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Weleda’s Travel Health Heroes
Thea Euryphaessa rounds up natural and holistic travel essentials from Weleda
When you’re away on holiday, especially abroad, it can be difficult to find the remedies you usually use for all those minor mishaps, so it’s worth being prepared by packing a few summer health essentials. Holistic healthcare brand Weleda have a whole range of handy-sized remedies – made from 100% natural ingredients – so you can cope with common ills and spills that could potentially spoil a well-earned break. So pack up your troubles with these great travel health heroes:
Air travel is famously dehydrating. Combine that with hotel air-conditioning or chlorinated swimming pools and you’ve a recipe for a dry, sore nose that will be more susceptible to pollens, dust, and other irritants. I swear by Weleda’s Rhinodoron Nasal Spray as it helped me survive this year’s hayfever season without so much as a sneeze. It contains organic aloe vera gel for a long-lasting moisturising effect to soothe stuffy or irritated nasal passages. Highly recommended, this is one of my holistic health and beauty heroes.
It can be difficult to avoid travel sickness and stomach upsets on holiday. A simple change of diet or the anxiety and disruption of the journey can cause mild tummy troubles and holiday misery. This remedy is made from Melissa (Lemon Balm) to help settle the stomach and counteract the effects of too much rich food. Easy to take (try 10-20 drops in water every hour as required) it’s handy for travel sickness and nausea.
Made with extract of Urtica urens and natural anti-inflammatory Arnica, this little pump-action spray provides relief from insect bites and helps soothe irritation and swelling; ideal to pack in beach bags and knapsacks, or take on summer picnics and day trips.
Weleda’s Calendula Lotion is great for bathing grazed knees if your family enjoy biking holidays or exploring outside. Or try their natural antiseptic Calendolon Ointment to soothe cuts and minor wounds. Made from organically-grown Calendula known for its natural anti-inflammatory action, this ointment is a useful all-rounder to have to hand for any nasty little cuts from sharp objects hidden in the sand.
Holidays can be demanding times: windsurfing, climbing, hiking, or even carrying a heavy suitcase. Made from organic Arnica, Weleda’s ointment is specifically formulated to relieve muscular pain, stiffness, sprains and bruises, naturally. Rub gently onto any unsightly little bruises and they will soon fade away. I swear by this stuff – it’s been a bathroom cabinet staple for as long as I can remember.
The long haul traveller can find jet-lag a serious kill joy. Different time zones can play havoc with your body’s internal clock. Avena Sativa Comp Drops may help restore precious sleep patterns by helping you to wind down and relax when your body has other ideas. If trying to sleep on the plane, Avena Sativa Comp may help you to nod off. Try 10-20 drops in a little water half an hour before settling down for a sleep. Ingredients include natural sedatives Avena sativa (oats), Passiflora and, Valeriana.
The above Weleda medicines are available from independent health stores and pharmacies. For mail order or for stockist information call 0115 944 8222 or visit the online store at www.weleda.co.uk
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