BACK TO ASK THE HERBALIST
ANSWERS FROM CARLOS
Iím suffering from all-day nausea from a drug called
Lamictal. I was wondering whether there is anything I
can do or take in the naturopath world of herbs to calm
this symptom. I donít want to get off this drug or
decrease the dosage because itís helping my depression
My suggestion is that you drink fresh Ginger
root infusions (teas) as often as needed. If the nausea
you think may be caused by emotional problems or upsets,
I suggest infusions of Lemon balm. Another herb or tea
that will be useful is Peppermint. Chamomile is
helpful to digestion and is also another great sedative
for the stomach.
You may want to do this: Make an infusion of Chamomile
or Ginger root and add 15 drops of extract of Lemon
balm. Sweeten only with honey and drink as needed.
Extracts and tinctures work better and faster.
ANSWERS FROM KAREN:
QUESTION: I am taking a trip via plane on Friday
and I tend to get really motion sick.
I do not like taking drug type medicines, and wondered if
there is an herbal choice I can use?
ANSWER: My personal favorites for nausea are a nice
ginger and peppermint tea. If I'm traveling, I like to get
the pickled ginger that they serve with sushi ( you can
find it in the grocery store in the international foods)
and take that with me. I just nibble on a piece and it
works wonders. Bon Voyage!