Herbs for Morning Sickness
If it is severe, this condition can cause nausea, vomiting, and excessive salivation from the slightest smell of food. The queasiness usually confines itself to the morning, but it can appear at any time.
Changes in blood hormone levels can contribute to morning sickness, and there is a strong link between nausea and low blood sugar. Try eating small snacks throughout the day and before going to sleep. Adequate protein will help balance blood sugar levels.
Also, get plenty of exercise each day to help rid the system of excess chemical buildup from high hormone production.
For many women, morning sickness passes after the first trimester.
~ Useful Herbs for Morning Sickness ~
Anise or Fennel seed tea. Make a tea from the crushed seeds and sip as needed. Also useful for pregnancy related heartburn.
Ginger Root – For nausea that is constant, make a tea from the fresh root and take a sip every now and then. (You don’t want to drink a whole cup at once.)
Peppermint – Make a tea at night and sip upon waking to allay nausea before it starts.
Many women find relief from morning sickness using homeopathy.
Nux vomicais probably the most common remedy, but there are others and it’s important tofind the right remedy for it to be effective.
Go through the descriptions below and see if any apply to you. These remedies are safe for use during pregnancy.
Nux vomica Nausea, especially in the morning and after eating, may be relieved with this remedy-especially if the woman is irritable, impatient, and chilly. She may retch a lot and have the urge to vomit, often without success. Her stomach feels sensitive and crampy, and she may be constipated.
Pulsatilla This remedy can be helpful if nausea is worse in the afternoon and evening (often in the morning, as well). The woman is not very thirsty, although she may feel better from drinking something cool. She can crave many different foods, but feels sick from many things (including foods she craves). Creamy foods or desserts may be appealing, but can cause discomfort and burping or bring on vomiting. A woman who needs this remedy will often be affectionate, insecure, and weepy-wanting a lot of attention and comforting.
Colchicum Horrible nausea that is worse from the sight and smell of food (especially eggs or fish) often indicates this remedy. The woman may retch and vomit, and have a sore and bloated feeling in the abdomen. She has trouble eating anything-although she often craves things, when she tries to eat them they make her sick. She is likely to feel ill from many smells that others don’t even notice.
Ipecacuanha This remedy is indicated for intense and constant nausea that is felt all day (not only in the morning) with retching, belching, and excessive salivation. The woman may feel worse from lying down, but also worst from motion. Even after the woman vomits, nausea remains.
Sepia Gnawing, intermittent nausea with an empty feeling in the stomach suggests a need for this remedy. It is especially indicated for a woman who is feeling irritable, sad, worn out, and indifferent to her family. She tends to feel worst in the morning before she eats, but is not improved by eating and may vomit afterward. Nausea can be worse when she is lying on her side. Odors of any kind may aggravate the symptoms. Food often tastes too salty. She may lose her taste for many foods, but may still crave vinegar and sour things.