How to Treat Nausea Naturally: Peppermint

Why does peppermint relieve nausea?

It has been used in traditional medicine for many years to treat colds, headaches, digestive problems, fatigue and even dehydration. Your stomach muscles relax as a result of its numbing and calming effects, allowing bile to breakdown fats and food to pass more quickly. This reduces nausea since they are free from cramping and over contraction.

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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