Home Remedies For Nausea Caused By Food, Motion Sickness, Pregnancy And Stress

One of the common maladies that may occur at home is nausea so it is good to have in your first emergency green remedies to counteract it. First of all, it is important to understand the cause of nausea if it is due to a gastrointestinal problem such as food poisoning, gastroesophageal reflux, intolerance to some food, or if it is related to stress, anxiety, menstrual cycle, or pregnancy. However, nausea may also set in when you are traveling by car, by plane or by ship due to changes occurring in travel.


Nausea is a discomfort that manifests itself with a sense of disgust and rejection and which can have both physical and psychological causes. At the same time, nausea is a condition of generalized discomfort often manifested before vomiting. Its onset can reveal an organic disease of the digestive tract (pylorus or intestine stenosid) or central nervous system (endocranial hypertension).

It may also occur in non-pathological circumstances: at the beginning of pregnancy, as a result of hormonal changes, or during a journey (by airplane, ship, etc.) due to the movement of liquids in the inner ear. When malaise persists in time without vomiting or other organic signs, it may be a psychological symptom that expresses a sense of disgust or rejection.

What causes nausea?

Nausea is a symptomatic manifestation of something very disagreeable and sometimes disabling. Marked by a more or less intense malaise, it is often accompanied by desire or need to vomit. The symptom of nausea compromises the act of feeding and sometimes drinking, creating a major discomfort to the sight, the smell and flavor of foods and beverages. Nausea may result in vomiting. Nevertheless, the two symptoms are not necessarily correlated.

Causes of nausea may be of various types:

  • Intestinal gastrointestinal tract.
  • Cerebral and vestibular system (internal brain and ear).
  • Metabolic (functional failure of certain regulatory organs and diabetes).
  • Tumor.
  • Emotional and / or psychological (anxiety, panic, visual or olfactory stimuli, etc.).
  • Infectious (intestinal or systemic gastrointestinal).
  • Pharmacological (chemotherapeutic drugs, anesthetics, oral contraceptives and antibiotics).
  • Food intolerance.
  • Poisoning.
  • Intoxication (from ethyl alcohol, THC, iron).
  • Pregnancy.

In gastrointestinal conditions, nausea may be due to: gastrointestinal diseases, severe gastro-esophageal reflux, hepatitis, swallowing of air, too abundant meals, frugal feeding, etc. The causes of nausea that primarily affect the central nervous system and the inner ear are: cranial trauma, cerebral haemorrhages, labyrinths, migraine and kinetosis (motion sickness, such as sea sickness etc.). Among the various metabolic pathologies and metabolic conditions that can trigger nausea there are: ketoacidosis (diabetic and non-diabetic), hypoglycaemia, low blood pressure, liver failure (ammonium buildup), kidney failure (excess or defect of various molecules and ions), advanced, serious and / or diffuse neoplasms.

To reduce the sense of nausea you must first understand the cause of nausea. Let’s go into detail.

Make an appointment with a doctor to understand which organ of origin and the discomfort it afflicts. Very often they are involved: gastric hyperacidity, gastritis (or other serious pathological evolution, including duodenum), hysterectomy and reflux gastroesophageal disease, esophagitis (or other serious pathological evolution), etc.

The healing process is characterized by:

  • Proper diet.
  • Appropriate lifestyle.
  • Reduction of nervous stress.
  • Dedicated medical care.
  • Drugs specific to the pathology in question.

Nausea after eating: causes and remedies.

Post-prandial nausea (after eating) is caused by over-abundant meals, frugal feeding and swallowing (almost always present); in these cases it becomes absolutely necessary:

  • Reduce the total volume of foods, portions and individual bites.
  • Establish a chewing rhythm.
  • Impose a minimum time to consume food.

The most suitable foods are those that are highly digestible and which do not overtrain the stomach. In some cases, post-prandial nausea appears due to air swallowing is due to a disorder called dysphagia. In this case, it is necessary to differentiate the diagnosis (to identify the type of dysphagia) and follow the appropriate guidelines.

