Herbal Teas for Headaches, How To Treat Yourself With Plants. Try one of these 6 Herbal Teas for Headache
The benefits of herbs have been known for millennia, and recently their use to treat the symptoms of common ailments has been rediscovered. In this article we recommend 6 herbal teas for headache, very good and effective.
1. Lavender Herbal Tea
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Beautiful to look at and relaxing in its scent alone, lavender hides multiple beneficial properties that are guaranteed by a considerable amount of tannins and flavonoids contained in it.
In fact, the main active ingredients that characterize it have a sedative and calming action on the entire nervous system, help to stretch the nerves and relax the muscles whose tension causes headaches.
To prepare a relaxing lavender herbal tea you will need about 200 ml of boiling water in which to infuse a spoonful of lavender flowers for at least 10 minutes, taking care to cover the cup to prevent the beneficial active ingredients from evaporating and to fade. After the infusion time, filter everything and drink the herbal tea.
Among the infinite properties of lemon balmrecognized since ancient times, surely the calming one on the nervous system and muscular relaxation represent a real panacea in the treatment of headaches.
In fact, the action of lemon balm counteracts pain by relaxing the contracted muscles, if present, and gives almost immediate relief.
To prepare the lemon balm herbal tea, add a teaspoon of dried lemon balm leaves to a cup containing about 200 ml of water and leave to infuse for about 5 minutes, always taking care to cover the cup to prevent its active ingredients evaporate.
After the necessary time, filter the herbal tea and drink it in small sips. If, on the other hand, you have fresh lemon balm leaves available, chop two teaspoons and put them in a saucepan with 250 ml of cold water, bring everything to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes, then filter and drink.
Nigella, commonly known as black cumin, has very ancient origins and uses, especially within Islamic culture, so much so that there are also some verses of the Koran that enhance its beneficial properties.
As for the treatment of headaches, nigella owes its beneficial contribution to the melantine contained in its seeds which has a pain-relieving and anti-headache action that acts directly on the pain in the head without involving other organs or causing any gastric disturbance as, however, other plants do.
To prepare nigella tea, therefore, we will need its seeds in the dose of about a teaspoon per person.
Once the water comes to a boil, leave to infuse for 5 minutes, after which the herbal tea can be filtered and drunk both hot or cold, it maintains its beneficial properties in both cases.
Typical of the hilly areas of Southern Europe, North America and Australia but still little known and exploited, the feverfew, on the other hand, has a strong calming power in case of headaches, above all thanks to the chrysanthemum acetate contained in it.
This substance, in fact, is able to relax contracted muscles and, in particular, those directly connected to the nervous system that cause severe headaches.
Not being used much in the herbalist tradition, it is possible to find the paternity within specialized and well-stocked herbalists or within some sites of the sector.
To prepare the paternio herbal tea, just add a teaspoon to 200 ml of boiling water and leave to infuse for about 5 minutes. After this time, you can filter the herbal tea and drink it.
Known for millennia in traditional Chinese medicine and used above all for its antioxidant and antidegenerative properties that counteract the formation of free radicals (main responsible for cellular aging), green tea has many other properties including being a powerful anti-inflammatory for severe migranes.
To relieve the pain caused by migraines through a good green tea herbal tea, you need to pour a teaspoon of dried leaves into 200 ml of boiling water and leave to infuse for a maximum of 5 minutes to avoid the risk of it becoming too bitter and taking care to cover the herbal tea so as not to let the beneficial substances evaporate. Then you can filter everything and drink the herbal tea, preferably between meals.
Widely known for its calming properties and the almost immediate relaxing action it has on the nervous system, valerian root is able to relax muscles and help reduce migraines thanks to its sedative properties.
To prepare the valerian herbal tea, simply pour a spoonful of valerian root in a cup of boiling water, cover and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. After filtering everything, it is possible to drink the herbal tea, better if it is done before going to bed.