It’s time. It’s time to get out of the house. Summer’s here, we have vaccines, and American’s are ready to trek across this beautiful land once again. Don’t let any of the ailments below slow down your road trip. Scientific studies show that these foods really do work, so if you’re looking for a simpler way to support your health this summer, check out our list of all natural remedies below. Keep your favs in the car for good rides and good vibes. ✌️☀️🛣️✨
All Natural Remedy for Pain😵
Did you know turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that may relieve inflammation and even arthritis pain? In fact, back in 2014 studies found that turmeric was just as effective as ibuprofen for the management of knee osteoarthritis! If you’re planning any hikes this summer, be sure to take this stem with you. It could be exactly what you need for those minor aches and pains.
How to Soothe Heartburn Naturally 🥵
DGL, (Deglycyrrhizinated licorice) found in a chewable tablet at most natural stores, has shown in studies to help increase the mucous coating in your throat to help with acid reflux. Chewing on some licorice after that greasy, local diner burger may help quell your heart burn!
Beat Fatigue While Traveling 🤕
When you’re sightseeing, the last thing on your mind is your water intake. But dehydration can cause headaches, dizziness, heat exhaustion, and fatigue, among other symptoms. Keep water in the car, in the Air Bnb, and in your day pack for everyone to help keep those spirits up. It’s a good idea to stop, stretch, and get a snack every few hours anyway! Experts say at least 2 liters a day will help keep you on track.
Reduce Stress the Natural Way 😲
Oh, the classic scene: Dad’s trying to drive in traffic, mom’s trying to give directions, and the kids are screaming in the back. It’s no wonder traveling can be stressful. This year, try putting a diffuser in the car and add in some lavender essential oil. It is widely believed that lavender aromatherapy can reduce stress. It might just be the trick to mellow out your trip.
Herbal Remedies for Nausea & Upset Stomach 🤢
For motion sickness on those curvy roads, ginger (turmeric’s cousin) is great. Similar to elderberry, ginger has been used for a very long time, and recent studies have shown that our ancestors were onto something. In one study experts gave sailors ginger and it reduced the intensity of their seasickness. If ginger can help sailors on the open ocean, surely it can help calm your upset stomach when the lead foot is driving. ;)
Natural Gas Relief 💩
It happens. You’re trapped in the car one road-trippy afternoon when suddenly you’ve got gas pain and indigestion. Most remedies will help you pass the gas to relieve pressure, but it’s a little inconvenient when you’re driving hours through the Heartland with your family of four. Another great natural option to soothe your stomach is charcoal. Charcoal helps reduce gas and bloating by trapping the gas molecules in the porous charcoal. Try it out! You can find charcoal tablets and capsules at your local natural foods store.
Treat Insect Bites with This Herbal Remedy 🦟
Tea Tree oil is good for so many things (and smells awesome), but one of it’s best uses is for insect bites. If you plan on traveling to the great outdoors this year, be sure to have some of this all natural remedy on hand. Being eaten by bugs is the worst, but tea tree oil can help get rid of your itchiness so you can get back to nature.
All Natural Immune Support On the Go 😷
No one wants to get sick on a road trip, that's why we suggest taking your daily dose of elderberry before, during, and after your trip. This 2016 clinical trial showed that travelers using elderberry from 10 days before travel until 4-5 days after experienced on average a 2-day shorter duration of the common cold and also noticed a reduction of cold symptoms. Taking Elderberry has been scientifically proven to help your body’s natural immune response. Don’t leave home without it this summer. Whether traveling by car or plane, our elderberry gummies will fit perfectly in your suitcase. If you need to stop to pick some up, we’re in stores across the country.
Grand Canyon, New York, Yosemite, DisneyLand, Alaska, New Orleans, Yellowstone, Seattle, Zion, Moab, Chicago, or your own backyard. No matter where you’re going this summer, we hope you enjoy it. Armed with your vaccine and these natural remedies, we hope you have a great vacation. Wishing you good health and good vibes all summer long. 😎☀️💜