The biggest hurdle for embarking on a trip could be the factors associated with motion sickness. Nausea, vomiting, dizziness are all motion sickness problems which make the journey difficult and uncomfortable. Motion sickness can be caused by air travel, train, road trip or sea journey where we are stationary in a moving vehicle.Though medications are available, the best option is to look for natural methods of treatment. Let us see the various options available that help in overcoming motion sickness. Ice cubes- Sucking an ice cube from time to time during the journey will help in reducing nausea as the stomach is kept cool and the feeling of nausea is toned down.
This tea has a soothing affect on the system and tends to calm jittery nerves. One can sip this tea to bring down nausea and dizziness and is better than caffeinated drinks that can make the situation worse.
This is a spice which has a wonderful calming affect on an irritated stomach. It expels excess gas out of the system and takes control of the feeling of nausea and irritability associated with motion sickness.
Cloves are spices that are said to expel extra gas from the system and reduce vomiting tendency. Just keep a piece of clove between the teeth before starting the journey and keep it in the mouth all through the trip. Nausea and giddiness are considerably reduced.
This is known to be the best remedy for motion sickness. A piece of ginger can be chewed during the trip to keep motion sickness problems away or taking 1-2 gms of ginger before starting the journey is of great help. Ginger tea made from the fresh root of dry powder is also very effective in treating nausea and vomiting.
This is a tastier option as compared to ginger and cloves etc. Peppermint tea made from fresh leaves is very soothing to the system and keeps the stomach cool. Also, nausea is reduced by sucking peppermint candies and essential oil of peppermint can be added sprinkled into the handkerchief and sniffed to ward off the ill effects of motion sickness.
Sugar is known to reduce the motion sickness problems like nausea and giddiness. One can take a teaspoon of sugar and keep it below the tongue during the journey to overcome motion sickness malady. Sucking a sugar candy or a peppermint sugar candy is also helpful.
The seeds of fenugreek are a spice whereas the plant is a herb. Both can be used to treat nausea and other motion sickness problems. Tea can be made from fresh or dry leaves and drank to relief nausea problems. The seeds can be powdered and used to make tea whenever required.
The seeds of fennel are great mouth fresheners and can help in reducing bloating and uplift the moods. It can be chewed raw or tea can be prepared from the seeds to overcome the motion sickness problems.
Though they smell, but cloves of garlic chewed before or during the trip can help in reducing the vomiting tendencies and keeps the problems associated with motion sickness at bay.
This is a great remedy for treating motion sickness. The points called ‘Nein Kuan ‘ points that are found on the underside of the wrists can be focused on for treating nausea and vomiting tendencies during travel.