In 2011, I had the unfortunate need for this anti-nausea honey. The two family members who had semi-compromised guts seemed to experience vomiting with every illness. We used probiotics and other protocols to help this issue, but when it comes down to “My tummy hurts,” you need something soothing now.
If I think a child will vomit, I will wait and let it happen, then give them a good hour of rest — nothing by mouth — before I administer anti-nausea honey. It soothes upset tummies, but if something really needs to come up, it will. My husband, Ben, tells me it works well at the beginning of an upset stomach, before nausea is severe, or after the stomach is empty. You may need to take small doses frequently.
I usually make double-strength black tea (the tannins and caffeine seem to help, too), mix in a good spoonful of this anti-nausea honey, and let the nauseated person sip. If you don’t want black tea, try lemon balm tea (naturally caffeine-free).
- 2 cups raw honey
- 1/4 cup dried lemon balm
- 1/4 cup dried peppermint
Step 1: Pour all the ingredients into a medium saucepan.
Step 2: Stir to combine, then turn on low. The honey will melt and become thin; as you hold it at this low temperature, the herbs will infuse. Keep it like this for 2 – 3 hours. You can infuse honey without heat, but it takes weeks, which you may not want to do.
Step 3: Time to strain it! Pour it through a strainer into a glass jar. I used a pint-sized mason jar. Go slowly because the mixture is still thick and sticky. Mash the herbs with a spoon to help the honey get through.
Now your honey is done! You can eat it with a spoon or stir it into tea.