Jun 22, 2014
Home remedies for vomiting soothe the stomach and absorb acids and fluids.There are many natural cures, but ginger, in any form, is the most widely-used vomiting cure. Charcoal tablets are an effective treatment, especially for food poisoning, and are used in ERs to absorb toxins. Vomiting is frequently caused by the flu or pregnancy, but there are many other possible explanations. Excessive vomiting results in dehydration, which can be dangerous especially for children.
What causes Vomiting?
Vomiting is often caused by viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) or morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy. Other common causes of vomiting are food poisoning, over-eating, drinking too much alcohol and allergic reactions. Dehydration is a common problem associated with vomiting, particularly for children and older people. Try sipping water, sucking on ice or popsicles or drinks with essential salts. Vomiting seldom indicates a serious problem, but a diagnosis should be sought for the cause of chronic and continuous vomiting.
Natural Remedies for Vomiting
Ginger and mint teas are probably the most well-known and effective natural vomiting cures. Onion juice works very well to cure vomiting, but cannot be tolerated by everyone. Charcoal works as a vomiting cure by absorbing the stomach acids. Nibbling on burnt toast or eating dry crackers alleviates nausea. Cool, damp cloths on the forehead and back of the neck can also be soothing. It is important to replace lost fluids to avoid dehydration.
Ginger is a natural remedy that has been used in Asia, India and the Middle East for centuries. In any form, ginger is one of the most useful natural cures for vomiting and nausea; ginger tea, fresh or candied ginger slices, gingerbread or gingersnaps are all very good for calming an upset stomach and stopping vomiting. Ginger is a natural anti-emetic and excellent for digestion. Ginger ales may or may not contain real ginger; check the label.
Onion Juice and Mint Tea
Onion juice is a natural remedy for vomiting and other problems, including respiratory problems and allergies, and is naturally anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic. Onions boost the immune system with their natural antibiotic properties. Mint tea is a well-known home cure for soothing an upset stomach and improving digestion.
Charcoal tablets are a useful home cure for vomiting. If charcoal tablets are not available, eating a piece of burnt toast is an old-fashioned home treatment for nausea since the burnt toast combines charcoal and dry bread, absorbing acids and fluids. Because charcoal is used in ERs to absorb toxins, it might be a good choice if the vomiting is caused by food poisoning.
Vomiting is experienced by everyone and does not usually indicate a serious problem. Ginger is the most highly-ranked natural remedy for an upset stomach, but there are many home treatments that work. Severe vomiting will cause dehydration; replacing lost fluids is important. Home cures will normally stop the vomiting.
Remedies for Vomiting
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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 different 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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Posted by Andslat (De Pere, Wi) on 01/03/2010
Well...where do I start? First of all, please note that I am a huge believer in the benefits of ACV for some ailments. However, in prevention of the stomach "flu"...no way. I have been habitual user of ACV for the last six months. However, I just experienced the WORST flu ever! Out of my family of four, I had the most extreme symptoms. And in fact while I was vomiting, I thought I might die from the acid burning feeling traveling up my esphogus. I am laying off the ACV for now. If it works for you..great. Not for this gal anymore!
Posted by Christy (Weiser, Idaho) on 07/26/2008
Apple cider vinegar cures the flu....When I had the flu growing up my Mother always had me drink a tea she made from 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 Tablespoons Honey and 6oz hot water. It would immediately stop vomitting and help with diarrhea and also helped with a fever... The honey also relaxes stomach muscles and helps with your digestive track along with all the wonderfull things the ACV does.... As a child I didn't really appreciate the taste of this tea my Mother made, but as an adult it tastes pretty good. I swear by it now!!
Posted by Emma (London, England) on 03/24/2008
I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar now since religiously reading article on your site almost a year now. My whole family recently came down with stomach flu and myself, and my son age 5 who loves vinegar drank a spoonfull of ACV every few hours and overcame the illness within 24 hours. I did not vomit. my son only vomited once, that was before he took the ACV then he made an instant recovery. My husband and daughter who refused to take it and thought I was mad suffered for days with crippling stomach pains and unable to keep any food down...
Thank god for your site wish I knew about it along time ago. It could have saved me so much illness.
