Got a headache? Before you reach for the pharmaceutical remedy, why not look for a natural approach. Here are our top suggestions.
Okay, it is not a botanical solution but water is often the culprit with headaches. Dehydration is a major cause of headaches and a lot of other ailments. Properly hydrating can eliminate headaches, body aches, and a variety of other ailments, even Gout. Drink a few glasses of water and your headache may be gone in as little as 30 minutes.
Peppermint is a cross between spearmint and water mint and it grows all over North America. You can use Peppermint leaves and essential oils to treat headaches and a number of other ailments. A simple application to the forehead or remple may be all that is needed to ease your symptoms.
A tropical Asian plant that has been used in herbal medicine for thousands of years. It is a powerful anti inflammatory and has been proven to be nearly as effective as prescription drugs without side effects.
- Coriander Seed
Another herb that has been used for thousands of years. It has traditionally been used by pouring hot water over fresh seeds and inhaling the steam.
- Lavender Oil
Sweet smelling Lavender might be the cure you are looking for. t is used by breathing in the oil or applying it to the temples during a headache or migraine. Use caution with Lavender oil as it can be toxic if improperly used. orally at high doses.
The oil from Rosemary can be inhaled or applied topically or the leaves can be ground and capsulized. Headaches are just one of its suggested uses. It also has antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.