TRAVL got its name not only because we use it for the discomforts of motion sickness, but also because it is wonderful for alleviating menstrual cramps. It’s not going to solve the problem of menstrual cramps. It will get rid of them until another formula begins to tone up the female organ regions, so that the females don’t have such a terrible time.

One afternoon, one of my daughters came to me. She told me that she was having terrible cramps and needed something for them. When she said this, I immediately became judgmental, reasoning that my daughter had this problem because she had not followed my earlier directions. The father in me would teach her a lesson, and the compassionate herbalist would be stuffed in a corner. Shame, shame on me!

Nevertheless, that’s what I did. Knowing that ginger tea would help (but that it tastes really bad), that’s what I told her to take. Grimacing, she said “Oh, daddy, that’s nasty.” My response of, “That’s OK, it will help,” was the last thing we discussed about this particular matter.

Later, I overheard a conversation she was having with her mother. She was no longer in any pain, and she was quite excited about what she had done. Obviously, my lesson of, “It’s better to consistently take your herbs, than it is to drink nasty herbal tea,” had not been learned. When I asked her what she had done, she replied, “I took TRAVL, and my cramps went away in just a few minutes.”

Perplexed, I asked her why she took TRAVL. Her reply was, “I know that ginger tea is nasty, and I didn’t want to drink it, so I looked through your formulas and took the one with the most ginger in it. When the capsules opened up in my stomach, I felt this warm feeling flow over my cramping stomach, and the pain went away.”       In actuality, TWO lessons were learned that day. The father learned that he shouldn’t be an herbalist, and the herbalist learned, “Don’t let the father inside say anything.”

If I had had the same compassion, understanding and listening ear, perhaps that calm peaceful feeling that descends upon the physician in need of an answer would have been inspired with this question. I had never used TRAVL for that, but I have ever since.

TRAVL can also be used as a catalyst. Let’s say, for instance, that you are taking an herbal formula and you want it to work a little bit faster, or a little better; take one capsule of TRAVL with the formula. One is sufficient as a catalyst. If you are taking a handful of herbs, add some TRAVL. It increases the absorption, and gets the herbs into the system much faster.

This formula is also used for external bleeding, circulation, dizziness and hot flashes. TRAVL helps increase the body’s tolerance to heat. It’s also used for high and low blood pressure, nosebleeds, and for treatment of shock.

Traditional use of the contents: Ginger’s influence is slow starting, but has a high sustained level of action upon the circulatory system. Also used for nausea, cramps and dizziness. Cayenne positively influences the circulatory system, and helpful for dizziness, heart problems, and for both heat and cold tolerance. Peppermint Leaf has been used for pain, nerve disorders, headache and insomnia. Rosemary Leaf is used for circulatory problems, allergies, nervous   allergies, and pain and digestive pain.