Nausea Remedies

| Modified on Aug 02, 2021

Alcohol Swabs
Posted by Jose G (California) on 03/28/2016
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I woke up this morning with a bloated stomach and a feeling of low energy, which quickly turned into nausea. My first thought was food poisoning, and my second thought was "Oh no, not today. It's a big day at work and would look bad if I missed it." Also, I knew I had to be there in just a couple of hours.

Desperate, I checked here at Earthclinic and thank God I did! This trick with rubbing alcohol worked like a charm!

Here's what I did:

At home I grabbed the bottle of rubbing alcohol (that's 70% isopropyl alcohol & 30% water - standard ratio), and took a sniff. I repeated a few times over the next hour and a half, and the nausea disappeared!

Before I left for work I made myself a "just in case" dose of alcohol. I took a paper towel, folded it into thirds, and placed it into a sandwich bag. Then I added a splash of rubbing alcohol so that the paper towel was fully saturated. That went in my pocket, should I feel nauseous at work. I did end up going to the restroom and using once there. Worked fine.

Thank you so much to those who shared this gem of a remedy. You have been a life saver!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Laura (Orlando, FL) on 12/06/2007
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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!!!

Alcohol Swabs
Posted by Danamarie (Ca) on 12/12/2018

Taking a sniff of an alcohol pad or cotton is not the same as "huffing" alcohol. Alcohol huffing is soaking a cloth with rubbing alcohol and holding it up to the mouth for a prolonged period of time and continuously inhaling the fumes into the lungs.

Using rubbing alcohol for nausea is taking a sniff from an alcohol soaked pad or cotton ball and smelling it once or twice. There is no contact with the nose or mouth and it's not for any length of time.

Posted by C (Co) on 08/01/2017
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In early 2016, I noticed an inverse correlation between regional diets high in molybdenum-containing foods and morning sickness. While I was writing up a medical hypothesis about the morning sickness issue, my sister tried molybdenum glycinate for a stomach bug. She discovered that when taken before the vomiting had gotten underway, molybdenum was extraordinarily effective at doing away with nausea and vomiting (the other symptoms remained, including intestinal distress and some diarrhea). Two other families that I know of have since used it when a stomach bug/virus hit their home, and it is effective at ending the nausea. Not just alleviating it. The vomiting is gone.

We've been using the molybdenum glycinate (molybdenum chelated to glycine) powdered supplement because it's easy to open the capsule and stir the powder into beverages. 500 mcg seems to be enough for a regular adult (less for children, of course). We don't take it chronically, just when a stomach bug comes around.

Someone should test molybdenum for motion sickness. Also, based on what a friend reported to me, it might help relieve chemotherapy-caused nausea.

Hope this helps some people! Nausea and vomiting are just awful.

Baking Soda
Posted by Marcie (Hastings, East Sussex) on 11/21/2015
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I was bed bound with nausea until I sipped on 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda in 2 cups of water 3 times a day and was cured. Thank you for this site.

Baking Soda
Posted by Liz (Melbourne, Florida USA) on 04/30/2009
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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!

Alcohol Swabs
Posted by Haleyamazing (Concord, Ca.) on 02/28/2014
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I suffer from Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and during the day I am constantly feeling sick. No matter how mild or severe the nausea is, alcohol swabs works 99% of the time for me.

Baking Soda
Posted by Donna Mae (Clovis, Nm) on 03/12/2011
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Thank you so much! I wish I had read this two days ago. I have been battling a head cold along with puking and pooping. I have two babies, an 8 month old and a 23 month old, which were the source of my illness, and my husband is gone for a couple of weeks. I thought I had gotten too dehydrated because I wasn't being able to even sip water without having a gag reflex. I was about to send them to a babysitter and check myself into the emergency room to get an IV because I've gotten so weak and was afraid I would not be able to care for my little ones. I put 1/8 tsp of baking soda in a mug and added warm water as recommended. I felt better within five minutes as promised. I am now able to drink water with no issues. Thank you so much... I was really worried.

