You’ve been there. That feeling of sickness, your stomach doing twists and turns, and all you feel like doing is throwing up. Yes, nausea. Anyone who has ever experienced the feeling of nausea has also wondered how to make nausea go away.
Sometimes, nausea lasts for so long and the vomiting just doesn’t happen. That is one of the worst feelings one can experience. If we could, we would do everything in our power to not experience nausea again. I wouldn’t even want my enemies to experience the pain and discomfort nausea brings.
If you’re reading this, you probably know what I’m talking about and what nausea feels like. So today, I’ll be giving you a few tips on how to make nausea go away for good.
- What is Nausea?
- Causes of Nausea
- Remedies to Make Nausea Go Away
- Home Remedies to Make Nausea Go Away
- 1. Get Physical to Make Nausea Go Away
- 2. Lie Down to Make Nausea Go Away
- 3. Cold Compresses for Nausea
- 4. Ginger to Make Nausea Go Away
- 5. Vitamin B6 to Make Nausea Go Away
- 6. Peppermint to Make Nausea Go Away
- 7. Lemon to Make Nausea Go Away
- 8.Bananas to Make Nausea Go Away
- 9. Clove to Make Nausea Go Away
- 10. Cumin to Make Nausea Go Away
- 11. Apple Cider Vinegar for Nausea
- 12. Sugar to Make Nausea Go Away
- 13. Eat Bread & Milk to Make Nausea Go Away
- 14. Hydrate to Make Nausea Go Away.
- 15. Deep Breathing to Make Nausea Go Away
- 16. Fennel to Make Nausea Go Away
- 17. Holy Basil to Make Nausea Go Away
- 18. Acupressure to Make Nausea Go Away
- 19. Aromatherapy to Make Nausea Go Away
- 20. Chamomile Tea to Make Nausea Go Away
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What is Nausea?
Nausea, to define, is the uneasiness and discomfort you feel in your stomach before vomiting. You can feel the discomfort in the chest, upper abdomen, or back of the throat. The urge to vomit is involuntary and sometimes, nausea may also occur without the resultant vomiting.
Nausea is caused by a trigger that sends messages to the vomiting center in the brain. Messages can be sent from the stomach and intestines, other areas of the brain, the senses, the inner ear, or the body/bloodstream.
In itself, nausea is not a disease, but a symptom. It is one of the most common symptoms you can find in the human body. A number of medical conditions can show their symptoms in the form of nausea.
Causes of Nausea
Nausea can be a symptom of these conditions:
- Gastrointestinal Infections – gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis, peptic ulcer, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, hepatitis, upper gastrointestinal malignancy, pancreatic cancer
- Food Poisoning
- Pregnancy – morning sickness
- Disequilibrium – vertigo, motion sickness
- Psychiatric – anxiety, depression and eating disorders, bulimia
- Intense Pain
- Gall bladder disease
- Smells or odors
- Heart attack
- Concussion or brain injury
- Brain tumor
- Some forms of cancer
- Toxins or Alcohol
Among all these causes of nausea, there are a few that we experience more often than others. The most common ones are nausea during pregnancy, nausea due to alcohol consumption (hangover nausea), and nausea during anxiety attacks.
Nausea during Pregnancy
Also known as morning sickness, nausea during pregnancy is a very common occurrence among pregnant women. Even though it’s called morning sickness, it’s not limited to mornings. Nausea during pregnancy can be caused by a number of reasons:
- hormonal fluctuations
- increased sensitivity to smells and odors
- first time pregnancy
Worry not, I’ll share the remedies with you in a while.
Nausea from Hangover
Most of us who’ve ever had a hangover know what it feels like. Not only do you have a sharp headache, your stomach feels all twisted and you want to vomit. Although the best way to keep this one away is to avoid drinking too much, once you’ve had a drink too many, there’s no going back. Fortunately, there are a few ways by which you can cure your hangover. Read on to find out the most effective hangover cures.
Nausea from Anxiety
Anxiety is psychological, yes. But it can manifest itself in a number of physical symptoms. Nausea is a major symptom among them. Anxiety can bring about nausea in the most unlikely of times. It can seriously interfere with your daily activities and affect your ability to perform at work and home alike. Below you will find effective home remedies you can use to cure nausea of anxiety.
Remedies to Make Nausea Go Away
An occasional occurrence of nausea or feeling nauseated once in a while due to some external causes isn’t much of a concern. If you know what is triggering your nausea, try to get away from it. If possible, avoid such situations in the future.
However, if your nausea is recurring, you might want to see a doctor for the diagnosis. Since nausea is a symptom of so many illnesses, it is best to get diagnosed. Receiving proper treatment is extremely necessary in case your nausea is signaling a more severe illness.
