Headaches are one of the most common health problems that affects most people at one time or another. There are so many causes, which include stress, fatigue, allergies, hormones, nutritional deficiencies, constipation, poor posture, low blood sugar, and alcohol or drug consumption. Then, of course, there’s the wicked combination of a couple of those causes. Peppermint is said to be a miracle ingredient in soothing headaches related to a number of causes! Here are some ways of using the peppermint remedy for headache:
Peppermint oil can be inhaled in a concentrated or milder form. Peppermint is a soothing home remedy that has been shown to benefit headaches. Headaches and migraine pain are often due to poor blood flow, and peppermint oil helps to open and close the vessels that promote flow. Peppermint home remedies also open up the sinuses so that more oxygen can get into the bloodstream. Use peppermint oil in a diffuser.
You can make an herbal tea by adding 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint to a cup of boiling water. Cover and let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain and add some honey to sweeten it. Sip the tea slowly.
You can also mix 3 drops of peppermint oil in one tablespoon of almond oil, or just add a little water and massage the temples or the back of your neck with it. Learn how to make peppermint oil here >>
What You Need:
- 4 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of water
- cotton ball or cloth to apply it to your forehead
Add 1 tablespoon water and 4 drops peppermint essential oils to a container and mix them. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and rub it across the top of your forehead right next your hairline. Dip the cotton ball back in the mixture again and reapply it 2 or 3 times in the same way.
INHALATION AND STEAM
Simply smelling the soothing scent of peppermint essential oil helps with headaches; so you can just put a few drops on a tissue and inhale it. You can also add 2 drops of peppermint essential oil or peppermint leaves to two cups of boiling water and inhale the steam.
** Warning **: It is best to discuss safety with your doctor, before using any essential oils or taking any herbal remedy or supplement.