If you suffer from common headaches, and decide not to use pharmaceutical drogs, the most effective natural treatment is a combination of lavender and peppermint oil.
Many years it has been researched for the advantages of taking this two oils, and the resent research finds that lavender essential oil is an alternative migraine treatment, which can help relieve migrain attacks.
Also in 2012 scientists from Iran and Germany studied, concluded and published in the medical journal European Neurology that inhalation of lavender essential oil is safe and effective treatment modality in acute migraine headaches cases.
This diagnose was defined as a summary by comparing the analysis of 47 patients with common migraine headaches, which was given quarter hour inhalation of lavender oil and liquid parrafin.
It was noticed that this treatment lowers the frequency of migraine attacks, changing the time between them over 2 hours for a total of 130 migraine attacks. The final overview showed that in the most of cases in the lavender group the patients’ attacks have been resolved or resolved to a certain degree by inhalation.
On the other hand, 47% of patiens’ attacks in the placebo group responded to liquid paraffin. Other uses of lavender oil came from the shown ability of killing or reducing pain, nerves calming, minimize mood disorders and anxiety, relieving spasms and reducing hypertension.
Other very effective natural treatment for headaches is using the peppermint essential oil, which cooling effect has the ability to stimulate blood flow and decrease muscle contractions.
Peppermint Essential Oil
In one research done by Dr.Axe is noted that putting on peppermint essential oil from one side to the other on the forehead and on the temples is a effectively remedy for a tension headache.
In other placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover study in 1996, 40 patients with 165 headache attacks were applied this oil topically 15 and 30 minutes after a headache began, and it was reported a significant lowering of the headaches, and so the peppermint essential oil has shown beyond doubt an ability against one of the most common medical problems, the headaches, and is very well- tolerated and cheap alternative to them, as well.
The peppermint oil and acetaminopen (known as tylenol) have a similar reducing pain effect, as it’s found in the study.
Mix 2 drops of lavender oil with 2 drops of peppermint oil, then massage with the mixture the whole back on the neck, the temples on the edges of the forehead with inhaling it.