Since Alan rarely eats, I’m lactose intolerant and we both tend to get sick if we eat oily/greasy/buttery foods, Pennsylvania Dutch weekend meals at home can be quite a challenge on our stomachs. They’ve also given me plenty of opportunities to experiment with home remedies for nausea.
+ Peppermint candy — preferably the hard variety. I also try to keep some in my purse for when I don’t have time to eat every couple of hours; I tend to pass out if I don’t eat on a regular basis.
+ Mint tea — Since my grandparents always had Boston’s Original Mint-in-Tea at their house, I’ve become accustomed to having either a cup of that or a cup of homemade mint tea. It also soothes upset stomachs.
+ Ginger tea — Alan has a slight obsession with ginger, so we were happy to discover instant ginger tea at HMart in Philadelphia. It has a rather potent ginger bite, so I usually add sugar. When one of us isn’t feeling well, however, I switch honey for the sugar.
+ Ginger ale/Sprite/7 Up — Stir the soda until the carbonation is gone, as the carbonation is rough on upset stomachs.
+ BRAT diet — Growing up, my mom always restricted my sister and me to bananas, rice, applesauce or toast when we were sick.
I’ve also heard that there’s a pressure point on the inside of the wrist that can relieve nausea, but I haven’t had an opportunity to try it yet. Do you have any home remedies for nausea?