FOOD REMEDY FOR VOMITING
Vomiting or the forcefully expelling the stomach contents out of the mouth, which is not due to any underlying diseases and pregnancy, includes
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Motion sickness
- Acid reflux
Though medications can give some relief from the symptom, a proper diet and a healthy lifestyle can cure vomiting caused by indigestion, overeating, and acid reflux, etc. Let's look at a few food remedies that will help to reduce or give ease the vomiting.
Food to Eat
1. Ginger Root (Adrak) - Ginger roots are known to ease digestive problems from many centuries. Many Asian cultures believe this helps to reduce nausea and vomiting by reducing gastritis. Take half an inch of ginger, peel the skin, wash, grind, and strain the juice using a sieve. Or cut a small piece, sprinkle salt and chew.
2. Mint Leaves (Pudina) - Fresh mint leaves are known to very effective in curing nausea and vomiting. Also, provide a cooling effect in the mouth and throat reducing the sour, acidic taste, which leads to nausea and vomiting. Make a fresh mint tea or grind a few fresh mint leaves, strain and extract the juice.
3. Cinnamon (Dalchinni) - The cinnamon stick is known to soothe and calm the stomach, which helps to reduce nausea and vomiting. Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, to warm water to prepare a cinnamon tea. Strain it after 2 minutes, add honey a few drops of honey if wanted.
4. Boiled rice (Chawal) - Boiled rice is low in fiber, protein, and fat, thus helps the stomach to tolerate. An upset stomach well tolerates overcooked boiled rice with mashed potatoes.
5. Room temperature milk - While recommended that you should avoid dairy products during nausea and vomiting, but many believe room temperature milk (pre-boiled) helps to ease stomach acidity reducing nausea.
6. Fennel Seed (Saunf) & Carom Seed (Ajwain) - The effect of fennel seed and carom seeds are known to reduce stomach indigestion and ease nausea and vomiting. Boil both the seeds for three to four minutes strain the tea, let it cool and drink a half cup 2 to 3 times in a day.
7. Drink Water - Vomiting can cause dehydration, this is why it is essential to drink plenty of water.
8. Bland Food - Boiled vegetables, rice, applesauce, coconut water. Eat low fiber, low protein, and fat diet to keep the stomach calm.
Food to Avoid
1. Spicy Food - Spicy food can cause stomach upset, acidity, and irritation causing nausea and vomiting. Avoid every spicy food including, chilies, onions, garlic, and spice powders, etc.
2. Oily/Fatty Foods - Avoid eating excess fat food including, deep-fried foods, creamy curries, butter, spicy curries, etc. Greasy foods can cause indigestion and acid reflux resulting in nausea and vomiting.
3. Dairy Product - Avoid Dairy products, they cause acidity, upset stomach, and diarrhea. Especially, curd, cottage cheese, hot milk, etc.
4. Animal Protein - Food like poultry, mutton, lamb, sea fish, and eggs are high in protein, this is why it is difficult to digest this food, thus avoid chicken and meat to keep the stomach calm.
5. Excessive Alcohol - Alcohol is hard drinks, which cause the stomach to bloat, and irritate. Excess alcohol consumption can cause acidity leading to nausea and vomiting. A hangover can also cause nausea and vomiting.
6. Carbonated water - Carbonated soft drinks are the worst food that can cause stomach upset, acidity, and acid reflux leading to nausea and vomiting. Avoid carbonated water completely to have a healthy, non-irritated stomach.
7. Whole grains & lentils - Certain grain and lentils can cause stomach irritation leading to nausea and vomiting. Check on which grain and lentils are suitable for you and avoid those which make you feel sick.
8. Citrus Fruit - Avoid citrus food, which can cause acidity, nausea, and vomiting.
9. Processed & Frozen Food - Are preserved with plenty of chemicals, vinegar, MSG and edibles colors, which are unhealthy and harmful for the stomach. The toxic chemicals react with stomach acid causing digestive problems.
10. Yeast - Foods that contain yeast like bread, buns, and cakes, etc. Avoid these foods.
*Disclaimer- This article is written to provide only information and general idea.
This article should not be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition.
Please consult your healthcare provider before any diagnosis, treatment or medication.