Non-Prescription Nausea Relief Ideas

ImageLet me first start off by saying that the suggestions that will follow will not completely get rid of your nausea.  At least, they didn’t for me.  But my nausea is much less being on some of them.  Also, be sure to consult your doctor before you try any home remedies or herbal supplements.  There can be drug interactions and some supplements as well as no guidelines as to how much you (as your own individual case) should take.

Okay, with that disclaimer out of the way lets begin!  Follow in is a list of items that should help relieve/limit your nausea.  Also, don’t expect the diminished nausea to happen instantly.

Non-Prescription Nausea Relief Ideas:

  • Ginger – supplements, candied ginger, ginger ale, ginger cookie/bread, tea
  • Saltine Crackers (breads or crackers of any type)
  • Water (dehydration causes nausea)
  • Mint Tea
  • Lemonade
  • Black licorice candies
  • Altoid peppermint
  • Check to see if you are low in B-6
  • In-scents: ginger, lemon, lavender and peppermint
  • Cool Air / Fan (to bring down your body temp)
  • Cold wash cloth or ice pack on the back of the neck
  • Acupressure – Link:
  • peppermint candy (York or Jr Mints)
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Short small sniffs of a medical alcohol sanitizing pad (right before you feel you will vomit)

I can happily say that I take ginger supplements every day.  If I miss a few days of them, the nausea comes back strong.  I also notice if I get ‘hot’ the nausea starts to approach as well.  After every meal (any meal other than soup or smoothie) I drink mint tea (Mint Medley by Bigelow) and it works wonders!   I even carry bags with me when we go anyplace.  My body does not tolerate any of the prescription medications, so this I am very limited.

Found at a local drug store:

  • Sea sickness band
  • Pressure band (PSI)
  • diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)
  • meclizine (Bonine)

I tried that last 3 items on this list and they had no effect on me.  My GI Dr told me to give them a try before we went down the prescription route.


14 responses to this post.

  1. Great resources! Thank you for posting this.

    I am so glad that some of these work for you. I do ginger too! What brand of supplement do you use? I’m not sure I’ve got a good one. (I also do zofran, and I am so sad to hear that you can’t take it.) And I second the lavender. My migraine nausea responds somewhat to lavender oil, it doesn’t take it away but a cool cloth with a drop of lavender essential oil on it can definitely help! I carry a small spray bottle of lavender water (water with a drop or two of oil in it) to use in case of emergencies.

    My other non-Rx rescue resource is ricola. I don’t know which herb it is, or if it’s the combo, but those little gems have gotten me through some really tough bouts.


    • It’s from Super Supplements here in town. They do have a web site: But the ginger is from Oregon’s Wild Harvest and is organic. I choose this one also because the capsules as small. I don’t do well with large pills. Serving size is 3, but I take 2 in the morning and 2 with dinner. Since 3 capsules are only 1500mg total and other brands you can go up to 2000mg in a day. Here is the link the the ones I use:

      Lavender is wonderful. I have to be careful because of my allergies and hay fever, but some oils I do okay with. I love the tip of putting it into a water bottle. We sound pregnant! It is also good on light bulbs. Not sure about the new bulbs these days.

      I just used Ricola lemon for my bad post-nasal drip (along with allergy meds) and it was great! Must be the lemon and other natural herbs of some sort. Great tip too!

      Wishing you a happy tummy day!!


      • Thanks for the info Melissa! I know what you mean about being careful about the oils. Some scents trigger a migraines for me, and some versions of scents – even good old lavender – will do it.

  2. I was also told that putting ice on the stomach helps with nausea. Never tried this method, but thought I would share it with you.


  3. Posted by Teri on June 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I use ginger chews as they help with pain, also with meals I drink extra ginger ginger ale.
    My nausia has slowed way down but I do get a lot of pain, I think due too gas because I belch alot when I hurt. My diet does not change day to day, just the good days bad days deal…


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