While not all women experience menstrual nausea during their period, many do. In this article, we are going to give you five natural ways to get rid of that nausea so that you feel better and are able to get on with your life.
But before we get to those natural nausea treatments it’s important for you to understand that nausea is not a “normal” part of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Nausea can also be associated with other conditions, such as: GERD; Vertigo; Pregnancy; Low blood sugar; Hepatitis; Food allergies; Migraines; Glaucoma; Food poisoning; and Kidney stones.
If you think your nausea might be related to one of the above you should see a doctor right away.
If you believe your nausea is related to your menstrual cycle, here are five natural treatments you can use to reduce or even eliminate your bothersome nausea symptoms:
1 – Drink lime juice
That’s right, limes aren’t just a great way to spice up a food or drink, they can also help you get rid of nausea. To reduce or eliminate your nausea symptoms put 10 drops of lime in a cup of water and drink. You may also want to drink lime juice before you get nauseous to prevent it from occurring.
2 – Consume Herbs
There are several herbs that help with nausea. Here are a few:
Cayenne pepper – If you are OK with spicy foods, a few drops of cayenne pepper tincture in water can reduce nausea fast. When taking cayenne pepper it is important to remember that it is rated according to how hot it is. Cayenne pepper can be rated 35,000 BTU (British Thermal Units) or 45,000 BTU or even over 100,000 BTU. The safe thing to do is to start out with a lower rated pepper and then work your way up, if necessary, as you get used to taking it.
Marshmallow capsules – Experts say that these capsules soothe the stomach lining and help prevent nausea. You should take two capsules with a glass of water.
Raspberry Leaf Tea – This herb balances your hormones and relieves nausea. Just add a teaspoon of raspberry leaf to a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 5 minutes and then drink.
Ginger capsules – Ginger has been shown to relieve nausea, particularly cold sweat nausea, quickly. Take this herb immediately when you start feeling PMS nausea.
3 – Try Acupuncture
To relieve nausea you should press the acupressure point PC 6 on the forearm, which is located about an inch above the crease in the wrist on the palm side in the very center of the wrist/forearm.
4 – Stop Eating Foods With Bad Fats
This means cutting out of your diet margarine; corn, soy and vegetable oils; and any foods with hydrogenated fats. All of these may end up causing constipation and/or inflammation that leads to nausea and other PMS symptoms like bloating and gas. In fact, one of the best places to start getting rid of menstrual nausea is to remove bad fats from your diet.
5 – Take Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are a common cause of menstrual nausea. You should take:
B Complex – The B vitamins work together to naturally prevent nausea, bloating, gas and other upsets of the digestive system.
Calcium – This mineral is widely known for helping to prevent cramps but it also works to prevent nausea. In fact, cramps can be a cause of nausea in their own right so preventing them can be another way to stop nausea from occurring.
Period Vitamin – Taking a period vitamin is a great way to simplify the process and ensure you get the vitamins and minerals you need to feel your best during your period. Period Vitamin contains B complex vitamins, calcium, magnesium, raspberry leaf, cohosh and other nutrients that eliminate nausea and other PMS symptoms like gas and bloating.