Natural Remedies for Motion Sickness

| 10/15/2015 8:00:00 AM

Since childhood I’ve struggled with motion sickness. It doesn’t matter if I’m in a car, airplane, boat, train or on a roller coaster, I will become nauseated within a matter of moments. Thankfully, there are over-the-counter medications that keep this kind of nausea at bay, but when I was diagnosed with an intolerance to corn in my early adult years, not just the food on my plate had to change, but my medications as well. This is because many medications use corn starch as their base, and even that tiny amount left me horribly ill. After discovering this, I began to look for alternatives to use on adventures with my husband.

natural remedies for motion sickness

What Is Motion Sickness?

Motion sickness happens when our inner ear senses motion that is incongruent with how we are visualizing it (i.e. how the road signs fly by our car window, or the gentle swaying of a boat, or the ever-so-slight turn of an airplane). When we sense motion differently than we’re seeing it, it can cause a sense of unease in our bodies. This sense of unease can turn into dizziness, nausea, sweating and vomiting.

To help relieve this sense of unease I use a combination of holistic and homeopathic remedies which I take throughout my travels.

motion sickness remedies

Ginger Chews
One of my favorite remedies for motion sickness is ginger. This spicy root can stop and prevent nausea, and it also alleviates dizziness. You can drink it as a tea, but I prefer to eat it in crystallized chews when I’m traveling. Eating some before my travels begin and then after any meals while still in motion has been incredibly beneficial for me.