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Posted Jun 02 2009 4:40pm

What is Vomiting?

Vomiting or vemesis is a biological defense mechanism. It is a reflex activity, which refers to the forceful oral expulsion of stomach contents. The actual function of vomiting is to remove toxic or harmful substances from the body after ingestion. However, vomiting is multifactorial in origin and can be caused due to various reasons. Retching is the sustained contraction of the chest and abdominal muscles that accompanies before or during vomiting.

Common Causes of Vomiting
  • Intake poisonous substances
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Spinning too fast on a ride
  • Surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Certain drugs
  • Disgusting sights
  • Disgusting smells
Home Remedies for Vomiting

Tip 1:
Heat 2 cardamoms on a dry tava. Powder them and add a tsp honey and take frequently.

Tip 2:
Take a mixture of 1 tsp mint juice with 1 tsp lime juice and 1/2 tsp ginger juice along with a tsp honey.

Tip 3:
Sip chilled lime juice.n
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