In any poll of everyone’s most hated symptom, nausea would probably rank high. It can dim the joy of early pregnancy. It can make meal memorable, though undoubtedly for the wrong reason it can turn an evening of celebration into a morning after of kneeling before the porcelain god an indeed, you may feel penitent.
When examined objectively – that is when you don’t have it nausea, and vomiting it induces, are simply the body’s way of purging itself. If the queasiness comes from micro-organism or toxins, you don’t want to stop your body from cleansing itself.
Regardless of the cause of nausea, treatment always includes drinking lots of clear liquids. Drink small amount frequently sip water, broth or tea, or suck on chipped ice or frozen herb tea. Drinking sports rehydration fluids helps replace not only water loss but also essential body salts.
If you feel very ill, can’t keep down fluids and haven’t urinated with in eight hour, or if your nausea and vomiting continue for more than eight days, call your doctor. When this happen, you’ve become dehydrated.
Home remedies for nausea
- Ginger (zinger officinale)
This pungent root has a reputation for controlling nausea of all types. Ginger is scientifically proved to work on motion sickness,post-operative nausea and nausea induced by chemotherapy. You can take ginger in whatever form appeals to you the most: fresh crystallized dried or powdered. (Do realize, however, that the crystallized from contain sugar.)
Typical dosages: 2 to 3 cups of tea per day(simmer 1 teaspoon of fresh, grated root or ½ teaspoon of powdered root in ¼ liter of water for 10 minutes); or 2 dropperfuls of tincture in water one to three times per day, or four to eight milligram capsules per day.
- Peppermint (menthe piperita)
Stomach settling and cramps easing, peppermint has a well-earned reputation for quelling nausea. It also a good choice if your nausea comes with a headache or cold, since peppermint is a traditional remedy for both those ailments. Sometimes just sucking on a lozenge that uses peppermint or menthol as a main ingredient can tame nausea.
Typical dosages: sips of tea as needed ( steep 2 to 3 teaspoon of dried leaf in ¼ liter of hot water for 10 minutes); or 10 to 20 drops of tincture in water three or four times per day.
- Catmint (Nepeta cataria)
Another herb that can help unwind intestinal cramping, catmint has a somewhat musky taste. It combines well with peppermint and chamomile and is also very mild sedative. If your nausea is provoked by nervousness, catmint might be a good choice for settling it.
Typical dosages: 1 to 3 cups of tea per day (steep up to 1 teaspoon of dried herb in ¼ liter of hot water for 10 minutes).
- Lemon balm (Melissa sngustifolia)
This herb is third member of mint familywhich helps to ease nausea. It also work against viruses and relieves spasm. Perhaps most important when you’re queasy, lemon balm tastes good.
Typical dosages: 1 to 3 cups of tea per day
- Camomile (Marticaria recutita)
The German Commission E, that country’s version of the medicines control agency endorses the use of chamomile for relieving intestinal wind. It’s widely used as a sleep aid that’s mild enough for children, so, if nerves play role in your bout of nausea, chamomile is an excellent choice.
Typical dosages: 3 to 4 cups per day(steep 2 to 3 teaspoons of dried flowers in 1/5 liter of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes); or 10 to 40 drop of tincture in water three times per day.
- Lavender(Lavandula spp.)
One study has shown that lavender helps decrease motion sickness in animals. Pigs transported in a lorry vomited less when they stood on a bed of lavender straw (the people stuck in a traffic behind the lorry full of pigs probably had less nausea as well). While lavender is safe to take internally, its mere scent help reduce nausea. You can put a few drops of lavender essential oil in a diffuse nausea. You can put a few drops of lavender essential oil in a diffuse, blend 10 drop into 2 tablespoon of massage oil or add 10 drops to a warm bath.
Prepared: by Dr. Shivani Amola