Herbal Remedies for Head Discomfort Part 3

Another major source of head discomfort are the headaches that come when the sinuses are disrupted. When looking for relief in treating this common condition, lavender, pine, eucalyptus, and thyme oils are suggested remedies when looking for an alternative to over-the-counter drugs and medications that the doctor is quick to prescribe.

Sinus Headaches

When thick phlegm begins to block the sinus cavities about the skull (nose, eyes, and cheeks), the result is intense pain that develops in the head. In some cases, the pain is constant. When the discomfort worsens, the pain cold travel throughout the upper part of the jaw, where some people fear they have developed a toothache. A lavender and pine inhalation proves beneficial when looking for relief. Not only are inhalations a great way to clear mucus, but also lessen the effects of infection and inflammation thanks to the strong essential oils.

Lavender and Pine Inhalation


10 drops of lavender oil
5 drops of pine oil
5 drops of eucalyptus oil
5 drops of thyme oil

1) Fill a large basin or a mixing bowl with boiling water.

2) Add in the essential oils.

3) Lean over the water with your head and the basin covered with a towel.

4) Inhale the steam for 10 minutes.

This natural remedy should be repeated two to three times per day. It is also recommended to stay in a warm room for about 30 minutes after each inhalation.

Supplementary Treatment: An additional treatment to couple with the lavender and pine inhalation is to gently massage elderflower cream when sinus regions are too painful. This remedy is for across the nose and cheeks, which is a two to three time per day treatment.

Additional Uses of Eucalyptus

In the past, eucalyptus was viewed as a magical cure-all in regards to the Aborigines that dwelled in Australia. Today, the plant is associated with treating chest concerns and infections. Recent research also shows that the leaves and essential oil prove quite potent as an antibacterial. The tree thrives well in temperate climates despite possessing tropical characteristics in origin. Usually, eucalyptus is best as an external remedy. The oil is ideal for the creation of chest rubs and inhalants that work magic on treating problems of the respiratory system. Rheumatic aches and pains also respond well to the tree.

Additional Uses of Thyme

When looking for a decent antiseptic herb, thyme is highly recommended, as it is great with concerns of the respiratory system. For many centuries, the herb has found a place in treating cumbersome coughs and bronchitis. It is the aerial parts and essential oil of thyme that is used in making herbal treatments. Thyme is also used by some to treat digestive woes, and has proven worthy in curing diarrhea and nausea. The oil is highly antiseptic and when well diluted, is suggested for the direct application on wounds.