The anti-motion sickness mechanism of ginger. A comparative study with placebo and dimenhydrinate.

@article{Holtmann1989TheAS,
  title={The anti-motion sickness mechanism of ginger. A comparative study with placebo and dimenhydrinate.},
  author={Stephen Holtmann and Andrew H. Clarke and H. -P. Scherer and Margaret Hoehn},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={1989},
  volume={108 3-4},
  pages={168-74}
}
A controlled, double-blind study was carried out to determine whether nystagmus response to optokinetic or vestibular stimuli might be altered by some agent contained in powdered ginger root (Zingiber officinale). For comparative purposes, the test subjects were examined after medication with ginger root, placebo and with dimenhydrinate. Eye movements were recorded using standard ENG equipment and evaluation was performed by automatic nystagmus analysis. It could be demonstrated that the effect… CONTINUE READING