Herbs to Relieve Headaches

Headache is not a foreign health problem and you can try various herbs that have long been used to control the headaches. Headaches often occur due to various factors including stress triggers. How we can fix it? You can use a variety of medical drugs that are available vary on the market. However, if the lazy use of drugs that contain chemicals, you could try some herbs like below.

Feverfew, Plants that have a similar smell of lemon is an anti-inflammatory and works like ibuprofen. A plant shrub of Asteraceae family is very popular as an herb to overcome migraine. In addition, this herb is also believed to inhibit the chemicals cause the blood vessel tension in the head. One study found that 2 / 3 of migraine patients cured after using regular feverfew. To ensure the security level and determine the proper dose, it is better to consult first with your doctor.

Ginko biloba,  Ginko biloba leaves is a popular herb to relieve headaches. This herb can accelerate blood flow, making it suitable for headaches triggered by a circulatory disorder. Several studies conducted by French researchers found, in effective herbs alleviate vascular headaches (migraines, headaches chain, and headaches due to drinking). One study even mentions that if Ginko can reduce migraines by 80%. But, this herb can cause side effects when used with drugs such as aspirin headache and lithium. Therefore, there should first consult with your doctor.

Peppermint, This single herb has been used for hundreds of years to cope with headaches. All parts of this plant, starting from the content of oil, flavonoids, phenolic acids, and triterpenes can be used as a drug. The first study about the benefits of peppermint published in 1879. This publication is supported by the subsequent discovery in Germany in 1996. This study found, the liquid containing ethanol 10% peppermint oil was as effective as 1000 milligrams of acetaminophen in relieving headaches. Another study found that 32 participants who rub peppermint oil on the crown of pain reduction experienced significant.  Try rubbing or massaging the peppermint oil to the fontanel, down to the forehead, and into the back of the neck. This was declared effective way relieve headaches due to indigestion and migraines caused by the cold effect on the skin and relaxing cranial muscles. In addition, you can also use peppermint tea to relieve migraines. Way, pour one cup of boiling water into a container that contains 1-2 teaspoons of dried peppermint leaves, then cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture before drinking. To relieve a migraine, drink 1-2 cups of cold peppermint tea every day.

Passionflowers, this single herb is soothing. Passionflowers tea consumed before bedtime can help you get to sleep more soundly. One clinical trial found that this herb can reduce anxiety levels. In addition, passionflowers also believed to contain anti-inflammatory and pain relievers, so it is very good for migraines. The recommended dose of it is 4-8 grams of dried herb 3 times a day. To make tea, you can make some passionflowers to 0.5-2.5 grams in boiling water for 15 minutes and drink 2-3 times a day.

Red pepper, Red chilies contain capsaicin component, which is believed to increase endurance to pain. Red chili declared effective chain relieve headaches (cluster headaches), and commonly used in the form of a nasal spray (nasal spray). A study asked participants to rub medicine containing capsaicin on the inside and outside of the nose to find if patients experiencing 75% reduction in pain and headache frequency, within 5 days.

Chamomile, This herb contains anti-inflammatory and painkilling components that can help ease the emotional tension. Therefore, this herb is suitable for help due to tension headaches. Chamomile can be found in a brewed tea prepared.


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