A pleasant trip for business or pleasure can quickly spiral into a complete nightmare when sickness strikes. While the prospect should not cloud our joy of travelling, there are some easy precautions which can limit the impact of potential health hazards on a trip. A few simple remedies in your travel bag can save trouble. The below remedies can easily be bought over the counter at many online stores and high street shops.
Although the remedies listed below are good for minor illnesses they will not be able to treat more serious conditions and therefore whilst travelling a good travel insurance policy is fundamental to ensure any medical expenses you may encounter are covered if you happen to fall seriously ill. If you suffer from any medical conditions prior to your trip then it is always a good idea to buy a good medical travel insurance policy before you take off to account for these.
Charcoal tabs or capsules are an excellent remedy against bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, and other gastrointestinal ailments which may hit you while travelling. The charcoal sponges up the irritants on its way and provides quick relief for food-related stomach and intestinal problems. It’s a must-have on the road as well as at home, and it’s easily sourced over the counter. Make sure you observe the daily dosage recommendations on the package!
Much has been made of the health benefits of garlic, and for a good reason: this pungent little fellow is a potent antimicrobial and antifungal agent without any chemical additives. You can harness most of its beneficial properties minus the telltale smell if you source it in the form of tabs or capsules. Garlic is especially effective in the fight against yeast infections in various parts of the body.
Truly a super-root, ginger packs a powerful punch against inflammation, pain, and nausea. Candied ginger bites or chews are the best way to enjoy both its taste and its health benefits while on the road. A couple of nibbles will instantly ease motion sickness or other bouts of nausea. They will also help regulate your digestion and keep your stomach and intestines healthy while you journey.
A delicious and multifunctional natural product, coconut oil is a great source of healthy fats: just add a spoonful to your hot beverage of choice. Additionally, it will do miracles for your skin, whether you need to treat minor cuts, scrapes, or sunburns. It also works splendidly as a skin moisturiser.
Many populations around the globe suffer from various degrees of magnesium deficiency because of idiosyncrasies in the local environment. Bring magnesium tabs along and take them at the first signs of muscle fatigue, irregular bowel movements, insomnia, migraine, and other issues revolving around your nervous system. Magnesium will build up after a few days of regular intake and alleviate the symptoms.
Bring a bag of your favourite herbal teas to ensure you get the hot cup of refreshment and nourishment you are used to wherever you go. Peppermint soothes the bowel, chamomile packs a strong anti-inflammatory punch, and sage is great for clearing throat infections.
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