One of the worst things about travel is the Jet Lag that accompanies that. One of the best remedies for jet lag is Cocculus indicus. I have seen it work first hand for my husband who travels a lot for work and for my son.
Two years ago the family went on a vacation to Spain and Portugal. After finally getting to sleep, my youngest son woke up in the morning and did not feel good. He was nauseous and didn’t feel like eating at all. We had a car trip scheduled from Madrid to the Algarve. It did not look good for my son.
Cocculus is a remedy for fatigue from travels and loss of sleep. An accompanying symptom is nausea. Cocculus is a motion sickness and morning sickness remedy as well. My son had all those symptoms, plus, he refused to talk. He just wanted to sleep.
Just a few minutes before we packed everything into the car I gave him a dose of Cocculus. Twenty minutes into the car ride, he started talking and didn’t quit for hours. The remedy helped save the first few days of our trip. When we arrived, he slept well.
Arnica montana also helps with jet lag and exhaustion. If you take a dose when you arrive or when you start to feel tired, it can give you a second wind to make it until bed time in your part of the world.
If traveling for business and you find yourself thinking of business issues while not sleeping, Nux Vomica would be a good remedy to try.
Another option for dealing with Jet Lag is to use an Australian Bush Flower Travel essence. You can either put the drops or the creme on once an hour while traveling. My oldest son used it when he went to China with my husband. It worked very well for him. He used it, my husband did not (he took nothing) and he recovered from his jet much more quickly than my husband did.
For more Homeopathy and Travel tips, read the blog all week. PS, I know this is yesterday’s post!