Motion Sickness Stopping You From Having Fun? Try Ginger


With Summer right around the corner your kids will probably want to go to an Amusement Park or ride the carousel at the Blank Park Zoo. But if you are like me and many other parents out there, these spinning rides might give you motion sickness. So what do you do?  Here’s what worked for me:

This past year I took my daughter to Adventureland to ride some rides and to relive my childhood glory. One of my concerns was now that I’m older, spinning rides and I don’t get along too well. I definitely wasn’t going to take Dramamine, because the last time I took that on a Cruise Ship I was a tired walking zombie. So I decided to go a more natural route. I went with a Ginger Pill. I had read in my Natural Health Magazine that if you take a 250mg pill at least 15 minutes before your activity you should be covered. Well the only ginger pills I had around were 550mg, so I figured the more the better.

So we got to the park and one of the first rides my daughter wanted to ride was the Teacups. If you aren’t familiar with these, it’s basically a large tea cup that spins and spins. So a good first test. The results: No issues at all! My daughter had a blast, I had a blast and no motion sickness or nausea. So the next time you are looking to avoid nausea from motion sickness, give Ginger a try.

Note: Tests conducted on the television shows Mythbusters and Food Detectives also support the theory that Ginger is an effective treatment for the nausea caused by motion sickness.



Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at www.broganlist.com.

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