There is a most astonishing resemblance between seasickness and the proving of Tabacum. I have always guarded myself against routine practice and advised everyone else to keep away as far as possible from routine practice, but a great many times I have been consulted, where without any symptoms at all, somebody will tell me, “Every time I cross the herring pond I get sick. Cannot you send me something?” And I have had some most astonishing results from Tabacum used for seasickness in a routine manner, without any symptoms.
One man in particular I know, who had crossed the ocean a good many times, having a business office in New York and one in London. He always dreaded to go. He said: “I am sick from the time I go on the boat until I get off. I can eat nothing. I do nothing but vomit and vomit food from one end of the trip to the other.” His fortune is invested in such a way that he needs to go two or three times in the year across the ocean. Now I provide him with the infallible protections, and when he gets out and feels his dizzy spell coming on he takes his powder and lie. He can take his meals all the way over. The one powder has always done it, and he keeps on hand some powders of Tabacum 70 m.
I have used it many times for the sickness from riding in the cars. You can understand the Tabacum sickness if you will get on the rear end of a boat and watch, the waves as they go away from the vessel. The boat goes up and down, and pretty soon the stomach goes up and down and everything goes up and down. Well, sitting at a car window and watching the scenery is the car goes along produces a similar deathly nausea. Tabacum often relieves this nausea from riding in a train. Petroleum and Cocculus sometimes helps seasickness, but Tabacum is a broad remedy that seems to cover most of the symptoms.