Is the relief of nausea and vomiting after surgery from sniffing peppermint extract due to the mint, the alcohol vapors, or just the controlled breathing?
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What do you think of them still using the alcohol pads even though they were shown to offer no additional benefit? I have a whole video on such questions: The Lie That Heals: Should Doctors Give Placebos? ()
Here’s a link to my Natural Nausea Remedy Recipe (). Powdered ginger may be easier though (see Dangerous Advice From Health Food Store Employees ).
More on aromatherapy here:
• Lavender for Generalized Anxiety Disorder ()
• Lavender for Migraine Headaches ()
• Orange Aromatherapy for Anxiety ()
• Wake Up and Smell the Saffron ()
What about actually eating the peppermint? See:
• Antioxidants in a Pinch ()
• Reducing Radiation Damage With Ginger & Lemon Balm ()
• Enhancing Athletic Performance With Peppermint ()
Of course the best way to avoid postsurgical nausea is to try to avoid surgery in the first place. Those that eat healthy may be less likely to go under the knife. See Say No to Drugs by Saying Yes to More Plants ().
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