If you're lucky enough to be jetting off on holidays, you should be excitedly counting down the days! But for some, the fear of travelling is real. And with the looming flight comes a wave of worry and anxiety. Fear of flying is just one of the travel concerns that pops up come summer holiday season here in Evergreen alongside the likes of travel sickness and tummy troubles. But don't let these woes get in the way of your trip. We've compiled the best natural remedies for travel so you can have a safe and healthy holiday!
Best Natural Remedies for Travel
Worried about flying? Dreading a bout of travel sickness? Freaked about catching a cough or cold on board? There are some easy ways to prepare for these travel ailments in advance. We've rounded up some the best natural remedies for travel so you're sorted in advance and can get yourself in to holiday mode.
Best Natural Remedies for Travel: Fear of Flying
Fear of flying is probably the number one travel anxiety issue. Fear of flying is a very common phobia and can be down to a number of factors. Things like lack of control, changes in air pressure and turbulence can all contribute to a fear of flying, especially as you age. Since most travel involves flight, it's not uncommon for these fears to interact with your ability to control your anxiety.
Australian Bushflower Emergency Essence
This essence aims to help you to cope better during times of stress or during a personal crisis. Australian Bushflower Emergency Essence can work on our emotional stress and that nervousness associated with travelling. This flower remedy would be an ideal choice to give you temporary comfort if you're severely stressed or panicked.
Best Natural Remedies for Travel: Travel Sickness
Families travelling with children are all too familiar with travel sickness and how debilitating it can be over long car journeys, ferry rides and even flying. Thankfully there are some natural remedies for travel sickness such as wrist bands.
Travel Sickness Bands
These acupressure Wrist Bands provide a natural means of reducing many forms of nausea such as sea sickness, travel sickness or upset stomachs. The bands are both washable and reusable and as they're drug free, there are no side effects. The bands work by applying continuous pressure on the wrist, preventing or relieving the feeling of nausea.
Best Natural Remedies for Travel: Digestive Function
Travel can play havoc with our digestive system from constipation and gas to diarrhoea. The stress of travelling, not drinking enough water (or drinking water that's contaminated), overeating or a shift in your usual schedule and eating habits can leave our tummies and bowels upset.
It can also exacerbate already existing digestive issues such as IBS, bloating, constipation and reflux. Sometimes it takes nearly the whole holiday to regulate and then we’re catching a flight back home again.
Jan de Vries Flower Essences - Bowel Essence
Jan de Vries Flower Essences - Bowel Essence is a very effective Flower Essence that may help you while travelling if your digestive system is sluggish, knotted or blocked. The tincture of flowers including Pine, Orange, Hawkeed, Willow and Bluebells. They may help maintain bowel function and comfort, helping you feel relaxed, cleansed and comforted while on the road.
Probiotics can also prove useful for upset tummies while travelling. Read all about the benefits of taking probiotics when travelling.
Best Natural Remedies for Travel: Airplane Illness
For those of us lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere exotic, it usually involves a long haul flight or two. So often customers complain that they board the flight feeling great but by the time they land at their destination, they can feel run down, with swollen glands or a sore throat.
The Journal of Environmental Health Research found that colds may be more than 100 times more likely to be transmitted on a plane than during normal daily life on the ground. So be sure to keep the airplane bugs at bay and include the following products in your carry-on luggage:
A Vogel Echinacea Throat Spray
Most pathogenic bugs on a flight will be inhaled from the recirculated air on board. The lymphatic tissue in your throat is usually the first line of defence from colds on board. Each spray of A Vogel Echinacea Throat Spray delivers Echinacea and Sage extracts directly to the painful and irritated parts of the throat. These herbal ingredients have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can also be sprayed into the air around your seat during the flight.
MooGoo Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel
MooGoo Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel is a natural, alcohol-free hand gel that kills 99.99% of bacteria. Our hands come into contact with a number of substances on board the plane, which enable bacteria to grow and multiply. Our inability to wash our hands as regularly during the flight can lead to a dangerous build-up of harmful bacteria which can spread by touch.
Use this gel generously while on board and it will kill bacteria while leaving your hands feeling lovely and hydrated thanks to its combo of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.
Please note, this blog is for informational purposes only and should not replace medical advice.
It’s always best to consult your doctor before taking any new supplements, treatments or remedies if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication.
Checked and updated: 30 August 2021