger pieces to it and allow the concoction to boil for another three or five minutes. Remove the pan from the stove and strain it in a glass or pour it directly (allowing the ginger chunks to be a part of your drink). For added taste, you can add honey.
Recipe for Ginger ale
Things you will need:
- 2 cups of freshly peeled and chopped ginger
- 3 or 4 pieces of lemon peel
- 3 quarter of chilled soda
- Some ice cubes
- ½ or 1 cup of sugar, depending on your taste
Process- Take a saucepan. Add 2 cups of freshly chopped gingerroot, lime peel, as well as 4 cups water. Boil these ingredients on high heat and allow it to remain uncovered for about 10 minutes. Stir it and add sugar side by side. Post adding the sugar, boil this mixture for another 15 minutes or until it reduces to approximately 3 mugs. Now sieve it in a large bowl, thereby separating the liquid from the solid. Pour this syrup in a glass container and chill it for up to 7 rough days. Cover with a lid. Now mix this syrup (1/4 cup) to a cup of chilled club soda. Use flavorings and ice for added taste.
The fresh scent of peppermint has an incredible ability to quell your upset stomach and calm the lining of your disturbed belly. You can take it as oil or tea.
- If you are using peppermint oil, pick a few cotton swabs and dip them in the oil. Apply the cotton balls to your gums directly and if required, don’t hesitate from a re-application.
- If you wish to sip on some peppermint tea, you can buy peppermint tea bags sold by various brands or pick some loose tea leaves from your local vegetable market.
The citrusy smell of a lemon cuts down the murky nausea feeling and calms your tummy. There are two ways of using it-
- Cut the lemon into two and warm it on the stove (make sure it isn’t too hot, otherwise you will end up burning your tongue). Sprinkle some black pepper and salt on it and suck on it slowly. The juicy lemon will greatly lessen the discomfort in your stomach while the salt and pepper will add to the taste.
- To make a lemon drink, cut a lemon in two and squeeze it in a glass of water. For added taste, add salt and sugar. Stir well.
4. Milk Toast
Firstly, if your nausea is caused due to awful stomach flu (gastroenteritis), do not opt for this remedy. But for the rest of the causes, this cure just works as well. To mellow down your belly, sometimes all you need is bland food. Bread, which absorbs the excessive acid and milk, which coats your stomach are therefore, greatly favored. If your nausea is a result of over the counter medication, milk toast is a good option as it keeps you fed and does not exaggerate your problem.
Things you will need-
- A loaf of bread
- A cup of milk
- Unsalted butter
Process- First, prepare a toast of your bread. Now heat a cup of milk (warm enough and not boiling) and pour it in a cereal bowl or any another bowl similar to that. Spread some unsalted butter on your toast and crumble it into your milk. You can eat it and feel better!
Cumin seeds can greatly tranquilize your inner upheaval. Take 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds and mix them with a gobbet of yogurt or a glass of milk. You can also munch on the seeds plain, without combining them with any other ingredient.
Clove helps battle nausea effectively. Take a cup of boiling water and add a teaspoon of clove powder. Brew well. Strain it in another cup, eliminating any whole clove pieces.
7. Water and Juices
Drink lots of water. It keeps you hydrated and your system in place. Also, your fragile stomach condition can obviously not undertake the burden of digesting solid food. You can also drink juices of fresh vegetables and fruits, as they are healthy and provide strength to your sick state of health.
8. A Cool Compress
We hope that the above listed home remedies will help you fight your bout of nausea successfully. In case the uneasiness fails to go away, consult a doctor.