So there you are, chin resting on the toilet as your stomach rolls back and forth. Nausea is a terrible sensation and shockingly debilitating. If nausea is so bad, actual vomiting is so much worse. Though it’s a common symptom with things like the flu and food poisoning, it can be a nightmare to live through. Bellow, we have some home remedies for vomiting that will help you to get rid of it without having to make the trek to the drugstore.
Get rid of nausea with our home remedies for vomiting
Mint has been a long standby for those suffering from vomiting and nausea. There are a number of different ways that you can try to use mint to stop vomiting, though the most popular is chewing a leaf or two, or making a tea. We’re going to walk you through making a tea bellow.
- Boil water in a small pot on the stove.
- Add dried mint leaves or a mint tea bag.
- Boil for an additional 4-8 minutes.
- Strain out the leaves or remove the tea bag.
- Pour tea into a mug and sip slowly over the next hour or two.
While many people use mint, ginger is one of the other most common home remedies for vomiting. More often than not, people suck on ginger candy or crystallized ginger. But how does ginger work on an upset tummy? We actually don’t have a solid scientific answer for that. We know that the two chemical compounds in ginger slow and soothe the digestive tract, but other foods that do the same thing often do not have the same effect ginger does on vomiting. Ginger is best taken freshly from a ginger root rather than as a powder from your spice rack. Though both will work, fresh ground ginger has a greater concentration of those chemical compounds than the dry one does.
- Grate fresh ginger root into a pot.
- Add boiling water to the pot and allow this to steep for about 5-10 minutes.
- Strain out the ginger root and pour the ginger drink into a mug.
- Add a few blocks of ice to chill the ginger drink and sip over the next hour or two, or you can drink it as tea.
Sometimes vomiting can be caused due to drinking fluids too quickly. When you’re thirsty, especially after working for a long time in high heat situations, you may not think about how sloshy your stomach will be after drinking a tall, cold glass of water. In cases like this, we suggest chipped ice.
- Grab two Ziploc bags and a hammer.
- Place ice in the Ziploc bag, then put that Ziploc bag inside the second.
- Hit the ice with the hammer until it breaks. This is best done on the floor or a countertop that can take a beating.
- Pour the now shattered ice into a bowl or into a cup. Chew or suck a sliver whenever you feel thirsty.
Most any sorts of very mild crackers will work to help settle your stomach. They work by absorbing excess liquid and giving your gut something to think about other than feeling spinny and ill. The best sorts to use are saltine crackers, also called soda crackers. These should be easily found with and without salt. Soda crackers are incredibly easy to digest and require very little prep work for the seriously ill person. This is probably one of the easiest home remedies for vomiting on this list.
- Eat a few crackers when you feel nauseous.
- Carry a bag of crackers if you know you might feel nauseous during the day.
Sometimes vomiting and nausea are caused by an overabundance of acid within the stomach. Certain juices, like apple and watermelon, can help bring the PH of your stomach acid up so it isn’t quite so strong. Juices should absolutely be sipped, not tipped back and gulped. If possible, also serve your juice close to room temperature. The milder the shock to your system, the better it will be taken by your sensitive stomach.
- Put 3-4 apples in the juice extractor, or 1-2 slices of watermelon.
- Sipp the juice whenever you are feeling nauseous.
Cloves are one of the top home remedies for vomiting in the Middle East and in parts of western Asia. Cloves work pretty much the same as their cousins, ginger. They work to slow the digestive tract and settle down an angry stomach. Cloves can be sprinkled on a dry slice of toast, chewed whole, sucked, or turned into a drink. We’re going to turn them into a simple tea bellow.
- Wrap small dried cloves in a muslin cloth and tie with a thread, making a tea bag.
- Steep this bag in a mug of steaming water for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bag and sip slowly, but try to finish the tea before it grows cold.
Simple, plain, dry, white bread toast works a lot like crackers do. The simple plus here being that if you want something warm or crackers are too hard for you, toast will do the job. We strongly advise avoiding any jams, butter or other spreads on your toast when you’re looking for a vomiting home remedy. Oftentimes, these additives will cause your stomach to rebel due to the strong taste or greasy nature of the topping. We know that plain dry toast sounds boring, but it’s a bounty when you haven’t been able to keep anything else down.
- Make yourself one or two slices of toast.
- Eat it when you feel nauseous.
Lemon can be added to warm water and drank, slowly, to help soothe a stomach that is upset from food poisoning or the flu. However, we must caution you not to drink this if your stomach is upset due to curdled milk or bad cheese. Lemon won’t help you much in that situation.
- Eat a few wedges of lemon.
- Squeeze some lemon in your water or tea. Or you can add the lemon juice to the home remedies for vomiting from this list, only the ones that are in the form of drinks.
9. Carbonated Beverages
Clear, carbonated beverages include both sweet and unsweetened drinks, though we do recommend avoiding fake sweeteners until your stomach is on the mend. It also helps your gut move more, flushing away things that may be making you feel poorly. In cases of extreme vomiting, this particular remedy will also help keep you hydrated. Though carbonated beverages will not stop you from becoming dehydrated in very severe situations, these drinks tend to metabolize a little faster than plain water.
- Drink a glass of plain carbonated water.
- Add some club soda to your drink from this list to help get rid of gas from your stomach.
- Drink this when needed.
Unlike lemon, if your stomach is upset due to curdled milk, bad cheese, another dairy product or bad eggs, we strongly recommend honey. This sweet, soothing liquid coats the stomach much like several over the counter medications do and helps encourage the system to get rid of the stuff making you sick. That means you may end up sticking close to the restroom anyway, but at least you’ll be finished vomiting for a while. If the idea of something sweet makes the bile rise in the back of your throat, avoid honey. Like lemon, honey can be added to most of the drink version home remedies for vomiting on this list.
- Mix one tablespoon of honey in a glass of water, you can also add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
- Drink it and repeat as necessary.
Cinnamon sticks are the actual, curled bark of the cinnamon tree. Boiled or soaked, they produce a hefty diuretic that works as one of the top home remedies for vomiting. Though this won’t immediately stop vomiting, it will speed your stomach back towards equilibrium and work to restore that sensitive balance. If you decide to sip cinnamon water, take a nap afterward. Usually, you’ll wake up with no nausea.
- Boil a small pot of water on the stove
- Add 5-10 cinnamon sticks to the boiling water and remove from heat.
- Let these steep until the bark uncoils and is pliable, usually about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Sip this as you like. Hot or cold, cinnamon “tea” goes down easy and tends to stay there.
12. Pulsed Fruit
Pulsed fruits, such as applesauce or mashed bananas, are an excellent way to halt vomiting in its footsteps. These foods are incredibly easy to digest and are even okay for little ones that aren’t feeling their best. These can be made quickly and easily in a food processor from whole fruits laying around the house if you don’t already have applesauce on hand in a jar.
- Chop your chosen fruit: apples or bananas, removing any rinds, stones, seeds or undesirable peels.
- Load your fruit into the food processor and hit the power button.
- Add water through your food processor’s spout as necessary. If the fruit seems to be clumping and not chopping, add water in small increments.
- Pour finished pulsed fruit into a bowl and chill.
- Drink when you need it.
Home remedies for vomiting are numerous. Generally speaking, most of them are the simplest foods that lay easily on your stomach. We encourage you to try a few of these and tell us which ones worked for you and which ones didn’t. Leave a comment bellow to let us know. Also, for more remedies for vomiting, you can also read about home remedies for nausea.