Herbal Remedies For Headaches and PMS
These headache remedies are still widely used by Central Americans, and the ingredients – believe it or not – can be found right in your kitchen, garden or local grocery store.
Rosemary Tea for PMS:
rosemary to be a reliable tonic that is especially helpful coping with premenstrual blues. certain compounds in rosemary bring hormonal levels into line and may help reduce headache symptoms.
To prepare rosemary tea, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Pour the water over 1 teaspoon of fried rosemary leaves. Let steep, covered, for 10-15 min. Drink warm. Have a cup before lunch and another one before dinner. Repeat for 3 days during the week before you expect your period.
Headache Relief from Ginger
Many patients benefit from ginger when their headaches are related to stress and tension, indigestion or congested sinuses. Under these circumstances, chew a piece of fresh ginger about the size of a quarter for 20-30 min. Headache relief may be experienced for up to 90 min, at which time you may chew another piece of ginger. After that, chewing ginger slowly every 2 to 4 hours.
To get rid of headache symptoms, you may also sip ginger tea. Boil 2 teaspoons of grated ginger in 1 1/2 cups of water for 5 min. Steep for 10 minutes longer, sip slowly and inhale the steam while drinking.
“I believe that ginger relaxes the muscles around your temples and increases their blood supply,” “Ginger also acts as a mild analgesic and relieves sinus pressure,”
Nurture Your Spirit With Marigolds
The Mayan people believe that marigold is an angelic force with the power to dispel anxiety, fear and insomnia and to help mend a broken heart. To the Mayan, healing the spirit is as important as healing the body.
a warm marigold bath never fails to lift the spirits, says renowned herbalist, who has witnessed the healing power of marigold baths repeatedly, for herself, her patients and family members.
Common garden-variety marigolds such as Tagetes erecta are widely available in nurseries during the spring and summer months. Plant some in your garden, and harvest it as needed. Just be sure not to confuse it with Calendula, which is often called pot marigold and is sold in health food stores. Calendula is a safe healing plant, but it doesn’t work as headache remedy.
To prepare a marigold herbal bath,
take 2 handfuls of crushed fried leaves and/or flowers, or 4-9 fresh marigold branches, approximately 9 inches long, and soak them in a large pot of warm tap water for 1 hour. Squeeze the herbs between your hands to release their essential oils in the pot. Draw a warm bath and pour herbal water through a strainer into the tub. Then soak for 30 min, relaxing and breathing the aroma in deeply.
These herbal remedies are sure to relieve headache symptoms, soothe you and help you feel better.