Post-prandial nausea may also occur after loss of control over food (compulsive feeding). This occurs in some eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. It has nothing to do with self-induced vomiting.

What to eat
  • Typically dry (not liquid) foods that can absorb gastric juices.
  • Easily digestible foods, preferably rich in carbohydrates, poor in fat, not too proteinic and cooked in a suitable way (not raw or untreated).
  • Functional foods.

The most popular foods are: crust of lean bread, rice, pasta, bananas, potatoes, carrots, decorticated legumes, galettes, wasa bread, unleavened loose crackers and so on. The preferred cooking methods are: drip (water baking), steam and pressure cooker. Heat treatment in frying pan (with moderate flame) and baked paper is also allowed.

Among the functional foods that can reduce nausea are ginger, licorice root, coca cola (it’s not clear why, but it seems to reduce the feeling of nausea) and ginger ale (which is a ginger-based drink). Some suggest the use of mint, though it is part of foods that are not recommended for oesophageal reflux.

Unspecified foods for nausea are all those that do not meet the requirements mentioned in the previous paragraph, so:

  • Foods that are too liquid or oily
  • Unsaturated foods, rich in fat and protein, raw or cooked long.
  • Irritating and / or harmful foods.

The least preferred foods are: fat meat broth, whole milk, cold cuts, fatty cheeses, meats and fatty and / or stewed or fried fish, more than two eggs at a time (especially omelette), fried vegetables, creamy or fat desserts, Snacks, too salty foods, full of chilli pepper and pepper, chocolate, mint, coffee and alcoholic drinks.

Symptomatic nausea therapy may include small portions of solid food. It is good to drink, to ensure the necessary hydration. Better prefer fruits (bananas are excellent) and vegetables, while fried, fleshy, spicy, spicy food that will ache the nausea should be eliminated. Some types of mint candies are very useful in treating nausea, you should let them melt in your mouth rather than chew them (be careful not to contain aspartame or suspect sugars).

Pay attention to certain vitamin families! Vitamin B6, C, and K are helpful in attenuating the feeling of nausea. They can be found in sweet peppers, leaf cabbage, peppers, broccoli, and spinach. When nausea is due to pregnancy, it may be beneficial to intake of umeboshi, Japanese dried plums rich in organic acids and strongly alkalizing. We will dwell upon the subject of nausea caused by pregnancy intoxication later in this article.

Nausea and headache

When nausea occurs after a cranial trauma or cerebral hemorrhage, medical attention affects nerve injury. The symptom fades with resolution of the problem. Migraine nausea is difficult to treat. The priority should be to cure headache; nevertheless, this disorder does not always respond effectively to therapies. Sometimes it is necessary to adopt a drug therapy against nausea while waiting for migraine to disappear.

Nausea and headache

How to get rid of nausea caused by other factors

Kinetosis and labyrinths are responsible for dizziness such as nausea and vomiting. In the case of labyrinths it is sufficient that the subject remains motionless in bed; the body itself provides for the recovery.

For kinetosis, however, healthier choices can be made; these are not able to cure the disorder but help control the nausea:

  • Avoid taking drinks or liquid foods.
  • Prepare dry foods.
  • Try to focus on the road, the horizon or a still object.
  • Anticipate movements of the means of transport or drive it etc.

Liver and kidney failure are characterized by a reduction in organ function. The compromised liver and kidneys, as they are not able to perform their metabolic functions properly, are responsible for very serious metabolic disorders that promote the onset of nausea. The medical goal is to offset functional deficiency by restoring homeostasis. This results in the remission of nausea and all other associated complications.

Chetoacidosis (excess of ketone bodies) and hypoglycaemia (glucose deficiency in the blood) can cause nausea. Both can be established in physiological conditions (due to a carbohydrate-free diet) or pathological (diabetes mellitus). To reduce related nausea, it is necessary to maintain normal blood glucose and insulin levels (lacking hormone in type 1 diabetics).

Low blood pressure (hypotension) can cause dizziness and nausea. In that case, it may be useful to reduce the ambient temperature and increase the intake of liquids, mineral salts and glucose. In the case of severe or widespread neoplasms, nausea is treated in a pharmacological way.

