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Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Allspice, Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Borage, Catnip, Chamomile, Feverfew, Headaches, Herbs, Horseradish, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Passionflower, Rosemary, Sage, Skullcap, Valerian, Vervain | 19 comments

15 Herbs for Headaches

15 Herbs for Headaches

15 Herbs for Headaches Those that know me know that I have long been a sufferer of headaches. It seems like my body’s reaction to anything wrong is always in the form of a headache. Through the years, I have discovered certain herbs (okay, one is a spice) that have benefited me with my headache problems. It is important for headache sufferers to figure out what kind of headache you are having. Different herbs help with different types of headaches. For example, there are migraines, cluster headaches, tension/stress headaches, hormone headaches, food-triggered headaches, and the list goes on. I have included a list of what I consider the top 15 Herbs for Headaches. Feel free to leave a comment if you think that I missed an important one on the list: 1).  Allspice: This spice is an analgesic, which means it has a numbing effect on the nerves and gives relief from pains such as headaches and sinus problems. It is also a relaxant, and has a calming effect on...

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Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Allspice, Spices | 3 comments

The Spice Series: Allspice

The Spice Series: Allspice

This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Allspice!   **Allspice is an excellent name for a spice that seems to resemble the taste and aroma of many other spices. When put in a blind sniff test, allspice has been mistakenly identified as nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, and cloves. **This small evergreen is very unique for growing conditions: it is very partial to sandy Jamaican soil and does not grow well anywhere else but Jamaica, though many spice companies try, and their results are always inferior products.   **This article includes information on the medicinal benefits and culinary uses of Allspice. Since it cannot grow well out of Jamaica and some parts of Central America and South America, I have not included ‘How to Grow’ information. I hope you like this material, and, as always, if you have any questions/comments/additional sources for me, please post in the comment section below! Enjoy!   Medicinal Benefits   **Allspice contains more than two dozen compounds that contain healing actions, which makes...

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