Monday, September 8, 2014

Home Remedies for Nausea and Vomiting

Vomiting is a biological defense mechanism, which refers to the forceful oral expulsion of stomach contents. It is multifactorial in origin and can be caused due to spinning too fast on a ride, motion sickness, certain drugs, gastroenteritis, surgery, pregnancy, disgusting sights & smells, etc. 

It includes symptoms like diarrhea, nausea, headache, and other symptoms depending on the reason causing vomiting. Other symptoms may be an elevation in the heart beat or change in the body temperature. 

In this post, learn about some effective natural remedies to treat nausea and vomiting:
  • Boil equal quantities of powdered fennel seeds and dried mint leaves in water till it remains one-fourth . Take this decoction thrice daily.
  • Clove bud & fennel seeds masticated with betel leaf also provides relief from the sensation of vomiting.
  • To get relief of nausea and vomiting, one can slowly chew 1-2 cardamoms. A decoction can also be prepared by boiling cardamom with mint leaves. Add honey to taste and administer small quantities at regular intervals.
  • Prepare a mixture of ½ tsp ginger juice, 1 tsp mint juice, 1 tsp lemon juice with a tsp of honey and give to the patient for quick relief.
  • Extract juice from fresh young leaves of jamun and administer 10-20 ml of the same to the sufferer.
  • A decoction prepared by boiling equal parts of fennel and thyme seeds is beneficial for small babies in treating vomiting and indigestion.
  • Prepare a lemon drink with added sugar and rock salt. Administer it to the patient to provide him quick relief from nausea and vomiting. One may also lick a piece of lemon for instant relief. This is quite useful during the nausea associated with travelling.
  • To the freshly extracted basil juice, add equal proportions of mint and ginger juice and administer to the sufferer.
  • To control persistent vomiting, add 5-6 drops of neem leaves juice to a glass of warm milk & drink. 
  • Pound mint leaves and onion together & make a paste. Take 1-2 tsp of the paste thrice daily.

To cover up loss of body fluids during vomiting, one should drink water in moderate quantities from time to time. One should also avoid milk and milk products as vomiting makes body lactose intolerant. Steamed vegetables and vegetable soups in diet should be preferred over heavy meals. Spicy, acidic & high fat content foods can worsen the situation; therefore one should not include such foods in diet. Eating rice, oats, bananas, salads in the diet will provide relief from the symptoms.

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