Posted by Pauline (Port Townsend, WA) on 03/16/2008
I read Dr. D.C. Jarvis's book about folk medicine around 1960 and began to give my children apple cider vinegar whenever they got the stomach flu. It always worked. I believe he was the one who said that the vinegar changed the ph balance in the intestinal tract so that the virus couldn't live and reproduce.
Posted by Linda (Athens, Greece)
I had read that ACV helped with food poisoning (luckily haven't needed to test that!) and wondered if it would help with stomach flu. In February my daughter came home from school vomiting one day and I started to feel nauseous myself 2 days later. I immediately took 1 teaspoon ACV in as little water as I could tolerate and better better. Five minutes later the nausea came back and I took more ACV. This sequence went on for an hour or two and then the nausea was gone and I didn't vomit at all!! I'd like to add that when my daughter was 2 years old, she was having a temper tantrum at my mother-in-law's house (in a farming village in northern Greece) and an elderly neighbour tried to give her some vinegar in water to drink to cure her of the "evil eye" which they believe in. My daughter just pushed the cup away so we couldn't test the theory!! Thanks for all your info!
Posted by Ieo (Philippines, Mindanao) on 11/22/2011
Hi I'm Ieo 23- I'm suffering from this ailment I have vomiting thick, acidy saliva over a year now.. I didn't go to the doctor yet I wonder this is true about this baking soda and apple cider.. Almost every day I got to vomit sticky foams and then I feel numb in my chest.. Can you gave some advice on this...
thank you more power.....
Posted by Kris (Brandon, FL) on 08/14/2007
My mother's acidic stomach caused her much vomiting. I started her on the 2 Tbps ACV 1/4 tsp baking soda in water 3x per day. Helped immediately!
Posted by Autumn (Portland, Or) on 02/18/2013
Black Tea with Honey for Vomiting... This is the only thing that I could keep down and eventually stop vomiting. Still have the aches, chills, and fever, but the gut-twisting agony is over so I can finally rest. Thanks for posting this- it's a lifesaver!
Posted by Amy (Surrey, Bc / Canada) on 01/30/2012
I had the worst stomach flu for three days with incessant vomiting and dizziness and was sweating and feeling almost like I should be hospitalized. I also had severe diarrhea on and off. I looked up your "how to stop vomiting" website with the thought that probably nothing would actually stop it at the point it was quickly progressing too. I was wrong. I added a slice of ginger and honey to the black tea and it took several sips and probably half and hour but I have NEVER seen anything like it!!! Seriously even gravol couldn't touch it, or ginger tea by itself. Thanks!!!
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia) on 04/03/2011
I had a bad migraine yesterday and was throwing and feeling very nauseas. I couldn't keep food or drink down (even water). I checked here to see what people recommended and tried honey by itself (did not work), also tried the ACV and baking soda (did not work). I finally tried the black tea suggestion. I put two tea bags of black tea in hot water and let it sit for a short while. I sipped it slowly and did not vomit again and the nausea seemed to go away as well.
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Posted by Heather (APO, AE (Germany)) on 12/19/2008
My daughter was throwing up and could not even keep water down. I made her some black tea and added a teaspoon on raw German honey to it. She has been sipping it and the vomiting has stopped. She was throwing up so bad that nothing was coming up at all. She is also telling me that she feels so much better. I am so glad that I found this site!!!!!
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Posted by Kristina (Waukesha, WI) on 03/20/2007
Hi, my grandma used to make us drink strong black tea each time we had the flu, as it would stop vomiting and help settle the stomach. I have tried it with green tea as well and it works the same, and usually you don't need more than a few sips before it starts working. Now I don't even wait for the vomiting to start--I go straight for the tea upon first symptoms of the flu.
I have also used this remedy for severe menstrual cramps and diahrrea and those times when painful gas gets in the way of elimination. One time I even tried it for a headache and it went away. Works wonders!
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Posted by Carin (St. Petersburg, Fl) on 03/30/2010
My roommate woke up at 4:30 in the morning and began vomiting, which lasted for hours. I bought her some raw honey and black tea. I don't know if it was the honey, the tea, or both together, but she hasn't thrown up since and her stomach feels much better. She still has horrible body aches and can't leave bed yet, but the honey and the tea definitely made her stomach feel better. Thanks for all of the posts!
Posted by TAN KOON PENG (SINGAPORE) on 06/22/2008
China Brown sugar is effective for diarrhea, vomit and stomache.