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Best Essential Oils for Headaches and Migraines
Essentials oils can be used to manage headaches other Migraine symptoms. Discover the best essential oils for migraines and how to use them effectively
Scents can be your best friend or your worst nightmare during a Migraine attack. Toxic smells like gasoline, perfume, or cigarette smoke can trigger or aggravate an attack, but some scents can be used to manage symptoms. Essential oils for migraines are low-risk, over-the-counter tools that many people rely on for relief.
While they may not be able to abort an attack, some studies suggest essential oils for migraines may have power beyond smelling nice. Aromatherapy can be used to combat nausea, anxiety, sleeplessness, and even some of the pain that comes with an attack.
4 Best Essential Oils for Headaches and Migraines
Unlike medications, essential oils for migraines do not come with adverse side effects and can be safely used alone, in conjunction with other treatments, and by children and pregnant women. (Note: peppermint oil may not be safe for pregnant women.)
The data behind essential oils isn’t as robust as the evidence for triptans, but they are safe, affordable, and effective enough to be really valuable tools.
Although the study of lavender essential oils for migraines was small – it included 47 patients and 129 Migraine attacks – the findings were statistically significant. The study showed that 71% of patients’ attacks were resolved or partially resolved by inhaling lavender. “The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches,” the study concludes.
How to use it: Look for oils that say “essential,” “therapeutic,” or “pharmacy-grade.” Be sure to dilute the oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil. When you feel a Migraine attack coming on, or even just rising stress levels, place a few drops on your palms or on your wrists or smell directly from the bottle.
Before discovering essential oils for migraines, peppermint tea was my go-to tool for battling nausea. Menthol has long been used to soothe digestive discomfort and nausea, and peppermint essential oil offers an easy and portable way to access the power of menthol.
Although peppermint has been used in some form therapeutically for centuries, the scientific evidence behind it is pretty slim. There is not a huge push to study peppermint, but there have been a few notable studies.
The tingle produced by menthol helps stimulate the area and can help relieve pain. I like to slather the base of my skull in peppermint oil whenever I feel neck tightness, pain, or the beginnings of a Migraine attack.
Ginger has long been used in Eastern medicine for its anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic properties. Adaptogens are herbs that help protect the body from physical, emotional, and biological stressors.
How to use: For topical use, ginger oil must be diluted with a carrier oil. Diluted oil can be applied to the belly for digestion relief or onto the neck and shoulders for a warming, easy way to soothe sore muscles. For more ideas on treating a Migraine attack with ginger, read this.
Don’t miss Dr. Tripti Gokani discuss ayurvedic medicine and the gut-brain connection on the Migraine World Summit – click here
While a Migraine attack and a drug withdrawal are not the same, the findings speak to how effective rosemary oil is at calming you down and helping with sleep, making it an effective option for essential oils for migraines. If you don’t mind smelling faintly like a salad, rosemary can be used as a tool against more than one symptom of a Migraine attack.
How to use: For topical use, rosemary oil should be diluted with a carrier oil. Diluted oil can be applied to the temples, inhaled for aromatherapy, or added to a compress wet with warm or cold water, depending on your preference. Rosemary oil is FDA approved for human consumption, so you can eat or drink a few drops of the oil if you don’t mind the herby flavor.
I love using essential oils for headaches and migraines to help me relax while my body fights the many symptoms of an attack. Mixing up my bottles with carrier oils makes me feel like an apothecary – or at least someone taking an active role in her own healing.
While something as simple as essential oils is not the only answer for a complex disease like Migraine, they can be effective and fun to use tools for relief from pain and stress.
Home Remedies for Headaches Using Essential Oils and Herbs
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Home remedies for headaches can be lifesavers when you find yourself coming down with a headache and don’t have any over-the-counter painkillers or can’t take a painkiller for whatever reason. As a lifelong sufferer of headaches (I had my first migraine at age 6!), I’ve found that very often I get better relief from my headaches when I use essential oils and herbs rather than over-the-counter painkillers and without any of the nasty side effects.
Over the years, I’ve tried lots of home remedies for headaches, and I’ve come back to this list of essential oils and fresh or dried herbs that work for me. Because everybody is different, and everyone’s headaches are caused by different factors, you might have to try more than one of these home remedies for headaches before you find one that works for you. You also might need to use different home remedies for headaches depending on what type of headache you have – migraine, stress headache or cluster headache.
Home Remedies for Headaches Using Essentials Oils
The key to using essential oils as home remedies for headaches is that you do not ingest them. Essential oils are highly concentrated and can cause serious side effects if taken internally.
Essential oils as home remedies for headaches includes the following.
- Lavender – Lavender oil can be used for migraines and stress headaches.
- Rose Geranium – This cooling essential oil works wonders for migraines caused by excessive heat in the body.
- Nutmeg – Another wonderful warming essential oil that works well for migraine headaches, sometimes mixed with patchouli for tension headaches.
- Peppermint – For migraines, peppermint essential oil is great for relieving both pain and nausea.
- Rosemary – Rosemary essential oil is wonderful for both migraines and tension headaches caused by stress.
To use essential oils as home remedies for headaches, you have several options.
Apply the oil directly to the forehead and temples. If you choose to apply the essential oil directly to the skin, make sure it’s been diluted in a carrier oil like sweet almond, jojoba, sesame or sunflower. You can find bottles of plain carrier oils at most natural foods stores.
Make a cold or warm compress. Depending on what type of headache you have, you can use a cold or warm compress with a few drops of essential oil.
