Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-03-2011, 16:04   #31
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rockhampton, Australia
Boat: No boat, looking again.
Posts: 346
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Stocking View Post
The carbonated Ginger Beer is popular around here for mal de mer. Ironically, its the same stuff we mix with Black Seal rum, for the imfamous "Dark n' Stormy. May not cure the problem, but sure takes your mind off of it for a while.
That's interesting. Just down the road a half day from me is Bundaberg where the famous brewed ginger beer, non-alcoholic, is made (very nice) and also made in the area is the famous Bundy Rum. Sounds only natural that the rum should go in the ginger beer but I have never tried it. Sounds like an experiment is needed (All in the cause of trialling sea-sick remedies).
__________________

__________________
troppo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 18:49   #32
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Florida
Boat: Tartan 37
Posts: 63
A slice of lime and some ice and you have it made. Cheers!
__________________

__________________
IrishLass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 18:55   #33
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NW BC Canada
Boat: Dufour35 1982
Posts: 779
Images: 5
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

I was a sufferer big time, tried everything didn't work for me. As soon as I went below I was toast. Read about some drug, SA navy found by chance stopped seasickness. Ats and Lats mag. Long name have them on the boat still. Not just me but many crew etc have tried them. No one has got sick. What is best, no side effects. You can also use them once you start to feel bad.

Can't remember the name, bloody long one. Will dig out if you are interested.
__________________
NorthPacific is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 19:04   #34
CF Adviser
 
Bash's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: sausalito
Boat: 14 meter sloop
Posts: 7,260
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

When Newbs ask what they can bring for a daysail, I always tell them to bring Ginger Snaps. I tell them it's the only cookie allowed aboard.
__________________
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
Bash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 19:26   #35
Registered User
 
Nusailr's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 42
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

Used to get sick all the time, and I was on a steamer out of Newport,RI. A 2100 destroyer. I dealt with it for almost 2 years; then one day I got sick in Narragansett Bay and pinpointed the cause,The grapefruit juice I'd had at breakfast. I didn't know about the ginger thing then, but I keep some at all times now 'cause i like it. I could se where it would have a soothing effect. While i am prone to seasickness, I see lots of others have the same problem.
i don't care, being out on the ocean with those waves so big the rest of the squadron would disappear when you were in the trough. Made you feel so small and yet the might of it made me so happy to be there. I miss it.
__________________
Nusailr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 19:27   #36
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Florida
Boat: Tartan 37
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorthPacific
I was a sufferer big time, tried everything didn't work for me. As soon as I went below I was toast. Read about some drug, SA navy found by chance stopped seasickness. Ats and Lats mag. Long name have them on the boat still. Not just me but many crew etc have tried them. No one has got sick. What is best, no side effects. You can also use them once you start to feel bad.

Can't remember the name, bloody long one. Will dig out if you are interested.
Yes....would love to know the name. Thanks.
__________________
IrishLass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 19:35   #37
Registered User
 
callmecrazy's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Boat: Tartan 30
Posts: 1,548
Images: 1
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

I once heard an old school Navy guy say he used to stick an earplug in one of his ears to prevent/cure sea sickness. He said if you're right handed put it in your left ear, or vis-versa.

Anyone ever heard of this?
__________________
My Blog
callmecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 20:11   #38
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,967
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

As mentioned before - you have to experiment with sea sickness cures. Expect to try four or five before you find the best one for you.

John Neal gives one of the best guides to seasickness. While I was at first skeptical, I have bought onto his claim that dehydration (and associated electrolyte imbalances) makes sea sickness much more likely. Drink a lot of water (not alcohol or caffeine) before leaving. Adding a vitamin mix to the water helps.

Here's Neal's guide:

Mahina Expedition - Offshore Cruising Instruction

Carl
__________________
CarlF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 20:46   #39
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rockhampton, Australia
Boat: No boat, looking again.
Posts: 346
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarlF View Post
As mentioned before - you have to experiment with sea sickness cures. Expect to try four or five before you find the best one for you. . . ..

Carl
Hi Carl, I will have to try that. Four or five or more glasses of rum and ginger beer and work out when I stop getting sick. Or maybe it is work out when to stop before getting sick.

My sister tried one of those wrist band pressure point things (no batteries) and she only bought it out of desperation before a plane flight. She was quite skeptical. Now she is a convert. My wife has now tried it and thinks it does have some effect. My sister said she does not care if the effect is only placebo, sure beats throwing up.
__________________
troppo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 21:14   #40
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: victoria.australia
Boat: savage,oceanic.42ft.
Posts: 7
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

Before starting a sea passage,a mug of hot tea with slices of fresh ginger, a dry biscuit and off we go. 2 hours later, coffee and eggs on toast.
__________________
PK ACROPORA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 22:12   #41
Registered User
 
READY2GO's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida Keys
Boat: 1978 Marine Trader 36
Posts: 310
Images: 2
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

My wife used the ginger tabs from a vitamin shop the other day. She said her sickness was gone in about 15 minutes. About 5 hours later she started to get sick agin, took another one. It was gone. She is a beliver now. Best of all no side effects.
__________________
Once a sailor now living on the dark side.
www.mikeandsharondunsworth.blogspot.com
READY2GO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 22:41   #42
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Auckland NZ
Boat: Stevens 47
Posts: 240
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

The BEST cure for seasickness is to stand under a really big tree.....works a charm.....
__________________
To incident I am prone...
Cast me out and watch me skip along.....
Rangiroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2011, 13:46   #43
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern California
Boat: Usually Hunter 32'
Posts: 13
Images: 2
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

Alright - SO...I bought the following:

1. Ginger chips;
2. Ginger candy;
3. Fresh Ginger;
4. Ginger Gum;
5. The "Psiband" (Wrist band); and
6. Prescription patches.

I went out this last Saturday and it wasnt extremely rough or anything, but it was definitely enough to get me sick if I didnt take anything.

I woke up 2 hours before my sail and ate half a dry bagel (boring!) and a couple of the ginger chips/ginger candies. Just before getting on the boat I put the band on my wrist (tighter than recommended) and crossed my fingers. I was prepared with a pocket full of Dramamine JUST IN CASE...

I am SO happy to say that either the ginger or band (or a combination of both) worked just fine for me! I would still get a small hint of nausea here and there, and when those hit I would just pop in a piece of the ginger gum - which would work GREAT.

I cant say that I'm 100% nausea free, but I can say that I'm 95% better off with only these natural remedies. I am going to try the 72hr patch (behind the ear) just to see what sort of effect it has on me!

Hopefully you others out there who suffer from this find some relief as well!

(I bought the ginger candies/chips from a local Japanese market and I bought the ginger gum/psiband online - Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more)

CHEERS!
__________________
___________

AZ
Zartarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2011, 13:53   #44
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Florida
Boat: Tartan 37
Posts: 63
Re: Ginger to Cure Sea Sickness

That is great news AZ. I am so glad that you did well. Thank you for sharing your results. I hope you continue to have such good results.

D
__________________

__________________
IrishLass is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sea sickness

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies ChristiGrab Provisioning: Food & Drink 4 05-05-2011 22:57
Sea Sickness oldmotherreily Health, Safety & Related Gear 16 11-11-2009 22:00
Sea-Sickness: Mono vs Cat BlueSovereign General Sailing Forum 43 02-08-2009 15:15
sea sickness freetime Seamanship & Boat Handling 71 12-11-2008 23:08



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.