Most everyone has suffered from nausea at some point in his or her life. Defined as “an uneasiness of the stomach that often comes before vomiting,” there are a multitude of reasons a person may experience this discomfort. According to WebMD, some of the most common causes include motion or seasickness, emotional stress, food poisoning, and infections such as the stomach flu.
If the cause of your nausea is mild in nature, home remedies are often all that’s needed to help the feeling subside. Be sure to keep these six natural treatments close at hand to help you achieve fast relief of your symptoms.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Chinese have been using ginger to treat ailments such as stomach upset, diarrhea and nausea for over 2,000 years. And for good reason! Consuming ginger—whether it is the raw root, in supplement form, or in an all-natural ginger ale—“promotes the secretion of various digestive juices/enzymes that help neutralize stomach acid,” says EverydayRoots.com. It also contains phenols, which “relax stomach muscles and act similar to a sedative on irritated stomach tissue, reducing over activity of the stomach.”
To make ginger tea, wash and peel a two-inch piece of ginger root and cut into small pieces. Bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil over medium-high heat, then add the ginger and let boil for 3-5 minutes. Once removed from the heat, you can either strain the tea or pour directly into a mug. Add a touch of honey, if needed.