Recirculating air and everyone’s in-flight nasties – eek! For a bug blitz, aromatherapist Jennifer Tillet suggests an air spritz with a mix of essential oils with anti-viral, air-purifying properties, like peppermint and eucalyptus. You could mix them yourself, or try Earthsap Peppermint and Eucalyptus Air Freshener, R42,99 for 150ml, wellnesswarehouse.com
Prevention is better than waiting to be felled by bugs when you’re away. Ramp up good gut bacteria by taking probiotics a week before you travel, and then every day while you’re away. Try Ultima Probiotics Plus, R85 for 60 tablets, ultima. co.za
Try this neat prevention combo
4 Take a supplement with horse-chestnut herb, red vine leaf extract, and butcher’s broom root extract to improve lower-limb circulation.
Venavine Intensive Capsules, R165 for30 capsules, nativa.co.za 4 Move around every 15 to 30 minutes, if possible. While sitting, lift feet off the floor and rotate regularly. Do heel- and toe raises with feet flat on the floor – do both 10 times, every 20 minutes. Also, raise your leg, while your knee is bent, and tense thigh muscles – 20 to 30 times per leg.
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