Treating Nausea with Essential Oil

by tracey

Nausea can be caused by a variety of different things. Sometimes the problem is internal and your stomach and intestines react to something you ate or a medication you took. Some people experience nausea when they let too much time pass between meals and snacks. Women who are pregnant often experience nausea in the morning, but “morning sickness” can actually occur at any time. Nausea can also be caused by external reasons. When a person is nervous about a situation, their stomach might feel queasy and they might have a tough time swallowing. Nausea can also be a side effect of medical treatments or specific conditions like migraines.peppermint red and white

If nausea is a problem for you, there are several natural ways to ease your queasy feeling. Sometimes deep breathing is enough to relax the digestive system. Some people find sipping tea helpful, especially if it is ginger or peppermint tea. As a matter of fact, peppermint is one of the most popular remedies for nausea. In addition to drinking peppermint tea, some people find applying peppermint oil to the temples on abdomen helpful. Smelling the scent of peppermint is sometimes enough to soothe nausea. If you are anticipating waves of nausea, soak a cloth in peppermint oil and water, inhaling the scent whenever you feel nauseous. Remember to take slow, deep breaths. This prevents you from hyperventilating and relaxes your entire body.

Peppermint is not the only essential oil effective for treating feelings of nausea. Lavender oil, most known for its relaxing effects, can also help with nausea. Apply a few drops to your wrist and occasionally inhale the scent. If you are experiencing nausea because of pregnancy, lavender oil is not a safe option.

chamomileChamomile, also common for relaxation, soothes upset stomachs and calms the nerves. If your nausea is caused by the anticipation of an upcoming event, soaking in a chamomile bath is a great way to reduce nausea and soothe jitters. You can also sip chamomile tea. If you find it difficult to shut off your mind in the evening and your racing thoughts are causing you to feel nauseous, chamomile tea will help you relax and sooth your irritated digestive system.

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