Nausea is a feeling of uneasiness and discomfort in the stomach that can be very unpleasant. Nausea can be a symptom of various medical conditions but it can be also caused by food poisoning, emotional stress and other reasons. There are different natural nausea remedies you can use to relieve the symptoms of it.
Causes for NauseaNausea can be caused by problems with digestion or food intolerance which is a common reaction to dairy products, wheat products and yeast. Overeating often causes nausea. Nausea is typically resulting from food poisoning and when it is followed by fever it is a sign of an infection. Motion and sea sickness are usually associated with nausea. Nausea is a part of morning sickness, a common condition in pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Several harmless causes of nausea include reaction to emotional stress, fear and certain smells. Use of drugs and alcohol can lead to upset stomach and nausea. Nausea can be adverse effect of chemotherapy, general anesthesia and other medications. Severe pain can also cause nausea. Head or brain injury can lead to nausea as well as brain infections, such as meningitis and the brain tumor. Nausea can be a symptom of different illnesses such as gallbladder disease, migraine, gallstones, pancreatitis, diabetes, and cancers. Nausea may occur due to carbon monoxide poisoning too.
Natural Nausea RemediesNausea is treated depending on the cause. If nausea results from some medical condition, it can be relieved after adequate treatment for underlying health problem. If nausea is caused by food poisoning, sufferer must drink plenty of fluids and use certain medications. Motion sickness and seasickness that are accompanied with nausea are usually treated with drugs but natural remedies can be helpful in such cases as well. Natural remedies are particularly helpful for relief of nausea related to pregnancy.
Ginger root is well known herbal remedy for nausea. It can be used either fresh or dried. There are two active compounds in ginger that alleviate nausea and they are shogoals and gingerols. However, it has been proven that ginger doesn’t work effectively for every person. What is more, it may even worsen nausea in some cases and cause heartburn. Ginger can be taken in a form of tea or capsules but there are also ginger biscuits recommended for pregnant women. One should be aware that ginger is anti-coagulant thus it shouldn’t be combined with blood-thinning medications.
PeppermintPeppermint is another herb that effectively relieves nausea. Nausea related to pregnancy can be treated with peppermint tea, sweets or chewing gum. Peppermint essential oil is not recommended to be used in pregnancy.
Other herbal remedies for nausea include: lemon balm, chamomile, lemon juice and yogurt. Therapies that can help in treating nausea include: acupressure, hypnosis, homeopathy and reflexology.