12 Effective Home Remedies for Vomiting

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Nausea and Vomiting are phenomena most of us have experienced at some point of time. These unpleasant occurrences are defence mechanisms your body uses to protect against harmful substances. Vomiting is the body’s natural reflex to eliminate harmful gastrointestinal contents, such as bacteria, fungi, drugs, and toxins, from the system. [1]

This emptying of the harmful contents occurs forcibly and can be voluntary or involuntary. Nausea is a queasy feeling of discomfort that precedes Vomiting. The uneasiness called ‘Nausea’ is associated with the need to vomit. Both Nausea and Vomiting are triggered by varied emetic stimuli coming through the pathways of the Central and Peripheral nervous systems. [1]

Too much Vomiting can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Bouts of Vomiting continuing for over a day or two should be a matter of concern. Therefore seeing the doctor is a must.

Possible Causes of Vomiting

  • Food poisoning
  • Pregnancy
  • Motion Sickness
  • Intestinal Infections
  • Morning Sickness
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Ulcers
  • Migraine
  • Stress

Severe health conditions like brain injury, brain tumors, liver issues, kidney issues, heart attacks, central nervous system disorders may also cause Vomiting.

According to Ayurveda, an ancient healing science, Nausea (hrillasa) and Vomiting (chardi) are often accompanied by salivation (praseka) and are caused by indigestion (ajirna) and dosha imbalances. High pitta dosha in one’s stomach may lead to Nausea and Vomiting.

Nausea and Vomiting caused due to trivial reasons like motion sickness, a humongous meal, hyperacidity, hangovers, or stomach infections may be treated with simple home remedies for Vomiting.

Best Home Remedies for Vomiting

1. Ginger

The rhizome ginger works best for the various stomach-related disorders like nausea, vomiting, bloating and stomach pain. Taking ginger infusions is an effective home remedy for vomiting and stomach pain . Vomiting associated with chemotherapy and pregnancy can be treated with ginger effectively. [2]

2. Asafoetida

Asafoetida can be used as a Vomiting remedy as this natural ingredient plays an important role in clearing out the intestinal parasites [3] which may trigger bouts of Vomiting.

3. Mint

Mint has a cooling effect and can calm the stomach muscles stopping them from over cramping. This can ease the symptoms of Nausea and Vomiting. [4]

4. Lemon

Lemon for vomiting

Lemons contain vitamins, minerals and neutralising acids to curb your urge to vomit. Thus, drinking lemonade can bring you some relief. [5]

5. Rice Water

Rice Water can rehydrate your body and also relieve Nausea and Vomiting. Using rice water is an age-old home remedy for vomiting and stomach pain due to gastritis.

6. Quince

Quince fruit may be consumed in baked or boiled form to relieve Vomiting and Nausea. The diuretic property of Quince helps to flush out fluids that might have accumulated in the stomach, thereby reducing the urge to vomit. You may consider taking Quince syrup too. [6]

7. Pomegranate

Pomegranate is one of the commonest home remedies for vomiting and loose motion. When loose motion accompanies vomiting, it could lead to excessive dehydration. So, you must take electrolyte solutions. Apart from that you can try taking Pomegranate syrup and chewing Pomegranate seeds. [7]

8. Orange blossom

Taking Orange blossom tea is one of the best home remedies for vomiting. Anyone having that kind of a sensation can sip this herbal tea frequently. This remedy works best for cancer patients. [8]

9. Clove

Clove tea or clove essential oil can reduce the annoying urge to vomit. It is one of the most widely used home remedies for vomiting. [9]

10. Peppermint Oil

Inhaling the pleasant fragrance of Peppermint essential oil can help manage vomiting sensation. In fact, it is one of the most extensively used home remedies for vomiting sensation for people eager to use aromatherapy to treat their health issues. [10]

11. Indian Gooseberry

Amla an Ayurvedic remedy for all gastrointestinal issues

Indian Gooseberry or Amla has many health benefits and is an amazing Ayurvedic remedy for all gastrointestinal issues, including vomiting. Amla seed powder may be consumed with water to get relief from vomiting. It is one of the best Ayurvedic home remedies for vomiting. [11]

12. Chamomile

Chamomile, a medicinal herb may be used to treat Nausea and Vomiting. Taking Chamomile tea can soothe an upset stomach and reduce vomiting symptoms. Those who are taking chemotherapy drugs can benefit the most from Chamomile. [12]

Home Remedies for Vomiting in Kids

When children suffer from bouts of Vomiting, they can be treated with home remedies for vomiting. Some of the simplest home remedies for vomiting in kids include giving the child electrolyte solutions, ice chips, popsicles, and water and avoiding solid foodstuffs for at least 24 hours.


1. What if you see blood in the vomit?

Blood in the vomit is a serious concern, and you must see a doctor immediately.

2. Which kind of tea is best for vomiting?

You may sip herbal teas like chamomile tea, licorice tea, ginger tea, cinnamon tea, clove tea, and green tea.

3. What other drinks are good for vomiting?

It is important that you choose a clear liquid diet to reduce the feeling of nausea and also sip the liquids slowly. Some liquids that are usually well tolerated include such as apple juice, cranberry juice, Gatorade, ginger ale, lemonade, fruitades, broth, popsicles, gelatin, tea, or cola.

4. Can salt help stop vomiting?

According to studies, salty liquids, such as those that you can find in electrolyte replacement sports drinks can be effective in reducing nausea.

5. What is the best food for vomiting?

You are advised to avoid solid food. A liquid diet is ideal when you are suffering from nausea and vomiting. You may consider taking ginger ale, apple juice, vegetable broth, cranberry juice, fruitades, and lemonades. An unsettled mind can impair your digestion and cause vomiting. To alleviate your stress you can try taking a few of the Zanducare products, such as Zandu Ayush Kwath Powder, Zandu Ashwagandha Capsules, and Zandu Tulsi Tablets. These products can treat the root cause of vomiting; i.e. stress in some cases.


Vomiting is common in everyone’s life. However, the annoying urge to vomit can prove to be devastating. With simple home remedies for vomiting this problem can be managed. Although these highly effective home remedies for vomiting can easily be conjured from ingredients available in an Indian kitchen, you shouldn’t ignore the problem if home remedies fail to stop it. Some really serious underlying illnesses may trigger vomiting. So, consulting a doctor is needed.

All that you read in this article is for information only. It is not a substitute for medical advice. If you wish to make use of any of the home remedies mentioned here, you must first consult a doctor.


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  12. Effect of Ginger and Chamomile on Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Chemotherapy in Iranian Women with Breast Cancer

Dr. Jyoti Lakhani

Dr. Jyoti has 15 years of experience in Clinical Practice, Research & Education in the field of Ayurveda with competency in acute & chronic conditions like Arthritis, Spondylitis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica etc. She has also expertise in treating Female Infertility disorders, other Gynecological Problems & General disorders.


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