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.

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