Traveling can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit stressful. You want to make sure that you are prepared for anything that comes your way! One thing that you may not have considered is bringing along some homeopathic remedies. These natural remedies can help you deal with any issues that come up while you are on the road. In this article, we will discuss how homeopathy can be your travel companion and help you stay healthy while you are away from home!
Traveling with Homeopathy
In addition to helping us adjust to change, homeopathic medicines can also help us deal with the symptoms of jet lag, as well as any excitement or worry that may be associated with the future. Additionally, a little travel kit requires very little space in luggage and contains good treatments for first aid and the treatment of minor illnesses.
Here are some helpful tips:
1. Make sure you’re prepared for the weather.
2. Be cautious in the sun.
3. Only eat food that has been prepared cleanly and safely.
4. If you’re unsure about the safety of local water, bring iodine tablets to disinfect it. Also, avoid using ice cubes as they may be made from contaminated water.
5. Mosquitoes bite during the day and while you sleep, so protect yourself with appropriate clothing and mosquito netting. Avoid infested regions by following these precautions.
6. Use mosquito coils and repellents.
7. Knowing first aid and being aware of the local dangers are both key factors in staying safe on your trip.
A key advantage of homeopathic remedies is that they’re easy to transport–something to keep in mind when traveling. Travel kits including these medicines are available at pharmacies, or you can ask your doctor for one before your trip. Homeopathic medicines are safe and usually have no side effects. They’re also small enough to take with you wherever you go.
Here are some travel-friendly treatments you might consider packing that address basic first aid and can assist nip common travel sickness in the bud before it begins to harm your trip.
Aloes and Podophyllum
Aloes can be used to treat watery stools, especially in beer drinkers. Stool characteristics may include mucus and debilitation, with a complete loss of power in the anal sphincter, followed by chills. If the stools are painless, greenish-yellow, almost gushing out from heat and alternate Podophyllum every 2 hours.
Arnica is perfect for treating immediate effects of injury and trauma, such as reduced bleeding, inflammation, bruising and shock. Additionally, it promotes healing and can be useful for jet lag relief.
Arsenic album is perfect for soothing an upset stomach from travel, as it calms vomiting and diarrhea while also reducing restlessness and anxiety. It can also help with the burning and cramping sensations that often come with acute tummy bugs. Plus, arsenic boosts immunity against Coronavirus infection.
Belladonna is used for sunburn/stroke, sun headaches, fevers, earache, and boils. Symptoms typically develop suddenly and can be severe. The afflicted area is frequently brightly red and sensitive to touch, with a throbbing pain sometimes included.
Borax can help alleviate the pain of mouth ulcers, also known as aphthae. These sores or blisters are typically red with a white base and can bleed when touched or during eating. They may also cause indigestion.
Carbo vegetabilis is ideal for those who faint or feel dizzy, as well as those in need of fanning. This can also help with indigestion, belching, and heaviness from simple foods. Carbo vegetabilis has been known to mitigate food poisoning caused by bad fish.
The leaves of the cocculus indicus (Cocculus indica) are used to treat jet lag and nausea caused by travel. The preventative dose is four to five pills before departure, followed by a repeat every four hours during the trip. It’s primarily used for seasickness, although it can be utilized in any ailment brought on by heaving motion.
Euphrasia eye drops
Euphrasia eye drops are a highly effective treatment for irritated or congested eyes caused by heat, dust, or chlorinated or salty water.
If your throat is sore from consuming cold or sour foods, Hepar sulph can help to relieve the pain.
For severe nausea, retching, and vomiting caused by an upset stomach, Ipecac is a good option. When the chest feels tight with phlegm, it can be given to children with wheezing coughs who are vomiting.
Ledum pal is a helpful homeopathic remedy for bites and puncture wounds. It can be used for insect bites or injuries where the area is red/discoloured or pimply with a nettle rash type irritation, and where the affected area is soothed by cold bathing. Ledum is also useful after Arnica in resolving bruises.
Nux vomica is a traditional medicine used to treat hangovers, overindulgence, and the ill effects of rich/spicy cuisine and/or alcohol. This covers retching, vomiting, constipation, morning headaches with intense irritability from the slightest cause, especially light and noise, and a significant aversion to cold drafts.
Pyrogen can be used to alleviate acute food poisoning and septic fevers. Coldness, chilliness, and sudden flashes of heat accompanied by sweating and palpitations are all common symptoms.
Rhus tox helps with stiffness from rheumatism, strains, sprains, and pulled muscles–usually after you’ve already exercised and then rested for a while.
Tincture of Hypericum & Calendula
Applying a tincture of hypericum and calendula to cuts and abrasions can help them heal quickly. These herbs are both antiseptic and promote wound healing.
More About the Authors
Essential Zen focuses on Homeopathy, which is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Those who practice it use tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals to stimulate the healing process. It was developed in the late 1700s in Germany and is becoming more popular in the United States. Our mission is to increase that popularity and help it continue to grow.
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