A 21-year-old member asked:
Does ginger prevent motion sickness?
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Psychiatry 47 years experience
Often: Motion sickness (or kinetosis) is a condition in which a conflict exists between the visual system (which detects little or no motion) and the vestibular system (which senses motion). Nausea, dizziness, and fatigue are the most common symptoms. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is the more "conventional" approach; ginger root is a more "alternative" but often equally effective treatment for the nausea.
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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A 30-year-old member asked:
How can ginger help with motion sickness?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Benefit of ginger: Ginger contains a substance which is thought to promote peristatlis (contaction of the intestines in a forward motion) and to stimulate gastric secretions. It essentially functions as an antinausea agent without any sedating effects.
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