What's My Alternative: Nausea

Cloves and Ginger Reduce Nausea

• Cloves (Eugenia aromatica of the family Myrtacae) can be used to alleviate nausea and dizziness when prepared as a tea. Two to five grains* is an appropriate dose for an adult. In tea, cloves generally have a pleasant taste. To brew, pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of dried clove powder.

• Ginger (Zingiber officinale) root is both a stimulant and an expectorant, loosening mucus in the throat and bronchial tubes. Ginger has been used for hundreds of years to treat colds and stomach gas. An appropriate dosage for an adult is 10 to 20 grains* taken as a hot tea. Ginger has a sharp taste, so it’s more palatable when sweetened.

*1 grain is approximately 65 ml