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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 Sep 16, 2011 in Chamomile, Household Recipe |

Chamomile for cosmetic purposes

Just like Rosemary is a good hair rinse for dark hair and slowly makes your hair darker, Chamomile can be used as a final rinse for fair hair to make it brighter and softer. Chamomile Hair Rinse: for lighter and brighter hair Pour 3.5 cups of boiling water over 1 large handful of chamomile flowers and steep for 30 minutes. Strain and cover and allow to cool. After cleaning your hair, pour this hair rinse over your hair. You should see results after a few weeks, if used continually....

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Chamomile, First aid, Headaches, Indigestion, Insomnia, Medicinal Recipe |

Medicinal Uses of Chamomile

Medicinal Uses of Chamomile

  Chamomile’s highly scented flowers possess powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. If taken as an infused herbal tea, it can help with a number of problems: improving appetite, easing anxiety, lessening tension headaches, calming and healing the stomach after nausea, relaxing the body to get rid of insomnia issues, and calming children with teething problems. To make a Chamomile herbal tea infusion: Boil 1 cup of water per 1-3 tsp. dried chamomile or 1-3 tbsp. fresh chamomile. Let it steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain and drink 3 to 4 cups per day. Children over the age of 4 years can take a third to half of the adult dosage....

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Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Chamomile, Feverfew, Headaches, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Medicinal Recipe, Passionflower, Skullcap | 4 comments

Headache Herbal Teas

Headache Herbal Teas

Headaches are a huge problem for me. I have almost daily headaches and they often alter my lifestyle and my daily living in a negative way. I went to a doctor about my constant headaches. Some X-rays, MRI’s, blood tests, etc., later, they discovered no serious reasons why I get headaches and simply put me on some pills. These pills had terrible side-effects such as mood swings, irritability, fatigue, etc. I am trying to get myself off of the pills and instead, I am going to try most of these Headache Herbal Teas to find the right recipe to help me have a Life again. These herbal teas don’t have side effects and they are way healthier for me than mystery pills filled with who-knows-what. Ramblings aside, here are a few Headache Herbal Tea recipes: Headache Tea #1 *3 parts chamomile *3 parts lemon balm *1 part passion flower *1 part skullcap Slowly boil water, pour over the herbs and let it steep for 20-ish minutes. Strain and drink...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Catnip, Chamomile, Insomnia, Lemon Balm, Medicinal Recipe, Passionflower, Valerian |

Herbal Teas for Insomnia

Herbal Teas for Insomnia

  Herbal Teas for Insomnia Use any of the following for insomnia (or combine some), simply make a tea and sip slowly 30 minutes before bed: Valerian root (reduces tension and anxiety) (check out my post on Valerian for more info!) Chamomile (reduces anxiety and promotes restful sleep) (click here for more info on Chamomile) Catnip (reduces anxiety and promotes restful sleep) (learn more about Catnip here) Passionflower (promotes calm and relaxation) (learn how to grow Passionflower here) Lemon Balm (promotes calmness and reduces tension) (learn more about Lemon Balm here)   Infuse an herbal tea: boil water and pour over the selected herb(s). Let it steep for 20-25 minutes. Sweeten with raw honey or stevia to taste. One cup of water per 1-3 tbsp. of fresh herb(s) or 1-3 tsp. dried herb(s). You can make a large batch of the tea and drink a cup of tea each night. The tea will stay good stored in the refrigerator for approx. 4 days.   *For further reading: **Read about...

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