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It’s stomach flu season. Even if you manage to avoid the flu, you may be lucky enough to find out you’re expecting a child and spend the next few months suffering from morning sickness.
In addition, chemotherapy can wreak havoc on your body and cause bouts of nausea and vomiting.
Knowing how to combat nausea and calm your stomach can be a gift worth more than all the gold in the world.
The great thing about home remedies is that they are inexpensive and easy to use.
Check out these 7 easy ways to calm your upset stomach.
- Ginger. Ginger is excellent for soothing the stomach. Medical News Today recommends using ginger in any way possible. According to Healthline, you can eat a piece of fresh ginger root or brew a cup of ginger tea. Add a teaspoon of fresh ginger to a cup of boiling water and let it infuse for 10 minutes.
- Fluids. WebMD recommends drinking plenty of fluids. Water, clear broths and sports drinks are best. Avoid caffeinated beverages and soft drinks.
- Bland foods. If pregnancy or chemotherapy is the cause of your nausea, WebMD recommends eating bland, fat-free foods that are easy on your stomach.
- Small meals. Another tip recommended by Medical News Today for coping with nausea caused by something other than the flu is to eat smaller meals throughout the day instead of three large meals.
- Acupressure. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, applying pressure to the P6 point (located three finger-widths below the wrist and between the two tendons) can help relieve chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
- Aromatherapy. Although some recommend the use of aromatherapy, particularly lavender, chamomile, peppermint oil, rose and clove, the U.S. National Library of Medicine states that studies have not demonstrated its effectiveness. However, if you find the scents relaxing, it certainly can’t hurt.
- Baking soda. Some people also recommend using baking soda. The Mayo Clinic says that baking soda helps with heartburn and indigestion, but does not help with vomiting. However, Style Craze recommends using baking soda to get rid of the bad taste of vomit in your mouth by mixing 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 cup of water. You can use this mixture in your mouth after vomiting to get rid of the residual taste and protect your teeth.
The next time you suffer from nausea and vomiting, try calming your stomach with one of the simple remedies above. You may find the solution to your problems.