A Simple Solution for Travelers with Tummy Troubles: Active Essentials

A must-have for any adventure, this portable sweet treat can help settle your stomach

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Sounds wild, but yet ginger is part of the same plant family as cardamom and turmeric.  With unclear origins, this plant only grows when cultivated; India is among the largest producers.  The candied version dates back centuries.

Our Experience: Health claims center on gastrointestinal relief.  Active Junky’s come to the rescue of tummy-troubled travelers in Ireland, Chile and Honduras, serving up three to four small nuggets of the candied form (a result of crystallized sugar syrup). Eating it raw is not convenient when traveling; look for organic options in any case.

Others Who Agree: A 2005 study in “Obstetrics and Gynecology” found ginger stepped in to minimize nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (a great test, we think).  A Thai medical journal tagged it in 2007 as comparable in motion sickness relief to Dramamine.

Our Recommendation: Purchase four to six ounces and give it a try, unless the sugar is a problem.  Keep stored in a zip-closure bag out of sunlight and high temps that dry it to a less-desirable state. 

Get it here: Prince of Peace 100% Natural Ginger Candy

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