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Road Trip Remedies: Herbs to Treat Travel-Related Issues

Despite the current pandemic, your travel plans don't have to be at a standstill. Going on a road trip is a great way to get the family out of the house, and out in Nature. To help make your road trip the best it can be, here are a few of our favorite herbal essentials to help you tackle these common travel-related issues.

Supporting Immune Health While On The Go

Supporting your immune health is even more important these days. While you may be a pro at taking immune supplements while at home, many people let their healthy routines slip while on vacation.* Here are a few essentials that you can bring along on your journey to help you and your family stay healthy.*

Hand Sanitizer Spray

If soap and water are unavailable, hand sanitizer can help keep your hands clean while out on the road. Our Hand Sanitizer Spray is made with 80% organic alcohol, exceeding the CDC recommendation for hand sanitizer, to help reduce bacteria that can potentially cause disease.* With a delightful Lemon aroma, this hand sanitizer keeps hands smelling fresh and clean.*

Black Elderberry Gummies

Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Gummies

Our new Black Elderberry Gummies are perfect for immune support wherever you go, without sacrificing taste or efficacy.* Containing 462mg of Elderberry juice and concentrate, our Everyday Elderberry Immune Support Gummies contain the equivalent of six grams of fresh Elderberries per serving. With only three grams of natural sugar per serving, this is a great choice for daily immune support year-round.* Our GaiaKids® Everyday Elderberry Immune Support Gummies provide immune support with a delicious taste that kids love.* With 231 mg of Elderberry extract and concentrate and only one gram of sugar per gummy, you can feel confident giving these to your children.*

Quick Defense®

No one wants to feel bad on vacation. At the first sign of an immune challenge, turn to Quick Defense®, which combines two species of Gaia-grown® Echinacea with Black Elderberry and Ginger in a fast-acting formula to support a healthy immune response.* Take Quick Defense at the beginning of an immune challenge so you can stay feeling your best.*

Taming Tummy Troubles

One of the main joys of traveling is trying new foods. However, we do not always know how these foods and our digestion system will get along. Experiencing digestive upset during a road trip is the last thing someone wants to feel, especially if you aren't close to your end destination. To be prepared for potential tummy troubles, consider packing some of our favorite herbal formulas for digestive support.*

GI Feel Good

Gaia Herbs GI Feel Good Liquid Herbal Extract

Stressful situations can leave your stomach in knots. GI Feel Good can help to keep those butterflies at bay and maintain a calm stomach with a blend of Chamomile, Fennel, Spearmint, Catnip, Ginger, and Gaia-grown® Lemon Balm.*

Ginger Root

Ginger root is familiar to most people as it is a common spice found in kitchens and used in countless recipes. Beyond its culinary uses, it is regarded as the “universal medicine” (or “vishwabheshaja”) in Ayurvedic medicine due to its versatility. Many herbalists would say that if you only keep one herb on hand, it should be Ginger, as it has long been used as a natural option to help manage motion sickness and common stomach complaints.* Ginger Root, Certified Organic liquid extract provides relief from occasional nausea and upset stomach, so it is a great option to keep on hand during travels.* If you prefer a convenient capsule format for your travels, try Ginger Supreme, containing a comforting blend of two of the most widely revered herbs in Ayurvedic medicine — Ginger and Turmeric. This popular formula is traditionally used for supporting healthy digestion and providing relief from occasional nausea.*

Reflux Relief®

When you are traveling to new places, you want to be able to sample the local cuisine without worrying about digestive upset. Reflux Relief® is a must-have to have on hand for these occasions, combining Aloe, Chamomile, Marshmallow, Licorice, and Spearmint to help cool occasional heartburn and relieve indigestion.*

GaiaKids Tummy Tonic

When your kids see you enjoying new foods on your trip, they may want to try them out as well. Be prepared with GaiaKids® Tummy Tonic, which is a great-tasting, doctor-formulated blend of traditional herbs including Chamomile, Catnip, Fennel, Ginger, Spearmint and Gaia-grown® Lemon Balm. This formula supports comfortable digestion and provides soothing support for your little one's occasional upset tummies.*

Soothing Aches & Pains

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Whether you’re hiking up a mountain, biking around a new city, or simply walking further distances than you are used to, it's easy to overdo it on vacation. Experiencing occasional aches and pains during a vacation can make it challenging to keep up with all of the adventures you have planned. Turmeric is a great road trip essential to help keep you moving.* Here are two options to consider for your travels.

Turmeric Supreme® Extra Strength

Turmeric is our #1 best-selling herb and is a go-to supplement for many people to help them maintain a healthy, active life.* This golden root has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. With Black Pepper to aid in absorption, our Turmeric Supreme® Extra Strength helps reduce occasional inflammation due to normal daily wear and tear, so it is a great herbal aid to take on a new adventure.*

Turmeric Supreme® Pain

Driving in the car can be uncomfortable, especially when you are sitting in the same position for long periods of time. Turmeric Supreme® Pain combines Turmeric with Black Pepper, Devil's Claw, Ginger, Feverfew, Jamaican Dogwood, and Rosemary to support the relief of occasional aches and pains in times when you overdo it.*

Staying Calm & Carrying On

Getting on the road with family and friends can be stressful, whether you're driving five miles or 500 miles. On top of the typical travel stress, we now have additional stress from the COVID-19 situation. To help keep up with travel restrictions, AAA has an interactive map you can use to check the latest restrictions across the country related to the COVID-19 pandemic, so you know what to expect in each area. Another way to be prepared and help manage extra stress is with calming herbs.* Below are a couple of our favorites to help you relax and enjoy your travels.

Ashwagandha Root

Increased stress can leave the body feeling tired, and the immune system compromised. To stay feeling your best on your next road trip, it's important to support your body during stressful moments. Ashwagandha Root has been a revered adaptogenic Ayurvedic herb used for thousands of years to help the mind and body find balance and cope with stress in a healthy way, giving your body the extra support it needs on your next adventure.*

Calm A.S.A.P.®

Gaia Herbs Calm ASAP

During moments of heightened stress, it can be hard to focus and think clearly. Help stay calm with Calm A.S.A.P.®, our award-winning formula which combines Passionflower, Chamomile, Vervain, and Holy Basil.* This soothing formula provides stress support when you need it the most, helping you feel more relaxed and promoting feelings of tranquility.*

GaiaKids Calm Support

Just like adults, many kids feel nervous when traveling and staying in new environments. Developed by a Pediatric Naturopath, GaiaKids Calm Support Herbal Drops, feature a blend of herbs traditionally used to support a calm and relaxed feeling, to help your children enjoy their travels.*

Wishing You Safe & Happy Travels

No matter where the road leads, it's important to have the tools to keep you and your family feeling well. Adding herbal support to your travel routine is an easy way to help manage common travel-related issues, so you can keep exploring and enjoying the beauty of Nature.*