6 Best Home Remedies For Nausea

Nausea is a symptom of a health disorder. The sensation that you may throw up is usually associated with indigestion, motion sickness, stress, infection or exposure to toxic substances. Simple home remedies are often found to be effective in providing relief from nausea, especially when nausea is not associated with a serious disease. Nausea caused my motion sickness, pregnancy or indigestion can be easily alleviated with the help of home remedies. Even modern studies support the role of some of these natural remedies for nausea.

The Following Home Remedies Are Especially Effective In Minimizing Nausea:

1. Ginger

Ginger is a time tested remedy for nausea. Regardless of the underlying cause of nausea, ginger seems to help.[1] Consuming ginger tea or ginger ale seems to help in reducing morning sickness, motion sickness, postoperative nausea as well as nausea associated with chemotherapy.

Ginger (3)

2. Lemon

Sucking on a lemon wedge helps in providing relief from nausea.[2] The scent of lemon helps in covering unpleasant smell that triggers nausea. Furthermore, the strong sour taste of lemon seems to confuse the brain that can no longer react to nausea.


3. Mint

Drinking a cup of mint tea helps in reducing nausea. Mint contains certain anesthetic compounds that help in suppressing the pharyngeal reflex. To reduce nausea, sip a cup of unsweetened mint tea.[3] You may even add a drop of peppermint oil to a glass of juice or water and drink the mixture to reduce nausea.


4. Barley Water

Barley water is known to for its soothing effect on the stomach, which seems to help in reducing nausea. Add a handful of barley to eight ounces of water and boil for about an hour.[4] Strain the mixture and preserve the barley water. Combine half a cup of barley water with equal amount of milk and sip the mixture.

Barley Water

5. Cardamom

Apart from its culinary uses, cardamom is also used as a digestive aid.[5] It helps in calming the stomach that helps in reducing nausea. To stop nausea, take ground cardamom with a cup of water.

Green Cardamom

6. Fennel Seeds

By calming the stomach, fennel seeds seem to help in providing relief from nausea.[6] Steep a tablespoon of crushed fennel seeds in a cup of hot water for about ten minutes. Sip the fennel tea to ease nausea.

Fennel Seeds