Published On: Thu, Dec 7th, 2017

Queen Elizabeth beats jet lag with this VERY odd technique

Queen Elizabeth II, 91, has travelled across the globe since taking the throne in 1952, becoming one of the most well-travelled royals in British history.

Her travels have taken her some places more often than others, with Canada being the most visited destination, whilst others such as Israel and Greece are yet to be visited by Her Royal Highness.

With a large amount of travel comes jet lag, something that plagues even experienced travellers.

The Queen has a unique way of beating jet lag when she lands after a long flight.

The longest-serving monarch uses two things to try and escape the grasp of jet lag.

According to The Independent: “For jet lag she takes homeopathic medicines and barley sugar.” 

Surprisingly, sugar is something that many experts recommend to avoid when trying to stave off the symptoms.

This is because it can cause a spike in blood sugar levels which will crash later, causing fatigue.

Homeopathy is often dismissed as “no better than placebos” according to the NHS.

However, there are rarely side effects from homeopathic remedies, as most are natural or extracted from plants.

Some remedies that are thought to help jet lag include those such as Arnica, used for pain or swelling due to sprains or bites, or Gelsemium, which is often used for asthma or breathing problems.

Doctors always recommend seeing a GP first before trying any homeopathic medicine in case it interferes with any other medication they may be on.

The Queen must also always travel with one particular item, for a rather morbid reason.

A black outfit for mourning must always be taken abroad in the case of a royal death.

Members of the Royal Family must also always abide by this rule, including Prince Harry and Prince William.

Queen Elizabeth was once caught out by this upon the death of her father in 1952, where she landed in London without the outfit and was forced to wait on the plane until one was brought to her.

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Queen Elizabeth beats jet lag with this VERY odd technique