The Traveler's Natural Medicine Kit

Easy and Effective Remedies for Staying Healthy on the Road
By (author) Pamela Hirsch

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The Traveler's Natural Medicine Kit
Easy and Effective Remedies for Staying Healthy on the Road
By (author) Pamela Hirsch

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Pages : 176

Book Size : 5 x 7.75

ISBN-13 : 9780892819478

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : May 01, 2001

Format : Paperback Book

In this pocket guide, Pamela Hirsch shares her hard-won secrets for getting through your business or pleasure trips with an easy stomach and a calm mind. Using herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy, and supplements, the author shows you how to prepare a lightweight travel kit of remedies especially suited to your trip and your body's individual needs.
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About The Traveler's Natural Medicine Kit

• A compact guide to assembling a customized travel health kit with natural remedies for relieving many of the traveler's common complaints--from sore feet and jet lag to insomnia and stress.


• Offers a variety of simple but effective remedies, including herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy, and supplements.


• Provides specific advice for those traveling by land, air, or sea.


In this handy pocket guide, Pamela Hirsch shares her hard-won secrets for getting through your next business or pleasure trip with an easy stomach and a calm mind. Growing up in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, the author was exposed to different healing modalities at an early age and found that these time-tested techniques served her well during worldwide travel. The Traveler's Natural Medicine Kit provides gentle but effective help for a wide variety of common complaints, including sore feet, nausea, bug bites, constipation, jet lag, heartburn, headache, and stress. Drawing on herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy, and supplements, the author shows you how to prepare a lightweight travel kit of remedies especially suited to your trip and your body's individual needs. She also includes home remedies that are easily found in a local market or grocery store and simple exercises that can relieve discomfort. Whether you are traveling by land, air, or sea, this easy-to-reference book is a must-pack essential for your next trip.

Table of Contents

Table of content


Foreword by Shatoiya de la Tour

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Herbal Preparations

Teas
Compresses and Poultices
Oils and Salves
Tinctures and Liniments
Capsules and Syrups

2. Aromatherapy

3. Homeopathy

4. Flower Essences

5. Making a Traveler's Medicine Kit


6. Ailments

Abscesses
Allergies, Hay Fever, and Hives
Anxiety
Athlete's Foot
Bleeding
Blisters
Bloody Nose
Bruises
Bug Bites and Stings
Bunions 
Burns
Congestion
Colds and Flu
Constipation
Coughs
Cramps
Crankiness
Cuts, Scrapes, and Abrasions
Cystitis or Urinary Tract Infection
Dehydration
Diarrhea and Vomiting
Earaches
Eye Problems
Fatigue
Fever
Food Poisoning
Headache
Heat Exhaustion and Sunstroke
Indigestion
Insomnia
Itchiness
Jet Lag
Menstrual Cramps
Motion Sickness and Nausea
Muscle Aches
Pain
Poison Oak, Ivy, or Sumac
Sinusitis
Sore Feet
Sore Throat
Splinters
Sprains
Stress
Swollen Feet or Ankles
Trauma
Yeast Infections

Appendices
A. Children's Dosages
B. Resources

Glossary

Bibliography
Author Bio
Pamela Hirsch, owner of Rowan Mountain Herbals, has worked with medicinal herbs for nearly a decade. She is the coeditor, with Rosemary Gladstar, of Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Full of helpful hints from a seasoned traveler, this delightful compendium will prove invaluable for all those who love adventure and look first to nature for her cures and ready remedies."
Rosemary Gladstar, author of Herbal Healing for Women

"Pamela Hirsch's extensive experience as a world traveler and her deep knowledge of herbs have come together in this joyful and comprehensive guide book. She has done a great service for the health-conscious traveler."
Shatoiya de la Tour, coauthor of The Herbalist's Garden
Back Cover

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HEALTH / TRAVEL

“Full of helpful hints from a seasoned traveler, this delightful compendium will prove invaluable for all those who love adventure and look first to nature for her cures and ready remedies.”
--Rosemary Gladstar, author of Herbal Healing for Women

“Pamela Hirsch’s extensive experience as a world traveler and her deep knowledge of herbs have come together in this joyful and comprehensive guide book.”
--Shatoiya de la Tour, coauthor of The Herbalist’s Garden

Growing up in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, Pamela Hirsch was exposed to different healing modalities at an early age and found that these time-tested techniques served her well during worldwide travel. The Traveler’s Natural Medicine Kit provides gentle but effective help for a wide variety of common complaints. Drawing on herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy, and supplements, the author shows you how to prepare a lightweight travel kit of remedies especially suited to your trip and your body’s individual needs. She also includes home remedies that are easily found in a local market and simple exercises that can relieve discomfort.Whether you are traveling by land, air, or sea, this easy-to-reference book is a must-pack essential for your next trip.

PAMELA HIRSCH, owner of Rowan Mountain Herbals, has worked with medicinal herbs for nearly a decade. She is the coeditor, with Rosemary Gladstar, of Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs.

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