Many of us are tormented by chronic headaches or migraine attacks. These hit us when we least expect them and they can make the simplest day task a huge and painful challenge. I’ve already written in the past about top 10 natural tips and treatments to relieve migraine, but in this article I would to talk about essential oils for migraines.
Essential oils can successfully be used to soothe headaches and migraine to get you through the day. But keep in mind these frequent headaches can be a symptom of something more serious and you should discuss them with your doctor to find the underlying cause.
There are many essential oils available that can help you to alleviate headaches or migraine attacks. Their magic works wonders to reduce inflammation, muscle spasm, swelling and pain. Many of them also have a calming effect on your mind and improve blood circulation to your brain. Many of our headaches are caused by stress or other tension-related issues.
Here are essential oils (EO) commonly used to treat migraines:
1. Peppermint – Peppermint EO contains menthol which is known for its cooling, soothing and mind clearing properties. It works great to ease tension-related headaches. Its scent works uplifting so best not use during the evening hours as it can interfere with your sleep. Peppermint is your first go-to EO when you feel a migraine attack creeping up. Rub a few drops of peppermint EO, undiluted, on your forehead, temples, and back of your neck at the first signs. Also read my article about top 10 uses for peppermint EO.
2. Lavender – Lavender EO has anti-inflammatory properties and has a sedative or calming effect, making it the ideal choice to soothe headaches during the evening or night. The best EO to cure headaches which are allergy-triggered. Can be used instead of peppermint EO at first signs. Also refer to my previous article about top 10 uses for lavender EO.
3. Roman Chamomile - Another great EO to soothe evening or nighttime headaches. It has sedative and anti-inflammatory properties.
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