And before you panic, no, they’re not mixed together.
I’m sure you’ve heard about ginger, acupuncture or acupressure, staying hydrated and having a cracker as your buddy as ways to overcome your nauseating condition. But let me tell you something, your options are far from over.
Let me introduce you to the “underdogs” but are just as helpful and effective.
Cabbage! Oh yes, cabbage. Take your choice (and you have plenty of them): raw, cooked, juice even sauerkraut. Any way you slice or dice it, cabbage is an effective natural remedy against stomach distress.
Sauerkraut juice in particular is supposedly extremely soothing for morning sickness.
Let’s say you’re not into cabbage either, I can’t blame you for that one (especially the sauerkraut juice!). How does peach sound to you?
I’m not talking about the fruit, here, though. The Chinese have used the leaves of the tree for thousands of years to treat this pregnancy-related ailment. The Europeans, incidentally, make use of the bark for a anti-morning sickness tea of sorts.
If the leaves work for you, modern medicine says you can thank a compound called benzaldehyde. If you decide to make tea from the bark, don’t use more than a teaspoon of the bark itself.
And please, don’t get any ideas about running out into the backyard and pulling the bark off your own tree. Find a natural herbalist who carries dried and fresh herbs. If he doesn’t have it in stock, he can either order you the peach bark or direct you to a supplier.
This, according to some herbalists is a tried and true remedy. Teas made from the leaves of the raspberry plant have been used to tame the distressing symptoms of morning sickness for generations.
Raspberry tea, by the way, is probably one of the most widely used remedy for just about any aspect of pregnancy, thanks to a compound called fragrine. This substance is technically an alkaloid. It tones the muscles of the pelvic region as well as the uterus itself.
Not only has that, but the herb itself contained an abundance of vitamin C as well as vitamin E.