Ginger and Motion Sickness

by Terri David

Are ginger and motion sickness related? A while back I was watching the show called “Myth Busters” and they were testing different potential remedies for motion sickness. This is probably not something you want to try at home. 

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The testers spun themselves around in a chair. They kept spinning to check which remedy for motion sickness worked the best. Basically, they measured how long they could spin in the chair until they got themselves sick. Glad I wasn't part of the experiment, that's for sure. 

They tested over the counter medication like Dramamine, wrist bands as well as a few others. They also tried ginger, an age old favorite. Guess what won out…the ginger!!

Ginger is known to help with nausea, vomiting, morning sickness as well as motion sickness. It comes in powder, you can have it raw, ginger candy and more. 

Results of Ginger and Motion Sickness

We were going camping with the girls scouts and had 2 girls that were prone to motion sickness. Since we were carpooling, the girls were not able to sit in the front seat of the car which sometimes helps. So we decided to give the girls ginger.

We gave a ginger capsule to each girl that was prone to motion sickness. In a 5 hour car drive, they didn't have any motion sickness issues, made the trip symptom free and felt great when we got to our destination. Proof that ginger really does work.

Since then, I have a friend that was on chemotherapy. While she didn't have major bouts of nausea, she did get a queazy stomach and didn't feel well. She started sucking on crystalized ginger and her queazy stomach eased and she felt near normal after her treatments. 

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