What causes Vomiting?
Vomiting is often caused by viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) or morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy. Other common causes of vomiting are food poisoning, over-eating, drinking too much alcohol and allergic reactions. Dehydration is a common problem associated with vomiting, particularly for children and older people. Try sipping water, sucking on ice or popsicles or drinks with essential salts. Vomiting seldom indicates a serious problem, but a diagnosis should be sought for the cause of chronic and continuous vomiting.
Natural Remedies for Vomiting
Ginger and mint teas are probably the most well-known and effective natural vomiting cures. Onion juice works very well to cure vomiting, but cannot be tolerated by everyone. Charcoal works as a vomiting cure by absorbing the stomach acids. Nibbling on burnt toast or eating dry crackers alleviates nausea. Cool, damp cloths on the forehead and back of the neck can also be soothing. It is important to replace lost fluids to avoid dehydration.
Ginger is a natural remedy that has been used in Asia, India and the Middle East for centuries. In any form, ginger is one of the most useful natural cures for vomiting and nausea; ginger tea, fresh or candied ginger slices, gingerbread or gingersnaps are all very good for calming an upset stomach and stopping vomiting. Ginger is a natural anti-emetic and excellent for digestion. Ginger ales may or may not contain real ginger; check the label.
Onion Juice and Mint Tea
Onion juice is a natural remedy for vomiting and other problems, including respiratory problems and allergies, and is naturally anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic. Onions boost the immune system with their natural antibiotic properties. Mint tea is a well-known home cure for soothing an upset stomach and improving digestion.
Charcoal tablets are a useful home cure for vomiting. If charcoal tablets are not available, eating a piece of burnt toast is an old-fashioned home treatment for nausea since the burnt toast combines charcoal and dry bread, absorbing acids and fluids. Because charcoal is used in ERs to absorb toxins, it might be a good choice if the vomiting is caused by food poisoning.
Vomiting is experienced by everyone and does not usually indicate a serious problem. Ginger is the most highly-ranked natural remedy for an upset stomach, but there are many home treatments that work. Severe vomiting will cause dehydration; replacing lost fluids is important. Home cures will normally stop the vomiting.
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