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When Summer Fun Gets Sidelined… reach for these remedies

Homeopathics

Arnica Montana – 1st remedy for trauma, falls, bruises, sprains and strains, muscular soreness, overexertion,  pain after dental work

Bryonia Alba – joint pain with swelling, slightest movement worsens pain, severe headaches that develop slowly

Calendula – sunburn, first degree burns, scrapes, rash

Nux Vomica – for indigestion, nausea, hangover, bloating, “heavy head” headaches, constipation, lack of sleep, nervous exhaustion from frantic pace, travel sickness

Rhus Toxicodendron – for poison ivy or poison oak; for sprains and strains from overexertion, joint pain or stiffness that is better after some gentle movement of the joint

Herbs

Rhodiola – for physical and mental fatigue and anxiety from prolonged stress

Schisandra – anti-inflammatory for colds, flu, digestive and chest symptoms

White Willow Bark – the “pre-aspirin” pain reliever – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic for pain, headaches, overexertion (caution for bleeding disorders or recent surgery)