People ask all the time what remedies they should bring along on a trip. Obviously, it depends on the time of year, where you are traveling, what you are doing, etc.
The first thing I recommend is that you buy a remedy kit for traveling. This may or may not be the same kit you keep at home. If you can have them hand checked, that would be best. Many people I know replace the kits after they have been through an x-ray machine 8 – 10 times or so. On the other hand, I have used the same kit for many years and it still works.
Limiting it today to domestic travel, think about what could happen that would really ruin a trip. Injuries, colds, influenza to start with. A nice Homeopathy First Aid kit would be handy. Arnica would naturally be a remedy I would recommend you bring on a trip. 30C and 200C at a minimum. If you were to sprain an ankle, or sustain some other injury, it could really make a difference.
One remedy you may not think to bring is Ledum. Ledum is a remedy for puncture wounds. If you splash in the waves in Hawaii in your bare feet, you may step on a Sea Urchin barb. The first thing the locals recommend for this situation is to soak your foot in your urine. If you can’t stand the thought of that, take Ledum 30c, and ice the point of entry. You will probably have to take several doses of Ledum. You can take it as needed. Another handy use for Ledum is if you bite your tongue. People don’t think that as a particularly burdensome injury, but it can spoil your meals for a few days. Young children in a crabby mood because they can’t eat could hamper the merriment as well.
Sunny weather often equals sunburn. Obviously, Sunscreen is the best prevention. But if you forget to put some one or you miss a spot, there are a few good options. Calendula creme or ointment can help a mild sunburn applied topically as needed. If you get a serious sunburn, Causticum or Cantharis could also help.
I recommend that my clients bring along their constitutional remedy in a 30C. If you feel you are coming down with something, a couple doses of 30C of your constitutional remedy can help ward off a bug. If you don’t know what your constitutional remedy is, give me a call.
I would also recommend Bryonia and Rhus Tox as well. They are great injury remedies to follow Arnica. Bryonia is good for injuries worse from motion. Rhus Tox can help injuries that are worse on first motion but better on continued motion.
This won’t cover all situations that may arise, but it is a start.
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