Vomiting Remedies

| Modified on Dec 27, 2018

Peach Syrup
Posted by Magmoo (Overland Park, Ks) on 05/22/2012
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Canned peaches in heavy syrup. Our Omi from Germany swears by it. I thought it was crazy, but we have settled our stomachs so many times from it. There must be some kind of enzymes in peaches that kill off viruses or bad bugs in general or something. Towards the end of a bout of vomiting (aka: barfing, kissing the porcelain god, retching mercilessly while throwing your back out (true story-had to go to the chiropractor after I got better), puking up your guts, upchucking, enjoying your potato salad or chicken spedini a second time, trying to doze on the bathroom floor wishing for death, moaning, wondering why you always puke in the middle of the dark night, wearing 4 layers of sweat suits and a robe to warm up only to rip them off in a sweat 5 minutes later) from a stomach flu, food poisoning or allergy; sip little spoonfuls of the peach syrup. Take it easy at first and try one spoonful at a time to see how your stomach handles it. If you throw it up, wait a little while longer until your body settles more. Try another one spoonful and wait until you tummy stops gurgling and growling before you sip another spoonful. When a spoonful doesn't cause rumbles any more, then you're ready for a whole sip or even little bites of peach. When you add an increment, wait a bit to see if your stomach is ready to handle it before putting in more.

Peaches are also good for when your stomach is way so empty after you've heaved-ho'd, walked the plank and it's in-side-out. Nothing wants to stay down, no food or drink feels good and your stomach is all acidy, hurting. Maybe you even have dry heaves. Maybe you are empty, starving, very sure there could not possibly be any bad bugs or body organs left. You want to try something, but scared to anger Montezuma's Revenge one more time. Peach juice is calming. It seems to relax the stomach, calm it's nerves, settle the acid and set a base in the stomach to get it back in order. Maybe peaches have some sweet electrolytes to give you enough energy to crawl to the fridge and make a nice baked potato with only salt on it. I jokingly tell myself that peach botulism is botoxing my stomach into behaving nice and smooth. I know this is in no way true, but something in peaches does seem to help.

Any brand is fine, but not the light kind. It has to be the regular sugar, heavy syrup, kind. I like to get a more well known brand so I'm sure it will taste good to my kids, but I imagine a store brand would be just fine too. Open up a can and pour some of the juice in a cup for the poor soul. Save the peaches for later. I try to put off refridgerating the juice since room temperature seems to feel better.

Peaches may prevent barfing too. I have seen our entire family puke for days while my daughter is unfazed at all, slightly nauseaus or maybe throw up only once. I always stock up on a few cans every winter in preparation, so she would eat a bunch of canned peaches. We didn't. It happened nearly every year. She barely got sick, if at all. Maybe she had a better immune system, but I know she just gobbled up peaches every time!

I have had a couple bouts of food poisoning before. I know that feeling when my stomach bloats up, feels like absolutely nothing is digesting and it gurgle-gurgles constantly and loudly. I used peach juice to calm things down. This was before I found ACV and you all at EC (thankyouverymuch! ). ACV works too, but peach juice is a tasty alternative to try for kids who won't drink the sour ACV drink.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Emma (London, England) on 03/24/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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
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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.


Honey
Posted by Michelle (West Palm Beach, Florida) on 03/05/2008
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Raw honey (Garden of Life is my favorite) preferably organic, Raw Honey (unprocessed) helps get your energy back, kills germs of all types, halts diarrhea and intestinal cramps, (including firming stools) helps coughs and lung congestion and aids in the growth of healthy intestinal bacteria. It is a good source of B vitamins and minerals containing potassium, calcium and magnesium. It is quite literally the "perfect food" and can sustain life all on its own! It does not take any energy to digest it because it is predigested form from the bees. They do all the work, we reap all the benefits!

My eight-year-old got the flu, I gave him Raw Honey, 1 heaping teaspoon as soon as he finished vomiting, then nothing for three hours, unless they want more honey. He vomited twice total, and was completely well in a matter of hours! My husband got it, would not eat the honey, has been vomiting for two days STRAIGHT, can't keep food down! Then my four-year-old started vomiting. I gave him 1 tsp. honey, he stopped vomiting and ate honey about 1 tsp every two hours. He felt so much better in four hours, he (against my warning) ate Goldfish crackers and drank a Capri Sun! He vomited one more time and then by dinner, was completely well and ate a light dinner!! Amazing! So, now it's Tuesday, my ten-year-old gets it. Fever, body aches, headache, nausea! Wow, of course, I get the RAW HONEY, I give her a nice big tsp., she mixes it with water (she hates honey but has learned her lesson) I keep her home from school and send her to bed with a fever and no medicine. My husband calls, he is leaving work sick because he can't stop vomiting! Third day, he is in bed all day, eats nothing, and feels terrible. He comes home and sees our daughter, all better in a matter of two hours! (I think we caught it early enough, she is at school celebrating her Birthday!) He eats the honey! Today he is back to work, amazed at the benefits of the honey. You will be too. Special note: My six-year-old (who has autism) and I take the most supplements, eat mostly organic, don't drink soda, etc. we are the only ones in the family who didn't get this FLU!


