Check out the Herbs for Travel Infographic below!

Traveling can be a stressful and exhausting task. When you are paying good money for a trip, you want to guarantee that you arrive at your destination feeling healthy and energized. Listed below are herbs that can help with several common travel ailments

Stomach Settlers

There are a variety of causes for an upset stomach. You can get motion sickness from a plane or car ride, or gastrointestinal issues from new food or anxiety. If your stomach is uneasy next time you are traveling, try these key herbs to help soothe that uncomfortable feeling. 

Chamomile – Alleviates indigestion and other gastrointestinal problems. Chamomile also soothes an upset stomach due to anxiety or stress.plants for travel

Ginger – Eases motion sickness, indigestion, and nausea. This herb can be taken in capsule or powder form or chewed as candied ginger. 

Peppermint – Drinking mint tea prevents motion sickness, and alleviates dizziness and nausea. Also, the scent of peppermint settles the stomach and soothes nausea.

Immunity Builders

The immune system protects against colds, the flu, and other viruses. During travel, the stress and exposure to germs weakens your immune system and your ability to resist illness. Try these natural herbs to build your immunity. 

Echinacea and Elderberry – According to Kirsten Hudson in the article “Herbal Tips for Healthy Traveling”, these herbs fight and treat respiratory infections. If you start to feel yourself getting sick, try Echinacea and Elderberry as a preventative measure.

Garlic –  While this herb is often used to add flavor in cooking, it is also great for boosting immunity. Garlic stimulates immune cells and the release of your body’s killer cells, which fight infection and viruses. Consume raw garlic to reap the most benefits of this herb.

External Injuries

When you are traveling, you are susceptible to light injuries, such as cuts, scrapes, bug bites, burns, and so on.  Be sure to add these natural remedies to your first aid kit before you set off on your trip. 

Aloe Vera –  Treats burns, cuts, scrapes, bug bites, rashes and punctures. 

Tea Tree Oil - Apply to infections, fungal rashes, insect bites or use as insect repellent. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to water and gargle for a sore throat. 

Lavender Oil – Treats minor burns and sunburn. Apply directly to the wound to quicken the healing and soothe the pain. 

Herbs for Travel Infographic

Sources:

Herbs to Build Up Your Immune System

Stomach Settlers

Herbal Travel Kit

Herbs for Travel

Herbal First Aid Kit

Herbal Remedy for Motion Sickness
http://www.livestrong.com/article/41423-herbal-remedy-motion-sickness/

Garlic: An Immunity-Boosting Superstar
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/garlic-immunity-boosting-superstar

11 herbs that ease common travel ailments
http://matadornetwork.com/notebook/10-herbs-that-ease-common-travel-ailments/

Herbal Tips for Healthy Traveling
http://www.motherearthliving.com/natural-health/herbal-tip-for-healthy-traveling.aspx

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