Airports are not the most comfortable places, but for many of us who have to travel, they are a necessary evil. We start a trip by spending hours in close proximity to crowds of people in a sealed and frequently overheated atmosphere without fresh wholefood, fresh air or fresh water, and then step aboard an aircraft which offers a similar environment in miniature.
The ban on smoking has helped to lower the levels of air pollution but even the healthiest immune system can take a battering. Whether you are a regular traveller or planning a visit to friends or family overseas, it would be wise to take Echinacea.
If your travel involves long distances, crossing time zones, you’ll face jet lag. Avoid alcohol intake on your journey and drink plenty of plain water to help limit the effects. However, it can be difficult to sleep at night. Alfred Vogel developed Valerian-Hops Complex – an ideal mix to help re-establish your sleep pattern. Its tincture form makes it quickly absorbed, quick acting and it is safe and non-habit forming.
New destinations can mean new foods. A pleasant experience no doubt but sometimes it is necessary to protect the digestive system. It’s worth having the prebiotics like Acidophilus to hand to help maintain a positive environment in which friendly gut bacteria can thrive. Should you fall prey to traveller’s tummy Tormentil, can swiftly cure diarrhoea whilst preventing further irritation. It is known to help expel parasites from the digestive tract, so if you have returned home with uninvited guests, take a course alongside a garlic supplement and some acidophilus.
Prickly heat is another holiday horror. We all know that we should be sensible in the sun, covering up with sunscreen, wearing a hat and long sleeves, but prickly heat can affect the most careful of travellers particularly in humid climates. The simple nettle, Urtica, will quell those itchy, red, bumpy skin rashes, without causing any side effects.
Other lumps and bumps can be caused by mosquitoes. Neem Insect Repellent is an ideal travelling companion. It contains Neem oil, a powerful but natural insect repellent, and is free of DEET and citronella. It is suitable for all the family.