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Foods Relieve Motion (Travel) Sickness

You have nausea when traveling and this, whatever the mode of transport? Motion sickness is a very common problem but that can be difficult for people who travel a lot and disturb those who are trying to enjoy a well deserved holiday.

Motion sickness causes many physical disorders, which you may be surprised to learn that originate in your brain. Normally, eyes, inner ear, skin and muscles send sensory information to the brain. Thanks to them, it determines the direction in which the body moves. Motion sickness occurs when the body's organs are sending conflicting signals that the brain can not interpret properly.

Common symptoms of motion sickness are nausea, paleness, sweating, vomiting, headache, increased salivation and fatigue. They usually disappear when the movement stops.

There are many drugs sold in pharmacies and treatment by acupuncture that can help you manage these situations. But these solutions are not always practical or cheap.

However, you can try home remedies to anticipate disturbances.

1. Ginger

Ginger is an effective home remedy against nausea. It aids digestion, which, at the same time, prevents the onset of nausea. According to an American study in 2003, people who took a ginger capsule before boarding an attraction were less prone to sickness than others.

Before your trip, prepare a ginger tea can be a good alternative.

Put some fresh ginger slices in a teapot with the equivalent of two cups of water. Boil for 10 minutes, drain and add a teaspoon of honey. Drink ½ hour before traveling to prevent motion sickness.

You can also mix a teaspoon of ginger juice and lemon juice and drink throughout the journey, preventively and every time you feel bad.

Another solution is to take half a teaspoon of fresh ginger finely chopped half an hour before departure.

Note: If you have a heart condition or you are pregnant, ask your doctor before taking ginger.

2. Apple cider vinegar

Vinegar has on the body alkaline and regulation effect of PH that can help manage the sickness.

Pour two teaspoons of cider vinegar in a cup of warm water. Drink half an hour before the trip. This helps stabilize the stomach and control nausea.

If motion sickness is already there, rinse the mouth with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in ½ cup of water can soothe nausea.

3. Mint

Mint can be very useful against the evil of transport. Menthol it contains calm the stomach muscles, soothes nausea and reduces motion sickness.

- Drink a cup of mint tea before departure.

- Sucking a mint candy slowly. A very simple trick that works even when nausea is already present.

- Pour a few drops of essential oil of mint on a handkerchief and inhale when you feel the need to combat nausea and vomiting.

Note: The mint can interfere with certain medications, so ask the advice of your doctor before using.

4. Lemon

Fresh lemon contains citric acid that soothes stomach pain, relieves nausea and vomiting. The smell of lemon can also bring immediate relief.

- Pour fresh lemon juice in a glass of warm water. Add a teaspoon of honey. Drink slowly, before and during the journey.

- Suck for a regular slice of lemon on the way.

- Squeeze a lemon in a warm rice glass of water. Add some salt and drink before departure.

5. Green apples

Pectin present in apples green neutralizes the acidity of the stomach, making it effective against motion sickness.

1. Extract the juice of two green apples.

2. Add the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of black salt.

3. Mix the ingredients and drink before your departure.

At the first symptoms, drink a little juice that will help make them disappear.

6. Wormwood

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) has been used for centuries to treat indigestion, stomach pain, acidity and sickness. This herb not only calm the stomach but also the general malaise.

To prevent motion sickness, prepare a tea by infusing 30 g mugwort of fresh artemisia in two cups of boiling water for 10 minutes. This tea can be drunk daily a few days before the trip.

To end the sickness on a long drive, add one or two drops of wormwood oil on the tongue before boarding the plane or the boat.

Note: Pregnant women yes breastfeeding should not eat sagebrush.

7. Olives

Thanks to tannin they contain, olives reduce the excessive production of saliva in the mouth, reducing the nausea and vomiting.

- Eat some olives before you travel.

-If You start to feel sick while traveling, eat an olive at regular intervals until symptoms disappear.

8. Tosses

Horehound stabilizes nerves with its volatile oils and is considered highly effective in preventing motion sickness.

Mix a teaspoon of horehound, a camomile and two ground ginger into the equivalent of two cups of water.

Boil until the water is reduced by half. Drain and let cool.

Drink hot tea, half an hour before departure. You can also drink during the ride if you start to feel nauseous.

Note: horehound should not be taken by people with Parkinson's disease or schizophrenia.

9. Licorice

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, licorice soothes the membrane of the stomach, reduces nausea, but fatigue due to sickness.

- Boil the equivalent of half a glass of water in a pan and pour a tablespoon of dried licorice root coffee. Remove from heat and let steep for 5 minutes. Drink one hour before departure.

- Chew candy with licorice on the way to prevent the sensation of discomfort and nausea.