Put down the painkillers! Reduce all manner of aches and pains with these easy, natural remedies.
Posted May 5,2019 in Natural.
A traditional medicinal plant, meadowsweet has anti-inﬂammatory and antispasmodic properties, which make it particularly valuable for those who suffer from headaches. Meadowsweet played its part in the development of aspirin. It was from substances contained in its beautiful white ﬂowers, combined with others present in willow bark, that chemists synthesised to create the drug at the end of the 19th century. It’s no wonder, then, that this plant is a good ally when you have a headache.
When meadowsweet is used in a poultice, its beneﬁcial constituents act through the skin.
You can also drink meadowsweet in an infusion. Add a level tablespoon of dried meadowsweet to a large cup of boiling water, then leave to infuse for eight minutes before ﬁltering the liquid. Drink up to two cups a day.
There’s a point, in Chinese medicine, on the meridian, or energy channel, of the large intestine that can soothe headaches. The meridian begins at the tip of the index ﬁ nger and goes up the arm, then from the shoulder and neck to the skull. An energy blockage along this pathway can cause headaches. To relieve the blockage, you can massage a speciﬁ c point. It’s also a useful anti-stress point when the headache is linked to nervous tension.