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Ginger For Motion Sickness: FACT

I can tell you for certain that being adventurous and being prone to motion sickness is not a great combination. There are various OTC medications one can take for motion sickness, but they leave me drowsy. However, ginger just really fires me up and it has been proven to reduce symptoms of motion sickness.

Several studies have found ginger to be effective against nausea from seasickness and other motion sickness related conditions. Taking two capsules of ginger in powdered form can delay the onset of sickness about twice as long as taking the medication. Now that is super cool!

Why it worked remains a mystery, but I am happy to know this is one herbal folk remedy that works!


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ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
purrtykitty I love Vernor's!! Much better kick than regular ginger ale ;) You must be from Michigan!!
purrtykitty purrtykitty 10 years
this one totally works. whenever i'm nauseous, i sip on a ginger ale (a real ginger-y one like vernor's). even the diet version works - that way i get all the benefit without the extra calories.
kwest3 kwest3 10 years
Mendo, those little GinGin candies are the best. I had a constant supply when I was pregnant and they really helped. Not sure if I would take the capsule without my midwife's okay though.
mendo mendo 10 years
I always have the little hard ginger chews or hard candies from the gingerpeople brand. I like them better because they aren't like medicine and do really work too. I think they sell them at Cost Plus and Trader Joes...stores like that.
jessicaeden jessicaeden 10 years
I had altitude sickness in the Himilayas and the locals gave me ginger tea to deal with the nausea -- works fantastically!
Ikandy Ikandy 10 years
Ginger is brilliant. My mom used to make ginger tea when I had colds. My Chinese herbologist often puts it in my mix...It helps to cleanse digestive system.
gagegecko gagegecko 10 years
I think this is totaly true! I was in Bermuda recently and the locals were telling me that they drink their Ginger Beer (far from Ginger Ale) for motion sickness. I had one, normally I get a little sick on a boat. I was right as rain the whole time. :)
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
Dang! I wish I had known about this last week when I was stuck in the backseat of a car with my son & niece for a 5 hour car trip. I was sicker than sick. BOO!
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