Jet lag or desynchronosis is an inconvenience of our modern age, where quick and fast modes of travel, have bought their attendant problems. Since the time zones over the world vary and as we cross continents faster than our biological clock can adjust, the discomfort the body experiences once we reach our destination is jetlag. The person experiences trouble adjusting to the new time zone, irritability, nausea, lack of appetite, drowsiness and lack of sleep.
About Natural Remedies for Jet Lag
Natural remedies are in tune with the needs of our body and strive to cure any condition in tune with the body’s natural rhythm. Natural remedies take the help of Mother Nature to form their various cures and mostly the humble kitchen cupboard and vegetables are a rich source of natural remedies. Their best advantage is that natural remedies do not leave any side effects, are easy on the purse and do not clog our body with unnecessary chemicals.
Do’s and Don’ts of Jet Lag Home Remedies
- Drink a good quantity of water on the flight.
- Get a good night sleep before taking a flight.
- If possible take a shower during a stopover.
- Try to get some natural sunlight. Be active even on the flight, move around, stretch or simply change positions.
- Ask for the Anti-Jet lag diet on board, usually a high protein diet.
- Remove restrictive footwear during the flight.
- Avoid travelling if you have flu or a severe cold.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol on the flight.
- Avoid oily and spicy food.
Home Remedies for Jet Lag
- An Epsom salt bath is quite beneficial for jetlag.
- Drink ½ cup water to which a few drops of rosemary oil have been added. After some hours drink valerian tea.
- Drink a cup of water during the flight every one hour.
- After reaching your destination apply sesame oil to your head and rub some on your feet.
- Drink a cup of milk to which a pinch of ginger powder and nutmeg powder has been added.
- Take supplements of vitamin A, C and E during the flight.
- Herbal teas like chamomile tea, peppermint tea help soothe nerves and aid the body to cope with the change.
- Aromatherapy and yoga also help to remedy jetlag.
- Breathing through a hot moist towel during the flight helps reduce dehydration.
- Once you reach your destination do not sleep for a long time, spend some time outdoors in the sunlight.
- Before boarding a flight eat a piece of ginger, follow up with a glass of water.
- Once you reach your destination, before going to sleep massage your face with almond or olive oil.
- You can also take Siberian ginseng as it offsets the effects of travel and boosts stamina.