12 Home Remedies for Nausea

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If the cause of nausea is from morning sickness due to pregnancy, please don’t try any of these home remedies until your doctor okays it.

IngredientsConsult a doctor if the cause is unknown and the condition persists for more than a couple days.

If you’re in physical pain and vomiting, or know of a recent head injury (even the seemingly silly bad bumps), seek professional medical care.

  1. Ginger: Cookies (snaps), candied, or 1/2 tsp powder mixed in glass of water, sip
  2. Teas: Peppermint, Chamomile, Lemon, Raspberry, Cinnamon. Can also try a brew made with fresh ginger and lemon juice or a few cloves steeped in hot water
  3. Tummy Munchies: Saltines, Digestive biscuits, Animal crackers, Melba toast, Graham squares, Cheerios (without the milk)
  4. Sodas: Flat 7-Up, Coca-Cola, Ginger Ale or try Cola Syrup
  5. Sucking on hard candy (like peppermints, lifesavers, sour candy)
  6. 1 TBS apple cider vinegar plus 1 TBS honey mixed in 1 cup of water, sip. Can be hot or cold drink, whichever you prefer
  7. 1/2 tsp Baking soda in glass of warm water (*a no-no if you’re pregnant)
  8. Sip dill pickle juice
  9. Fresh lime or lemon squeezed in glass of water, sprinkle a little salt on top, sip
  10. 1 tsp cumin seeds mixed in a glass of milk, or a glob of yogurt, or eat the seeds plain
  11. Suck on popsicles, ice chips, ice cubes
  12. Suck on a wedge of lemon or lime

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Published: July 11, 2007
Updated: September 10, 2012

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18 Comments to “12 Home Remedies for Nausea”
  1. B. says:

    I use a spoonful of Cumin followed by a chasing with a small glass of water. I also lost a bunch of weight this way because the cumin relieved my bloating and is also a digestive aid.

    • Tracy says:

      How do you ingest the cumin? Isn’t it really strong? I could use something for bloating. My hand always feel so tight. Do you notice that? Just curios. Thanks.

  2. Robert says:

    One simple remedy that you seem to have forgotten. Place a cold, damp towel around your neck to relieve nausea. Hospitals do it all the time.

  3. kelly says:

    Tumeric (or ginger) and cinammon sticks in tea are equally good. Many people also found it effective to simply eat something super sour, like mango or dehydrated lemon peel.

    Cola Syrup?? 7-Up or Coca Cola?? These have fructose, traces of aspartame, phosphoric acid and possibly benzene. The rest of the recommended remedies sound great! :)

  4. Rivahcat says:

    For those of you familiar with sushi and its accompaniments, try nibbling a slice or two of the pink pickled ginger (“gari”) which is served with sushi. I’ve used this with success to calm my stomach when I’ve overeaten, overindulged, etc. Plus, it’s a great excuse to eat sushi! ;)

  5. Pat says:

    My husband who was a UPS driver gave this remedy: Sip on COKE and eat a Hershey Bar, plain. It works.

  6. Kevin says:

    Ditto on the flat coke for nausea. Later you can try to nibble on a slice of dry toast, and have some black tea.

  7. Janie says:

    Ditto on ginger ale or coke – dry toast or pretzels

  8. Jen says:

    I’ve had nausea on and off for a while now. Mint tea works the best. Flat coke and ginger ale are great too. Black licorice candies (like good and plenty) help lots. Sometimes just a slice of plain bread works. Stay away from processed junk though. Hope this helps!

  9. KT says:

    Whenever I get nauseated, if I put a mint in my mouth or even peppermint gum, it has always gone away. :)

  10. vikki says:

    my husband has been vomiting for 3 days now but he refuses to take anything or try any homemade remedies, what should i do?

    • BH says:

      you better persuade him to see a doctor. If he vomits for one day, that’s OK, he just has a normal sickness. But 3 days mean he has a serious illness, and you should take him to see a doctor before it gets worse. Other later effects could include dizziness, headaches and physical pain.

  11. Kendra says:

    I read that Boniva can cause nausea. I took it for the first time and I guess it will be in my system for 390 days since it is a once a month pill. Is there any way to counter act this medicine? I have felt nauseated since taking the pill. What should I do?

  12. Holly says:

    Anything with ginger sure helps me! My sister was the one who suggested ginger snaps to me because she had given some to her dog, who happens to get car sick.

  13. Holly says:

    BTW. Baking soda and water is not a pregnancy no no. It was recommended to me by my Dr. To relieve heartburn and it worked WAY better and faster than tums.

  14. chasidy says:

    The baking soda and warm water does relieve the nausea by making you vomit

  15. Linda Jencsik says:

    I have acid reflux and the vinegar and honey remedy is fantastic! :-)


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