Home Remedies to Make Nausea Go Away
When the wave of nausea hits, you will need whatever is readily available at home to make you feel better. Here are some really effective home remedies that will help you to make nausea go away and prevent it from happening.
1. Get Physical to Make Nausea Go Away
The first and foremost thing to living a healthy life is to take care of your body. You should get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity at least 5 days a week. This keeps your heart, mind and body healthy and minimizes the chances of getting problems like nausea. Remember that this is a way of lifestyle you’ll need to adopt and not a quick fix for nausea.
2. Lie Down to Make Nausea Go Away
When you feel nauseous, forget about physical exercise for sometime. Stay as still as you can. You don’t want to move around a lot, or your balance will get disturbed and nausea will get worse. Lie on your back in your bed and rest. Breathe deeply and focus on your breathing and try not to think about anything else. Rest is often nausea’s best cure.
3. Cold Compresses for Nausea
Lie down, and apply a cool compress to the forehead or the back of your neck. It can be very comforting, even though it may not help to stop your vomiting. It will definitely make you feel more comfortable.
4. Ginger to Make Nausea Go Away
Ginger is an ages old remedy for nausea. It’s use against nausea has been passed down generations and it is among the most effective natural remedies.
Just take some ginger root and grate or cut it into slices. Boil it in water for about 10 minutes, strain and sip the ginger tea.
5. Vitamin B6 to Make Nausea Go Away
Vitamin B6 has a range of physiological benefits. Among them is an effective nausea cure, especially for nausea during pregnancy. If you are suffering from recurring nausea, due to indigestion or pregnancy, simply take 25 mg of Vitamin B6 three times a day till nausea disappears. Trust me, it will.
6. Peppermint to Make Nausea Go Away
Peppermint shows antiemetic and antispasmodic effects on the gastric lining and colon. It calms the stomach lining and relieves nausea. You can drink Peppermint tea when you feel nauseated to calm your stomach and get relief from nausea.
Alternatively, you can also use Peppermint oil. Rub 1-2 drops into the back of your neck and bottoms of the feet. You can also add 5-10 drops of peppermint oil to a cool or warm water bath or add 2-3 drops to a cool compress and place it over your head.
7. Lemon to Make Nausea Go Away
When life gives you nausea, make lemonade. Yes, really. Lemon makes nausea go away almost instantly. Use lemon any way you want, cut a lemon and sniff on it when you feel nauseous. You can also rub a little salt on the lemon and suck on it.
Or, as I said before, make some lemonade. Lemon is very effective in curing nausea of hangover, and nausea during pregnancy.
You can also use lemon oil. Rub some on your forehead to help ease nausea symptoms.
8.Bananas to Make Nausea Go Away
If your nausea is caused by stomach upset, this remedy is more effective for you. Bananas are known to accelerate mucus production. Eating a banana when you feel nauseated will make your stomach produce a mucus lining faster. It further creates a fence between the stomach and the main cause behind nausea and heartburn – acidic gastric substances.
9. Clove to Make Nausea Go Away
Clove is a spice known to be excellent in making nausea go away. The aromatic and soothing properties of clove make it very helpful in reducing nausea symptoms. It is also very effective at treating nausea during pregnancy.
Just take a teaspoon of Clove powder and steep in boiling water for five minutes. Strain it. Drink this as needed. If you don’t like the taste, add some organic honey.
You can also use Clove oil. Put 2-3 drops on a handkerchief and inhale the smell. You can also chew 1-2 cloves to get immediate relief from nausea.
10. Cumin to Make Nausea Go Away
Cumin helps to secrete digestive enzymes in the stomach that promote digestion. It is effective to relieve nausea due to stomach upset and nausea during pregnancy.
Steep one teaspoon of cumin seeds in boiling water for five minutes. Add a pinch of nutmeg powder. Sip the tea slowly and chew the seeds as well.
Alternatively, chew one teaspoon of dry roasted cumin seeds to get quick relief from nausea.
11. Apple Cider Vinegar for Nausea
Sometimes, once you’ve vomited the smell of vomit remains in your mouth which can cause additional vomiting or continued nausea. So it’s important to rinse your mouth thoroughly.
Take 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass. Rinse your mouth with the solution thoroughly. It also makes your breath fresher.
12. Sugar to Make Nausea Go Away
Although I believe sugar is the ultimate enemy, in the case of nausea, even I have to stand back. When you’re nauseous or recently vomited, your blood sugar levels are likely to be low.
Sip small amounts of sugary drinks such as apple juice (no citrus juices). You can also drink water with a spoonful of sugar dissolved. Make sure you only drink clear sugary liquids. No chocolates, cake or anything rich.
