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Natural Illness Relief When Traveling
Friday, 27 February 2009
Picture of fruit Elizabeth at Go Green Travel Green posted a wonderful list of 11 common foods that can help you relieve sickness while on the go. The items on the list are everyday food items that can be found in most markets and many times will help your problem without having to resort to a local dubious remedy.

Her list includes the food and what the food item treats. Be sure to visit the Go Green Travel Green site for other great travel tips aimed at eco-conscious travelers.

1. Honey
It can be used to treat sore throats, aid digestion, quench thirst, and treat minor burns.

2. Chili Peppers
Most people know that a little spicy food can help ease congestion, but did you know that chili peppers also act as a mild pain reliever?

3. Rice
Rice is easy and very soothing on the stomach. Itís a good choice for travelerís diarrhea or constipation.

4. Onions (and related plants likes chives and shallots)
Onions have anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as an antibiotic and anti-viral. Try it to help with inflammation from bronchitis and lung disorders.

5. Lemon
Many people claim that lemons are great for treating headaches. Some recommend using the juice in a cup of tea, while others advocate using the lemon peel and placing it white side down (yellow rind out) directly on your forehead. Lemon juice can also be used as an antiseptic by placing it on minor scraps and cuts.

6. Mustard
Mustard acts as a decongestant and expectorant. Also, itís said to help with sore throats.

7. Cloves
Cloves are good for toothaches by reducing the pain and swelling. They naturally alleviate pain and act as an anti-inflammatory.

8. Peppermint
Drink peppermint tea to help with stomachaches. But peppermint also reduces tension and helps promote restful sleep.

9. Horseradish
Horseradish is good for digestive issues and treats constipation. It also boosts your immune system by helping the liver filter harmful substances.

10. Ginger
Ginger treats indigestion and acts as a mild pain reliever. Try some real ginger ale or take as powdered for pain.

11. Turmeric
Turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory and eases congestion.
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