What natural herb helps mild nausea?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by SomewhereOutThere, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Sometimes I get it and don't want to take a drug. Any suggestions?
     
  2. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Ginger is your best bet. Also the cheapest. Most groceries sell it in the produce section, near the snow peas and such. It is a root with a papery looking brown covering. You want to slice off a disc or three about the thickness of a dime or a nickel. You put these in a mug and pour boiling water over them, like you would for tea, and then you let it sit for a couple of minutes. You can add honey if that helps your stomach. It does for my daughter, it doesn't for me.

    Ginger is one of the most effective things you can use for nausea. YOu can use the root this way, you can also use dried ginger like you buy for cooking, either in water or mixed in a teaspoon of honey and swallowed, or you can buy candy made with real ginger. Often I see it in health food stores (gingies is one brand) and of all places at TJ Maxx in the gourmet food section (not necessarily that brand, but various brands of ginger candy made with real ginger as a main ingredient). My mom uses the gingies candy when she gets migraines and it is one of very few things that works when the nausea hits. It works better than even the rx medications. I do better with the ginger root and hot water, and it even worked for morning sickness - and it is safe for morning sickness just like ginger ale is safe.

    I hope one of these suggestions helps you. Don't feel you have to buy ginger in whatever size the pieces are in the store. You can break off a small piece to try if you are not sure you want the whole piece that the grocery store has. It is sold by the pound and people regularly break off pieces so they only buy the amount they want. At least they do here. And even our Walmarts carry it, so most stores seem to carry it.
     
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Susie! I actually had ginger so I put it in hot water with some tea and it helped at once. Appreciate it!
     
  4. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    Even candied ginger will work. Or peppermint tea or essential oil of peppermint, sniffed.
     
  5. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Don't have peppermint. Wish I did. Maybe I can get some tomorrow. Thanks!
     
  6. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    I know when husband gets heartburn etc. and we are out he chews mint gum and that helps!
     
  7. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    I use ginger. I have trouble with peppermint as it relaxes the sphincter from my esophagus to my stomach and then I get acid reflux.

    When I was going through my cancer treatments I had horrible nausea and the pill the Dr. prescribed did not work but the ginger did.