Definition: A condition caused by uneven or rhythmic motions in any combination of directions.
Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, dizziness and headaches.
Herbal Aids: Dr. Christopher's Anti-Nausea Formula: Use the anti-nausea formula, which is 1 ounce each of the following herbs: powdered cinnamon, powdered cloves, and powdered nutmeg. Simmer in one pint of water five to ten minutes. Do not boil, pour this decoction over four ounces of spearmint leaves and steep for twenty minutes. Strain, sweeten with honey and use from a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful or more as needed. The Super Garlic Immune: Dr. Christopher's Immune System Support Formula may also be used. This is good for car, plane, or boat sickness; in fact, for most any motion sickness. It is also good for nausea from pregnancy, etc. You may find the relaxease formula [Relax-Eze] to be helpful also. [NL 3-1]
Another Anti-Nausea Formula: Here is an anti-nausea formula we have used throughout the years for morning sickness: ½ oz. Turkey Rhubarb (powdered), ½ oz. powdered cinnamon, ½ oz. powdered cloves. Simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. Pour over 1 oz. spearmint leaves. Let it steep. Strain and drink by the teaspoonful or by the cupful. This formula can also be used for nausea other than morning sickness; in motion sickness, for example. A small thermos bottle will hold enough for an automobile trip. [NL 3-7]
Ginger Root: "The R.P. Scherer Survey of Health and Nutrition Literature reports that ginger root, long considered an effective aid for gastrointestinal distress, is equally effective for the relief of motion sickness," as noted in the Natural Foods Merchandiser, July 1982.
"Thirty-six subjects with a high susceptibility to motion sickness participated in a study conducted by researchers Daniel Mowrey and Dennis Clayson. Half the group was given ginger root, the other half Dramamine or a placebo. All the subjects were placed in a tilted rotating chair for up to six minutes in an attempt to induce gastrointestinal discomfort. The subjects given ginger root were able to stay in the chair the full six minutes, while not one person given Dramamine or the placebo was able to stay in the chair for the full time." [NL 3-10] The Ginger seems to work in the gastrointestinal tract to prevent nausea; one or two capsules every few hours should help [NL 7-3]