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British Royal Navy Nausea Medicine

Medicine comes in many forms, but when you’re out to sea, rocking and rolling, the Brits stand by the one medicine they swear settles the stomach!

Nausea Medicine

Flu season is not pretty! Neither is nausea (ugh). That nasty flu bug seems to be knocking everyone over during winter and it is down-right ugly.

Royal Navy Medicine

My British hubby informed me that when the British Royal Navy would go out onto the rough seas, nausea was a way of life for many, or perhaps their total undoing.

But this is what he said was the medicine always given for illness at sea. I tried it and if you will please excuse my bleep in the video, I will admit it doesn’t taste great but certainly calms the tummy. So… here ya go!

Royal Navy Medicine
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British Royal Navy Tummy Troubles

While my hubby told me of this medicine that was tried and true for so many of the Royal Navy, he himself was never in the Royal Navy.

Hubby was… well, Special Branches in Hong Kong, working with MI-5 and MI-6. Stuff gets talked about, needless to say!

He was, though, a sailor in his own right. He sailed around Hong Kong for pleasure, during the thirty years he lived there. Waters there were rough and the need for aid to tummy troubles was often. (Sorry, but I grew up in Annapolis, another sailing capital of the world, and I only went on motor driven boats! (eye-roll!).

The words, was that the bitters, in the Angostura Aromatic Bitters, are what settle the stomach, while the gin delivers it quickly into the blood stream. And there ya go!

Ingredients Needed

  • Gin
  • Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Equipment Needed

  • Shot glass
  • Stir stick


Recipe by rdaumitCourse: UncategorizedCuisine: British



Simple medicine for tummy trouble, says the British Royal Navy!


  • Gin – 1/2 shot, London Dry, of course

  • Angostura Aromatic Bitters – 1/2 tsp


  • Mix in a shot glass. Hold your nose. Shoot it back!
British Royal Navy Nausea Medicine

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In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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