Chamomile: Tranquil effects, with an action similar to drugs, i.e. Halcion, Valium. Reduces the effect of stress induced chemicals in the brain, while promoting healthy adrenaline hormones. Relieves pain and spasms. This herbs aids in digestion, cramping and back pain. Promotes restful sleep.
Ginger Root: Anti pain and Inflammation, relieves nausea, improves circulation. Great for tension headache and migraine. This herb reduces pain-causing prostaglandins. This herb has the power to abort a migraine if taken at the onset. This can be used liberally in cooking and the fresh root can be juice daily to prevent headaches.
Skullcap: Helps anxiety, restlessness, crying spells, irritability and nervousness. This is a helpful day time sedative, with no mental impairments or drowsiness. The nervine action relieves frequent headaches, relaxes muscular spasms.
Valerian Root: Relaxing and sedating, reduces restlessness, nervousness, improves sleep; should be taken for 2-3 weeks to improve mood and sleep. Use of this herb will show improvements in learning skills and less aggressive behavior.
Lavender: Relaxes the entire nervous system, lifting depression and moodiness. This herb soothes and calms sleeplessness, irritability and tension headache. It also soothe digestion and relieves gas, bloating and cramping of a nervous origin.
Herbs for headaches vary anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-nausea and pain-relieving. Those that treat migraines also help re-balance circulation. There may be underlying causes that need to be addressed, and herbs for the liver, such as dandelion, and milk thistle, are often essential. Others that treat underlying infection or toxicity-especially within the digestive of respiratory tract-may be called for. For hormonal-based headache, or those with allergy syndromes, the herbs specific to those individual problems are required. It may some detective work to pinpoint the group of factors that culminate in this eminently curable condition.