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Smile 'Boatmade' medicins to cure seasick guests or crew?

Just read the thread about how to have a nice drink in a fantastic sunset...
Great ideias

Then I remebered what this irish skipper told me regarding seasickness...
A mug half full of hot milk and the other half with black rum...
This was his secret success when casting off for another long leg in the atlantic!

Never try it though... never need it... It could be helpfull when you have new crew onboard...

Any onther secret tricks?

Fair winds!!
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Dear ebs001,

But it's before going out or when feeling dizzy??
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Hi Vascotx,

Ginger works for me

"About 1 gram of powdered ginger has been shown effective against motion sickness in double-blind studies. In Germany, up to 4 grams per day is recommended.

Start dosing the night before a dive; the beauty of the ginger is it's easy to obtain and had no side effects."

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http://scuba-doc.com/moresea.htm

I like the candied ginger, takes some getting used to though as it is HOT.
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Ginger extract in club soda AKA ginger ale.
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I don't know why but ginger ale doesn't do it for me. Maybe not enough
ginger? But I never thought of making my own with extract!
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The only problem with using ginger ale is finding one that has enough real ginger extract in it to be effective. Most of the brands you find in the supermarket are artificially flavored, and thus useless for treating seasickness. Ginger candy, ginger gum, gingersnaps also all work fairly well.
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The only problem with using ginger ale is finding one that has enough real ginger extract in it to be effective. Most of the brands you find in the supermarket are artificially flavored, and thus useless for treating seasickness. Ginger candy, ginger gum, gingersnaps also all work fairly well.
Thus my recomendation to make your own.
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The folks at NASA have done extensive research on motion sickness, because a sick astronaut is a major problem. They'd found nothing is effective in more than about 1/3 of the people who try it, but ginger is a rubificient, a product that opens up the capillaries and makes you blush, and that increases oxygen flow in the whole body. They think that is why it works so nicely.

Drinking a glass of half booze, any kind of booze, would seem to be a real dumb idea for seasickness since MOST folks get sick much faster if they have any alcohol in their systems. Ditto for milk, which could blow right back out of a queasy stomach. Sorry, but that recipe sounds to me like an evil clown trying to help discourage sailing.

I've used ginger (from the spice shelf, in powdered form, cheapest & purest way to get it, then stuffed into empty gelatin caps from the pharmacy, which are also cheap) and it works very nicely. Not as well as the serious meds by rx, but the only risk from ginger is a little heartburn or belching, and that makes it very much worth trying.
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Actually, Mythbusters did an episode where the tested different motion sickness remedies, and the one that was most effective was ginger-based.
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