Nausea
Definition:

Any feeling of discomfort in the stomach region, with aversion to food and a tendency to vomit. [SNH p.37]

Cause:

The problem has a number of origins, such as bilious attacks, pregnancy, undigested food, etc. [SNH p.37]

Herbal Aids:

General Instructions: With some people, the discomfort can be cleared up quickly by chewing hard, common cloves. With others, it takes something a little more potent such as catnip, peach leaves, peppermint, raspberry leaves, spearmint or sweet balm. A few drops of tincture of lobelia or antispasmodic tincture [Anti-Spasmodic Formula Tincture] is very good. A combination of cinnamon, cloves, spearmint, and Turkey rhubarb will bring good results when used as prescribed later in the book. [SNH p.37]

Nausea, Vomiting (especially during pregnancy): See formula using Turkey rhubarb, spearmint, cinnamon and cloves. [SNH p.187]

Vomiting and Nausea of Pregnancy: Use spearmint tea alone, or for an excellent combination, see [SNH p.239] formula using spearmint, cloves, cinnamon and turkey rhubarb. [SNH p.240]

European Pennyroyal: Give the infusion in teacupful doses, repeated frequently (every 1-2 hours), and when the herb is unavailable, 1-3 drops of the oil in warm water is excellent. [SNH p.283]

Strong Decoction of Wild Yam: See formula using wild yam, distilled water and glycerine. [SNH p.403]

Nausea in Pregnancy: See formula using cloves powder and white poplar or quaking aspen bark powder. [SNH p.422]

Golden Seal: Golden Seal is said to alleviate nausea during pregnancy, combined half-and-half with ginger and put into capsules, to be taken with spearmint tea every few hours. This is one of the few applications of Golden Seal during pregnancy because of its possible overuse and toxicity. [UW-Golden Seal]

Peach: Peach bark is most well-known for its action against diarrhea. An infusion or a few capsules are said to stop cases of difficult diarrhea almost immediately. However, if the system is constipated Peach tree leaves are an excellent, gentle laxative. Evidently the medicine regulates the eliminatory tract whatever the problem.
This balancing effect may explain a very important use of Peach bark; the relief of the nausea and vomiting of morning sickness in pregnancy. Anyone who has suffered this problem will be glad to know of a possible Peachy solution. Two to four tablespoons of the tea are to be taken first thing each morning and the same dosage continued if necessary every one to two hours. The tea may prepared the night before and refrigerated, reheating in the morning to take first thing. Dr. Eric Powell of England pointed out that if some do not respond to the infusion they usually react positively and immediately to the fresh plant tincture of the bark, the dose of which is about five drops in a little tepid water (Luc:Herbal:163-4). [UW-Peach]

Dr. Christopher's Anti-Nausea Formula: Use the anti-nausea formula, which is 1 ounce each of the following herbs: powdered cinnamon, powdered cloves, and powdered nutmeg. Simmer in one pint of water five to ten minutes. Do not boil, pour this decoction over four ounces of spearmint leaves and steep for twenty minutes. Strain, sweeten with honey and use from a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful or more as needed. Super Garlic Immune: Dr. Christopher's Immune System Support Formula may also be used. [NL 1-3]

Testimonials:

Red Raspberry During Pregnancy: Dr. Christopher recommended taking at least a daily cup of Red Raspberry tea throughout pregnancy. He said that in addition to its good effects on the uterus it is also anti-nausea. A woman who was expecting her ninth child often experienced nausea during pregnancy. When she suspected that she might be pregnant again she began taking the tea even before she began to feel morning sickness. She never experienced any discomfort so she wondered if it might just be an unusual or unhealthy pregnancy, so she discontinued the tea. Not long after she began to feel nausea! She quickly began to take the tea again and felt no discomfort since then. [NL-Red Raspberry]

See Also:

Super Garlic Immune: Dr. Christopher's Immune System Support Formula
Anti-Spasmodic Formula: Dr. Christopher's Anti-Spasmodic Tincture
Motion Sickness
Pregnancy

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