7 Amazing Herbal Remedies for Motion Sickness

Everyone hates motion sickness. Most of the times, it comes unexpectedly and stays for a while. Motion sickness can even come when you take any short trip on a car or by boat. That’s why you need to be prepared for the unexpected dizziness and fatigue symptoms. Small children are especially vulnerable to travel sickness. The symptoms would normally go away with age. If you’re tired or nervous you will be even more prone to getting the motion sickness.

Herbal remedies can help in alleviating all these symptoms. Unlike the herbal remedies, a lot of motion sickness drugs may cause some side effects on your body. Ginger, liquorice, cayenne, catnip and black horehound are known for their medical qualities. So why not use the natural medicine for your advantage? All you need to do is to prepare a bag of natural medicine before the trip.

Valerian root

Valeriana officinalis (plant)
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Valerian root is known for its soothing effect. It gently sedates your nervous system when you’re anxious. It can also alleviate travel anxiety that causes motion sickness. Root tincture is more effective than a dried root infusion. It would also help you fall asleep when on the plane.


Peppermint flowers
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Peppermint oils help in soothing your stomach. Have a cup of refreshing peppermint tea before the journey. You can also add a few drops of peppermint oil on your scarf or a handkerchief for the long road. The smell of the peppermint would calm you down.


Dried roots of ginger
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Just like peppermint, ginger has a soothing effect on your stomach. Chewing on a ginger root would definitely prevent any motion sickness symptoms. If you don’t like the taste of fresh ginger, then make some ginger tea and take it with you on a journey.


chamomile flower
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Chamomile will not only help you with a hangover, but also would ease your motion sickness pain. If you don’t like the bitter taste of the chamomile tea, choose a German brand of the tea – it has a milder taste.


Flowers of catnip plant
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Catnip has a milder taste than peppermint. Your children would particularly like it. Volatile oil and tannins are the active elements of catnip. Its infusion would calm your nervous system down and reduce the travel sickness symptoms.

Liquorice root

Liquorice root with bark
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Its anti-inflammatory qualities would deal with your motion sickness and fatigues symptoms. You can either take a liquorice tincture or a decoction before the trip. However, you should avoid taking it if you’re pregnant, or suffer from hypertension or diabetes.

Black horehound

Black Horehound Plant
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Nice purple flowers of this herb would calm down your nervous system and help you in combating travel nausea and fatigue symptoms. The herbal infusion or a tincture of black horehound would make miracles when on a journey.

These simple herbal remedies would help you remain healthy when on a journey. A simple herbal tea or an infusion would soothe your stomach and alleviate the nausea. You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, put it in the travel mug and enjoy the great taste when on the road. You can also put a bioband on your wrist to prevent any nausea. The combination of herbal remedies and bio bands would guarantee you a motion sickness-free trip.

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