Morning sickness natural treatment – curry leaves and lime juice with honey

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Natural cures for morning sickness

It is known fact that during the early pregnancy there are many women who have frequent vomiting or nausea which is often referred as a morning sickness. For many women, morning sickness is happening in the morning but the morning sickness can happen at any time during the day [1]. There are some factors which could lead to morning sickness such as vitamin or mineral deficiencies, anxiety, fatigue, certain foods and certain odors [2]. Morning sickness is a very common condition and if you have it, then you should not be worried about it. Below are given some home remedies which can help you to combat the vomiting and nausea. You need to talk with your doctor before you start using some of the below mentioned home remedies for morning sickness if they are suitable for you as well as for the correct dosage.

Morning sickness treatment

Cheese: It is recommended to eat lots of protein during the pregnancy because it can help to regulate the blood glucose levels. There was one study in which was found that foods which are rich in protein can help to reduce the symptoms of morning sickness, especially when you are craving for more carbohydrates [3]. If you feel like you may vomit from eating anything else, then cheese is a good option for you. You can try mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese or cheddar cheese. You can make a simple cheese salad along with fresh vegetables and fruits and you can eat it for lunch or dinner. Also before you go to bed, you can have some cheese or other high – protein snack.

Avoid alcohol and caffeine: It is known fact that the alcohol can harm the embryo/fetus and this is a reason why it should be avoided throughout pregnancy. Also stay away from the caffeinated drinks. [2]

Fennel: Fennel seeds have licorice and aromatic taste which can be used to calm your stomach and they can give you a fast relief from the morning sickness. Fennel seeds have anesthetic components which can help to combat nausea. You should chew on one teaspoon of fennel seeds after meals because it can help you with the digestion process. Also you can try fennel tea. You should add one teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds to one cup of boiling water. You should let it steep for a few minutes before you strain it. You should add a few drops of fresh lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey before you sip it.

Soups and bone broth: These home remedies can help you for the morning sickness because they are a great source of nutrients like electrolytes and collagen.

Peppermint: Peppermint has anesthetic property which can calm the stomach and it will give a relief from the nausea [4]. You should make peppermint tea by putting one tablespoon of peppermint leaves in one cup of boiling water. You should let it steep it for ten minutes and then strain it. If you want, you can add some honey or sugar in it. You should drink this tea slowly and sip it over some time. Also you can put a few drops of peppermint essential oil in a cloth and then inhale the smell. Also you can suck on peppermint candies because it will help you.

Natural cures for morning sickness

morning sickness remedies

Healthy fats: You should healthy fats in your diet such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, seeds and nuts because they are easy to digest.

Curry leaves: In the Ayurvedic medicine the juice extracted from curry leaves when it is combined with sugar and lime juice was used as a natural treatment for nausea and vomiting due to the morning sickness. You should press 15 – 20 curry leaves on a sieve to extract the juice. You should add 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice and one teaspoon of sugar or honey and then mix it well. You need to drink this home remedy 2 or 3 times per day. [5]

Vitamin D: We know that the best way to get Vitamin D is from spending about twenty minutes outdoors in the sun. if this is not possible, then Vitamin D supplement can help you but talk with your doctor for the correct dosage and suitability for you.

Ginger: The ginger root has chemicals called gingerols and shogaols which can give a relief from vomiting and nausea [1,4]. You should add 5 – 6 drops of ginger juice in a teaspoon of honey. You need to consume this home remedy slowly when you wake up in the morning. Also you can boil some grated ginger in water until the water is reduced by half. You should let it cool and then add some honey in it. You should drink it on daily basis in the morning. Also you can make ginger tea by adding ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger to one cup of boiling water. You should let it steep for 10 minutes and then strain it. You should sip this tea slowly. Pregnant women should not drink this tea more than 3 times per day. You can chew on a ginger candy or you can suck a small piece of ginger because they can give you a relief from the nausea.

