It’s the age of stress, as the older generation would say, with sleepless nights, late evenings at work and high pressure jobs. And all this is most commonly followed by headaches and migraines. But popping a pill isn’t the right answer to this, though it might be the easy one. Treat them naturally, with herbal teas, for instance, and get better, without suffering the side effects. Read on to find out what herbal tea is good for headaches.
Headaches are generalized, very often, but it is important to figure out why they are caused, in order to treat them accordingly. Stress headaches are the most common form of headaches, and occur when a person is under stress, causing the muscles to get tense around the shoulders, scalp and sometimes, even the neck and back. This stiffness can easily be relieved with a cup of either lavender, lemon herbal tea or even chamomile tea, as they are mild muscle relaxants, and provide instant relief. The fact that herbal infusions do not contain caffeine also helps as it makes a person less edgy and relaxed.
Sinusitis is when your sinus passages become inflamed or congested causing severe headaches and pain around the eyes, nose and cheeks. It is usually caused by infections or colds, and is also common during seasonal changes. The ideal ingredient for this is licorice, which has a reputation for its anti-inflammatory properties. Other ingredients like ginger and chrysanthemum are also effective in clearing sinus congestion and reduces the pain. Try AusumTea’s Petrichor – An organic Darjeeling Green Tea blend with licorice, clove, fennel, mint and ginger. Soothing and perfect to detox.
Those with Migraines might not always classify them as headaches due to their severity. Migraine patients usually suffer from one-sided headaches accompanied by sweating, nausea and vomiting, making them sensitive to smell and even movement. This is why a mild ginger-based tea helps with migraine relief. Chamomile tea blends have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and anti-spasmodic properties, making them a useful remedy for migraine headaches. Try AusumTea’s chamomile-based blends – Calm Em Nerves and Pure Seduction. However, it is always recommended to check with a doctor even before consuming a tea to ensure that migraine medications don’t react with ingredients in the tea.
Why drink herbal tea? Tea hydrates you, and its anti-inflammatory properties help relax your muscle spasms in the case of a headache. Various types of herbal infusions with their different ingredients only further contribute to soothing and relieving the pain. It comes as no surprise that even historically, herbs and plant-based treatments were given to patients to cure headaches. Use them right, after understanding the root cause of your headache, and do it with guidance from a medical practitioner.
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