Vomiting is the forceful expulsion of the gastric contents through the mouth. The vomit contents may have food particles, bile water or even blood. The presence of blood reveals bleeding from the stomach, small intestine or the food pipe. It should be treated as early as possible because excessive vomiting results in loss of water and electrolytes, which causes dehydration.
Vomiting is primarily due to diarrhea, cholera or food poisoning. Other cause may be intake of toxic food, pregnancy, intestinal worms or mental illness. Home remedies for vomiting are very helpful in relieving and reducing the severity of the condition.
1. Take liquid foods such as soup, juice, etc and avoid solid foods for some time.
2. Take electrolyte liquid or rice water. You can also take soda water as it can counteract vomiting. Chew gum with a minty flavor to get relief.
3. Eat soft foods such as oatmeal and yogurt. These foods can be easily digested and the quicker you digest your food, the faster you will be able to cure vomiting.
4. Avoid oily, deep fried and spicy foods. Do not eat meat, milk and dairy products as they can irritate your stomach.
5. Take roasted cardamom (elaichi) along with honey. This is an effective home remedy for vomiting.
6. Powder two cloves (laung) and boil in 100 grams of water. When half of it is left, sieve it, and add some sugar and drink it. Do this after every four hours to control vomiting.
7. For pregnant women, powder two cloves (laung) and add some sugar candy. Then take this powder with half a cup of water. This helps in nausea and vomiting.
8. Ginger (adrak) tea is helpful in nausea associated with vomiting and honey can soothe your throat. You can also chew ginger with black salt for quick relief.
9. Squeeze half a lemon in half a cup of beetroot juice (chukunder) and drink. This is an effective home remedy for vomiting.
10. Simply chew one or two cardamoms (elaichi) and slowly swallow the juice.
11. For people traveling in buses and prone to vomiting, keep one clove in the mouth. This will prevent such problems.
12. Prepare a decoction by boiling cardamoms (elaichi) along with some mint leaves and then add some sugar candy (misri). Take in small amounts at regular intervals. In case of children, pound cardamoms and make them lick the powder along with honey.
13. Take a lemon drink with sugar. Alternatively, simply lick a freshly sliced lemon. This is quite useful for nausea associated with traveling.
14. Take equal amounts of powdered fennel (saunf) and dried mint (pudina) leaves. Boil these in water till one-fourth remains. Take this decoction 3 to 4 times a day. This home remedy is very useful in curing nausea or vomiting.
15. In case of vomiting due to excessive heat, soak 12 grams of coriander (dhania) in 250 grams of water. Add one teaspoonful of sugar candy. After one hour, sieve it. Give 30 grams to adults and one teaspoonful to children after every hour to stop vomiting.
16. Prepare a decoction by boiling equal parts of funnel (saunf) and thyme seeds. This is useful in treating vomiting and indigestion for small babies.
17. Take a lemon, cut into two parts and apply some black pepper and salt on it. Suck it slowly. This is very helpful in case of vomiting due to excessive heat as well as nausea associated with traveling.
18. Pound the fresh, juvenile leaves of black plum (jamun) to extract the juice. Take 10 to 20 ml. This is another useful home remedy for nausea and vomiting.
19. Prepare a mixture of six grams powdered sugar candy with three grams powdered cumin seeds. This home remedy cures bleeding along with vomiting.