Herbal Remedies for Head Discomfort Part 1

When the body becomes out of whack, headaches and other discomfort of the sort may strike. In this day and age, sometimes an aspirin or other treatment doesn’t quite provide relief. Below you will learn a few remedy ideas on how to ease tension headaches.

Tension Headaches

Stress doesn’t make a tension headache feel any better and with the help of wood betony tea, you can create a relaxing combination of herbs that offers a strong painkiller and relaxant hailing from medieval times. It is suggested to slowly drink this tea.

Wood Betony Tea


30 grams of dried wood betony
10 grams of dried chamomile
10 grams of dried skullcap

1) Mix all of the herbs and store in a dry, airtight, container.

2) Place two teaspoons of mixed herbs in a tisane cup or small teapot.

3) Add freshly boiled water and let ingredients steep for five to 10 minutes. Strain.

Drink this tea by the teacupful every hour until the headache disappears.

Supplementary Treatment: In addition to the wood betony tea, one can also add two drops of lavender oil to a warm bath and take a relaxing soak. Also, you may place two to three drops of wood betony or lavender tincture on the tongue at the first sign of a headache. This is suggested to repeat this practice every 20 to 30 minutes while symptoms are persistent.

Additional Uses of Wood Betony

As one of the most popular medieval drugs, wood betony was at one time the treatment to cure anything and everything. Today, the aerial parts are used as a sedative, as well as a remedy for the digestive tract and system. With a tonic effect, circulation is enhanced with the use of wood betony. As a tonic, the elderly are also known to benefit from this remedy, especially when it comes to matters of the brain. High doses of wood betony are not recommended for women who are pregnant.

Additional Uses of Chamomile

When it came to sacred herbs, chamomile was added to a list of nine that the Anglo-Saxons looked up to. With a unique scent, chamomile has earned the nickname of “ground apple” from the ancient Greeks, as the flowers have been making soothing teas for many centuries. Chamomile is revered as an effective sedative, as well as calming agent for the digestive system. The gentleness of the plant is accepted by parents who are looking for a natural treatment for their children and even babies. Colic and teething pains are eased in younger patients. Insomniacs react well to the herb, as well as those looking for a way out of their skin irritations and other conditions.

Additional Uses of Skullcap

During the 17th century is when skullcap became a reality in Europe. At the beginning of its recognition, it was known as “mad dog herb,” as it was used to treat rabies. Today, the herb is associated with remedying nervous disorder. The aerial parts of the herb also produce a decent sedative. Additional medical ailments that skullcap is known to ease includes insomnia, over-excitability, nervous tension, anxiety, as well as problems centered on stress.