Headaches are one of the most common ailments people face on a daily basis. There can be many causes ranging from stress to restricted blood flow to serious medical conditions. Fortunately, most headaches are simple tension headaches and there are many herbal remedies that can give you quick relief.
There are herbal remedies for headaches from virtually every medical philosophy including Chinese herbal medicine, Ayurveda medicine (the traditional medicine in India), and homeopathic and herbal medicine.
Ginger is a common herbal medicine used in Chinese medicine and is recommended to treat headaches. You can eat a small piece of fresh ginger or drink a ginger tea. You should be able to buy ginger in almost any health food store and many regular grocery stores.
If you want to try Ayurveda herbal remedies for headaches, there are two commonly used treatments. The first uses warm mustard oil on a cloth. You apply this compress to your forehead to relieve pain. The second method is to put some coriander seeds in boiling water. You then inhale this coriander seed steam. This can help alleviate sinus related headache pain.
A popular homeopathic herbal remedy for headaches is warm tea made from peppermint, chamomile, or rose hip. These can be helpful in relaxing way a tension headache. You may also try valerian root which can be taken in capsules or as a tea. This one can make you drowsy though so be careful the first time you take it.
Let’s close with a couple very enjoyable herbal remedies for headaches taken from the Aromatherapy philosophy of medicine. The first is to use lavender oil. You can rub it into your temples (or have somebody else do it for you) or put a couple drops at the base of your nose. The relaxing effect of lavender can relax away your tension headache. Another aromatic remedy is to take a hot bath using relaxing scents like lavender or chamomile. These remedies can be part of your everyday relaxation routine even if you don’t have a headache.
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Use some or all of these herbal remedies to ease away your headache pain.
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