Is there anything you suggest to do before, during and/or after air travel to avoid this?
Q. Dear Terry, “Last year, I ended up with terrible head congestion and pain following our vacation. We are leaving for our annual “Spring Break” vacation this year and I am hoping to avoid getting sick again. Is there anything you suggest to do before, during and/or after air travel to avoid this?” — Amy D., Green Bay, WI
A. Dear Amy, I will share with you one of my personal favorites I like to take when I know I will be traveling.
I like to take a blend of eucalyptus and myrtle oils as I near my travel dates because they help support the sinuses. Eucalyptus oil helps decongest the sinuses, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and has been traditionally used to treat runny nose, cough, and sore throat. Myrtle essential oil has been well-studied and sold in Europe for more than 75 years. I suggest taking 1 or 2 softgels of this blend three times daily. If you are a little bit on the brave side and want to try my personal recommendation, take the softgel and allow it to melt in your mouth. This allows the fragrance of myrtle and eucalyptus to permeate throughout the lungs and nasal passages. While it is an intense flavor, I find it effective and invigorating. If you do not prefer this method, taking it orally will also be effective.
When choosing a formula, make sure it features concentrated plant oils that have been laboratory tested to accurately identify elements of their natural chemical composition. Unlike essential oils used for massage and aromatherapy, these plant oils are tested and “fingerprinted” based on specific molecular makeup, species, marker compounds, purity and safety for internal medicinal use. The extraordinary potency of these tested plant oils allows for relatively low doses, but very powerful health benefits.
Terry . . . Naturally