Are you cramming the last bathing suit and toiletries into your suitcase? If so, be sure to leave enough room for your Homeopathic remedies. They can save you from an otherwise spoiled vacation when you:
or a number of other mishaps that can rain on your parade. Here is a list of inexpensive remedies to be sure to tuck into your travel bag.
MERCURIUS SOL or VIV
Breaking them into 3 categories, Digestion, Cold/flu and First-Aid, will help to understand their importance. As a reminder, you need not have ALL the symptoms for the remedy to be the correct match.
ARSENICUM ALBUM is the number one ‘go-to’ remedy if you encounter tainted food, have dyspepsia, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or stomach pain.
You may be chilled or irritable. (Can also assist with hay fever with thin, watery discharge and asthma symptoms.)
NUX VOMICA is the best ‘hang-over’ remedy bar none. Very helpful if you have overindulged in rich or fatty foods, alcohol or other substances. Besides helping to settle your stomach, it can assist with a congestive headache.
ACONITUM addresses any type of shock or trauma. It is the first remedy to grab at the earliest onset of a cold or flu. For best results it is combined with Bryonia and repeated every few hours until there is improvement, then continue with just the Bryonia 2-3 times per day until the cold resolves.
BELLADONNA is the remedy of choice if there is quick onset of fever, flushing, congestion in the head, intense thirst, throbbing pain and even a sensitivity to light or noise. There can be marked irritability.
BRYONIA shows itself with fever, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, intense thirst, body aches and headache. Usually the person feels worse after eating or drinking. The stomach can be sensitive to touch and there is much dryness. (Dry cough)
GELSEMIUM responds to flu-like symptoms with overall body aches, weakness, shivering, stiffness and heaviness of limbs. The person may say they have chills up the spine. Pain radiates from head to neck and shoulders. There is an emotional component to this remedy. As a result, it can also be used for anxiety, fear, bad news and even stage fright.
HEPAR SULPH is delineated in red since it can be used as a substitute for antibiotics in many instances. It affects foul-smelling infections where there is pus, croupy coughs, otitis media, abscess, boils, toothache, sinus drainage that smells cheesy, coughs when chilled, rattling cough, worse in the morning.
MERCURIUS SOLUBILUS OR MERC VIV also comes to the rescue in times when you might otherwise think antibiotics. The differentiation is glandular. Sore throats or tonsillitis, swollen lymph nodes, fever at night accompanied by shivering, prolonged fever and trembling.
APIS is an amazing first-aid tool for insect bites, stings, sunburn, hives, irritated skin from allergic reactions, hay fever, beginning stages of boils, frostbite, and even inflammation of the mucus membranes.
ARNICA is by far the most widely used homeopathic remedy. It can slow down bleeding, bring down swelling, bruising, sooth painful muscles (especially after prolonged activity) move along the healing of sprains, assist in healing fractures, and it is also used in post-surgical situations. Basically everything feels better after Arnica.
HYPERICUM is the remedy for any type of nerve pain or nerve damage. The pain involves nerve endings or wound pain or even injury to the coccyx. Since it is made from St. John’s-wort, it is also useful to help balance fright and the effects of shock.
LEDUM is the number one remedy for puncture wounds of any kind, whether it be insect bites or injury. It can be used in swelling of joints that are cold to the touch, joint pain relieved by cold water and even aids in rheumatism.
RHUS TOXICODENDRON affects joint stiffness, swollen painful joints that feel worse on initial movement, but become much improved by continued movement. The pain and swelling is aggravated by wet and cold. It can also aid in swelling of the mucus membranes and fluid-filled rashes.
RUTA GRAVEOLENS is pain that feels like bruising all over, bone and tendon pain, ligament pain and stiffness, tendonitis, lumbago, sciatica, muscle pains and strains and even visual fatigue. The main characteristic that sets this remedy apart from Rhus Tox is that pain is worse by all movement, rather than better as in Rhus Tox.
This list may seem like a lot to take with you when traveling, but remedies are small vials that contain multiple doses. They take up very little room. This list of 14 remedies are the more important choices to bring along and save your holiday travels from disaster. They are a small sampling of available remedies.
If you, or a family member, has certain issues, such as motion sickness, or frequent UTI’s you may want to add other remedies suited to your personal needs. Feel free to post a question to the blog if you are looking for a remedy for a particular situation.
Homeopathic kits can be purchased on line. Buying in this way dramatically reduces the already low cost of Homeopathic remedies. The following is a link to one of my favorite travel kits. The picture shows a red box filled to capacity with remedies. However, the First-Aid kit comes with 15 remedies, leaving 10 extra slots for additional remedies. Also, these kits contain full 2 dram bottles, whereas many other kits come with very tiny vials that run out quickly.
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