I'd like to round out the Travel series with a few last tips. Below you'll find naturopathic remedies for travel-related conditions.Jet Lag: 1. Melatonin: 1-3mg 2 hours before you would like to go to bed.* 2. Exercise: 30 minutes each day, even while on vacation to regulate stress and help with sleep 3. Lavendar essential oil drops applied to the pillow or rubbed into the temples to help with sleep.
I also found this: the anti-jetlag diet. If you have time on your hands, there are some folks out there who swear by it.
Nausea/Motion-sickness: 1. Ginger: 6 capsules taken 1 hour before travel to soothe stomach 2. Candied/crystallized ginger: to chew/suck on during travel 3. Sea-bands: worn on the wrists, applies pressure to acupuncture points known to relieve nausea
Bacterial and fungal skin infections: 1. Fungal infections: topical application of Black Walnut (juglans nigra) 5-6 times/day plus vinegar wash 3 x’s /day—1/2 cup apple cider vinegar with 10 drops lavendar essential oil and 10 drops tea tree oil. Keep the area clean and dry. 2. Bacterial skin infections: External: • Make a strong tea of calendula officinalis flowers and apply as a compress to skin (after it's cooled a bit) • topical application of Black Walnut tincture (Juglans nigra) 5-6 times/day Internal: Echinacea tincture 30 drops 5-6x’s day *caution: do not take black walnut internally during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Urinary tract infection: 1. Parsley tea: simmer ½ cup of fresh parsley in 2 quarts of hot water for 5 minutes and drink over the course of 3 hours to flush the bladder. Caution during pregnancy—high dosages may stimulate uterus. Please talk to your Dr. or midwife before taking. 2. Unsweetened Cranberry juice: up to 3L/day with acute onset 3. Uva ursi (Bearberry) tincture: 90 drops 4x’s/day
*Always check with your health care practitioner before starting this or any other supplement.