Ginger in almost any form is excellent for nausea and vomiting, whether the nausea stems from something as simple as motion sickness or as a side effect of medications.
Fresh ginger root, available in the produce section of grocery stores and markets, can be prepared as a liquid decoction. It can also be taken in other forms:
- Cover a 1-inch slice in water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Ginger is also available in health food stores as a liquid; a drop or two can be added to tea or other beverages.
- Crystallized ginger, available as a cooking spice, is another option. A small piece can be nibbled at the first sign of queasiness, offering an easy and convenient dose form.
- Zingerone, a compound found in ginger root, seemed to have a protective effect on dopamine-containing neurons in a study done in Japan using a mouse model of PD (Kabuto H 2005).