How to Treat Nausea Naturally: Peppermint

Peppermint is a traditional remedy that’s been around for many years. It can be used for many medical issues, including, colds, headaches, easing digestive symptoms and even helping to reduce fatigue. Its calming and numbing effect relaxes your stomach muscles so that bile can break down fats, and food can move through the stomach quickly, which helps to reduce nausea.

Here is how you can add peppermint into your life: 

Tea 
  • Peppermint tea is a great way to help calm down your stomach muscles and help you sleep better. 
  • Try adding a squeeze of lemon and honey for sweetness. 
Essential Oils 
  • Aromatherapy is a popular way to relax. The most common way to use oils is through a diffuser, but there are many other ways to use it.
  • Try placing a cold compress across your forehead, with 2-3 drops of peppermint oil.
  • Try adding 5-10 drops to your bath water. 
  • Or try 1-2 drops of oil onto the back of your neck.

 

Remember to use carrier oil to dilute before using on skin and always do a patch test. 

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