Natural Remedies for Treating Nausea
Nausea can quickly take the fun out of any activity. Try these natural remedies to treat nausea and calm a queasy stomach.
Nausea can be caused by several things from overindulging in your favorite foods to a queasy stomach brought on by car sickness.
Try these natural remedies to settle your stomach.
1. Drink Peppermint tea
One of the only essential oils that has scientifically been proven to do what it claims to do is peppermint oil. Taking peppermint in capsule form or drinking it in tea can soothe an upset stomach.
2. Anything Ginger
Ginger is a natural remedy for nausea. It has anti-inflammatory properties that may help improve your digestion.
3. Stay hydrated
Clear, cold liquids are best. Avoid drinks like colas because the carbonation can increase your bloating. You can also try, lemonade, ginger ale or even salty sports drinks can help you get enough liquid.
4. Avoid fatty or spicy foods
Nausea can be made worse by fatty and spicy foods. Instead, choose simple options like rice, bananas, applesauce, broth, soda crackers, or chicken.
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5. Eat slowly and eat small
During a bout of nausea, you want to be careful not to over consume, even when you start to feel better. Start with small meals and eat slowly. Wait to see how the food settles before adding more food to your diet.
6. Kick back and relax
Take it easy when you’re nauseous. Your body is working hard to fix whatever is happening in your digestive tract, so lay back and binge-watch your favorite show.
7. Breathe in...breathe out
Take long, deep breaths. Some studies indicate that deep breathing can help calm nausea.
8. Avoid triggers
Strong smells like cooking food or perfume can make nausea worse. There are also other triggers, which include humidity, flickering lights, hot temperatures, or driving.
9. Know when to get help
Schedule a doctor visit if you have unexplained weight loss along with vomiting or if your vomiting continues longer than two days (longer than 24 hours for children younger than age 2 or 12 hours for infants).
You should seek immediate medical attention if you have a severe headache with vomiting, vomiting blood, or if the vomit is green or looks like coffee grounds. Also watch for signs of dehydration, which also requires medical attention.
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But for the majority of time, what your body needs most is rest. So take a break, sip on something refreshing, and let your body do its work.
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