Natural Remedies for Motion Sickness

Help for Keeping these Symptoms at Bay




Motion Sickness refers to the uneasiness, cold sweats, dizziness and/or vomiting brought on by travel by car, train, boat, train, airplane or amusement park rides. Caused by a disturbance in the inner ear, motion sickness can make any journey unpleasant, and once the symptoms have started, they’re difficult to stop. It’s far better to keep the symptoms from starting in the first place by taking precautions, including natural remedies such as ginger or acupressure.

Drinking ginger tea, eating crystallized ginger or taking a ginger supplement have all been shown to alleviate a tendency toward motion sickness. Ingesting peppermint and black horehound in tincture form or as tea are also worth a try. Some studies suggest that acupuncture and relaxation training may help. Before traveling, avoid spicy, greasy or fatty meals; don’t drink alcohol or smoke. Do drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated and pack dry crackers in a handy carry-on as a light snack.

As always, ask health care providers about the best ways to incorporate these herbs, supplements or other therapies into any existing overall treatment plan.

 
Source: University of Maryland Medical Center

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