Herbs for Headaches

Before popping that Paracetamol for your regular or occasional headaches, you could try these

Feverfew

Feverfew is a popular migraine prevention herb. Research shows that people felt substantially better after ingesting an average of 2-3 fresh feverfew leaves daily. It works wonders for migraine patients when taken with White Willow or Salix alba. People who have taken this combination have testified a significant decrease in migraine attacks and pain intensity and duration.

Peppermint

Its cooling and soothing properties encourage people to use it as a headache remedy. You can take a refreshing cup of peppermint tea or massage your head with the Peppermint essential oil.

Passionflower

Passionflower is a good calming herb for people who have headaches triggered by anxiety. Clinical trials have found that it lowers anxiety. Since it has pain killing and anti-inflammatory properties it is also said to be great for migraine.

Gingko Biloba

Gingko Biloba is one of those magical herbs that have a wide usage in curing variety of ailments. It has something for everyone. It improves blood circulation so that brain gets more oxygen. This not only relieves headaches but also boots your memory power and alertness.

White Willow

The White willow is the herbal brother of Aspirin. It relieves inflammation and pain just like aspirin.

Valerian

Valerian is a very good herbal sedative. Some of the best ways to relieves headaches is to go to sleep and wake up without it. So Valerian can help you do just that, especially for people who suffer from both anxiety and insomnia.