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The best herb for nausea is ...

... ginger (Zingiber officinale). And while you can use the fresh sliced-up root, things like candied dried sliced ginger, ginger ale, ginger candy, ginger tea, and ginger capsules are a bit more effective.

If ginger isn't your cup of tea you can try thyme (Thymus vulgaris) as well - it's not quite as effective, but it works on most nauseas. Use it as a tea, and make it weak enough - dried thyme is very strong. I use 1/4 teasp. to 2 dl boiling water, and I don't let it steep all that long.

And of course, chewing on a piece of angelica or calamus root might help things, as might chewing on the seeds of caraway, aniseed, fennel, dill, and coriander.

Related entry: Hard candy


I didn't realize there were so many additional possible choices. My daughter gets car sick fairly easily, so she keeps candied ginger and a ginger tincture with her all the time. She has also said that if she has eaten a little something before we go driving that usually helps. Sometimes the ginger helps, but she still has a slight nauseaus feeling. Now I know some things to try then. Thanks!!

Ginger is the queen of nausea remedies, but there are quite a few others. I'm sure I've missed some of them.