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Ginger and seasickness.

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Newsgroup: rec.scuba,misc.health.alternative
From: Tina Marie Noll (tikino.ix.netcom.com)
Date: 28 Feb 1996 18:28:00 GMT
Subject: Re: Ginger tablets for Seasickness

My daughter is highly suseptible to seasickness. We've tried the patch, the triptone, and dramamine with no success. She was never able to make a second dive from the boat. A friend of mine read and article once about Polynesian fishermen that use ginger to reduce seasickness.

We bought the ginger tablets from a local health food store and had her begin dosing the night before the dive. These worked so well she was able to make both dives and enjoy them with only a mild amount of discomfort. Although they didn't completely alleviate the seasickness, they dropped to a very low level.

The beauty of the ginger is it's easy to obtain and had no side effects that we could tell.


From: turf.mindspring.com (turf)

Don't go for ginger capsules. Do the real thing. Slice some ginger into a weak alcohol, like wine, or saline solution, or just use some distilled water with a 1/2 t or less of vitamin C powder. Eat the slices when desired. Try different varieties to see which you like best. Japanese food marts carry pickled ginger slices which keep well, too.


From: gtintner.is.dal.ca (Tanya Tintner)

: A friend of mine read and article once about Polynesian fishermen that use ginger to reduce seasickness.

You might also like to try a spoonful or two of honey (take creamed honey when travelling, as the runny stuff gets everywhere). Both my sister and I, who suffered from both seasickness and car-sickness, attest to its helpfulness! Instant relief, in fact.



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