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That dreaded feeling that includes dizziness, weakness, chills, sweating, shortness of breath and abdominal pain is nausea. Coming in waves, this overall uncomfortable feeling is your bodies way of signaling that something isn't right. Bacteria from spoiled foods, flu, too much alcohol, overindulging of rich foods, strong unpleasant odors, stress, chemotherapy and anxiety are a few causes of nausea. When this occurs the brain signals the stomach. Your stomach muscles relax and the normal process which sends food through the small intestines is reversed. Contractions of the stomach then send the materials back up through the esophagus.
No matter how unpleasant nausea might be, it is usually your bodies way of ridding itself of toxic materials. In some cases such as pregnancy, high levels of beneficial hormones release in the body will cause nausea better known as morning sickness.
To calm that queasy stomach herbal teas made with ginger, peppermint or goldenseal work well and replace the need fluids after vomiting. Ginger sooth irritated membranes and helps with digestion. Peppermint will ease spasms in the digestive tract. Goldenseal increase digestive secretions. For best results use one teaspoon of the herb in a cup of water and steep 10 minutes. One teaspoon of ground cumin and 1\4 teaspoon nutmeg steeped in a cup of hot water will also relieve nausea. The best treatment for morning sickness is knotgrass tea which will help control nausea and strengthen the womb.