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 start suddenly and are intense in nature. The pain is usually described as throbbing. Bellabonna should be taken in the 30c potency.
Ledum. This is the main remedy for bites and puncture wounds. Ledum works very well with Arnica for injuries.
Nux Vomica is the main remedy for overindulgence from rich or spicy food and alcohol. It is also a remedy for the symptoms of food poisoning. Nux Vomica is a well known homeopathic remedy for hangovers. This remedy is best taken in the 200c potency.
Pyrogen. This homeopathic remedy is important for food poisoning and general infections. This is a good homeopathic remedy to take if the other indicated remedies do not work, i.e if Arsenicum Alb is not working for food poisoning, you can take Pyrogen 30c. Pyrogen is also a remedy for fevers.
Sol is a good remedy to take for those who are prone to sun stroke and sun burn. You can taken this remedy in the 30c potency twice a day when exposed to the sun.
Arnica / Ruta / Rhus Tox (ARR). This combination remedy is a must have for a kit. It is very effective for general aches, strains and sprains. This homeopathic remedy is good to take after any strenuous physical activity to prevent muscle aches. ARR shoud be taken in the 30c potency.
The following creams should also be considered for your travel kit. These can be applied three to four times a day, and they are safe for the whole family.
Calendula & Hypericum. This natural cream is for general cuts and abrasions. It has antiseptic properties and can promote healing.
Arnica cream is an essential first aid cream that helps speed up the healing process from bruises that may arise after an injury or fall.
Natural cosmetic companies such as Weleda, Green People and Jason have natural sun blocks that help to prevent sun damage.