Medically, vomiting is defined as the forcible ejection of ingested food and liquid compounds from the stomach through the mouth. Often vomiting is caused by a virus and is accompanied by diarrhea. Bacterial infections and parasites present in the digestive tract also cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The reasons for vomiting can vary from excess alcohol consumption, pregnancy, flu, motion sickness, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, overeating, caffeine overdose, etc. Vomiting is a condition seen in all young and old.
Throwing up is never a pleasant experience, especially when you are out within public view. In fact the worst is when you are staying over at a friend or relative's place and you have a bout of vomiting. For me it's the most uncomfortable and embarrassing time, dirtying somebody else's washroom! And if throwing up isn't enough on its own, it's often accompanied by dizziness and diarrhea. Keeping some vomiting remedies in mind will help you when your body keeps ejecting stuff.
Remedies for Vomiting
In one cup of water, add a small chunk of freshly crushed ginger and some basil leaves. Simmer the solution and strain. Add a teaspoon of honey and sip it. Drink half a cup in one go. This helps alleviate the nauseated feeling.
Lemons and Oranges
In a glass of tepid water, add a few drops of lemon juice and gradually sip the juice. You could also prepare cold lemon juice and have it. If you are traveling and are motion sick, then keep smelling a lemon. Chewing gooseberry candies also helps you from feeling sick while traveling. Eating an orange sprinkled with black salt is also an effective vomiting relief measure.
In a cup of water, add two cloves and a pinch of cinnamon. Boil and strain. This decoction helps stop vomiting.
Cumin-Cardamon and Honey
In a spoonful of honey, add some cumin powder and cardamom powder and have it slowly. To stop vomiting you could also have a glass of boiled milk with cumin and cardamom powder in it.
Boil some coriander seeds in water. Strain the solution and drink. If you don't have coriander seeds, take fresh coriander leaves, grind it in the mixer-grinder with water. Strain and drink the decoction. This will help check vomiting.
Apple Juice and Ginger
Take ¼ cup of apple juice and add half a teaspoon of ginger powder. Put this solution in the blender, add some ice cubes and blend away. You will get an apple-ginger slush. Sip this to feel better. For children, one can freeze the apple-ginger solution in an ice-tray, whereby they can lick the popsicles and feel better.
One effective vomiting cure is mint. Prepare mint juice and mix it with equal amount of lemon juice and a little bit of ginger juice. Add some honey as well and have the mixture.
Besides mint in mint juice form, you could also try peppermints. In a glass of water, add 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint extract and have it gradually. This remedy is quite popular with children. You could also melt peppermint candy in hot water and sip it.
Irrespective of which one of the above remedies you choose to relieve you from vomiting, make sure you sip them slowly. Drinking quickly only conduces to further stomach issues. Since, remedies for vomiting are different for both infants, children and adults, make sure you consult the pediatrician before trying any remedy on your little one. Moreover, if your vomiting doesn't stop within a day, make sure you consult the doctor. The remedies in this article were generic. The reason why you are vomiting will also play an important role in the kind of treatment administered.