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?
Lemon juice or lemonade are good remedies for nausea because lemons contain neutralising acids, which form bicarbonates, compounds that help relieve nausea. The juice from the lemons stir up the saliva in your mouth, also helping to relieve nausea and dry mouth symptoms.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Aromatherapy||Aromatherapy diffuser with lemon essential oil or try lemon flavoured candles.|
|Lemon||Simply cut a lemon in half and inhale every time you feel sick. Or take a small bite.|
|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'