Last Modified on Feb 22, 2016
Treatment of morning sickness takes a variety of forms including dietary changes, regulation of sleeping and eating cycles and the addition of certain supplements and herbs to the diet. In any case, natural herbal remedies are often the best option and provide care for a balanced healthy as well as morning sickness treatment
What is Morning Sickness?
Morning sickness is defined as nausea and vomiting that occurs anytime throughout the day during pregnancy. The condition typically begins during the first month of pregnancy and continues into the third or fourth month. The specific cause of morning sickness is unknown, but it is likely tied to hormone changes as well as blood sugar drops experienced early in pregnancy. Stress, fatigue, traveling and specific foods can contribute to morning sickness as well.
Natural Cures for Nausea during Pregnancy
Typically considered a result of hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, treating morning sickness typically involves settling the stomach to offer relief. Several calming options are available; however, three of the most effective include ginger, lemon juice and red raspberry leaf tea
A popular and time-tested spice and herbal remedy, ginger has been used for years as a remedy for stomach upset, diarrhea and nausea. Ginger is comprised of powerful oils and compounds – gingerols and shogaols – that innately calm the stomach and digestive system. One gram of ginger daily is often enough to curb both nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.
Lemon juice is another particularly effective nausea treatment. Lemons contain specific neutralizing acids that generate bicarbonates in the stomach, in turn relieving nausea caused by a number of conditions. Lemon juice can be added in tea or taken directly from the lemon itself.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
A supplement that is healthful for pregnancies in a variety of ways, it also helps treat nausea. Red raspberry is filled with an assortment of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A and vitamin B complex. The array of minerals support the body’s functioning and balance the necessary nutrients needed in the pregnant body to deter illness.
Morning sickness is a common condition that involves unpleasant symptoms, particularly nausea and vomiting. When treated with natural methods; however, the condition can largely be avoided.
Remedies for Morning Sickness
The Popularity of Morning Sickness Remedies - Full List
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Please, note that I speak from experience. Nothing works better than eating several small yet healthy meals and taking ginger supplements or eating ginger snaps for alleviating the nausea that comes with the early stages of pregnancy. Usually by your fourth month you will no longer need to bother with this as the nausea becomes less over powering. Note that the olfactory senses in a pregnant woman are keenly acute and it would also be of great assistance to bring a handkerchief lightly dowsed with baby powder or some other light fragerance that is easily tolerated by the expecting mother for times when an unpleasant odor sneaks up on you.
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San Diego, Ca, Usa
Posted by Thelena (Utretcht, The Netherlands) on 07/27/2009
i have tried drinking lemon juice with honey as a tea and eaten raw ginger for morning sickness and i haven't noticed a change the whole day that i have tried all these remmedies is there something else i could take. help
Posted by Toni (Oregon) on 02/21/2016
Red Raspberry Leaf:
From experience this is the absolute best remedy for morning sickness, but I'll put a spin on it. I couldn't drink the tea because the smell made me sick. I got violently sick with each of my pregnancies. Tried everything from crackers to B12 shots and nothing worked.
A friend recommended red-raspberry leave capsules. You must get them with just red raspberry, no mixture (often mixed with rose hips).
Take two three times a day. Gets rid of 80% of morning sickness. After the first three months, reduce dose to two one time a day throughout pregnancy to strengthen uterus. Makes labor and recovery much easier.
Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 06/27/2008
Red raspberry leaf tea has been used for thousands of years and has earned the reputation of being the "supreme" herb for pregnant women. It can relieve almost any discomfort of pregnancy from morning sickness to leg cramps. It has also been shown to strengthen & tone the uterine wall and help to make delivery easier and speedier by helping the uterus contract more efficiently and helps expel the placenta after.
Red Raspberry Tea have help many mothers relieved labor pain by a great deal and prevent miscarriage successfully.It have even helped a woman who had four miscarriages had 2 baby in 3 years in a row.She drank this tea daily and become a mother for the first time.
