Herbal Remedies for Head Discomfort Part 2

When headaches become greater than the simple discomfort of a stressful day and when facial nerves become inflamed, there are numerous people who turn to alternative methods of treatment. Sometimes, herbal tinctures and teas are created to come to the rescue. In this article, we will take a look at a couple of ways to treat migraine headaches.

Migraine Headache

Severe headaches are called migraines, which have a knack for creating eye problems and disturbances, such as flashing lights that appear in the field of vision. Sometimes, pins and needles are felt in the arms and hands. Nausea and vomiting are also symptoms that arise. Often, the cause of migraines come from a variety of elements, including stress, menstrual difficulties, and an intolerance to food. In order to treat a migraine using an herbal remedy, consider a feverfew and valerian tincture. Recent research has revealed the effectiveness of using feverfew to treat migraines. While eating fresh leaves have been known to prevent attacks, the taste of the plant is quite bitter.

Feverfew and Valerian Tincture


10 milliliters of feverfew tincture
10 milliliters of valerian tincture
5 milliliters of lavender tincture

Combine all of the tinctures in a sterilized dropper bottle. It is recommended to drink 15 to 20 drops of the tincture with a little warm water. This dosage should be repeated at 15 to 60 minute intervals if symptoms seem to continue. There is a precaution associated with this kind of treatment, as people taking a blood thinning drug such as warfarin , should stay away from feverfew. Additionally, feverfew is known to cause ulcers in the mouth, which in that case , it is strongly suggested to discontinue use.

Supplementary Treatments: When the first signs of migraine appear, it is suggested to massage a little of a mixture that is made with 20 drops of lavender oil and 10 milliliters of sweet almond oil onto the nape of the neck and the temples. When applying a cold compress to the head, you may also drink a lavender infusion to keep away the symptoms of migraine headaches.

Additional Uses of Feverfew

During the 17th century, it was suggested that the leaves of the feverfew plant were too bitter to chew and instead should be fried before administering. Today, the plant is well known in the circles of people looking for a natural cure for their migraine headaches. While the plant can be grown in the garden, many people often mistook it for chamomile. The leaves of feverfew are used in remedies that include treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain, as well as combating inflammation.

Additional Uses of Lavender

The scent of lavender in the garden is a gem and the ancient Romans knew just what to do with it, as they made it a practice to add it to their bath water. Ancient Greeks looked at the herb as a way to treat coughs. It is the flowers and the essential oil used in herbal treatments. While it stands as a calming sedative, it also makes great massage oil for sunburn victims and elevates the luxury of a relaxing bath.