Being nauseous is never pleasant. What makes it worse is that you most likely don’t feel well enough to head to a store or pharmacy to pick up some medicine or other remedy. Fortunately, there are quite a few things you probably have lying around your kitchen that will help.
Inside Your Refrigerator
- Cranberry juice. Drinking cranberry juice straight is gentle to your digestive system.
- Lemon juice. Combine 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1 teaspoon honey. Ingest it slowly by putting your finger or spoon into it and licking it off.
- Lime juice. Combine 1 cup water with 10 drops lime juice and ½ teaspoon sugar. Next add ¼ teaspoon baking soda then drink.
- Milk. First, warm 1 cup milk almost to the point of boiling. Then take a piece of lightly buttered toast and break it up in the milk.
- Onion. Mix 1 teaspoon of onion juice and 1 teaspoon of grated ginger.
From Your Spice Rack
- Cinnamon. You’ll steep ½ teaspoon powdered cinnamon in 1 cup of boiling water, then strain. This isn’t recommended if you’re pregnant.
- Clove. Brew a tea with 1 teaspoon of powdered cloves in a cup of boiling water. Strain the mixture to remove any cloves that are left.
- Cumin. Steep 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and a tiny bit of nutmeg in some tea.
- Fennel. Mix 1 tablespoon crushed fennel and soak about ten minutes in 1 cup boiling water. Add honey to taste.
- Ginger. Studies prove ginger to is more effective than medicines you buy at the store. It’ll alleviate nausea no matter what form you take it in. Unless ginger ale has real ginger in it, take a pass. Most of today’s ginger ale only uses artificial ginger flavoring.
- Mint. Steep 1 tablespoon dry mint leaves in 1 pint of hot water for a half hour, then strain. Boiled mint leaves help alleviate nausea.
Inside Your Cupboard
- Vinegar. After you vomit, rinse your mouth with ¼ cup water and ¼ cup vinegar. Rinse but don’t gargle. This will also freshen your breath.
With these inexpensive and time-tested home remedies, you’ll be able to take preventative measures against your nausea and vomiting in addition to increasing your overall health. Once your nausea taken care of, you’ll be able to eat and drink as normal. However, should your nausea and vomiting persist; you’ll want to contact your doctor right away.