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Skeptical Of The Simple Motion Sickness Remedy


Author: Amanda S.
Date: 01-22-2013
Views: 4,437
Word Count: 154
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8203-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 5

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I have had an issue with motion sickness my entire life. I always thought I would grow out of it, but that has not happened, in fact, quite the opposite. The older I get, the worse it has gotten. It doesn't make a difference if I sit in the front seat or not, or whether the road is curvy or straight, if I'm not driving, I'm sick. Nothing really seemed to help.

A friend of mine introduced me to essential oils a few months ago, and I stumbled across a testimonial that suggested using Lavender behind my ears before taking a trip. I was slightly skeptical, but gave it a try. Much to my surprise, it worked! Just one little drop behind my ears and voila! No more motion sickness!

This is truly a blessing for someone that hasn't been able to ride in a car for any distance for most of her life.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: stomach — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
2.Associated topics: stomach — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
3.Associated topics: stomach — "D-limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature. It is a major constituent in several citrus oils.... Being a solvent of cholesterol, d-limonene has been used clinically to dissolve cholesterol-containing gallstones. Because of its gastric acid neutralizing effect and its support of normal peristalsis, it has also been used for relief of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). D-limonene has well-established chemopreventive activity against many types of cancer. Evidence from a phase I clinical trial demonstrated a partial response in a patient with breast cancer and stable disease for more than six months in three patients with colorectal cancer."Link
4.Associated topics: stomach — "In the present study, we have evaluated the gastroprotective activity of turmeric essential oil (TEO) and ginger essential oil (GEO) in rats.... Histopathological examination showed that ethanol-induced lesions such as necrosis, erosion, and hemorrhage of the stomach wall were significantly reduced after oral administration of essential oils.... Results suggest that TEO and GEO could reduce the gastric ulcer in rat stomach as seen from the ulcer index and histopathology of the stomach. Moreover, oxidative stress produced by ethanol was found to be significantly reduced by TEO and GEO."Link
5.Associated topics: motion-sickness,nausea — "Ginger root reduced the tendency to vomiting and cold sweating significantly better than placebo did.... Remarkably fewer symptoms of nausea and vertigo were reported after ginger root ingestion...."Link

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