Low blood pressure (hypotension)Food poisoning, intoxication and food intolerance requires the exclusion / elimination of the veneer principles from diet, the atmosphere or the organism (vomiting, gastric lavage, intestinal practices, etc.).

Infections that can cause nausea mainly affect the intestinal gastrointestinal tract. With the ingestion of bacteria and / or their toxins, food poisoning can also cause vomiting and diarrhea. In other cases, nausea is associated with viral-type systemic infections. It is necessary to wait for the body to eliminate the pathogen or to adopt medical practices to speed up the process (drugs).

Nausea of ​​pharmacological origin can be fought:

  • Excluding the responsible drug.
  • Replacing it.
  • By compensating for discomfort by taking other specific drugs against nausea.

Emotional nausea can be fought with mental training systems, psychotherapy and with the help of anxiolytics. Pregnancy is a special physiological condition that almost always results in mild or intense nausea (especially in the first 12 weeks). Often accompanied by vomiting, this discomfort can be fought similarly to kinetosis.

What to do for nausea: the worst ideas you should totally avoid

Work yourself in shaking, frenzy and anxious states should be avoided at all costs when you experience nausea. An ‘alert’ nervous system is also super-stimulated. This increases any type of psycho-somatic function, including nausea.

It is absolutely not recommended:

  • Moving too much (working, doing sports, heavy house work etc.).
  • Engage intellectually.
  • Engage emotionally.
  • Stay long in closed, crowded and noisy places.

Location of the body and position of the head slightly declined. In the event of nausea, the most appropriate position is the one in which it feels comfortable, but rarely is prone (belly down) or with a declinated head (lower torso and legs). The universally best tolerated position is the supine position.

Nota Bene
In the event of loss of consciousness it is necessary to put the body on one side to prevent suffocation in case of vomiting.
  • Exposure to high temperatures. The perception of heat tends to worsen the nausea. Also for this reason, it is sometimes advisable to apply a wet cloth on the forehead.

What to do for nausea: the worst ideas you should totally avoid

  • Drink large amounts of water, drinks or liquid foods. The fluid tends to ‘bounce’ in the stomach worsening the feeling of nausea. It is advisable to drink frequently and in small quantities.
  • Eat large amounts of food in a hurry, chewing little, preferring less digestible foods. As we have already stated these behaviors can worsen or even cause nausea.
  • Fasting should be avoided as it promotes some negative reactions such as hypoglycaemia, blood hypotension, and gastric vacuum. It is aggravated by intense physical activity.
  • Take medicines that are potentially responsible or may aggravate nausea. We recommend abolishing: contraceptives and (if possible) painkillers. In agreement with the physician, it may be useful to try replacing the medications that may be responsible for the symptom.
  • Exposure to smog or toxic fumes. The inhalation of combustion products is harmful to the central nervous system. In case of nausea, hypersensitivity to any unwanted substance occurs. It is advisable to avoid potentially contaminated places such as: mechanical workshops, operating kitchens, ovens, city traffic, etc.
  • Smoke, use drugs (even reading) and drinking alcohol. They are all habits that lead to increased blood concentration of nauseating principles.
  • Reduce your sleep time. The brain needs to reload periodically and systematically. This does not simply rest but it is indispensable to sleep. When the brain does not recharge sufficiently, the nausea may appear or worsen.
  • Moving by means of transport guided by other people. We recommend traveling less as possible and especially when it is not possible to drive the vehicle.

Nausea medication

In pregnancies characterized by very intense and protracted nausea, your doctor may choose to administer: promethazine, metoclopramide and proclorperazine. For surgical post-operative nausea, metoclopramide, proclorperazine, cyclizine, and dexamethasone are more appropriate. In case of worsening of nausea that causes vomit, depending on the triggering cause, other molecules belonging to the groups are recommended: anticholinergic-antispasmodic, stimulating stomach motility, dopaminergic antagonists, antihistamines and antipsychotics.

