Last Modified on Jun 21, 2015
Nausea can generally be successfully treated at home with herbal remedies, natural supplements and alternative therapies. Home remedies like fresh ginger root have been used all over the world for thousands of years to treat nausea.
What is Nausea?
Nausea is the unpleasant feeling in the stomach that makes you feel like you might vomit at any moment. Nausea is usually harmless, but continual nausea may be a symptom of a serious problem, such as a concussion or heart attack. In most cases, however, the cause is overeating, motion sickness, migraine or a stomach virus.
Home Remedies for Nausea
P6 (Nei Kuan) Acupressure Point
This acupressure point is located 1-2” below the wrist, on the inside of the wrist. It is often possible to stop nausea by massaging this point for 3-5 minutes. This natural treatment has been used for centuries and various studies have found it to be an effective anti-nausea technique.
This home remedy is especially useful for food poisoning as it absorbs the toxins. It is worth keeping on hand for both nausea and vomiting. Charcoal can be taken by itself with water or mixed with apple cider vinegar and water.
Herbal Remedies for Nausea
Ginger has been used as a natural nausea remedy for at least 2,000 years. The active ingredients in the root are pungent phenol compounds and volatile oils. It can be consumed as a tea, by chewing candied ginger pieces or in capsule form.
Cloves are another natural remedy used for centuries to treat nausea. All parts of the herb are used medicinally. Clove oil mixed with chamomile tea or powdered clove sprinkled on food reduce nausea.
Mint soothes upset stomachs, aids digestion and is an excellent herbal treatment for nausea. Breath mints work well for many people. Mint tea can be made with either fresh or dried mint.
Controlled deep breathing has proven to be another effective natural remedy for nausea. Patients with post-surgical nausea were asked to slowly inhale through their noses and exhale slowly from their mouths and repeat three times. This natural remedy noticeably reduced nausea in most of the patients.
Alternative medicine and herbal remedies offer effective home treatment for nausea. While nausea is usually temporary, persistent nausea should be medically evaluated in order to rule out any serious underlying problem.
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[YEA] I have been using charcoal for approx 14 yrs..In our home it has been used for nausea/vomiting; diarrhea; upset stomach; belching; heart burn; gas; indigestion; poultices over painful areas on diffent parts of the body; pasty poultice over insect bites..over the stomach in a poultice for fevers.. As a nurse, I highly recommend it to all
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[NAY] Alcohol Swabs for Nausea - Nay.
I have nausea due to pregnancy. I soaked a cotton ball in alcohol and sniffed it a few times. I didn't notice much difference, if any. This is my 4th pregnancy, and I never vomit. I just have a sick feeling all day long. I was taking turmeric pills 2-3 times per day at first. They helped for a few days, but then I started getting reflux so bad that I would spit them up about 10 minutes later. When they would stay down, I would notice I had an offensive body odor the next day. I am waiting for acupressure bands to arrive in the mail. I hope those help. Otherwise, I will just have to deal with the nausea for 6 more weeks.
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[YEA] Yesterday my wife had out patient surgery for a torn Meniscus. Prior to the surgery she was given a general anesthesia and morphine. The surgery went well but soon after returning home she became extremely nauseous and vomited. Eager to help I decided to google cures for nausea and came upon your website. After reading all the posts about the use of alcohol packets to cure this condition, I decided to give it a try. I poured a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a gauze pad in a bowl for her to sniff. It was amazing the nausea stopped almost immediately. This was a simple folk remedy that really works and should be given more exposure to help the thousands of people who suffer from nausea every day.
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[YEA] Nausea Cure: I have had a few surgeries in the past 20 years and each time I would wake from the anesthesia I would be extremely nauseous. Vomiting after surgery is never a pleasant experience. Last year I underwent 3 treatments in as many days from my chiropractor, Manipulation Under Anesthesia. I wasn't thrilled at the thought of waking up 3 days in a row and vomiting post anesthesia. On the second day as they were wheeling me out to my waiting daughter the nurse saw me turning green and she handed me an alcohol packet. She tore it open and said sniff this. I could barely comprehend but I did sniff and it was amazing. The urge to be sick left me immediately. She sent several more of those little packets home with me for the long drive back to my house and I did not get sick once. This was a first for me to not vomit post surgery. I haven't tried it for any other types of nausea or motion sickness, only after anesthesia but it's worth a try if you are nauseated for whatever reason.
EC: Alcohol packet = alcohol swabs sold in drugstores (wound care section) ,which contain 70% isopropyl alcohol. If you mean something else, please let us know!
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Indianapolis, Indiana, Usa
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Studio City, Ca, Usa
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Baton Rouge, La
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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[YEA] I have found that high alkaline water is a godsend for nausea. The best part is that it tastes just like regular water. It is available at any health food store and my brother and I have found that it settles our stomachs greatly. I highly recommend it.
