Treating Nausea With Ginger

Ginger is an underground stem, or rhizome, of the plant Zingiber officinale and it is a super remedy for nausea commonly used to treat motion sickness, food poisoning, and nausea during pregnancy and cancer chemotherapy. The active components of the ginger root are thought to be the compounds gingerol and shogaol. Since it’s completely natural, there are no side effects and is safe and effective for use during pregnancy. Here are some of our favorite ginger remedies for nausea.

Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum

This gum contains 25 mg of natural ginger oil in each piece, equivalent to 8g of fresh ginger. The taste is spicy and strong and after only a few seconds the gum provides immediate nausea relief. Purchase for $6.45 at

Ginger Yogi Tea

This herbal tea also has a strong ginger spice to it and we have felt the soothing effects immediately upon consumption. It supports healthy digestion and we have felt it to be a great post-meal digestive aid. USDA certified organic. Available for $4.01 at

Homemade Ginger Tea

Juice 1 large ginger root and 2 lemons. Add 1-2 tablespoons of this mixture to a mug of hot water with some manuka honey to taste. Store the juice concentrate in the fridge for up to 1 day. It can also be made with cold water as an iced tea.

This is hands down the best solution we’ve found for nausea. For severe persistent nausea, such as in the case of food poisoning, we find it far more effective than conventional medicine such as Tums and Pepto Bismol, perhaps due to the cleansing properties of the ginger and lemon. And best of all it doesn’t have the side effects or harmful ingredients found in conventional nausea medicine. Lemon and ginger both have antibacterial properties and the acid in the lemon can help to kill off h.pylori bacteria, a common organism that lives in the stomach and is known to cause ulcers, gastritis, and stomach cancer. This is a great remedy for food poisoning, especially if sipped throughout the day.

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Data Sources: University of Maryland Medical Center; Interventions for Nausea and Vomiting In Early PregnancyA randomized controlled trial of ginger to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
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