Vomiting Remedies

| Modified on Feb 18, 2023

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.

Activated Charcoal

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Posted by Christine (Lancaster, CA) on 11/28/2005

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.

Replied by Crista
(Pekin, IL)

I agree with this completely. My husband just had some serious stomach issues. He normally does not vomit in any way, but on the extreme rare occasion it is never good. So this time I had just bought Activated Charcoal just to get rid of toxins and I thought it might work for this. I looked it up on this website and saw that it would work, so I gave him two capsules of Activated Charcoal. He didn't vomit or have any more diarrea, he was doing both and feeling a lot of stomach pain before I gave it to him. He didn't feel purfect afterwards, but he did stop vomiting and diarrea. By the next day he was feeling fine.

Replied by Cameron
(Brisbane, Qld, Australia)

For Vomiting it works very fast, put a teasponn full in juice, let it sink to the bottom before mixing and drink. My daughter has various reactions to Chemo Drugs and Charcoal has been a life saver.

Also make sure you stay near the toilet or have your sick bag handy, Charcoal Vomit is terrible, it may take up to 3 doses of Charcoal before you can keep it down but it is very effective and will get rid of the Nausea at the same time.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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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!

Apple Cider Vinegar
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!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
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!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

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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.....

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
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!

Black Tea

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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!

Black Tea
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!!!

Black Tea
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.

Replied by Berlie
(Kcmo, Mo)

I agree with all the YEA's for the black tea. I have never heard of this. My mom told me to go get Emuterol to stop the cycle of vomiting, but I just couldn't get out of the house. I read these posts and looked in our cabinet and we just happened to have Lipton black tea flavored with vanilla. I honestly think it has been in there for 5 years. Anyway, I sipped down one coffee mug of it slowly and was able to calm my stomach a bit and keep from throwing up. Next step - trying to eat and I am starting with the BRAT diet ...

Replied by Lindsey
(Sanger, Texas)

NEA Unfortunately this remedy did not work for me or my daughter. We both had been vomiting for about 5 hours when I decided to look up ways to stay hydrated and came across this site. I brewed two black tea bags in one cup of water for about 7 minutes till very dark. We each took a few sips for a little while then tried to rest. Both of us continued to have stomach cramps and while I have not vomited again I still feel like I may, and my daughter has continued to vomit.

Replied by Tami
(Houston, Tx, Usa)

I give black tea a YEA for eliminating vomiting. Thank GOD I found this site and suggestion. I have food poisoning with vomiting and diarrhea for 12 hours now. It was so painful to vomit because there is NOTHING in my body and it was literally gut wrenching pain. Nothing over the counter worked so I asked my husband to go buy some black tea. Well he found 1 tea bag from a hotel or some odd place that I had stashed in the kitchen. I drank it plain and strong and it worked immediately. Now I only have diarrhea and much milder stomach cramps but the painful vomiting is over.

Black Tea
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!!!!!

Replied by Lynn
(Gulfport, Florida)

Regarding the black tea for vomiting and nausea, I had a case of stomach flu that had me throwing up for four days. I couldn't stop and had the dry heaves. A friend told me to take regular tea bags (not black) and steep three of them in one cup of boiling water and sip it. It was very bitter, but it worked like a charm, and I didn't vomit after my first cup. Tea has a complicated chemistry, and some of the chemicals in tea relax the muscles and nerves.

Replied by Robin
(Kansas City, Mo)

When I start vomiting, it usually takes over 24 hours to go away. I have the dry heaves and then stomach bile that comes up and its a truly horrible experience. I tried the black tea with a spoonful of honey last night, and it worked!! It was pretty rough going down, but well worth it. I used 2 large tea bags in just a cup of water and a teaspoon of honey. This is the only thing that has ever stopped my vomiting other than phenegren.

Replied by Maritza
(Detroit, Michigan)

I'm so glad I found this site!! Woke up at 7:00 this morning with terrible stomach cramps and vomiting. The pharmacist recommended Cola Syrup to stop the nausea, but she didn't have anything for the vomiting. Once I found the website, I decided to settle on the black tea. I just brewed three bags of tea in a 12oz cup nice and strong and sipped it untill it was gone. The bitterness really didn't bother me at all. Shortly after finishing the tea, I fell asleep and woke up at noon feeling no stomach upset. It's wonderful! I recommend this to everyone.

