ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

50 Herbal and Home Remedies: Morning Sickness

Updated on April 15, 2013

Few pregnant women escape the woes of morning sickness, and may even suffer from it all day. Here are 50 natural or herbal home remedies that many women have found alleviates some or all of their nausea during pregnancy.


Morning Sickness Poll

Did you suffer from morning sickness when you were pregnant?

See results

The next time you are in your local health food store, ask about capsules, teas, or aromatherapy treatments for morning sickness. As mentioned above, always check with your health care practitioner prior to taking ANY herbal remedies when you are pregnant or nursing.

Morning Sickness Treatment Poll

How did you treat your morning sickness?

See results
  1. Keep a glass of water on your bedside table when you go to sleep. If you wake during the night, take a few sips. Keeping hydrated seems to help lessen the nausea of pregnancy.
  2. Keep a small water bottle in your purse and on your desk at work. Try to drink 1 cup every hour.
  3. If you are severely nauseous, keep a cup of ice chips or ice cubes nearby to suck on.
  4. Flat, room temperature gingerale.
  5. Ginger tea
  6. Ginger snaps - dry and not too sweet
  7. Ginger capsules from your health food store -check with your health practitioner prior to using any herbs when pregnant.
  8. Ginger lemon muffins/cakes - see recipe.
  9. Ginger gum.
  10. Old fashioned gingerbread - this isn't too sweet and a slice is good for breakfast.
  11. Ginger hard candies.
  12. Peppermint tea.

  13. 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 tablespoon honey before bed each night.

  14. Peppermint/spearmint gum.

  15. Crush a few mint leaves into a glass of gingerale or lemonade or water.

  16. Try using a mint scented hand cream instead of your usual perfume while pregnant.

  17. Suck on a hard peppermint candy.

  18. Fish
  19. Nuts - especially raw almonds
  20. Eggs - try hard boiled or scrambled as fried eggs may make you feel queasy when you are pregnant
  21. Whole grain breads, rolls, crackers and bagels
  22. Avocados are high in B6 but the texture may not appeal to you if you are nauseous.
  23. Brewer's Yeast is also high in Vitamin B6 and is available in both powdered form and capsules from your health food store. Some mums swear by it!
  24. Lemon slice in water.
  25. Keep a fresh quarter of a lemon beside your bed when you go to bed. If you are nauseous in the early hours of the morning, squeeze the lemon and inhale deeply. The fesh smell of lemon should help.
  26. Lemon gummy bears.
  27. Lemon drops.
  28. Lemonade -not too sweet.
  29. Dry whole wheat toast.
  30. Melba toast (these come in small packs now so you can keep some in your purse.
  31. Ryvita or rusks.
  32. Salted soda crackers.
  33. 1/2 toasted multi-grain bagel.
  34. Wear lemon or lime lip balm. The scent on your lips directly below your nose will help alleviate nausea when pregnant.
  35. Avoid wearing strong synthetic perfumes or deodorants - try a citrus scent if you must wear something.
  36. Try using a lavendar scent sachet in your pillowcase - the scent may cut your nausea and help you sleep as well.
  37. Eat cold food instead of hot meals if you find the cooking smells bother you. There will be less flavour in the cold food and it will be easier to stomach.
  38. Avoid fatty and greasy foods.
  39. Avoid drinking coffee if possible. Try weak tea with lemon.
  40. Chew grapefruit flavoured gum.
  41. Try a slice of papaya in the morning, or an all natural papaya juice.
  42. Try staying away from red meat in the early months of pregnancy - try fish or chicken instead.
  43. Eat many small meals - even if it is only a few bites every hour, keep something in your stomach rather than eating 3 big meals spaced out over the course of the day.
  44. Don't drink liquids WITH your meals - have them between meals instead.
  45. Try accupressure on your wrists, and/or PSI bands which are used for motion sickness.
  46. Fresh air is key. Try to sleep with your window opened a crack.
  47. Take a short walk at lunch. Fresh air and gentle exercise will do wonders.
  48. Take a 10 minute nap if you can during your coffee breaks and/or lunch hour. Perhaps your lunchroom has a couch, or even try going out to your car and reclining the seat (with your window open a little!)
  49. Take your pre-natal vitamins at night before going to bed, rather than in the morning.
  50. Yoga is a wonderful stress reliever, helpful with morning sickness, and will help prepare your body for the rigours of labour.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)