So you had a fabulous dinner with a bunch of close friends last night, the wine flowed as freely as the conversation and you overindulged in a buffet of rich dishes? Now it's the next morning, and you are full of wind, you feel nauseous and you have heartburn – a fair price to pay for an evening of decadence.
Try these natural ways to ease your stomach:
Herbal remedies:Make yourself a cup of herbal tea: catnip, ginger, fennel, chamomile and peppermint teas are the most popular. Add a sprinkle of crushed fengugreek seeds and some fresh parsley.
Caution: Lactating women should avoid peppermint, people with gastric ulcers should avoid ginger, diabetics should stay away from fengugreek and epileptics from fennel.
Before you eat anything in the morning, drink a quarter of a cup of aloe vera juice.
- Nux vomica: Gets rid of that sour taste in your mouth, stops nausea, helps you burp out all the gas and curbs pain and that bloated feeling in your gut.
- Arsenicum album: Combats nausea and vomiting, excessive thirst and heartburn. Really good for the wee morning hours when your head is down the toilet.
- Ipecacuanha: For nausea caused by indigestible food, an overly moist mouth and excessive saliva production. Great for when your face is as white as a ghost and you're twitching and hiccupping uncontrollably. It's also helps a bloated stomach.