Nausea is one of the most common symptoms you may experience when you are pregnant. This can range from mild to severe, and happen in the first, second, or even third trimester. Aside from foods that can help ease your nausea, there are also some herbs and essential oils that have proved to be helpful. Here are a few you can try out.
This is perhaps one of the best herbs you can use when you have any type of nausea, including morning sickness related to being pregnant. Ginger is wonderful for most digestive issues, from abdominal pain to nausea and vomiting. It is very gentle and soothing on the stomach, with many ways to use the herb.
If you like the taste of ginger, you can try some ginger lemon tea, or you can get a bottle of ginger ale if you’re in a punch. However, using the actual herb is typically much more effective at helping with pregnancy-related nausea. You may also find tinctures for nausea with ginger and other herbs like dandelion root and red raspberry leaf. Just make sure you run it by your doctor before using it.
Chamomile is an herb that you can either use as the herb, or get an essential oil and use that. Chamomile is relaxing and soothing for your entire body, not just your stomach. It can help to relax your digestive system, relieve mild nausea, and help with motion sickness if that is a big problem for you.
If you have nausea in the evening and it is keeping you from sleep, have a cup of chamomile tea to relax your body. You can also use the essential oils in a bath or an essential oil diffuser.
Most types of mint are good for nausea, with peppermint high up on the list. This is another herb that is soothing for your stomach and not only helps with morning sickness and nausea, but digestive problems like indigestion and heartburn. Peppermint has a nice soothing and cleansing feeling, so it is also great to use if you have been vomiting as a result of your morning sickness. Peppermint can be used in your meals, added to a hot cup of tea, or used in essential oil form if you prefer.
If the smell of peppermint helps to ease your discomfort, you can also try getting a hand lotion with this scent.