Take a piece of fresh ginger, the size of your thumbnail, or bigger if you like your tea strong. Crush it, put it in a mug and fill with hot or boiling water. Leave it to steep for 5 minutes.
Fresh ginger is available at most grocers and Asian stores. Dried ginger powder has different properties and is not as effective. Similarly, ginger tea bags are not very effective.
Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 2 August 2010 at 17:28 348
YES Ginger is a natural motion sickness preventative. It soothes a queasy stomach and has no side effects. Start 12-24 hours before trip with some ginger powder or crushed fresh ginger in a tea, water or fruit juice. Repeat an hour or two before the trip. During the trip, try nibbling a slice of fresh ginger or crystallized ginger. Adding a little peppermint leaf with the ginger may be even more effective.