The Traveler's Natural Medicine Kit: Easy and Effective Remedies for Staying Healthy on the Road

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• 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.
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About the author

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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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 1, 2001
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9781594775475
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Healthy Living
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This content is DRM protected.
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A collective endeavor by United Plant Savers, featuring America's most respected and well-known herbalists.

Contributors include Don Babineau, Tim Blakley, Mark Blumenthal, Jane Bothwell, Stephen Harrod Buhner, David Bunting, Richo Cech, Tane Datta, Shatoiya and Rick de la Tour, Ryan Drum, Doug Elliott, Steven Foster, Cascade Anderson Geller, Kate Gilday, Rosemary Gladstar, James Green, Pamela Hirsch, Christopher Hobbs, Sara Katz, Kathi Keville, Robyn Klein, Richard Liebmann, Brigitte Mars, Pam Montgomery, Nancy and Michael Phillips, Janice J. Schofield, Joanne Marie Snow, Deb Soule, Paul Strauss, Gregory L. Tilford, Krista Thie, Susun S. Weed, David Winston, Martin Wall, Matthew Wood.

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