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Lemons To Cure Morning Sickness?

Can a simple lemon cure morning sickness?

lemons cut into slices on the counter

That answer is yes according to Dr Green, author of: Dr. Robert Greene’s Perfect Hormone Balance for Pregnancy: A Groundbreaking Plan for Having a Healthy Baby and Feeling Great

He says that:

Keeping a lemon handy at all times and sniffing it when you feel nausea coming on can help curb morning sickness. “The part of our brain that is most directly connected with the nausea center is our sense of smell,” he says.

Just as certain smells make you feel sick during pregnancy, Dr. Greene says the strong, cleansing fragrance of a lemon can rapidly help nausea subside. “If you ignore and don’t correct nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy, that increases the risk of preterm labor and blood pressure problems in the third trimester,” he says.

It is also believed that the acidity in lemons is said to neutralize stomach acid, which can reduce feelings of nausea. Additionally, the smell of lemons is thought to have a calming effect on the body, which could also ease symptoms. While more research is needed to determine whether or not lemons can truly cure morning sickness, it may be worth giving them a try if you are looking for a natural remedy.

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Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!

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