We’ve all had the unsettling feeling. Maybe you’ve eaten something that didn’t agree with you. Or maybe that road trip is a little too bumpy. Whatever the cause, when nausea strikes you want to get rid of it quick. Luckily, there are natural ways to deal with unpleasant feeling.
Breathing is a great way to calm down and get rid of the nausea. Take slow, deep breaths in through your nose then exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat this simple process several times until your body has calmed down.
Deep breathing works to reduce your nausea because it activates your parasympathetic nervous system. Activating this nervous system regulates feelings of motion sickness which cause nausea.
Ginger contains gingerols and shogaols which are clinically proven to reduce nausea. You can enjoy their effects by grating some ginger into hot water and letting it stand for about ten minutes before you drink it. Ginger candy and ginger capsules are other great alternatives.
A typical cause of nausea is an overload of acidic substances in your gut. Bananas reduce the effect of nausea by increasing the production of mucus on the stomach lining to keep the lining from being irritated. A healthy gastric lining is less likely to get irritated and bring on feelings of nausea.
4. Cold Compress
Heat and inflammation are known to cause nausea. The nausea is your body's way of telling you that you need to relax and give your body a chance to cool down. Research has shown that applying cold compresses to the forehead work well when dealing with nausea brought on by motion sickness.
Aromatherapy is a wonderful option for dealing with nausea. Inhaling essentials oils such as ginger, peppermint, speamint, sweet orange or lavender alone or in blends can often bring instant relief. Essential oils can also be applied topically, especially behind the ears, for relief. Nausea Ease roll-on contains ginger, peppermint, spearmint and lavender essential oils and its comfortably in pocket or purse. Stomach Soother aromatherapy inhalers contain the same ingredients in an inhaler.
6. Lemon and Salt
A mixture of lemon and salt in water can reduce feelings of nausea by rehydrating you and replacing lost electrolytes. You can suck on a lemon wedge instead or even just take a whiff of lemon essential oil which is proven to have a calming effect.
7. Eat Dry Foods
Dry, bland foods abosrb excess stomach acids and can often help settle your stomach. Plain toast or salted crackers are ideal.
Pressing the right spot on your wrist can help you manage your nausea. Research published in the American Family Physician Journal has shown that pressing a spot right underneath your wrist was very effective at reducing nausea. In some cases, rubbing that spot outperformed nausea drugs. The popular Sea Band which is worn on the wrists is a convenient way to use accupressure.