Using Aromatherapy for Nausea Relief

Most folks will experience at least a little bit of nausea from time to time. There are any number of things that can cause nausea, from motion sickness to pregnancy to the flu and more. The fact is that, no matter what the cause, nausea can be very frustrating and, in some cases, even interfere with your daily life.

Unfortunately, the medications that have been developed to help with nausea don’t always work. In other cases, the medications might work fine, but there may be medical reasons not to use them. When you’re pregnant, for example, there are many nausea medications that aren’t safe, or that haven’t been tested for safe use during pregnancy.

On top of that, some nausea medications tend to have unpleasant side effects, including things such as drowsiness.

For these reasons, many people have turned to aromatherapy in order to help relieve their nausea. Because there is a direct connection between the things you smell and whether or not your stomach is upset, this can work well for some people.

Here are some handy tips for using aromatherapy for nausea relief:

  • Ginger can work well for aromatherapy. Ginger is known for its nausea relieving properties. No matter what the cause of your nausea, you may have some luck with ginger. You can use a drop or two of aromatherapy ginger – via an inhaler, or even breathed through a tissue – to help get some nausea relief.
  • Mint can be helpful, too. Mind is also known for its nausea relieving properties. Peppermint and spearmint both have a solid track record of being used for nausea relief. The tradition of having an after-dinner mint was actually borne out of this fact.
  • There are plenty of other aromatherapy mixtures to try. People have used many different aromatherapy recipes to relief their nausea. Some of the common ingredients that have been successfully used are Anise, Basil, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Chamomile, Clove, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, and Spikenard.

Whether you have morning sickness, the flu, or just tend to be a little queasy overall, consider giving some of these aromatherapy tips a try the next time you’re suffering.