How to Treat Nausea Naturally: Lemons

Nausea can become the hardest part of cancer treatment. Although you have many sickness medications, you may found that they may not work as well as you had hoped. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help ease this side effect.

How does lemon reduce nausea?

It is recommended that you consume lemon juice or lemonade in order to treat Nausea as lemons contain neutralising acids, which are converted into bicarbonates, compounds that relieve nausea. Lemon juice also stimulates the salivary flow in your mouth, which can relieve nausea and dry mouth symptoms as well. 

Nausea remedies

1. Lemon Water
Just squeeze a couple of drops off lemon into a glass of water. You can also try this hot with grated ginger to create a nausea relief tea.

2. Lemonade
Lemonade is an easy way to take lemons when you feel sick. Consider adding ginger into the lemonade to boost its anti-nausea effects.

3. Lemon flavoured Sweets
Helps to focus your brain on flavour, rather than the nausea. Also great for when having chemo to keep any weird tastes at bay. 

4. Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy diffuser with lemon essential oil or try lemon flavoured candles.

5. Lemon
Simply cut a lemon in half and inhale every time you feel sick. Or take a small bite.

6.  Mouthwash
Rinsing the mouth with lemon water. This will help create a sour flavour in the mouth, without having to consume anything. 
 

For more nausea tips read 'How to Treat Nausea Naturally - Peppermint' 

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