Lemon: Lemon has natural calming effects that can help to get a relief from the nausea. You should mix one tablespoon of honey, ½ teaspoon of ginger juice, one teaspoon of mint juice and one teaspoon of lemon juice. You should drink this home remedy 2 – 3 times per day. Also you can mix one teaspoon of mint and one teaspoon of lemon juice with some sugar. You should consume this home remedy 3 times per day. You can squeeze a fresh lemon and mix the juice with a glass of water. You should drink this home remedy every morning to prevent nausea. Also you can take a bite of fresh – cut lemon or you can chew lemon – flavored candy. Also you can smell fresh lemon peels because they will ease the symptoms of morning sickness [6].

Choose complex carbohydrates: There are some foods which are easier to digest such as pasta, bread and potatoes. You should choose them in your meals. Also they are soothing.

Crackers: It is known fact that crackers are easy on the stomach and they can help to stop the feeling of nausea. It is recommended to start your day with 1 or 2 crackers during the first few months of the pregnancy. You should eat some crackers as needed throughout the day. Eat just one cracker before you go to bed. You can keep a small supply of low – salt soda crackers, plain popcorn or whole – wheat crackers in your purse so when you need them you will have it.

Bael juice: Bael fruit is also known as wood apple. The juice of this fruit can help you to get a relief from the morning sickness and it can prevent constipation and it is good for digestion. You should extract the juice of one bael fruit and add 2 – 4 tablespoons of it to cooked rice. If you have mild symptoms of morning sickness, then you should eat this home remedy once per day. If you have severe morning sickness, then you should eat this home remedy up to 3 times a day.

Do not drink and eat at the same time: You should drink your fluids between your meals instead of during meals because this can help you to avoid too much bulk in your stomach.

Water: It is very important for pregnant women to keep their bodies well hydrated because the dehydration can cause morning sickness. There are some studies in which are said that women who drink a glass of water every hour have few chances to suffer from morning sickness. You should drink 8 – 10 of water per day. If you do not like to drink water, then you can eat vegetables and fruits which are high in water content such as oranges, pears, squash, apples, grapes, celery, tomatoes, carrots and melons. Also you can treat yourself to frozen fruit bars because it will keep your body hydrated.

Take a walk: There are some cases when the exercises can help to alleviate the symptoms of morning sickness. Also exercises are good for your body. If you want to try some exercise which is not walk, then you must talk with your doctor.

Red raspberry tea leaf: You can brew yourself a cup of red – raspberry leaf tea. This type of tea is very popular for many problems of pregnancy in which is included the morning sickness. It has been shown that it can help to relax the smooth muscles of the uterus [4]. You should use one to two teaspoons of dried herb per one cup of hot water. You should talk with your doctor before you start taking this home remedy because there are some cases when the red raspberry leaf tea can cause uterine contractions. If you are at increased risk for miscarriage or if you want to take it later in the pregnancy, then talk with your doctor before you start taking it.

Avoid sudden moves: You should not change your posture quickly, for example when you want to get out of the bed quickly.

References:

[1] Meltzer DI. Complementary therapies for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Family Practice. 2000;17(6):570-573.

[2] Green MN. Nausea, pregnancy sickness and the role of dietary protein. 2010. Retrieved from ttps://www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/documents/conference_papers/MGreen-Nausea_pregnancy_dietary_protein_final.pdf

[3] Jednak MA, Shadigan EM, Kim MS, et al. Protein meals reduce nausea and gastric slow wave dysrhythmic activity in first trimester pregnancy. American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. 1999;277:G855-G861.

[4] Laelago T. Herbal medicine use during pregnancy: Benefits and untoward effects. Intech Open. 2018. Retrieved from https://www.intechopen.com/books/herbal-medicine/herbal-medicine-use-during-pregnancy-benefits-and-untoward-effects.

[5] Nishan M, Subramanian P. Murraya koenigii (curry leave)- A review on its potential. International Journal of PharmTech Research. 2014-2015;7(4):566-572.

[6] Yavari kia P, Safajou F, Shahnazi M, Nazemiyeh H. The effect of lemon inhalation aromatherapy on nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: A double-blinded, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. 2014;16(3):e14360.

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