Kinetosis | how to win against motion sickness?


Motion sickness and how to overcome it? 

Kinetosis leaves no lasting effects, this motion sickness creates unpleasant problems: nausea, excessive sweating, dizziness and vomiting, which can impair enjoyment while traveling. The best natural remedies are ginger and tea with centaury, mint, thyme, lemon balm. Motion sickness is caused by the rapid movement of the vehicle in various directions, acceleration and sudden braking or due to changes in height (in a boat and airplane). Ailments occur almost in all means of transportation, but usually when traveling by boat, plane, bus or even driving a car. In addition to travel, due to alternating movements of acceleration and braking, motion sickness, can appear when in amusement parks, as well as when playing computer games.

Dizziness, vomiting, nausea, excessive sweating, pressure dropping

Motion sickness is manifested as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, excessive sweating and pressure dropping, and from this disorder suffer mostly women, the elderly and children under 12 years, with the exception of children up to two years of age, which rarely suffer from this disorder.

Why motion sickness occurs?

Although there is a long term problems, nor a lasting impact, motion sickness creates unpleasant symptoms that can impair enjoyment of the trip. Motion sickness occurs as a result of a large number of stimuli that the organism is exposed to when driving with some means of transport. A sense of balance depends on the information sent to the brain eyes, inner ear and receptors in the muscles and wrists. While driving the brain must deal with different messages – the vision sends the wrong type of information that a person moves, part of the ear responsible for balance of the body detects the movement, while sensors stored in the muscles and tendons do not feel the movements. As a consequence, motion sickness occurs.
Kinetosis tips 
  • While driving you should concentrate on a distant point on the horizon.
  • If you travel by car, it is recommended to ride in the front seat.
  • If you are able (driving the car), stop and take a break whenever you feel nauseous.
  • When traveling by boat or plane, choose where the movement is felt less (in the central part of the ship or in the level of the wings, when traveling by plane).
  • While driving, avoid reading.
  • It is not good to smoke in the car and it is recommended that the interior is well ventilated - the best is sometimes to briefly open a window.
  • Strong odors such as cigarette smoke, alcohol and spicy food provoke nausea, and should be avoided in order to avoid motion sickness.
  • Before traveling do not eat difficult to digest food.
  • You should not travel hungry. Eat light meal.
  • One should avoid fizzy drinks.
  • Many natural remedies can prevent the occurrence of nausea.


Motion sickness - Recipes

Nausea and vomiting – kinetosis 

Bristles and mint tea
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped flowers and leaves of bristles and leaf of mint is poured in 7 dl of boiling water. Cover for 2 hours then strain and drink 2 dl when you feel nausea. Tea can be sweetened with honey.

Wormwood and thyme
  • 2 tablespoons OF finely chopped wormwood leaf or flowers with buds and leaves and thyme pour with 7 dl of boiling water. Leave it covered for 2 hours to stand. Strain and drink 2 dl when you feel nausea. The tea can be sweetened with honey.

Herbal teas with yarrow and lemon balm
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped flowers and leaves of yarrow and lemon balm leaf is extradited in 7 dl of boiling water. Leave it covered for 2 hours. Strain and drink 2 dl when you feel nausea. The tea can be sweetened with honey.

Kinetosis - Tea blends
  • A tablespoon of finely chopped lemon balm leaf and mint leaf is extradited in 4 dl of boiling water. Leave it covered for 2 hours, then strain and drink 2 dl when you nausea. Tea can be sweetened with honey.
  • A tablespoon of finely chopped leaves and flowers of yarrow and leaf and flower of centaury pour into 4 dl of boiling water. Allow it to stand covered for 2 hours, strain and drink 2 dl when you feel nausea. The tea can be sweetened with honey.
  • A tablespoon of finely chopped lemon balm leaves and chopped St. John's wort flower and leaves is poured into 4 dl of boiling water. Cover it for 2 hours, then strain and drink 2 dl when you feel nausea. Tea can be sweetened with honey. 
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped flowers and leaves of bristles and leaves of mint pour in 7 dl of boiling water. Allow it to stand covered for 2 hours, then strain, sweeten and season with lemon juice. Drink 2 dl when you feel nausea.
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped flowers and leaves of milfoil and leaves of mint pour with 7 dl of boiling water. Cover for 2 hours and strain, sweeten and season with lemon juice. Drink 2 dl when you feel nausea.
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped lemon balm leaves, mint leaves and leaves and flower of yarrow pour in 7 dl of boiling water. Leave it to stand covered for 2 hours, then strain, sweeten and season with lemon juice. Drink 2 dl when you feel nausea. 
  • A tablespoon of finely chopped mint leaves and flowers and leaves and of yarrow pour into 4 dl of boiling water. Leave it covered for 2 hours, strain and drink 0,5 dl every hour. The tea can be sweetened with honey.
  • A tablespoon of finely chopped leaves of lemon balm and chamomile flowers pour into 4 dl of boiling water. Allow it to stand covered for 2 hours, strain and drink 0,5dl every hour. The tea can be sweetened with honey.
  • A tablespoon of finely chopped mint leaves, and 1 lemon balm deliver into 4 dl of boiling water. Leave it covered for 2 hours, strain and drink 0.5 dl every hour. The tea can be sweetened with honey.
  • A tablespoon of finely chopped leaves and flowers of yarrow and elder flowers pour into 4 dl of boiling water. Leave it covered for 2 hours, strain and drink 0.5 dl every hour. The tea can be sweetened with honey.

Two hours before the trip, and every two hours after that you should chew fresh ginger, drink tea from this plant or take a few drops of ginger tincture dissolved in warm water. You can also nibble on crystallized ginger or a cookies from this plant.

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