Would you like to overcome headaches and migraines? Good news! There are options. Read through these choices and determine which ones most resonate with you. Links are included for easy ordering via Amazon. Have fun and feel amazing!
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Wood Betony - This powerful herb has an affinity to the head area. It’s used by herbalists for its ability to support good circulation to this area and improve mental functioning while reducing head related maladies like headaches. Known by herbalists as a general specific remedy for headaches.
You can get Wood Betony Tincture on Amazon here
Magnesium Phosphate Cell Salt - This homeopathically diluted form of magnesium has been referred to by some as “homeopathic aspirin” (does not act the same as actual aspirin and may not work as broadly). It may be more indicated for headaches that connect to tension or low magnesium levels. Easy to take. Very good reputation for certain kinds of pains and cramps.
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Yarrow - This cooling and circulation supporting herb is used by herbalists to improve blood flow, reduce heat and stagnation, and aid in pain reduction among other things. Yarrow is also used to open the pores and let out chills and fever symptoms more effectively. Altogether, this cooling, opening effect may be useful in bringing balance and reducing certain types of headaches if it seems like stagnation and inner heat may be a cause or a contributor. Small doses of 1-5 drops (1 or more times in a day) may be enough to produce a shift.
You can get Yarrow Tincture on Amazon here
Sage - This blood balancing herb has mild thinning and anti-coagulant properties which can help slightly thick blood to course through the system less impeded and more effectively. It may be particularly suited to headaches in which you feel like the blood may be a bit thick and you feel hot, stuffy, and stagnant inside on some level and the headache is positioned at a particular point in the head with perhaps a somewhat sharp pain associated with it. Sage may be the remedy required to bring clarity to the blood and help things to move along more freely, resulting in less obstruction and more ease.
You can get Sage Tincture on Amazon here
Celandine - Herbalist Matthew Wood credits Celandine as his primary go to migraine remedy. As a heating, stimulating, liver/gallbladder remedy it’s thought in an energetic sense to effect the gallbladder meridian that connects to the head/eye area. It seems to turn on and move out stagnancy in that meridian and body area. This may be what, for some, leads a notable shift. Small drops are recommended for this very active, heating remedy. 1-3 individual drops of tincture may be enough to produce a shift. You can also use the homeopathic variety.
You can get Celandine Tincture on Amazon here
Cayenne - This powerful herb has been used by some herbalists and homeopaths for circulatory issues and cluster headaches. Cayenne, as a blood mover, may also reduce stagnancy and potentially help if the headache or pain is in some way due to a lack of circulatory power. While any good quality cayenne powder may work, some seem to feel that fresh cayenne (which the tincture or the homeopathic captures) may offer a greater healing ability for certain issues like headaches. The homeopathic may be far easier to use for most people (tincture is very hot).
You can get Homeopathic Cayenne (Capsicum) on Amazon here
Blue Vervain - This herb is used by herbalists to reduce tension and stress from mental fixations and overwork. Some herbalists use it as a go to headache remedy.
You can get Blue Vervain Tincture on Amazon here
Cleavers - Though not necessarily a headache remedy, this powerful herb is used by herbalists to help clear the lymphatic system of obstructions and encourage the kidneys to clear waste and remove excess water. It seems to have an affinity to the the head area and may help to drain that area of congestion that could build up and create pressure and agitation. Cleavers also has a cooling property, which, along with its clearing and cleansing abilities, may help to reduce agitation generated from heat. If the head area feels congested in some way plus hot or overly stimulated and sensitive, cleavers may help to bring some balance alongside other remedies or approaches.
You can get Cleavers Tincture on Amazon here
Horse Chestnut - This powerful vein remedy has been used by herbalists to support the veins abilities to move blood through the body, including from the head area. Herbalist Matt Wood has cited cases, though perhaps rare, where it seemed that blood was pooling in the head/eye area to some extent and causing pressure, which was relieved by use of horse chestnut. It seems that horse chestnut may have a cooling, calming effect on the head area and mental processes if there is a need to support the veins ability to clear blood from that area. As some herbs work better for different people and different scenarios, another option for supporting the veins in a similar way for cooling and clearing purposes can be Yarrow. Horse Chestnut does also have relaxing, anti-tension attributes which may be useful in some headache applications. Horse Chestnut has a strong acrid taste so small doses (1-5 or so individual drops) may be ideal.
You can get Horse Chestnut Tincture on Amazon here