Medical treatments for curing nausea are limited to pharmacological intake. Indirectly, this symptom improves through primary healing therapies, which may be surgical or otherwise. In addition to the drug, there are no other effective methods to improve nausea as a symptom. Mental / psychological training is a very effective system but requires a rather significant commitment and dedication.

Prevention of nausea

  • Specify the illness or conditions that may cause nausea (including complications).

Prevention of nausea

  • Avoid eating fast or excessively.
  • Avoid alcohol, other nerves, and drugs.
  • Divide the diet into 5 meals a day, choosing the appropriate foods and excluding the less tolerated.
  • Ensure optimum nutritional status.
  • In case of kinetosis, take the medicine before the trip.
  • Practice mental training or advanced relaxation techniques.
  • Get enough of sleep.
  • Avoid unpleasant situations (mental stress, disgusting situations, etc.) and if necessary use anxiety.
  • Avoid exposure to contaminants, pollutants or odors that may cause nausea.

Nausea and vomiting during race and marathon

Many runners complain of gastrointestinal problems during the run, such as nausea, vomiting, feeling of gastric heaviness and diarrhea.

In the absence of basic pathologies, several elements may be called into question as possible triggers:

  • Stress: especially in competitive efforts (tension in the race), over-stress related to performance can lead to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (related to cortisol growth, stress hormone);
  • Hypoglycemia and hyper-secretion of glucagon: a marathon (especially that of duration) results in a strong depletion of energy reserves, especially of glucidic ones; the lowering of blood glucose, and the resulting glucagon hypersecretion, are a common cause of nausea and vomiting;
  • Increased stimulation of gastrointestinal peristalsis due to continuous impacts on the soil (mechanical stimulus); excessive and / or premature progression of gastric and / or intestinal contents can cause diarrhea.
  • Wrong eating habits:
  • Pre-race meal which is too close to workout or substantial
  • Incorrect feeding during the race / workout
  • Supplemental supplements such as carbohydrate-based gel and saline supplements during or before the effort
  • Excessive water intake

What’s good for nausea among herbs?

  • Ginger extract of ginger (up to 1 gram per day)
  • Liquid extract of salicaria, cnicus, elder and nettle; two teaspoons diluted in little water for 3 times a day.

Infusion 1: minor centaurea, chamomile, malva and mint.

Infusion 2: juniper, plantar, borage, elm and polypod.

Infusion 3: aromatic calamus, fibrin clover, enula, lime flower, chamomile.

In case of nausea the ginger is very effective. Peppermint is also used as a mitigating disorder related to the feeling of nausea. Chamomile infusion can be helpful in attenuating the feeling of nausea.

Ginger works best for nausea Ginger infusion is brewed on the roots Zingiber officinale, a herbaceous plant native to East Asia. In China, this natural remedy is one of the oldest ingredients of traditional medicine, while in India it is a well known phyto-drug of Ayurvedic medicine. The main qualities that are recognized in ginger flavor, as confirmed by many canonical scientific studies, are many. For one, it is the ability to relieve the symptoms of various diseases or simple gastrointestinal tract disturbances: in fact, it promotes bile secretion and neutralizes excessive acidity in the stomach. Next, it is a considerable reduction of air formation in the stomach and intestines, which is due to the regulation of peristaltic movements, that is, the muscular activity that is indispensable for the transit of food.

Ginger tea has proven to be a property against nausea and vomiting, so it is not uncommon to be prescribed for treating all those conditions that cause such ailments: intestinal influenza, car sickness, or even during early pregnancy.

Ginger-teaIn addition, it has widely recognized energizing and stimulating properties, so it is also used to relieve the symptoms of cooling illnesses: the active components of ginger root, in particular resins and mucilages are employed in decreasing nasal congestion and coughing.

In addition to being able to buying the classic “pre-packed” bags, just like a normal tea, it is possible to make a good herbal tea in a home-made way using both the fresh root and the naturally dried ginger powder. The preparation is not complicated and is available to anyone, in addition the result is a much more aromatic herbal tea. One of the main advantages of using fresh ginger root is to be able to choose it for both origin and state of preservation: both are important factors for a truly healthy remedy. Here’s how to prepare herbal tea:

Boil water, one cup for each person. Cut fro a peeled ginger root, 4-5 thin slices for each serving of herbal tea. Add the ginger to boiling water and boil for a few minutes, practically until the classic spicy aroma is released. Pour the herbal tea into cups and add a teaspoon of sugar or honey, also depending on your personal taste. To get a gentler herbal tea, you might turn off the fire just as you infuse the root.

