Motion sickness is a kind of common problem for the people who travel in a frequent manner. Irrespective of the transportation mode this problem affects the person and refrain him from enjoying the vacation time.
Motion sickness comes along with the various symptoms such as nausea, sweating, dizziness, vomiting, pale skin, formation of saliva, headache and so on. In general, our brain gets the sensory information from eyes, skin, inner ears and muscles. Based on that information, the brain finds out the direction of the body it is moving. But while travelling brain get the conflict signals from the body by which the brain cannot acknowledge properly.
The above symptoms and the problem will go off when the motion stops. But with the help of some home remedies one can treat this problem well.
Home remedies to control motion sickness
Acupressure balances the flow of energy that helps to prevent motion sickness. If you feel sick while traveling, then it is better to your thumb to press your inner arm three finger-widths up from the crease of your wrist. Hold it like that until the symptoms subside. If you want you can also use an acupressure band to maintain the pressure throughout your trip.
Ginger is one easily available ingredient that is having the properties of anti-emetic, it improves digestion and thereby reduces the condition of nausea.
Chew half tablespoon of finely chopped fresh ginger along with honey before you start your journey. Also try drinking the ginger juice with the blend of lemon juice before travelling.
Alternatively, prepare ginger tea by mixing ginger pieces with hot water. Strain the solution and add it with honey. Consume this solution before going to ride your journey to prevent the motion sickness. Pregnant women and heart patients must have to undergo the suggestion to follow the above remedies.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can balance the pH and the acid/alkaline ratios in the stomach can prevent nausea. Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey in a cup of warm water. Mix them well and drink it 30 minutes before traveling. You can use this to rinse your mouth to get relief from motion sickness. It can also keep your breath fresh.
Peppermint soothes your stomach muscles and thereby controls the condition of nausea and motion sickness.
- Prepare your own peppermint tea by mixing the dried peppermint leaves with boiling water. Strain the solution and add it a tablespoon of honey. Drink it before your travelling time.
- Rely on a peppermint candy while you are travelling or else add a few drops of peppermint essential on your handkerchief and smell it whenever you feel like disturbed by nausea and vomiting symptoms.
Green apple consists of pectin that neutralizes stomach acids to prevent nausea. Take a green apple and eat it during your trip or drink apple juice before you leave. Take an apple and using a juicer or blender extract juice from 2 green apples. Mix the juice of half a lemon and add pinch of black salt into that juicy. Drink it before departure.
The oldest yet powerful remedy on the globe is a lemon. The citric acid present in the lemon juice eases your vomiting and nausea problems very well. Some people believe smelling the lemon is an excellent solution to their problem.
Take a small cup of warm rice water and add it juice from one lemon and a pinch of salt. Mix well and drink it or simply mix lemon juice with warm water and honey. This is also an effective remedy to keep the motion sickness at bay.
Crackers can easily digestible snacks that help to settle the stomach. You can use either salty or savory, but don’t go for sweet crackers, are used to prevent motion sickness. Saltine crackers are the best because they help to absorb excess acid. They also help to prevent nausea and vomiting, nibble on dry crackers. Wash them down with a clear, carbonated soda like ginger ale. Repeat it on every couple of hours on an empty stomach that will reduce the chance to get sick.
Black horehound is very effective to prevent motion sickness they settle the nerves with its volatile oils. Mix one tablespoon of each of black horehound and chamomile and two tablespoons of grated ginger into two cups of water. Boil it until the water reduces by half. Strain the solution and let it cool. Drink the tea when it is still warm, half an hour before travelling. Drink it while traveling if you feel nauseous.
Green apple is a good source of pectin which helps to inhibit motion sickness by neutralizing the stomach acids. Grind a green apple and extract the juice from it, add its juice from half a lemon and a pinch of black salt. Mix the ingredients well and drink it to control your problem of nausea and motion sickness. The natural sugar of the apple also helps your stomach to settle down.
Olives can reduce the production of excess of saliva in the mouth. It can make you less likely to become nauseated, or throw up. Olives contain tannins, which can naturally reduce saliva. You just simply eat a few olives before leaving on your trip. If you begin to feel sick while travelling, eat an olive every few minutes and until your symptoms disappear.
These are the easiest and simple home remedies to make your vacation great and memorable without any discomforts.