Historically women have taken raspberry leaf tea throughout their pregnancies up to and including childbirth. You may choose to drink raspberry tea during your pregnancy but add more red raspberry leaves to your drink in your final month of pregnancy. This would be great for drinking during labour & right after.
Raspberry leaf tea has traditionally been used as a woman's herb to control heavy menstrual bleeding, reduce the risk of miscarriage, and promote a healthy pregnancy. A folk remedy for minor mouth sores is to gargle with raspberry leaf tea. The Chinese traditionally used raspberry leaves for diarrhea, stomach ailments, muscle pain, and other conditions. Raspberry has also been recognized as a topical remedy for use on burns and wounds.
Red Raspberry seems to help prevent morning sickness, tone uterine muscles, reduce pain during labor, and ease childbirth. Along with blackberry, raspberry is recognized to be rich in astringent tannins that can have a beneficial effect on diarrhea. Raspberry may also help to prevent or treat: common cold and flu,sore throat,bleeding gums.
Raspberry leaf has a rich concentration of vitamin C, E, A & the B complexes. It also contains calcium & iron in one of its most absorbable forms. These are all nutrients which are very important during pregnancy.
Raspberry juice was one of twenty vegetable and fruit juices tested that showed antimutagenic activity against benzo[a]pyrene, which is a mutagen and carcinogen.
Researchers in Mexico found that ellagic acid, a phenolic compound that occurs naturally in raspberries, inhibited the mutagenicity of a strain of aflatoxin.
Raspberry Leaf: Used to restore a hormonal balance, nourish the uterus, and prevents pregnancy complications. Contains vitamins and minerals including vitamin c and calcium. The alkaloid fragrine helps tone the uterus and muscles of the pelvic region. A powerful fertility-promoting herb.
Raspberry heals the lower body organs and pelvic muscles, which helps to ease difficulties associated with uterine disorders. Also relieves tension and strengthens kidneys and urinary tract.
Scientists found that raspberry contains the alkaloid fragrine, which may relax certain pelvic muscles and promote uterine health. Ellagic acid, which also occurs in strawberries, grapes, and black currants, has antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic properties. Raspberry also contains flavonoids including quercetin; tannins; polypeptides; and vitamin C, calcium, and other nutrients.Red Raspberry also promotes healthy nails, bones, teeth, and skin.
To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb and steep for ten minutes. Strain.
During the first trimesters, drink 1 cup per day. During second trimester, drink 2 to 3 cups per day. In the final trimester, drink 4 to 5 cups per day. Using a teaball would be useful. You can also drink it HOT for better results.
Please store the dried tea in an airtight container in the freezer to keep the herbs dry and fresh.
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Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Posted by Cclln (France) on 01/13/2015
I've had horrible morning sickness for about 8 weeks now. I'm at week 14, pregnant with twins, and the doctors keep saying that it's just hormones and will get better. Funny enough, from week 13-14, it only got worse. I've only vomited a few times, but I have severe nausea all day and dry heaving about once an hour. It's gotten so bad that it wakes me in my sleep. I've tried everything from eating small meals, eating crackers, lemon, ginger, drinking lots of water, and 3 types of anti-nausea homeopathic treatments and none of them worked at all.
Last night, after waking from the nausea and dry heaving, I decided to look online for natural remedies I haven't tried and came across some studies linking morning sickness with a bacterial infection called H. Pylori. It said that antibiotics and colloidal silver work in getting rid of it, and probiotics such as kimchi, kombucha and vinegar work, too. I'm not sure if I actually have h. pylori, I've never been tested for it, but I thought since I have homemade red wine vinegar at home, I might as well try it out as a treatment for my nausea.
I added one tablespoon to a glass of water and drank it and 30 minutes later, the nausea subsided, and now it's been half a day, and still no nausea. They say, apple cider vinegar works well, too.
I'm ecstatic to have found something to help me function like a normal person again and happy to share this with other morning sickness sufferers.