Nausea refers to the sensation that one is about to vomit. It can be caused by vertigo, morning sickness, food poisoning, emotional disturbance, improper eating and bacterial infections (especially of the intestinal tract).
Anti-emetic herbs will generally relieve nausea unless it is caused by an acute case of food poisoning or infection. The cause is often the presence of putrid or undigested matter in the stomach, in which case it is best to cleanse the stomach by using an emetic to induce vomiting. If the emetic is preceded by a stimulant such as cayenne, peppermint or elder, it will prevent undue strain on the body from the ‘upward purge’.
Single Herbs: Lobelia Extract (3-5 drops), Meadowsweet, Cloves, Catnip, Chamomile, Peppermint, Spearmint, Peach leaves, Ginger root tea, Red Raspberry leaves (anti-emetic).
Any one of the following, in large amounts, cause emesis (vomiting): Lobelia Extract, Cayenne, Bayberry, Blessed Thistle, Dry Mustard.
Nutritional Supplements: Calcium/Magnesium (500/250 mg), Multitissue salts.