You can also make a syrup to cure nausea. Pour half a cup of white sugar and a quarter cup of water into a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium. Stir steadily until you have a clear syrup. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature. Take 1 to 2 teaspoons as necessary.
13. Eat Bread & Milk to Make Nausea Go Away
The bread absorbs excess acid in your stomach. Milk coats your stomach lining and soothes it. Do not drink milk alone, though, as it can cause more trouble than good.
Toast a slice of bread and warm up some milk. Crumble the bread into the milk. Eat slowly.
14. Hydrate to Make Nausea Go Away.
This is probably coming a little later in the list but is one of the most important ones to prevent and cure nausea. When you’re vomiting, you’re losing a lot of water and fluids from your body. It is very important that you keep yourself hydrated by drinking enough water.
Even if you haven’t vomited, you should still make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. It is a very effective way to relieve the feeling of queasiness.
This is especially necessary if your nausea is due to a hangover. Alcohol makes you dehydrated. Therefore, drink as much water as you can to replace the fluids lost and maintain your electrolyte balance.
15. Deep Breathing to Make Nausea Go Away
When it’s your anxiety that is causing the nausea, you’ll need to reduce stress. Deep breathing is one of several stress reduction techniques that are effective for controlling current stress.
Take slow, controlled breaths in order to get your heart and mind under control.
Sit straight in a chair and do the following:
- breathe in slowly through your nose for 5 seconds (filling your stomach)
- hold the breath for 4 seconds
- breathe out through pursed lips slowly for 7 seconds
- Repeat 10 times
16. Fennel to Make Nausea Go Away
Another effective spice to make nausea go away is Fennel. It is especially effective during dysmenorrheal nausea (nausea during menstruation).
Steep one teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes. Add one teaspoon of honey and some fresh lemon juice. Drink the prepared tea slowly.
Alternatively, you can also chew 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds slowly.
17. Holy Basil to Make Nausea Go Away
Tulsi or Holy Basil is used in Ayurveda extensively to treat stomach problems.
Take some holy basil leaves and grind to squeeze out the juice. Add equal amount of honey. Consume it to control vomiting and soothe stomach upsets.
If you suffer from constant nausea chew some fresh holy basil leaves on a daily basis. You can also drink Holy Basil tea regularly to reap the health benefits.
18. Acupressure to Make Nausea Go Away
Acupressure can help relieve nausea. Try this acupressure trick to make nausea go away.
Place your right thumb on the inside of your left forearm, about two thumb-widths from the crease of your wrist. Press firmly for about a minute, then move your thumb a little closer to your wrist and press for another minute. Repeat on the other forearm.
19. Aromatherapy to Make Nausea Go Away
Research has found that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating nausea when the right aromatic essential oils are used.
The best oils to use are essential oil of ginger, lemon essential oil, peppermint essential oil. A blend of ginger, spearmint essential oil, peppermint, and cardamom essential oils, is also found to be effective.
Place a few drops of the essential oil of your choice in a handkerchief and inhale the smell when you feel nauseated. You can also use an Essential oil Diffuser to diffuse the oils in your room.
20. Chamomile Tea to Make Nausea Go Away
Chamomile is known to be a digestive relaxant, and it has been used to treat various gastrointestinal disturbances, including nausea, vomiting, indigestion, motion sickness and diarrhea. It helps get rid of nausea by dispelling gas, soothing the stomach and relaxing the muscles that move food through the intestines
Apart from the above 20 home remedies to make nausea go away, here are a few more things you can do to prevent nausea:
- Get some fresh air. Open a window or take a walk outside.
- Don’t lie down for at least an hour after eating. You don’t want to put any pressure on the stomach.
- Eat frequent, smaller meals.
- Consume sprouted grains in the morning.
- Avoid high-fat foods. They slow down the digestion process.
- Avoid carbonated beverages as they may produce gas.
- Stretch and take deep breaths to reduce anxiety.
- Eat a healthy balanced diet.
- Reduce your sugar intake as high sugar consumption can cause a crash later on and bring about nausea.
- Avoid packaged and/or junk foods.
The above home remedies are sure to work if you are suffering from nausea. Nausea, as I said before, is a symptom and not a condition in itself. You should make sure to get proper diagnosis and treatment if your nausea is recurrent.
Above all, it is important that you take good care of your body, eat real organic food and exercise regularly to stay in good health.
Make sure you follow the above tips and remedies. Stock up your pantry with the above natural treatments for nausea so you have your remedies available at hand when necessary. And you will never again have to worry about how to make nausea go away.