Nausea can be caused by eating spoiled foods, overindulging in alcohol or eating too much. It can also be a factor during pregnancy, viral infections or emotional upsets. Regardless of what brings on nausea, it can be a very uncomfortable situation. Homeopathic remedies are available to reduce the discomfort associated with nausea in a variety of circumstances. Choose a specific remedy that most closely matches your individual symptoms for the best results.
This homeopathic remedy is useful in cases of nausea and vomiting with diarrhea. Arsenicum is especially useful when symptoms are brought on by eating tainted food. According to Dr. Ellen Feingold, burning pains in the abdomen accompanied by a thirst for small, frequent sips of water may respond to this remedy. This remedy is often used in the treatment of both viral and bacterial intestinal infections. It may also be useful when nausea is a result of consuming too much alcohol.
Heartburn and indigestion with flatulence and bloating may indicate the need for this remedy. It may prove helpful in cases of gastroesophageal reflux that leave a sour taste in the mouth. Carbo vegetalis is indicated for children who complain of pain in the middle of the stomach. According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, the stomach will be distended with much gas in burping.
When emotional stressors bring on nausea, this remedy can often help. The person in need of ignatia maybe obviously depressed, though they try to suppress this grief. This person may exhibit indications of hysteria including excessive crying, insomnia and mood swings. Children in need of this remedy may complain of a lump in the throat. Everything will be taken very personally by children who need ignatia.
For nausea that results in continuous vomiting, try ipecacuanha. This homeopathic remedy is beneficial in cases of all-day nausea during pregnancy accompanied by belching and excess saliva. It can also be helpful in cases where watching moving objects brings about nausea. Abdominal pain may be present after eating, smoking or during a headache.
Nux vomica is a digestive remedy commonly used to relieve nausea, gas and bloating. During pregnancy this homeopathic remedy may provide relief for the irritable and impatient woman who is nauseous in the morning and after eating. Though the urge to vomit is present, there is often unproductive retching. The child in need of nux vomica has overeaten, leading to nausea, stomach pain and headache. Irritability is also common when this remedy is needed, according to Dr. Carolyn Dean.
- "Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing”; Gary Null, Ph. D, 2005
- “Homeopathic Remedies for Children’s Common Ailments”; Carolyn Dean, M.D., 1995
- “Homeopathy, Herbal Remedies, and Nutritional Supplements”; Ellen Feingold, M.D., 2008