Home Medicine: Headache and Hangover Remedies



Headaches refer to pain in the head and sometimes neck. It can be located in the back of the head (occipital), the front of the head or forehead (frontal), on the top of the head (vertex), on the sides of the head (temporal) or wraps around the head (headband).

Most headaches result from tension. Tension produces pain in the neck and shoulders resulting in constriction of the blood vessels and blood circulation resulting in headaches. Stress, guilt, fear, anger, depression, and rage are all contributing factors to tension headaches.

Aromatherapy can clear a headache by combating improving blood circulation, opening up nasal passages, reducing inflammation and relieving pain.

Essential oils such as Basil, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood and Thyme are all beneficial for this condition. Chamomile: oil calms the nervous system and promotes nerve health. It reduces muscular aches, pains and spasm.

Eucalyptus: increases blood oxygen supplies allowing more oxygen as well as nutrients to be delivered to the cells throughout the body. By this action, eucalyptus oil can reduce the pain of a headache as well as a migraine.

Ginger: stimulates the immune system. It warms the chill from winter and dampness, cools the body by inducing sweating, reduces the drainage of a runny nose and helps with respiratory infection. As an analgesic, ginger relieves the pain of a headache due to muscle spasms as it stimulates circulation.

Lavender: clears congestion, stuffiness and soothes respiratory and throat disorders and boosts the immunity. Massage this soothing oil directly into the temples, jaw line and back of neck for soothing relief from a headache or migraine. Lavender relieves muscle spasms and pain as it reduces inflammation.

Lemon: is an uplifting and citrus solution for headaches as it encourages circulation and clears the head.

Marjoram: eases respiratory disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu and sinusitis. It is a favorite solution for alleviating headaches and migraines.

Peppermint: clears sinuses and improves breathing. It is one of my favorite remedies for headaches. Massage this oil (preferably in a carrier oil) into the temples, sinuses, nape of the neck and jaw line. Gently inhale this remedy to stimulate blood circulation and create a cooling sensation.

Rose: is a soothing scent that stimulates circulation. Rose reduces inflammation and relieves muscle spasms. It calms the nervous system and decreases depression.

Rosemary: helps relieve respiratory disorders, fights infection, expels phlegm and assists in lymph drainage. This oil benefits headaches by relieving muscles spasms. Caution with this oil as it can raise blood pressure, so those already dealing with high blood pressure, this oil is not recommended. It can also trigger an epileptic seizure in those prone to them.

Thyme: improves immunity by boosting the production of white blood cells. This oil is great for respiratory disorders. Thyme oil can calm headaches due to muscle spasms and poor circulation, such as with a tension headache. It helps to overcome emotional fatigue, stress and nervousness.

Utilize a blend of 2-3 essential oils above. Blend several drops of your chosen oils into 2 tablespoons of carrier oil (sunflower, safflower, jojoba…) and massage into back of neck, between shoulder blades, temples, sinus areas and/or forehead) when symptoms arise.

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Headache Tea

Pour 2 cups boiling water over 3 tablespoons dried primrose flowers and leaves. Let stand, covered, about 15 minutes. Strain and sweeten. Drink warm or hot. Use 1 heaping Tsp of dried Chamomile flowers for each cup of boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey.

Headache Inhalant

1 d. Rose oil
1 d. Basil oil
1 d. Orange oil
1 d. Rosemary oil

Hangover Compress:

1 d. Peppermint oil
1 d. Rosewood oil
1 d. Lavender oil:

on a cool, wet rag. Apply to temples for ten minutes.

Hangover Bath:

3 d. Rosemary oil
3 d. Rosewood oil.

Natural Headache Relief

H-Headaches Formula is FDA registered and manufactured to the strictest good manufacturing practice (GMP). The product is used to treat the symptoms associated with headaches such as throbbing on the head and over the eyes and pain at the back of the head.

H-Headaches Formula is safe and effective, using established homeopathic ingredients and is applied topically. This is a revolutionary symptomatic headache treatment formula and also contains pure natural essential oils.

How It Works

The botanicals in H-Headaches Formula provide a natural analgesic effect while the homeopathics work systemically to relieve symptoms such as throbbing head and pain over the eyes. Tension headaches are often accompanied by throbbing and constriction around the forehead. This product is highly effective in treating these headache symptoms and providing fast relief.

Learn more about H-Headaches Formula now.

 



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