When we are in some kind of vehicle apparently our body rests, but our eyes are able to perceive the movement outside the vehicle and it can lead to motion sickness. It symptoms are very unpleasant and can vary dizziness, cold sweat, paleness, headache, nausea and vomiting.
There are some natural products that reduce the feeling of nausea that occurs on the road.
studies show that ginger is an excellent remedy for nausea. It is effective in reducing the nausea symptoms no matter if used fresh or dried. Just one inch by inch cube of fresh ginger root or half a teaspoon of ginger powder taken half hour before you go on the road, will protect you from sickness during the next four hours while on the road.
Chamomile tea can soothe eventual cramps and stomach pain and nausea. The same effect can have peppermint, sage, lavender and rose tea. Preparation is usual one cup of boiled water and a teaspoon of herbs. Cover and let rest for ten minutes. Strain and drink but without sugar, honey or any type of sweetener because they cause opposite effect.
Peppermint essential oil
peppermint essential oil can decrease the nausea symptoms on the road. Put one or two drops of essential oil on a handkerchief half an hour before the trip, and breathe in deeply. You can do this while you are on the road and start to feel the unpleasant symptoms again. Peppermint essential oil raises blood pressure therefore this method is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation as well as children and people that suffer high blood pressure.
Stay away from this foods
To have success with this treatment you have to stay away from things that can cause nausea and worsen the sickness. Avoid eating greasy food before you go on a road but the same will happen if you don’t eat anything. Therefore choose a light and small meal. Avoid citrus drinks and carbonated drinks because they both irritate the stomach and can cause bloating and heartburn, especially carbonated drinks. Don’t drink alcohol.
These tricks may also help
Always sit on the front seat or by the wing if you are in an airplane because this is the places that you don’t feel the movement so intensively. Look straight ahead, find a point and focus. Avoid reading books and magazines or watching content on mobile phones and computers.
Have a safe and nausea free trip.