Friday, January 27, 2012

Herbalism: Herbal cures for headaches


There are many reasons people get headaches. A good idea is to be sure to drink PLENTY of water. I get headaches when I haven't been drinking enough water, or getting enough nutrition.

Helpful herbs:

These following herbs may be taken in tea form.

As a good base, I would try drinking chamomile or peppermint tea. Neither are known to be a pain reliever, but they are very calming. Feverfew (migraines), butterbur (migraines), passionflower, White willow bark (A fairly high dose), Black cohosh, The Chinese like to take ginger for headaches (Raw or in tea form)

Aromatherapy is also known to be very powerful. Rubbing a few drops of lavender oil on your temples, or a few drops below your nose is very calming. You may also try inhaling peppermint steam. Or take a bath in relaxing scents, such as chamomile.

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