Herbal remedies for vomiting are a welcome source of relief when someone is sick. Vomiting and nausea can be a brought about by a number of factors, but whatever the cause, it is not pleasant to feel this way. Many people turn to herbal remedies to alleviate the conditions that cause vomiting.
Causes of Vomiting and Nausea
A variety of reasons can cause an individuals to experience vomiting and nausea, including:
- Pregnancy, often the first trimester or longer
- Motion sickness in cars, planes and boats
- Strong or offensive odors
- Foods that are spoiled
- Medication side effects
In addition, many viruses such as the flu and bacterial infections can cause nausea and/or vomiting.
- Agrimony – When looking for herbal remedies for vomiting, Agrimony is a good place to start. Parts from the Agrimony plant can be brewed into a tea that alleviates a variety of intestinal complaints, including nausea and diarrhea.
- Fennel – The strong antispasmodic capabilities of Fennel help soothe the intestinal tract and stomach and combating the urge to vomit and the accompanying nausea caused by infection or in times of distress.
- Ginger – has a wide variety of medicinal uses and has been used in Chinese culture for centuries for ease morning sickness experienced during pregnancy. This is one reason ginger ale is a well-known treatment for nausea and vomiting
- Skullcap – has the ability to relieve anxiety and can be used to alleviate or reduce nausea in times of stress
- Peppermint – a well known treatment for vomiting. It soothes upset stomachs and can reduce spasms in the digestive tract and stomach. One reason after-dinner mints are often handed out at restaurants is because of how mint soothes the digestive tract. However, too much peppermint can cause stomach pain and nausea, so don’t over use any type of mint.
Vomiting and nausea are unpleasant symptoms that, in some cases, can be quite debilitating. Although conventional medications can help, many people turn to effective herbal treatments for vomiting that have fewer side effects than drugs.