What Are The Natural Remedies For Vomiting? Here Are The Top Picks

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If you have a hangover or suffer from food poisoning, you may experience vomiting. However, there are other reasons people vomit, which are prominent symptoms of an underlying condition. In any case, you can manage the condition with natural remedies.

What is Vomiting?

People may experience vomiting when the brain transmits a message to the body. When that happens, you’ll likely throw up everything you have consumed out of your body. In many cases, you may feel nauseated, which may or not leave even after vomiting.

What Are the Causes of Vomiting?

Vomiting is not a disease or diagnosis but a symptom of several health conditions.  However, vomiting can be linked to any of the following:

  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Migraine
  • Overeating
  • Pregnancy
  • Food poisoning
  • Gastroparesis
  • Medication side effect
  • Ulcer
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Stomach bugs and infection
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Inhaling polluted air
  • Seasickness
  • Motion sickness

Severe causes of vomiting are heart attack, brain tumor, concussion, chemotherapy, bulimia, kidney infection, appendicitis and cancer.

The causes of vomiting may also differ with age and health status. For children, common causes are as follows:

  • Viral Infection
  • Food poisoning
  • Milk allergy
  • Motion sickness
  • Blocked intestines
  • High fever
  • Excessive food intake

What Are the Symptoms of Vomiting?

When you start to feel nauseated, it is often an indication that you may vomit. Other feelings that precede vomiting are retching, choking, involuntary stomach reflexes, gagging, and then a rush of saliva in your mouth.

Other symptoms of vomiting include

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Lightheadedness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vertigo (Dizziness)
  • Chest pain
  • Parched mouth
  • Excessive sweating
  • Rapid pulsing
  • Fainting
  • Confusion

Natural Remedies for Vomiting

If it’s not an extreme case of vomiting, using natural remedies can quickly alleviate the symptoms. However, where there are critical underlying health conditions, you should see a doctor to avoid a more complicated issue and treat it altogether.

Some natural remedies that can help you overcome the pain and discomfort from vomiting quickly are as follows:

1. Take a Deep Breath

When it feels like you are about to throw up, I recommend you first take a deep breath.

Why it Works

According to the research published on the use of controlled diaphragmatic breathing for the management of motion sickness in a virtual reality environment, the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system suppresses psychological responses associated with motion sickness.

In layman terms, taking deep breaths helps dispel the reactions caused by motion sickness.

How it Works

When you feel light, sweaty, or any other symptoms people experience before vomiting, you should find a place to sit. After that, please go through the steps I have listed below.

How to Use

  • Take a deep breath, hold your breath for at least two to three seconds, and then breathe out.
  • Repeat these steps until you feel good again.

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2. Use Wrist Acupressure

Acupressure is an old Chinese remedy that still works effectively. It involves applying pressure on the inner wrist below the index finger to stimulate the body to relieve symptoms. An expert can help, but you may try the following steps to do it on your own.

How to Use

  • Place three fingers on your wrist.
  • Ensure your thumb is under your index finger.
  • Rub the point where your three fingers are placed in a circular motion for at least three minutes.
  • Repeat these steps on the other wrist.

3. Take Ginger

When you feel nauseous, drinking ginger tea could help relieve the symptoms. Alternatively, you can chew a small portion of fresh ginger root, add it in a meal, or blend it in your favorite fruit.

How to Use

If you are preparing ginger tea, follow the steps below:

  • Grate a small portion of fresh ginger
  • Add the grated ginger to a cup of boiling water
  • Leave it for ten minutes
  • Drain it before drinking

4. Get Hydrated

If you vomit continually, you will lose a lot of body fluid, resulting in emancipation. That said, drinking a lot of water is imperative. Besides, you may also consume other liquids, including:

  • Ginger ale
  • Lemonade
  • Mint tea

Sucking on ice chips also helps to stay hydrated. However, ensure you don’t rush the drink to avoid a stomach upset.

5. Bland Crackers

Why It Works

Bland crackers work because they absorb stomach acids that may aid nausea and vomiting. It also helps to settle the stomach.

How It Works

10-15 minutes before getting out of bed, eat a few crackers to settle your stomach. This is especially useful if you are experiencing morning sickness.

How to Use

Get a nutritionally verified bland cracker and eat. You can also try other bland foods, such as dry toast or white rice, to treat a stomach bug.

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Natural Remedies for Children

When kids vomit, they usually don’t want to take fluids. If that’s the case with your kid, you can try these creative ways to help the process:

  • your kids can use gelatin as an alternative to fluids. It is more acceptable, and they are sure to love it.
  • Mix water and fruit juice. Adding water to the mixture helps prevent diarrhea because of the sugar content.
  • Give kids rehydration fluids between 30 minutes to 1 hour after vomiting to reduce the chances of them vomiting again.
  • Make ice cubes from rehydration drinks that contain electrolytes for your kids to suck on.
  • You can also give those who haven’t vomited bland foods like crackers, rice, and soups.

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