The dried and powdered ginger root can be an alternative to infusion preparation. Here is the recipe: boil water, one cup per serving or about 200 ml per person. Turn off the fire and add one teaspoon of powder for each person. Leave it infused for 4-5 minutes or until color and scent become firm and intense. Filter the infusion and serve sweetened as you like.

A ginger infusion, made from the fresh or dried root, can also be consumed cold during the day: you can do so using this herbal tea as an anti-nausea.

Stress-caused nausea

If nausea is caused by anxiety and stress it will have remedies with it to relax and relax the stomach musculature and calm the nervous system that stains by somatizing in the nausea symptom. In this case, herbal herbal teas such as chamomile, passionflower, valerian, lime and melissa are excellent, which will help relax the abdomen and rebalance the nervous system. Even regular store-bought mints helps to relax and avoid spasms so it can be another valuable home remedy.

If the nausea is persistent in spite of herbal teas infused with the herbs mentioned above, it is possible to use the mother tinctures of these plants that will be taken in drops in the morning and in the afternoon.

In the nausea caused by the concomitance of the menstrual cycle, in addition to the previous green remedies, you can add magnesium that you will find in some vegetable foods such as legumes, whole grains, green leafy vegetables and much more also in oleaginous fruits (nuts, hazelnuts Almonds, pine nuts, sesame, cashew nuts, peanuts, etc.) and in natural powder supplements to solubilize water.

Massages in the belly, the lower abdomen, the kidney area and the back of the base using essential lavender oil added to the massage oil will be a real touch at the moment of the female cycle.

In the event of nausea, feeding also plays a very important role, so it is advisable to eat very simple and high digestibility foods or as “white” as rice, steamed or boiled vegetables and often drink water to balance liquids and the pressure.

Even skiping some meal and taking a moment of fasting helps in nausea to restore the inner balance. The lemon tea and the hot lemonade are great drinks at this time.

Lemon and mint against nausea

Another quick homemade remedy is to boil both water and lemon juice and peel and then sip this drink slowly. Additionally, water and lemon can also be added to a laurel leaf to give the infusion a relaxing power to the abdominal muscles.

Lemon contains a lot of essential oil in its peel so it is possible to cut it and let the essence out on a handkerchief and then breathe slowly, inhaling several times. Lemon essential oil helps to alleviate nausea and it is also possible to keep in the house a flask of essential oil to disperse into the environment by using a diffuser for essences as a home remedy.

Lemon-and-mintMint is another ingredient we have in our kitchens that can become an excellent first aid remedy against nausea. Mint properties of the mint are directed to the gastrointestinal tract. With antispasmodic and relaxing effect of smooth stomach muscle, it helps to calm the somatic stress in the stomach and sends away the nausea. In particular, mint can help for nausea due to indigestion from foods you are intolerant to or excessive amounts of food.

In the form of essential oil, mint is very effective and it is enough to drop 2 drops in a spoonful of honey as to relieve or eliminate the nausea. It is not suitable for those who use homeopathic products because they cancel their benefits.

Anti-nausea spices

Generally speaking, spices containing essential oils are excellent against nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and other gastric disorders. The aromatic herbs and spices most commonly referred to as anti-infection are cloves, cinnamon and cumin.

The preparation is made as a simple herbal tea in which the parts of the plant are rich in beneficial essences in boiling water and are left in infusion for at least 10 minutes keeping the lid closed to prevent essential oils from evaporating. When the tea is ready, that is infused, filtered and sweetened, you will be able to sip it and eliminate in a short time the feeling of nausea.

