As with many other body symptoms, headaches can be
traced to different causes. In addition to polluted environ
ment, minute gas leaks in the home, fluorescent lights in home
or office, neck and shoulder tension, eyestrain, grinding of the
teeth, toothaches, and postural eccentricities, headaches can
also be brought on by such things as a cold, fever, or other
internal malfunctioning. Chronic headaches, of course, should be brought to the attention of a health professional.
Very often a neutral temperature full bath will take away a tension headache. If your area of tension is concentrated about the neck and shoulders, apply a steaming hot towel to the neck and shoulders during the bath.
Another water remedy is the hot footbath, The addition of mustard powder to the bath will draw blood away from the head area to the feet, and thus relieve the headache.
The following teas are extremely useful in clearing the head or alleviating digestive distress causing a headache:
For General Headache Relief Cold balm (melissa), basil, cayenne pepper (a few grains added to other teas), chamomile flowers, ginger, (sweet) marjoram, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sage. Use garlic buds in salad to clear headache. Use a lavender oil or water or lotion on the forehead. A tiny valerian discote (pill) will also relieve nervous tension.