Baking Soda
Posted by Romanbreeze (Sugarcreek, Ohio Usa ) on 01/26/2011
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My grandma had used this remedy in her house for decades. I still use it to this day. I use a shot glass and put enough baking soda in it to cover the bottom of glass, add some room temperature water, stir, plug my nose and take my shot of baking soda. I have found it works if I ate something that didn't agree with me, but not when I had the flu. I just found out that I am pregnant so I'm sure I will find out soon if it works for morning sickness, as long as it's safe for baby. :-)

Alcohol Swabs
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 05/04/2021 343 posts
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A heads up on the alcohol swabs for nausea:

I was out of swabs - which were 70% - so just took a whiff of bottled alcohol but it was 91%. That was not pleasant. It DID fix the nausea but YIKES! So, don't do that. I cut it half and half with filtered water since it was just the very last of the bottle. I only ever used it to clean nail clippers, pruning shears and things like that but I just plain drank WAY too much coffee and yuck! So I drank a glass of water, which helped somewhat, but jumped on here to see what "The Awesomeness" had to say about nausea and discovered the alcohol swab solution! Except, I was out of swabs so...I had no idea there was such a difference between 91% and 70%. Of course, I'd never actually sniffed it on purpose I checked the swabs and it's much milder so...if you use it out of the bottle and it's 91%, you're going to want to cut it with some water first.

Slippery Elm Tea
Posted by Vanessa (Arizona) on 11/11/2020
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I've been experiencing nausea every night for months. Went to the docs twice, said it could be gastritis or acid reflux.

I was reading up on some Edgar Cayce remedies and his suggestion of slippery elm bark (the loose powder form) is the one remedy that has been helping me.

I put an 1/8th of a teaspoon in a cold glass of water in the morning. Let it sit for a few minutes, stir, then drink.

I've tried nearly every other home remedy and nothing else helped. I figured maybe it could help others out there as well. Cayce also suggested American saffron tea. Haven't tried it but I will be soon.

Note: don't take other supplements 2 hours before or after drinking this as it may hinder absorption.

Posted by Mike (Kent, Uk) on 09/16/2020 22 posts
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Peppermint definitely works very well. I felt very nauseous on a long and important train journey I was on!

I went through 2 or 3 packs of Polo mints but I survived, lol

Eliminating Lactose From Diet
Posted by Hoppimike (Kent, England) on 06/05/2015 22 posts
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Just wanted to say that this is what worked for me. I used to have intense bouts of nausea, absolutely awful. I could barely move, I just felt so sick. I couldn't leave the house for long, it was just nightmarish. I hope I never go back to feeling that bad, and it just went on and on and on.

Until... I gave up lactose. And then ta-da, no nausea! As you can imagine, I was very happy!

Now, I still have other digestive problems and probably Candidiasis or some other kind of infection down there, but in terms of the intense nausea, it's all gone!

Sometimes I get mild nausea such as after acidic food and stuff, but really, it's very mild. I have also made some other overall dietary changes, but the lactose was the main nausea trigger.

Oh, also, ginger and baking soda are both godsends!

Best of luck :)

Posted by Haleyamazing (Concord, Ca.) on 02/28/2014
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Better But With Side Effects

I suffer from Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and everything with ginger I try always works. It could be candied, tea, fresh ginger boiled in water, fresh ginger itself, pickled ginger, with or without other foods as well. Even ginger supplements in capsule form work. Everyone is different so you should find out how your stomach reacts to ginger in these different forms in case one of these ways causes stomach cramps which I have found each one has a different effect.

Alcohol Swabs
Posted by Elaine (Chicago, Illinois) on 04/13/2013
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I wanted to let people know about the success I had with rubbing alcohol for naseau. I read about this idea here on earthclinic. I don't get naseau very often. However, tonight I was sitting in the bathroom with a bowl and I had naseau and the dry heaves. It was awful. I remembered about the alcohol, but I really didn't think it would work. I had nausea at it's finest. I grabbed the bottle and sniffed. I had to sniff a couple times and then it stopped. In it's tracks. It was amazing. I will never be without alcohol. There isn't anything much worse than being nauseous. Thank you to whoever posted this tidbit. I give it 10 points and a huge thumbs up!


Alcohol Swabs
Posted by Alan (Freehold, New Jersey) on 08/03/2012
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Yesterday my wife had outpatient surgery for a torn Meniscus. Prior to the surgery, she was given 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.

Alcohol Swabs
Posted by Misty (Indiana) on 07/23/2014

This is a very dangerous habit. When one inhales alcohol, the fumes enter the lungs, which causes some of the alcohol to get absorbed into the bloodstream. Side effects include headaches, trouble breathing, gastric issues, and even death. Look up isopropyl alcohol huffing, and read about the host of side effects people suffer from doing this.