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

Black Tea
Posted by Autumn (Portland, Or) on 02/18/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Peach Syrup
Posted by Chloe (London, Uk) on 11/28/2012

I have had the norovirus for 2 days now and your post is the first thing that has made me laugh and feel a little better! I am no longer alone on trying to sleep on the bathroom floor and praying for death to take me quickly!!! Thank you for your glorious humour, a remedy in itself :)


Black Tea
Posted by Amy (Surrey, Bc / Canada) on 01/30/2012
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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!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Andslat (De Pere, Wi) on 01/03/2010
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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
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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 Linda (Athens, Greece)
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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!


Granny Smith Apple
Posted by Jane (Mass) on 04/02/2014
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I'm Sicilian as is my friend who recommended this natural cure for vomiting/nausea. Both our great grandmothers were natural healers. If you are vomiting or Nauseous eat a green apple/Granny Smith. You must consume the peel, as the remedy is believed to be in the peel. I've used this and it worked within 20 minutes. I think it may be a lot easier to keep down than charcoal or onion juice, although I use onion juice for a lot of other things.


Honey
Posted by Mrsj (Sydney) on 03/10/2014
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My 3 yr old daughter was vomiting for hours and had nothing left in her stomach. I gave her a heaping teaspoon of honey. She vomited again. I gave her another teaspoon of honey. After about half an hour (no vomiting) she said her tummy felt better and she went to sleep.

When she woke this morning she had a square of peanut butter toast and had a small vomit afterwards. I gave her another teaspoon of honey. Then she felt good enough to eat the rest of the toast and seems to be nearly back to normal now. She has never had a vomiting bug before but I'm amazed how well this worked. I wouldn't hesitate to use this again. Next time I would use it straight away!!


Honey
Posted by Elena (Corvallis, Or) on 01/06/2013
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My son was suffering from a terrible stomach virus and was throwing up at least once an hour all day. He could not keep any liquids down, even when he took only small sips at a time. I read on here to give him a spoonfull of raw honey, so I did. He threw up one more time after taking it, and I gave him another spoonful. After that, he stopped vomitting and returned to normal! It worked like a charm!


General Feedback
Posted by G (Anon) on 07/22/2012

No. Don't disbelieve before you do more honest research (skip over any Med/ADA/pharm/etc. sites).


Peach Syrup
Posted by Jen (Fredericksburg, Va) on 03/07/2013
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I was doing a Google search and came across this ingenius post! SO GLAD to see someone confirm it. When I talked to my doctor about waves of nausea (likely caused by combo of nerves, stress, and newly introduced Rx), the DOCTOR said, try some syrup from canned peaches. I was really surprised, but hey, I thought - I got nothin to lose here, except some of my guts! So, I have tried it, and so far, so good! ALSO -- there is always the excellent pharmacy remedy called E------l. It is a sugary tasting syrup, not all that pleasant, but it WORKS. I have always known this, since I was a kid.

Peach Syrup
Posted by Wendy (New Bedford, Ma) on 12/26/2018

Peach syrup contains electrolytes. That is why it makes you feel better!


Honey
Posted by Mel (Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada) on 02/18/2011
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The honey worked fabulously for me! After constant vomitting and diarrhea for over 8 hours I slowly sucked on a large tablespoon of raw honey, went back to sleep and haven't had symptoms since. I have been able to keep down water and been sipping on peppermint tea. What a fabulous site and such a lovely remedy! Thanks!


Ec's Onion Juice Remedy
Posted by Ec (Indianapolis, In) on 01/19/2011
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My 6 year old woke up vomiting from a sound sleep & continued non stop for about 20 minutes before I looked up this remedy. My hubby juiced an onion with a garlic press & just picked out the big pieces of onion. He drank the onion juice down like a champ & then sipped some black tea for a few minutes. He just went back to bed as if nothing had happened. Amazing!

Ec's Onion Juice Remedy
Posted by Chief Ayo (Middletown, Delaware) on 01/20/2011

Thank you for the post. An easier way to get the same result, especially from a child or adult that rejects the taste of raw onion, is to slice the onion as you would to put on a hamburger(about 1/4 inch thick)and place the onion slice under the arms of the person who is Experiencing Nausea/vomiting right next to armpit skin. In no time the symptoms will dissapate. There is NO Physical ailment That Nature's pharmacy cannot cure, with one way or the other... Believe That!



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