5 Teas to Help with Headaches
If you have ever had a headache you know that it is no fun especially if you have ever had a migraine. As pressure builds in the brain you may experience head pain, fatigue, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or nausea. Of course, there are over-the-counter medications specifically designed for relieving symptoms of headaches, but these medications can also have unwelcome side effects.
There are two types of headaches known as primary and secondary. A primary headache is like a migraine which means that the underlying cause does not stem from a different medical condition. On the other hand, a secondary headache is a symptom of something else going on in the body. A primary headache is generally clinically diagnosed without the need for scans or blood work. If you are experiencing headaches it is always a good practice to consult your doctor to understand whether it is primary or secondary.
If you are experiencing a primary headache, there are some things you can do to help ease the pain and manage the symptoms. Tea is one of those amazing luxuries of life that is delicious and effective at helping the body in healthy and productive ways. Here is a list of 5 teas that can help you as you are experiencing the wonderful world of a headache.
This well-balanced infusion of smooth Sencha, spearmint, and citrus lend itself well to the perfect headache elixir. With a light mint, lush citrus flavor and a sweet, zesty aftertaste, it will help take your mind off your mind.
While sencha has loads of antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation, often a cause of headaches, it also has small amounts of caffeine that have vasoconstrictive properties that narrow blood vessels, reduce blood flow, thereby elevating some of the pressure in the brain. In addition, the mint can also provide some mild pain relief and can help with any onset of nausea that may emerge.
The visually stunning, aromatic, and ginger-forward nature of this herbal infusion makes it perfect for mitigating the discomfort of a headache. The zing and zest of the ginger, lemongrass, and verbena are mellowed by the creamy sweetness of blueberry and apple.
Not only does ginger have excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties it also works as a digestive aid helping to reduce symptoms of nausea. In addition, blueberries also have high levels of vitamins and minerals as well as their own antioxidant power.
This soft, golden infusion is a sweet and soothing blend of chamomile, lemongrass, and peppermint leaves making it the trifecta of healthy ingredients. Chamomile has long been known for its ability to calm your nerves and help you relax. The peppermint acts as a mild muscle relaxant along with providing some relief to upset stomachs. To top it off, lemongrass is an anti-inflammatory herb that can help reduce pressure surrounding the nerves.
The best thing about this harmonious herbaceous blend is the combination of healthy, headache-reducing ingredients. Tulsi, referred to as ‘Holy Basil’ or the ‘Goddess Herb’, is known for its adaptogenic properties which work to regulate and normalize systems within the body.
This infusion also contains lavender which acts as a mild painkiller and tends to have a calming effect on the nerves. In addition, it contains many of the other helpful ingredients we have talked about previously such as ginger and chamomile which also help with nausea and calming the nerves.
If you like peppermint candy or mint ice cream than you’ll love this healthier Peppermint Herbal Tea. With only one ingredient, it may seem simple but this tea is bursting with flavor and amazing health benefits.
Peppermint has been around a long time and it is known for helping irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, vomiting, headaches as well as colic. In addition, peppermint is high in menthol which helps relax muscles and ease the pain.
If you are looking for some natural relief from your headaches, there is really no better place to look than tea when it comes to healthy elixirs. Find the option that you love and works best for you.