Herbal Tips for Healthy Traveling

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<p>Summertime is the season for weddings, vacations and family reunions. This can mean lots of traveling. But for me, the stress of traveling, along with unhealthy eating and germ-infested airplanes often leaves me exhausted or sick.</p>
<p>Try these tips to stay healthy while traveling this summer.</p>
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<strong>Use herbs to stay healthy while traveling.<br />
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<b>Traveling Problem #1: Jet Lag</b>
<p>The symptoms of <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/health/traveling-down-that-road-feeling-fine.aspx?page=4″>
<font color=”#800080″>jet lag</font>
</a> – fatigue, irritability and disorientation – are caused by your body trying to reset its internal clock to a different schedule.</p>
<p>Try to avoid jet lag by staying hydrated and flying during the day, if possible. Once you arrive at your destination take a walk and try to go to sleep on your local schedule. The next morning, get as much sunshine as possible. Sunlight works to reset your biological clock.</p>
<p>Also try <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/health/adapt-to-stress-with-herbal-adaptogens.aspx?page=2″>
<font color=”#800080″>eleuthero</font>
</a> or melatonin to prevent jet lag. Take ½ to 1 teaspoon of eleuthero liquid extract three times a day, three days before traveling and three days after the flight. Or take a 1-mg tablet of melatonin one hour before bed for several days after your arrival.</p>
<b>Traveling Problem #2: Motion Sickness</b>
<p>Try <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/health/traveling-down-that-road-feeling-fine.aspx?page=4″>
<font color=”#800080″>ginger</font>
</a> to combat nausea associated with motion sickness. Take 500 to 1,000 mg of powdered ginger 30 minutes before traveling, followed by 500 mg every couple of hours. Or chew on a yummy piece of crystallized <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/natural-health/zest-up-your-palette-with-ginger.aspx”>
<font color=”#800080″>ginger</font>
</a> as needed.</p>
<b>Traveling Problem #3: Colds and Flu</b>
<p>Traveling can mean coming into contact with lots of germs. Take preventative measures such as washing your hands regularly and eating healthy.</p>
<p>If you still start feeling sick, try <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/health/traveling-down-that-road-feeling-fine.aspx?page=4″>
<font color=”#800080″>echinacea and elderberry</font>
</a> extract. This can help prevent and treat respiratory infections. Echinacea boosts the immune system and elderberry disarms virus cells. When you first feel yourself starting to get sick take ½ teaspoon of echinacea extract and ½ teaspoon of elderberry extract five times a day.</p>
<p>Also try to amp up your <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/herb-profiles/a-few-of-my-all-time-favorite-herbs.aspx?page=3″>
<font color=”#800080″>garlic</font>
</a> intake to boost your immune system before traveling.</p>
<p>What are your tips for staying healthy when traveling? Leave me a comment and tell me about them!</p>

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