Replied by Amanda
(Felton, Pennsylvania)

Ahah I woke up with the stomach flu at 2am that my sister, Mom, &nd niece all had earlier this week. I have a huge fear of throwing up, so I decided to look for remedies so I wouldn't, &nd I tried the Black tea thing. I was sipping at it for an hour, but it work AHMAZINGLY! I didn't throw up at all. Only bad thing was I couldn't sleep until after 7:30am, and then I only slept for an hour. Plus I couldn't sleep the night before, so that didn't help either. But the tea thing did workk, ((:

Replied by Katie
(Ashville, North Carolina)

I have a question ok if you are to throw up then try this remedy how does it get rid of the virus???And will it come back in a couple days or not????

Replied by Donna
(Beavercreek, Or)

YEA! I was so sick with vomiting and diarhea. I had dry heaves from 1:15 A. M. - 7 A. M. (which is when I found this site). I was worn out from the dry heaves - my biggest break between episodes had been 25 minutes. I obviously had nothing else to vomit, just froth. After I found this site, my husband placed 3 tea bags in hot water for me - I was anxious to try it and drank a sip - I vomited immediately, but then let it steep for a bit until it was strong - then I drank a sip. No vomiting. Then another sip. This COMPLETELY and IMMEDIATELY elimated my dry heaves. I layed down, drank one or two more sips - then slept. I am now telling everyone about this remedy. It would have been wonderful to know about this earlier. THANK YOU!

Replied by Audrey
(Frederick, Md)

I have to say- this helped IMMEDIATELY. I know tea/honey makes a sore throat better- but I never thought to try it for vomitting/diarea... until today. Everyone at work, and at home has been fighting off a stomach bug/flu... today I stayed home cause I wasn't feeling good- and I was right. I coudn't stay out of the bathroom for 3 hours...

Finally a dragged my laptop in with me and between bouts, I found this site. I had black tea and I had raw organic honey.... So I forced myself into the kitchen brewed a strong cup and added two tablespoons of raw organic honey- and instantly the vomiting stopped. It has been about 45 minutes since I finshed the tea, and besides a little bit of gurgling in My tummy- I'm feeling much better. Now I am going to try to take a nap! :)

Replied by Ashleyj430
(Chicago, Il)

Holy smokes! My 8 year old son has been vomiting and dry heaving for the last 7 hours. He started begging me to call our doctor but it is Sunday so then he asked me to "Google" what might help. Found this site and tried making him a big mug of black tea with two bags. He just told me that he has never felt better and no throwing up for the last hour and I hope that it lasts! *fingers crossed*

Replied by Leigha
(Cornwall, Ontario)

When I found this I went to make some. Started to feel like I was going to throw up again by the time it was made, drank it so far it's worked and settled my stomach so far but its only been 10 minutes. Hopefully it keeps working. Can't stand this especially when I have to stay home from work cuz I also didn't sleep at all last night.

Black Tea
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!

Replied by Giuseppe
(Sacramento, Ca)

That worked great! I am a single dad, with a 6 years old. He had been throwing up for 24 hrs, just sleep and throw up..., could not hold down anything. I was ready to take him to the doctor or emergency room when I found this site. I gave him a big spoon of raw honey that I bought a few months back from an independent honey maker, and gave him black tea. He went back to sleep, and after 1 hour he was up talking, back being himself... then I gave him another spoon and more tea. He has been playing nicely, very energetic. I can't believe that he has not had any real food for 1 day and 1/2, and just 2 spoons of raw honey got him back up and running! And I can't believe that he did not throw up, as he would vomit even a spoon of water! Thanks!!

Black Tea With Honey

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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!

Brown Sugar

Posted by TAN KOON PENG (SINGAPORE) on 06/22/2008

China Brown sugar is effective for diarrhea, vomit and stomache.

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