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Homeopathic Remedies for Travel

Homeopathic Remedies for Travel

Homeopathic remedies are perfect travel companions, as many remedies can be taken for more than one condition. The following range of remedies should cover most common eventualities. Another advantage of taking a “Homeopathic Travel Kit” is that the remedies can be taken by the whole family. You can purchase ready made kits from the homeopathic pharmacies, or you can assemble one yourself. The remedies below can be taken every 15 minutes, for up to 6 doses,  then four times a day. If the condition persists, you may need to get medical help. Chamomilla is a very good remedy for restlessness and irritability, which is often the case with young children on flights. This can be due to the pressure changes which causes ear ache. Chamomilla is one of the main remedies for treating this type of ear ache. Arnica and Cocculus are excellent natural remedies for preventing jet-lag. This remedy should be taken in the 30c potency and ideally a dose should be taken before departure and repeated every four hours during the journey. A dose should also be taken after the journey. Apis. This remedy can be though of as a “homeopathic antihistamine”. It is very effective for insect bites and stings. Apis is also a very good natural remedy for the treatment of urticaria and hives. This remedy can also be taken for sunburn. Apis should be taken at the earliest sign of a bite or rash in the 30c potency. This remedy can also be combined with Histamine 200c for added benefit. Arnica is the number one homeopathic remedy for the immediate relief from injury. This natural remedy reduces bleeding, inflammation, bruising and promotes healing. Arnica should be taken in the 200c potency at the earliest sign of an injury. Arsenicum Alb is the main remedy for food poisoning. This remedy is indicated when there is vomiting and diarrhoea which is accompanied by chilliness and reslessness. The abdominal pains may be described as cramping and burning. This remedy should be taken in the 30c potency. Belladonna is a very useful remedy for travel. It is a very good remedy for mild sunburn, sunstroke, fever, sore throat and ear aches. An indication for this homeopathic remedy is that the symptoms...

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Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) has had a major gain in popularity in recent years. This is mainly due to its versatility as it can be used to treat many health conditions as well as maintain good health. Many people take a bottle with them when travelling abroad. GSE is made from a mixture of the seeds, pulp and the inner white rind of grapefruits. These ingredients are purified and mixed together to form a liquid that can be taken orally or applied externally to your skin. GSE should never be taken orally undiluted. The general dose is 4 to 10 drops in a full glass of water or juice (approx 200mls) up to three times a day.It is always better to start with a low dose and build it up slowly. This supplement should be taken one hour before or two hours after meals. If you are applying GSE on your skin or nails, you can apply it undiluted. Always check the specific instructions on the bottle before using. Health Benefits GSE has many health benefits. GSE has a strong antibacterial activity. It has been shown to be effective against bacteria, viruses and funguses. This health supplement is regularly taken by people travelling abroad, to prevent gastric illnesses. I always recommended GSE to people who travel to India, as prevention to getting traveller’s diarrhoea and food poisoning. If you are travelling abroad, you should take ten drops in a bottle of water every day. This will help to kill any bacteria that you may digest through food, water and air. One of the main differences between conventional antibiotics and GSE is that GSE does not affect the healthy and beneficial gut bacteria. Remember, that most of the bacteria in the gut are actually healthy and essential for good health. Many doctors around the world also prescribe GSE for Candida infections. Candida, also known as thrush, is affecting more people than ever. The general symptoms are constant tiredness, irritability, intense sugar cravings and mood swings. GSE can be taken to ward off colds or flu symptoms. If you think that you are coming down with a cold, take 10 drops of GSE in a warm drink and repeat every three...

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