I can tell you for certain that being adventurous and being prone to motion sickness is not a great combination. There are various OTC medications one can take for motion sickness, but they leave me drowsy. However, ginger just really fires me up and it has been proven to reduce symptoms of motion sickness.
Several studies have found ginger to be effective against nausea from seasickness and other motion sickness related conditions. Taking two capsules of ginger in powdered form can delay the onset of sickness about twice as long as taking the medication. Now that is super cool!
Why it worked remains a mystery, but I am happy to know this is one herbal folk remedy that works!