Home Remedies for Headaches: 20 Great Herbs to Use

In my previous post, I wrote about 7 essential oils that work well as natural remedies for headaches. This post has a list of 20 amazing herbs that many people have been using as home remedies for headaches for a long time.

20 Herbs Work As Home Remedies For Headaches

  1.  Henna

henna herb home remedies for headachesHenna is one of the most commonly used herbs that works better as home remedies for headaches and detoxifies the whole body. This magical plant can be used in many different ways but it has proven to be extremely beneficial in relieving headaches provoked by fever, hot weather conditions.

Create a mixture using a few tbsps of dried henna leaves and a few drops of vinegar (preferably homemade). Put it on your forehead and rest for a few minutes allowing the ingredients to be absorbed into the bloodstream.

  1. Mullein

The whole plant of the Mullein herb is beneficial for our health. The root can be used in spring, while the leaves are harvested throughout summer and autumn so that they can be dried properly. This ancient herb can be used to treat severe skin burns, hemorrhoids and most importantly – migraines. A tea made from the leaves of the Mullein plant is very effective when it comes to treating these conditions. It has strong anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects.

  1. Passionflower

When it comes to the Passionflower plant, it should be noted that this herb is mostly used for its anxiolytic and mild hypnotic effect. It relaxes the muscles and is recommended to be used for treating various conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, headache. It is generally recommended for diseases caused by a disorder of the nervous system.

  1. Black Cohosh

The Black Cohosh is a plant that mostly grows in North America. Since ancient times, it has been used for treating different types of health problems and conditions such as nervousness, anxiety, and coughing. Today, it is known as a guardian of women’s health. Thanks to its numerous chemicals, this herb is effective in hormone regulation.

  1. Teaberry

The Teaberry plant which is also famous for its other name –wintergreen has been used for treating arthritis and many other bone diseases. But that is not the only benefit this plant offers. It is available in a wide variety of forms. We can use it to treat a headache, migraines, and stress providing relaxation and eliminating pain.

  1. White Willow Bark

White Willow Bark is one of the most beneficial plants that contains a compound, named salicin, which is known in modern medicine as an acetylsalicylic acid or aspirin. This means that the White Willow Bark has the same effect as aspirin but it is more beneficial since it is completely natural. To treat headaches and many other conditions we can use this natural remedy.

  1. Feverfew

Feverfew is an ancient herb known as a symbol of health, well–being, and longevity thanks to the numerous minerals contained in the leaves that have the ability to calm the nervous system. It is recommended that you consume several fresh petals to improve your health and calm your nerves. Also, it can be used as a pain reliever and treat headaches.

Note: If you’re not being careful with the dosage, feverfew can cause some side effects such as bloating, nausea, insomnia. It’s not recommended to be used by pregnant women and people taking medications.

  1. Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain is a beautiful plant with purple flowers known for its soothing and healing effects, treating various diseases and conditions. It is beneficial in improving mood, relieving stress and tension, fighting depression, and relieving pain. Other than that, this plant is a great natural remedy for treating menstrual problems and hormonal disbalances. All you need to do is drink one cup of tea every morning.

  1. Butterbur

Butterbur is a very special type of herb that has been used since ancient times. It is mainly used to treat chronic migraines and headaches which are very common nowadays as a result of the stressful lifestyle. Thanks to the chemicals that it contains, the Butterbur plant has an inflammatory and calming effect.

  1. Sage

Sage is known as one of the best herbs for treating almost any type of disease. It has been proven that Sage has antibacterial and antifungal effects on the human body. Not only that, this amazing plant calms and refreshes the whole organism by lowering high blood pressure and improving the memory.

Note: With the right dosage, this plant can treat even the most stubborn headaches.

  1. Borage

This is an incredible plant with numerous medicinal properties among which it relaxes the body and calms the whole nervous system. It is recommended as a remedy for stress relieving and headaches.

  1. Catnip

The catnip is an extremely beneficial herb that is known for its numerous medicinal properties such as treating sterility in women. It is recommended for people who suffer from strong headaches to be used on a daily basis.

  1. Horseradish

This is one of proven hurbs used as home remedies for headaches. For those suffering from sinusitis, horseradish is the right plant for treating the condition with no side effects. This plant also features pain relieving properties.

  1. Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena is a herbal plant that has been used for centuries for pain and stress relieving, treating hemorrhoids and gastric problems. The plant is rich in vitamins and therefore helps the body relax and sleep better.

  1. Valerian

This is definitely not the first time you read about the medicinal properties of the Valerian plant. Since we live in a modern and stressful world, using valerian tea can help you relax and reduce headaches.

  1. Coriander Seeds

Coriander has been used as a spice in many popular dishes for years. But what you didn’t know is that the coriander seeds have numerous medicinal properties that include treating severe headaches.

  1. Dong Quai

The Dong Quai is another popular herb that originates from Asia. It has been used as a spice for many years and is an incredible cure for headaches caused by different factors.

  1. Yarrow

Yarrow is a herbal plant found in many natural forms. It is advisable to be used by people suffering from allergies, migraines, and sinusitis.

  1. Honeysuckle

All parts of this incredible plant can be used to treat various health conditions caused by bacteria or viruses. Other than that, it has been proven that it relieves pain and has a calming effect.

  1. Evodia

The last one of our list of the herbs used as home remedies for headaches is Evodia. Evodia plant  grows in Evodia and has been used on this territory for centuries. This herb has the ability to stop severe pain and destroy bacteria.

Have you ever used any of the above-mentioned home remedies for headaches? Please share your experience here!

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