Ginger – best home remedy for nausea

The aforementioned ginger can be used in case of nausea after eating. Ginger in the form of a chewing gum (for patients not less than 3 years of age), capsules, sweets, biscuits, candies and drinks are used with this indication. You can also try peppermint inhaled in the form of oil, after pouring a few drops on a handkerchief or in the form of candy, obviously mint-flavored.

To take advantage of ginger antibacterial properties, simply chew a piece of fresh root, if necessary or several times at a time. An amount of 500-2000 mg of ginger root powder before each main meal is enough to achieve excellent results.

Ginger is used as an anti-inflammatory and digestive and is one of the most effective antiviral medicines. Ginger can treat such as disorders car sickness, sea sickness, morning sickness in pregnancy, etc.

Its anitemic properties seem to act locally on parts of the stomach and intestines. The active principles of the plant are concentrated in its root: non-volatile substances such as gingerol, resins and mucilages. In traditional Far East medicine, ginger is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, influenza, as heart stimulant, as a protective of the gastric mucosa.

Aromatherapy often recurs to this delicious spice, which is ginger, in the event of nausea caused by various reasons. The essential oil of this oriental plant offers its perfume and its energy also to appease states of anxiety, headaches and nausea caused by the car or the sea. Dilute in 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil 8 drops of essential ginger oil and massage the forehead and temples, or put a few drops on a handkerchief or a wad of cotton and soak deeply.

Motion sickness (kinetosis)

Car sickness, or kinetosis, is a disorder that brings headaches, nausea and irritability when traveling by car, train or plane. The vicious circle of nausea and inability to go on traveling can prove to be a terrible experience. Car sickness in medical terms is termed kinetosis or motion sickness. The person who suffers from this disturbance is particularly sensitive passive movement, such as a car trip or often also on another means of transport (plane, ship, train).

It is a disorder involving spatial orientation, that is, in what direction and how fast the body moves. It accompanies a sense of temples-level oppression that affects the intentions and the aims of the day, a constant headache combined with excessive sensitivity to light or darkness.

The causes of car malady reside in the ear and balance adjustment. In fact, when traveling, the vestibular apparatus sends to our brain the perception of the movement of the car. If you are sitting in the back seat or you are about to read a book, your eyes will not send the same motion signals, having a limited view of space. In this case, then, there is a confusion of signals that stimulate the autonomic nervous system, causing the onset of carpal symptoms.

In case of car sickness, be careful about what you eat, especially before you drive. Avoid milk and juices, sparkling drinks before getting into the car.

Pregnancy nausea

Pregnancy nausea is considered a manifestation of hormonal imbalances affecting the body of future mothers. In particular, among the typical hormones of this first trimester, there is one called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), often responsible for the onset of nausea. The levels of this placental secreted glycoprotein tend to increase significantly to the third month of pregnancy, then decrease and finally stabilize (around the sixteenth week of gestation) at birth. Consequently, as early as the fourteenth week, nausea becomes dull until it disappears.

Pregnancy-nauseaProgesterone can also be the cause: this hormone predisposes, on the one hand, to gastroesophageal reflux and heartburn, while, on the other, it slows down the intestinal peristalsis to cause annoying constipation.

Nausea and vomiting are particularly common during the first few months, especially at waking or after breakfast in the morning. This annoying sensation affects over 50% of gestants, tends to increase in the sight of food and is often accompanied by scialorrhage (abundant salivation). For this reason, within certain limits, pregnancy nausea is not considered a pathological but paraphysiological manifestation.

Although there is no real solution to eradicating nausea, the remedies that can be taken, in addition to some dietary precautions, are natural products that can reduce the symptoms.

Before understanding how to deal with this annoying problem, we find that nausea does affect the child, and is not a sign of incorrect nutrition or malaise of the fetus, on the contrary they are the sign of hormonal change in the body of the woman. However, it may be a problem when it is so intense that it will produce excessive loss of fluid and nutrients by vomiting, while decreasing the weight of the mother (which should increase in the first quarter, though only two or four pounds).

In these cases, especially when nausea accompanies a sense of general malaise, it is good to consult a physician, because it may be a serious condition, called gravid hyperamesis, which requires specific treatment.

