Ginger Can Prevent Motion Sickness
Are you tired of wearing a “patch” when you take a cruise? Do you wish there were some way to prevent motion sickness without taking drugs which makes you sleepy (and which don’t even work if you fail to take them in advance of feeling queasy)?
One solution is GINGER. The herb? Yes. And not only does it really work; but even if you unexpectedly start to get seasick (or airsick; or carsick), ginger will STILL help. Powdered ginger root capsules are available at health food stores.
Take one or two capsules with a large glass of water within an hour of departure. Then if you start to feel queasy after a few hours, take one or two more capsules. You won’t experience drowsiness or lowered mental alertness . . . or motion sickness.
The Chinese have been using it to prevent and treat motion sickness for centuries. Its popularity with Greeks began in ancient times, and they ultimately invented gingerbread to soothe the stomach. English doctors used to prescribe ginger beer for stomach distress. And ginger ale has been used for years to settle an upset stomach, although there is some question as to the amount of actual ginger in today’s ginger ale.
Need more SCIENTIFIC evidence? The ultra-conservative British medical journal, The Lancet, reported on a controlled double-blind study in 1982, comparing the results of Dramamine and the use of one gram of ginger (as well as a control group who took a placebo). Ginger was found to control motion sickness 50% more effectively than the drug.
If you have a motion sickness problem, you might consider trying out your own test, using Dramamine (or something similar) one time and ginger capsules the next time, comparing results.