Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Herbs for Headaches

Is there a herb for headaches? A question that is commonly asked and the simple asnwer is yes, there are quite a few. But then what type of headache do you have would depend on what kind of herb you would need as a remedy. Also what would work for one person wouldn't be as effective on another, everyone is different and the reaction can vary from person to person. It is really for you to try and find out which herb works best for you.

Herbs are never going to be as strong and as the man made drugs but can rememdy a headache just as effectively. You should be aware that taking herbs in excess is not recommended and can have a negative affect if done. Only take the recommneded dosage of herbs advised by herbalists.

I am going to list a few herbs that can effectively treat headaches. Which is best for you is a matter for debate and unless you actually try eachone only you can findthis out.

Ginko or ginko biloba is leaf of the ginko tree, which is becoming increasingly popular as herb for headaches It improves the flow of blood therefore gets more oxygen pumping to the brain. Because fo these effects it also improves memory and alertness as well. Try it in tea with peppermint a nice combination.

Peppermint or mentha piperita, which was just metioned has been used since time memorial for headaches Starting off with the tea infusion there are many other ways to take peppermint and many product with peppermint as an additive. Don't over do it though it'll give you heartburn and stomach problems.

White Willow Bark
White willow bark is another very popular herb for headaches. It has the same effect as taking an aspirin. The relief you get is caused by the reducing inflammation. It shouldn't be taken over a long periods. You should treat it like any other painkillers anbd be cautious about taking willow with other painkillers and medications, if in doubt ask your doctor.

There are many other headache curing herb remodies such as Meadowsweet, valerian, skullcap, chamomile and for migraine sufferers a very effective cure from the the herb feverfew.

The secret is to try each one and see which works best for you.


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