Where could I find Ginger Candy for Motion sickness

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#1
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Hi,Iread on this wonderful thread that Ginger Candy/root is great for motion sickness. However, I've tried various store to purchase this item but I can't seem to find it. I looked at my local supermarket (Publix), CVS Pharmacy & Walgreens and I haven't been able tofind. Could someone give me some direction.

As always thank you.....

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I had been looking for some too. Trader Joe's had some candy, but I questioned the amount of ginger actually in them. I opted for ginger supplements-GNC has them. I couldn't find them at regular drug stores.
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walmart has ginger pills for a little under $4. 100 pills in the bottle.

i was watching MythBusters on discovery channel last night and they tried to find a cure for seasickness. ginger pills worked the best among the remedies they tested.
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Originally posted by Mari1023
Hi,Iread on this wonderful thread that Ginger Candy/root is great for motion sickness. However, I've tried various store to purchase this item but I can't seem to find it. I looked at my local supermarket (Publix), CVS Pharmacy & Walgreens and I haven't been able tofind. Could someone give me some direction.

As always thank you.....

Mari
Walgreens has ginger / ginger root pills and puts them in an ad 1 free with 1 every now & then. Note there are several different strengths of them.
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Originally posted by Mari1023
Hi,Iread on this wonderful thread that Ginger Candy/root is great for motion sickness. However, I've tried various store to purchase this item but I can't seem to find it. I looked at my local supermarket (Publix), CVS Pharmacy & Walgreens and I haven't been able tofind. Could someone give me some direction.

As always thank you.....

Mari
any bulk foods (candy) store or area in supermarket. It works, too!!
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Walgreens for ginger capsules, OR:

One of the only mass-produced candies on the market right now that has actual ginger extract in it (you can't have "ginger flavoring," it's the phytochemicals in the actual ginger that help your stomach) are ginger altoids in the gold tin.

It worked great for us!
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Stay away from the ginger candy...it makes you really thirsty. I swear by the ginger capsules...works like a charm!
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Thanks for the info on where to get ginger tablets and candy. In Alaska the tour ships that went out into the bays near Seward sold a canned drink that contained real ginger.

You can make a tea out of ginger by grating ginger root and then steeping in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Strain and drink, adding sugar or sweetner as desired. I'd thought about making some up and taking it with me.
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Very Strong Ginger Drink

Adapted from New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant

Warm in the winter for a great, soothing drink. Also good for an upset stomach. 6 C boiling water2 t whole clove1 C grated, peeled ginger root4 cinnamon sticks1 C sugarPour boiling water over other ingredients in a non-reactive container (such as a glass gallon jug). Let sit for at least one hour in a warm place. Strain in fine sieve or cloth. Store in non-reactive container in fridge. Serve cool or warm.
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My mother who gets violently seasick swears by the ginger pills. She's been on over 15 cruises and the ginger pills save her life. She has never gotten sick since taking them. Get the supplements, much better than the candy. Any drug store or vitamin store should have them.
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How does Ginger Ale work? When and how many ginger pills should one take to avoid sea sickness? Or is this something one takes after feeling a little queasy?
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Ginger Ale no longer contains ginger - just ginger flavoring. Doesn't do any good for seasickness.
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Ginger Capsules at Wal Mart & Target 100 in a bottle 550mg for $3.87 a bottle. A dosage is 2 capsules. Not a prescription but asked Pharmacist, she said some people swear by them.
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We took the Bonine at night and took a ginger pill in the morning with no effects of motion sickness. I picked mine up at Walmart.
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We have small children going with us. I figured the ginger candy will be better because I don't know if I could get them to swallow the capsules. I picked the ginger candy up at a health food store.
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Originally posted by ppaxton
We have small children going with us. I figured the ginger candy will be better because I don't know if I could get them to swallow the capsules. I picked the ginger candy up at a health food store.
If you open up the capsule, you can empty the contents into applesauce or pudding and spoon it to the kids. They might not like the taste of the ginger candy as it's very strong. They won't taste the tiny pellets that are inside the capsules. My doctor taught me that trick and it works great.