Nausea always seems to strike at the most inconvenient
times. Whether you are flying high over your destination inside
a commercial airplane, taking a relaxing boat trip at your
dream Caribbean destination, or simply riding in the car during
a road trip, nausea is every traveler’s enemy.
Motion sickness, nausea, or whatever you may call it,
there’s one thing for sure--you feel sick, and often
embarrassed for becoming sick in front of your fellow
Most motion sickness attacks come equipped with their own
special set of symptoms.
The common motion sickness pattern seems to go something
like this; you get pale, your hands get clammy, sweaty and
maybe even a little shaky, you break into a cold sweat, and you
just feel all-around miserable. By far the worst symptom is the
actual nausea itself.
You tell yourself that your body is moving, but your senses
seem to believe that your body is stationary. Your brain begins
to react with its own special set of mixed messages, and there
appears to be a short-circuit in the balance that usually
centers your inner. This in fact may be the root-cause of most
Thankfully, there are a whole host of treatment options for
motion sickness. If you would like to take the drug-free route,
there are many natural herbal remedies that can help combat
even the most difficult cases of motion sickness.
Here are a few suggestions in case you would like to take
the drug-free route to controlling your motion sickness. Be
sure to arm yourself with these herbal remedies the next time
you find yourself traveling and in a compromising
Aromatherapy can be a surprisingly powerful ally in the fight
against motion sickness. During a car ride, there is an easy
way to help combat the effects of nausea. If you know that you
are prone to developing motion sickness, you may want to
prepare an anti-motion sickness mist in advance of your next
extended car trip.
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Simply find a nice glass bottle that comes with a fine-mist
sprayer. This is where you will hold your special motion
sickness-fighting spray. Next, fill your special bottle with
about four ounces of distilled water. Then add the following
formula of essential oils to your distilled water. Add 40 drops
of lemon essential oil, 20 drops of dill essential oil, 70
drops of lavender essential oil, 10 drops of cedar wood
essential oil, and 10 drops of spearmint essential
Ginger: There is one other
tried and true herbal remedy for taking control of your motion
sickness. Ginger has long been held as one of the best remedies
for controlling motion sickness. Ginger is a good herbal remedy
for treating almost all kinds of stomach disturbances, but it
is well known especially for controlling motion sickness.
Yarrow has been used in the past as an
emergency styptic to stop bleeding.
These days, Yarrow is mostly used to treat
colds and flu's, but it is also used to treat
problems with the circulatory, digestive and
One of the easiest ways to take ginger is in a
ginger tea. Ginger tea is also one of the best ways to make
sure that you always get the correct dose of this refreshing
herb. You can make your own ginger tea.
Simply buy some fresh ginger at your local
grocery store, then slice the root of the herb at roughly the
same thickness and length as your pinky finger. Place the
ginger root in three cups of water and boil for about ten
minutes. Pour the mixture over ice and add lemon to