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5 Effective Treatments To Beat Nausea And Vomiting

Updated on October 20, 2018

Nausea And Vomiting - Definition & Symptoms

Nausea (a feeling of sickness) and vomiting are symptoms of various disorders, which may include indigestion, food poisoning, gallstones, liver disease, pancreatitis, hiatus hernia, excessive food intake, excessive alcohol intake, migraine, inner ear infection, or gastroenteritis. Hormonal changes may also be the cause of nausea and vomiting, such as in pregnancy, menstruation, travel, or by certain sights & smells. Nausea may be accompanied by feelings of dizziness or faintness. Vomiting is usually preceded by nausea, and may be accompanied by excessive salivation, sweating, and a slowing of the heart rate.

If you are experiencing a constant feeling of nausea with no vomiting, but with abdominal pain and headache, it is most likely due to stress or anxiety.


If nausea or vomiting are accompanied by severe pain that lasts longer than ONE HOUR, or if there are blood stains in your vomit, seek urgent medical advice!

It is one thing to be proactive in treating yourself when you can, but sometimes it is best to seek professional care.

1. HERBALISM Remedies

  • Drinking ginger tea or chewing a piece of crystallized ginger will warm the stomach and reduce cold nausea [This can be very effective in relieving sickness in pregnancy or during travel]
  • In cases of persistent nausea, it may indicate liver trouble... seek advice... Dandelion root has been known to effectively reduce liver trouble. Take decoction or coffee made of dandelion root



  • For travel sickness or morning sickness, you can take some vitamin B6! [Consult your doctor first for those experiencing morning sickness]
  • In children, give half-doses of the vitamin B6


  • "Rescue Remedy" or "Emergency Essence" will be useful for prolonged or distressing vomiting
  • These flower essence remedies will help reduce panic and calm the body [RESCUE REMEDY is also a personal favorite remedy to relieve stress & anxiety related nausea]

4. HOMEOPATHY Remedies

  • When you feel nauseous at the thought or smell of food, but feel better for eating, homeopaths suggest Sepia, made from cuttlefish ink
  • When nausea is made better by vomiting and may be caused by overindulgence, homeopaths suggest Nux Vomica
  • When there is excessive salivation and a history of anemia, homeopaths suggest Lactic Acid
  • For nausea and vomiting relieved by uncovering the abdomen, homeopaths suggest Tabacum
  • When nausea and vomiting are accompanied by diarrhea, and when symptoms are worse between midnight & 2am, homeopaths suggest Arsenicum
  • For cravings for cold water, which is then vomited, with burning pains in the stomach and blood in the vomit, homeopaths suggest Phosphorus
  • For vomiting after rich, fatty food, with some tearfulness, homeopaths sugest Pulsatilla
  • When vomiting follows a head injury, homeopaths suggest Arnica
  • When vomiting and severe pain last for more than an hour and are NOT relieved by vomiting, homeopaths suggest Aconite



  •  Treatment would be aimed at ascending stomach qi, and useful herbs include root ginger, Ren Dan, Shen Chu Cha, Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian, or Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan
  • Er Chen Wan pills - a classic formula to dissolve Phlegm, resolve Spleen Damp and harmonize the center (digestive organs), as well as symptoms brought on by food retention in the stomach

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    • SevDiggity profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hartville, Ohio

      Moon Willow Lake, I have definitely used ginger root tea as a remedy to calm my stomach as well as to help with my throat health, as I am a worship leader constantly singing. Thanks for sharing what works for you! :)

      Janet, my first insight would be to seek a physician/family doctor if it becomes a common occurrence to experience these symptoms. But I would also recommend looking into an internal detox cleanse that will help to get your digestive system to function how it should (2-3 bowel movements per day), also helping to eliminate any unhealthy bacteria & toxic build-up in your colon. After or during your cleanse, be sure to put some friendly bacteria back into your body to replace the unhealthy bacteria removed from your body. There are dietary supplements available as well as eating yogurt with active cultures to aid in this. I suggest eliminating as much dairy as possible from your diet, as it does not digest as quickly/effectively, so look into soy yogurt or other alternatives. There is also the likelihood that you may have parasites in your intestines, unwanted guests that like to stay under the radar, possibly causing you symptoms of fatigue, nausea, vomiting, increase in allergic reactions, possible skin rashes, etc. Look into a para cleanse that may help you. Overall, try to slowly change your diet in the direction of more raw, organic foods and juices, and steer away from sugars, dairy, meats (especially red meat), and see how it may change the way you feel. Hope this helps, but if all else fails, seek the help of a physician who may help you go in the direction you need to go to see results.

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      8 years ago

      What would you suggest for someone having nausea and vomiting from flu or gastreintitus which if it goes on for too long can have severe dehydration and arrythmia problems.. Yes, i know the er..but i'm looking for something to short circuit the nausea and vomiting that brings on the other..

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      Moon Willow Lake 

      9 years ago

      Thank-you for all of the various ideas to try should I (hopefully never again) need them in the future. I went through a very tough time of constant nausea, and I found that ginger tea and chews helped a bit. This hub is a perfect compliment to one of mine and am linking to it.

    • Lgali profile image


      12 years ago

      very useful hub

    • SevDiggity profile imageAUTHOR


      12 years ago from Hartville, Ohio

      Awesome, AEvans! Thanks for the tips, and thanks for the nice comments :) I will certainly keep the peppermint & warm broth remedies in mind! I love making different kinds of tea... maybe I'll try making a peppermint tea.

    • AEvans profile image


      12 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Peppermint also calms your stomach as well as warm broth, however this article provides great advise and those remedies as well work wonders. :)

    • SevDiggity profile imageAUTHOR


      12 years ago from Hartville, Ohio

      What types of remedies work for you the best?



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