[YEA] I discovered this site about a month ago and was very excited because i love to try out alternative remedies . Up till now i had no reason to try out anything but today i felt like i was definitely coming down with some sort of tummy bug felt very nauseous so when i got home from shopping first thing i did was drink two tbls of acv in some water and felt better literally within 5 minutes . Think this site is the bees knees cheers Caroline
[YEA] I had been a bit drained and tired all day. About an hour ago I was shakey, a bit nauseous and weak. I sent my bf out to get me some apple juice. The moment I had 1 cup of apple juice and 2 TBL spoons of ACV, i felt INSTANT relief. I was definitely not expecting it. My bf had food poisoning or some kind of stomach bug over the past day and I was scared I might get it too. I went ahead and took the concoction and I feel fine besides the heartburn which will reside in a few minutes. I dont have as much gas in my stomach and my shakiness has lessened. :) I hope I had enough liquid with the ACV since this is my first time trying it.
[YEA] About 6 months ago, I suddenly woke up with severe nausea and constant burping. Everything I ate and drank made me feel sick. I woke up nautious and went to bed nat ious every day. My quality of life started changing. I did not want to go out anymore and do things because I constantly felt sick. Being newly engaged, this really put a damper on my relationship. Who wants to be around someone that feels sick everyday and to be honest..when you are sick everyday you reach a point where you just want to be alone. I am only 27 years old and I felt like I had put on 10 years or more in the last 6 months. I even told my mother if I had to live the rest of my life like this I might kill myself. Everything made me sick. Even riding in a car. I had a colonoscopy which came back fine. I then had a scope done and showed that I had erosions all in my stomach, throat, and esophogas. I have been on prevacid and aciphex, which did not seem to help at all and the constant burping was just nasty and embarrassing. I got online and found this site and figured I would give the ACV a chance. This is only my 4th day and oh my goodness thank you god!!! I am not nauseous anymore. Riding in a car no longer makes me sick. If I burp it is one good one instead of a million tiny ones and I have energy like I haven't had in years. I have lost 3 pounds in a few days and I am not having bad cravings. I also notice my skin looks better. I also have battled depression for a long time and I actually feel happy. I woke up at 4a.m smiling thinking why am I so happy. This is truley amazing and I can't wait to keep taking it and see what else it does. If you have battled acid reflux believe me I know how horrible it is. Please just try this and you will not regret it!!!
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[YEA] I have been sick for the past few days with a stomach bug and sinus infection. I have been using steam to loosen the sinus' up and it has worked well along with the antibiotics; then the stomach bug sat in and I started vomiting non stop with nausea so bad I couldn't stand up or move to fast w/o vomiting.
I tried all the remedies on here for nausea (ACV, cold washcloths, baking soda) I even tried Pepto, and they all caused to to puke more. After having nothing to eat or drink (held down anyway) for over 4hrs, I went into the kitchen and got out cold organic applesauce, and started eating small spoonfuls and within 30 mins, my nausea stopped; and I haven't puked since. I ate about a tsp every 5 mins or so for 30 mins.
I dunno if it is just the antibiotics finally starting to work, or if the applesauce REALLY did work, but either way; I thought I would pass this on, since I remember my Mom making me eat it when I was sick and it made me feel better; and thought it would be good for kiddos, and people that the other things didn't work for.
Thanks again for the great ideas and remedies Earth Clinic!
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[YEA] I have been dealing with SEVERE nausea since starting chemo treatments for leukemia in 2005. I stopped all chemo meds in 2006 but the nausea has stuck around since then. I have tried EVERYTHING that the doctors have given me. I finally got tired of putting chemicals into my body and started searching for natural remedies. I found this website through a cancer community and it has been a GODSENT! I tried the baking soda for nausea and within 5 minutes, my nausea is almost completely gone. It would have taken Phenegren over an hour to help. Thanks SO much for this website!
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[YEA] I HAVE USED BAKING SODA FOR OVER 20 YEARS FOR NAUSEA IT WORKS EVERY TIME.IF I EAT GREASY FOODS OR JUST A STOMACH VIRUS. I WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT IT..IT ALSO WORKS GREAT FOR UTI'S IT MAKES THE SHAKING ICKY FEELING GO AWAY.
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[YEA] Bathing helps too. It reduces nausea and cramps.
[YEA] Bartenders Cure for Nausea: Bitters stops nausea quickly. Bitters is used on most bars to make Manhattans. About 10 drops of bitters in a small glass of 7 up or ginger ale will settle even the worst naseau. Just sip it. You can buy Bitters in a liquor store or grocery store that sells alcohol. The best part about knowing this little trick is that its available when you are out for the evening so no need to suffer or go home. Just ask the bartender for a little bitters and 7-up.
Bitters also stops hiccups on contact. A little straight Bitters in your mouth will stop it dead. If you're out its usually sprinkled on a lime or orange to make it tolerable and you simply suck it off the lime. Hiccups are gone.
I'm not a drinker but my friends are and if I go out for the night they harrass me for not drinking. I simply order Bitters and 7up in a rock glass and it looks like I'm drinking a mixed drink and no one feels a need to talk me into having a drink. It tastes good - kind of like a sweet spiced ice tea.
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Escazú, San José, Costa Rica
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San Diego, Us
[YEA] Tic Tacs help with nausea amazingly well... But only the white ones. I am guessing it is the mint in them but it works for all my friends too. I carry them around with me everywhere. I often get queasy feeling and they work very fast.
[YEA] I would feel nausesated about an hour after taking my medication, even taking it with food. I tried chewing (sugar free), wintergreen gum for at least an hour and a half after taking my medication and I have not experienced any nausea since. A friend going through chemotherapy was also experiencing nausea and it is much less severe when chewing the gum too.