Natural remedies against nausea in pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting are particularly common during the first months of pregnancy, especially after waking up or after breakfast in the morning. This annoying sensation affects over 50% of the pregnant, and tends to increase in the sight of food and is often accompanied by hyåersalivation (abundant salivation).

For this reason, within certain limits, pregnancy nausea is not considered a pathological but paraphysiological manifestation. However, it may be a problem when it is so intense that it will produce excessive loss of fluid and nutrients by vomiting, while decreasing the weight of the mother (which should increase in the first quarter, though only 2 or 4 lbs). In these cases, especially when nausea accompanies a general feeling of general illness, it is advisable to contact your doctor.

Pregnancy nausea is considered an expression of the hormonal storm that ‘shakes’, often in a positive sense, the body of the pregnant woman. In particular, among the typical hormones of this first trimester, there is one, called human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG), which is often called into question in the onset of nausea. The levels of this placental secreted glycoprotein are generally higher in women expecting twins and are therefore more susceptible to the disorder.

The amount of human chorionic gonadotropin tends to increase significantly until the third month of pregnancy, then diminish and finally stabilize (around the sixteenth week of gestation) until the time of delivery. As a result, around the twelfth week, nausea becomes dull until it disappears.

During the first period of pregnancy there is an alteration in the functionality of the whole digestive system. Progesterone, for example, predisposes gastroesophageal reflux and slows down the intestinal peristalsis to the point where the pregnant woman may complain of an annoying constipation.

Nausea and other gastrointestinal disorders can be interpreted as an attempt by the body to defend itself from excessive food ingestion, which could be a vehicle for infections and intoxications in the most delicate months for fetal development.

Although there is no real solution to the loss of nausea in pregnancy, the adoption of some healthy habits can help reduce the symptoms:

  • Do not make abrupt movements in moments following the awakening; get up gently to avoid the sudden drop in pressure.
  • Consume a breakfast based on dried foods such as cookies or wholemeal bread; better not to drink too much on empty stomach.
  • Consume a snack in mid-morning: your stomach must never be completely empty or completely full.
  • Consume a balanced meal, not too much; avoid foods that are difficult to digest, such as fries, and other stomach abusers. This healthy habit protects not only from nausea, but also from stomach acidity and other gastrointestinal disorders typical of pregnancy.
  • Protect yourself from offensive or heavy smells, frequently ventilate the environment, avoid long trips and relax as much as possible, perhaps with the help of hypnosis (excessive tensions are often the foremost problem).
  • A very recommended remedy to appease nausea is ginger, to be taken in the form of tea or pills. An analogue of vitamin B6 (both solutions should be discussed in advance with your doctor).
  • If you experience a sudden nausea attack, you should always carry with you dry foods, such as a pack of crackers, to be consumed at the time of need.

Remedies for pregnancy nausea are often a few simple dietary supplements and the use of some anti-emetic plants, which often coincide with those for car sickness. However, the officinal herbs that can be used by women in sweet wait are reduced to a small circle, because many endanger the health of the baby and the future mom.

Nutritional habits: Eat little and often to keep your blood sugar high: choose dry or crunchy foods such as cookies, crackers or bread. Make bananas, pasta and potatoes your staple foods. Eliminate fried, fatty, spicy, spicy foods that exacerbate nausea. Drink fruit juices and smoothies, which keep blood sugar levels, and avoid caffeine-rich drinks.

Natural-remedies-against-nausea-in-pregnancyPhysical activity: it takes 15 minutes to walk fast to promote endorphin production by the body to combat nausea

Ginger: candied, cooked, added in tea or fresh to make the infusion, has no side effects, while many anti-chinotic drugs cause drowsiness and are toxic to the baby. This is why it is used against the growth hormone nausea in the first months of gestation. Ginger essential oil is also generally used as a moderator in chinettosis (passive movement turbines such as car, sea and air malfunctions). This makes essential oil a viable alternative to curing nausea, especially in the morning of pregnancy.

Umeboshi plums: to melt slowly in the mouth. In Japanese traditional medicine, umeboshi are used in the event of nausea, digestion problems and car sickness.

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