NAUSEA

ESSENTIAL OILS

Peppermint. Can reduce nausea, as well as bloating and gas.

Ginger. Known to reduce nausea and upset stomach.159

Basil. An anti- spasmodic that can lessen cramps associated with motion sickness.160

Lavender. Works as a mild sedative; helps to relax the body during times of stress.

Research
A medical study found that peppermint oil use reduced chemotherapy-induced nausea better than standard medical treatments.

Home Remedy
Nausea Ease. Rub peppermint, ginger and lavender oils behind your ears or on your stomach, or take it internally to help relieve nausea.

Background
Almost everyone at some point in life has experienced symptoms of nausea, that sick feeling in your stomach that often comes just before vomiting. There are many causes of nausea, but some of the most common include pregnancy, food poisoning, motion sickness, flu symptoms, gallbladder distress, medications, migraine headaches and emotional stress. Morning sickness is nausea and/or vomiting that occurs during pregnancy. The timing of the nausea or vomiting can sometimes indicate the cause. For example, when it appears shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) or an ulcer. If nausea leads to severe vomiting, dehydration becomes a concern. The next time your stomach is uneasy, use essential oils for natural relief.

Suggested Supplements

» Vitamin B6. Helps reduce nausea. Take 25 milligrams, three times daily.

» Digestive Enzymes. Help the body digest macronutrients and can reduce symptoms of nausea when consumed consistently. Take 1 to 3 capsules daily with meals.