Minor headaches can leave sufferers searching for relief, but the mere mention of migraines may leave some people running for cover with bad memories of nausea, crushing head pain, as well as light and sound sensitivities. Research is unclear as to the cause of headaches, but there is generally an underlying cause, often resulting from stress, fatigue, diet or another lifestyle factor.
Migraines, however, appear to be in a class of their own. There is no medical ‘cure’ for headaches and migraines, and the most a sufferer can do is deal with the pain. There are a host of different pills to help reduce headache pain, but for a more natural approach, there are also a number of plants and herbs that will help alleviate headaches and migraines
Peppermint is a common herb used to calm upset stomachs when consumed as a tea, but it is also a popular herb for headache pain. Instead of drinking as a tea, peppermint essential oil is applied directly to the skin in a carrier oil, such as coconut oil. Just a few drops are required, and applying the peppermint oil infused carrier oil to the forehead at the hairline helps to alleviate headaches.