Alleviating Motion Sickness

The Power of Ginger

Alleviating Motion Sickness


Ginger has long been considered a remedy for motion sickness. In fact, ginger is th go to choice among distributors of essential oils and practitioners of aromatherapy when it comes to recommending a remedy for motion sickness.


The scientific evidence for this choice is inconclusive, however: A study from 1988 found ginger to be an effective agent against motion sickness, but a study from 1991 found no such benefit from taking ginger. But both studies used powdered ginger root, whose strength and effectiveness may not be directly comparable or relevant to the strength and effectiveness of highly concentrated ginger essential oil.

In any case, what aromatherapy practitioners suggest for motion sickness is to apply 2 or 3 drops of undiluted ginger essential oil to the back of the neck, the pulse points on the wrists, and the soles of the feet, or to put a drop of ginger in the palm of one hand, rub the hands together, cup them over your face, and inhale deeply.


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Book: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press

ISBN #9780989558693

Information pulled July 29, 2018

(Photo: grafvision/Shutterstock)


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