Nobody wants their summer holiday ruined due to a sudden bout of diarrhoea or sickness. One of the best ways to be healthy on holiday is to strengthen your system before you go, by eating and sleeping well. High vitality means high resistance to illness. But, sometimes our lives are so hectic that by the time we reach our holiday destination we are stressed and exhausted leaving us more susceptible to infection. In this article, Jill Roarty, a Homeopathy Practitioner at Thame Therapy Clinic, offers advice on some homeopathic remedies that can help should you get ill whilst travelling.
Homeopathy offers a natural form of medicine and is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. It is used worldwide by over 2 million people to cure both acute & chronic conditions.
TRAVEL SICKNESS: Whether you suffer from car, boat or plane sickness, there is a great combination homeopathic remedy, that will help – Cocculus / Petroleum / Tabacaum 30c. Take 1 pill every 10 – 60 minutes depending on the intensity of the symptoms.
JET-LAG: Helios makes a combination remedy Arnica / Electricitas / Rad Brom 30c. Put a couple of pills in a bottle of water once you have passed security, and sip
DIARRHOEA & VOMITING: Though there are many homeopathic remedies for diarrhoea and vomiting, the number one is Arsenicum Album 30c. The clues that you need this remedy are that besides the diarrhoea and/or vomiting, you will feel weak and chilly, and perhaps a little anxious. If however, your symptoms are the result of over-indulgence with rich food and alcohol, then take Nux Vomica 30c: The hangover miracle cure!
INSECT BITES & JELLYFISH STINGS: Whether it’s a mosquito bite, a bee sting or some other insect bite – the number one homeopathic remedy for insect bites that become red, hot, swollen and itchy is Apis 30c. The two other important remedies are Urtica Urens and Ledum. Take in 30c. Apis and Urtica are also very good for jellyfish stings.
SUNBURN, SUNSTROKE & HEAT RASH: This combination remedy Belladonna, Cantharis, Sol and Urtica Urens in 30c potency is great for taking the pain out of sunburn, and healing the effects of sunstroke or heat rashas it’s good for any kind of minor skin burn or scald.
FEAR OF FLYING: If you are a nervous flyer, then the homeopathic comibnation remedy called Triple A (Aconite / Argentum Nitricum / Arsenicum Album could help.
HOLIDAY CONSTIPATION: The number one homeopathic remedy to take with you is Nux Vomica 30c. The other holiday constipation remedy is Lycopodium 30c. This is indicated if you have bloating, wind and despite a good appetite, seem to feel full after just a few mouthfuls of food.
SINUS PAIN WHEN FLYING: Sinus pain when flying can be extremely painful. The number one remedy for this is Kali Muriaticum 30c. Take one pill before take-off and one before landing.
Where to buy homeopathic remedies: You can order online from: Helios Homoeopathy .