Defend yourself from headaches without resorting to medication. It is possible! Pain is not the enemy; it is a signal from your body that something is wrong. Take your time and find out what's causing the discomfort.
The main causes of headaches are:
- Lack of sleep
- Less movement
- Forced position
- Nutrient deficiency - excess sugar, processed foods, bad fats
- Unbalanced blood sugar - too low or too high
How to deal with headaches?
Grab a sample herbal approach instead of taking an analgesic tablet right away. Meadowsweet and willow, for example, contain active aspirin. The salicylic acid found in them inspired the development of synthetic aspirin. Meadowsweet has a milder flavor than willow bark. They're mostly consumed in the form of tea or capsules. However, eating meadowsweet flowers with honey or using our Clensik meadowsweet oil both work well. Clensik does state that it is face oil. It is, however, 100% pure meadowsweet oil, which can be used to relieve pain. Many customers have reported that their tension headaches have been relieved.
Peppermint and melissa are also effective pain relievers. It is beneficial to drink strong tea and then sleep so that the body can recover more quickly. You can also try dripping peppermint essential oil into a spoonful of base oil and massaging it into the painful area. Yarrow is an excellent headache reliever.
St. John's wort can help with headaches caused by closed neck veins, poor sleep, and anything else caused by nerve pain. It is a gentle but effective nerve pain reliever. Long-term regular use has even been shown to treat nerve damage in studies.
Inflammation is the primary cause of what you perceive as pain. The reasons for this may vary, but try to avoid allowing inflammatory agents to build up. Turmeric can also help to reduce inflammation when combined with black pepper, which increases absorption by 2,000 times. It's also a good idea to include sour cherry juice in the mix.
A combination of strong chamomile extract and sour cherries juice relieves migraine pain. Several cups should be consumed at the same time.
A simple ginger drink that relieves headaches
sprinkle 1-2 small pieces of fresh ginger per cup of water;
bring to boil;
you can add lemon and honey (honey not directly into the cup, but take with a separate spoon).
See our longer discussion with nutritionist Triin Terasmaa on how food and plants can improve one's quality of life.
NB! If you are taking medication, use herbs with caution and talk to your doctor first.