To make a warm compress, soak a soft hand towel in hot water, then wring it out and apply a few drops of essential oil to the center of the towel. Fold the towel into a long strip and apply it to the bridge of the nose, covering the eyes for a migraine. For a stress headache, you can apply the towel across the forehead or over the back of the neck.
To make a cold compress, you can soak a soft hand towel in ice water or wrap it around a pre-made frozen ice pack. Add a few drops of essential oil to the center of the towel before folding it around the ice pack or folding it into a strip and applying it to the head or neck.
Steaming with essential oils. Boil four cups of water for five minutes and remove from heat. Add a few drops of essential oil to the water. To inhale the steam, drape a towel or pillowcase over the head and place your head about 12 inches above the steam. Never place your head or your face directly in the steam – you could end up with a serious burn on your face.
Diffusing essential oils. Place a few drops of your preferred essential oils into a diffuser and place near your bed or desk. Another option for diffusing essential oils is to use a clay diffuser pendant worn throughout the day.
Home Remedies for Headaches Using Dried or Fresh Herbs
Herbal teas also make my list of favorite home remedies for headaches. For both tension headaches and migraines, sometimes a warm cup of herbal tea made with fresh herbs from my garden is exactly what I need to relieve the pain of a headache so I can get on with my life.
My favorite herbs from my garden to use as home remedies for headaches.
- Basil – Growing basil for seasoning in soups and sauces is great, but fresh basil used in tea is also an effective home remedy for headaches.
- Ginger – Most people know that ginger tea benefits include relief from stomach upset and discomfort, but it’s also effective at relieving the pain of a tension headache.
- Peppermint – Another herb known for relieving gastric discomfort, peppermint is wonderful at relieving the pain and nausea of a migraine headache.
- Licorice – Licorice is a wonderful preventative for migraine headaches.
- Chamomile – The soothing effect of chamomile tea can help relieve a bad tension headache.
You can make an easy herbal tea out of any of these fresh herbs. Boil two to three cups of water, and remove from heat before adding six tablespoons of your chosen herb if using fresh herbs. You can add a bit of sweetener to taste. For some migraine headaches, it’s recommended that you allow the tea to cool to room temperature before straining and drinking. For dried herbs, use three tablespoons.
In a pinch, if you can’t make a tea out of your favorite herb, you can also chew a few leaves of fresh herbs as home remedies for headaches. Chewing a few leaves from a fresh rosemary plant or peppermint plant is one of my favorite “in a pinch” home remedies for headaches because it relieves both the pain and nausea that’s sometimes associated with my migraine headaches.
What’s on your list of never-fail home remedies for headaches? Leave a comment here and share your home remedies for headaches with us.
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8 Best Essential Oils for Headaches & Migraines
Have you ever had a skull-splitting headache that just wouldn’t let up? Maybe you suffer from chronic tension headaches or migraines.
Between the pain, pressure, light and sound sensitivity, or nausea, it can be difficult when you can’t find relief. Sometimes you can sleep it off, but even that can be a challenge when you can’t relax enough to doze off.
Aromatherapy with essential oils can help. The highly concentrated oils come from plants and flowers. As a result, they’re natural treatments without a laundry list of side effects. Plus, since you don’t ingest them, essential oils won’t interfere with other medications you take.
For those interested in aromatherapy to soothe your discomfort, we’ve created a list of the best essential oils for headaches and migraines. We’ll even explain how to use each one to find some relief.
There’s a reason that many baby shampoos, soaps, spa treatments, and nighttime lotions include lavender. Its calming scent comes from the flowering part of lavender plants. The subtle, floral scent has a calming effect that helps bodies relax and even fall asleep.
Lavender is well-known for stress relief, but it also soothes headache and migraine pain. One study has shown that inhaling lavender for fifteen minutes can ease symptoms of migraine headaches.
How to Use Lavender Essential Oils for Headaches
There are a few ways to use lavender essential oils to help with a headache.
- Use an oil diffuser.
- Add some essential oil to warm bath water and have a soak.
- Boil water and add the essential oils, then inhale the steam.
- Dilute the lavender essential oils with a carrier oil and apply a little to your temples and neck.
Many products, like lotions and soaps, include lavender essential oils. Also, Soothing Scents’ aromatic inhalers are expertly designed to provide relief on the go.
Peppermint essential oil comes from the leaves and flowers of the peppermint plant. It works well in the early stages of a headache or migraine. It also reduces the intensity during later stages. The menthol in peppermint has a cooling effect that helps relax muscles and ease pain.
Some studies have supported the use of peppermint oil for treating acute migraine pain. It can lessen the effects and reduce related symptoms, including nausea.
How To Use Peppermint Oil for Headaches
One of the best ways to use peppermint essential oil is to dilute it in a carrier oil, like coconut oil. Then, apply it to your temples and behind your ears. This method works well for tension headaches and stress.
Some people like to add a few drops to hot water, cover their heads with a towel, and inhale the steam for a few minutes. If you suffer from sinus pain and pressure, this method can offer some relief.
Rosemary oil comes from an herb, Rosmarinus Officinalis, which is part of the mint family. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, rosemary oil can improve blood flow to reduce headache pain. Rosemary oil also reduces stress and can help manage pain.
Historically, rosemary oil served as a pain reliever and stress reducer. Additionally, at least one study demonstrated the benefits of using rosemary essential oil with other medications to reduce insomnia and pain.
How To Use Rosemary Oil for Headaches
Use diluted rosemary essential oil topically to relieve tension headaches. Alternatively, it works well in an oil diffuser or steam bath.
Do your headaches stem from congestion and sinus problems? Eucalyptus oil works wonders on the sinuses by opening your nasal passages and relieving sinus pressure that triggers headaches.
For an extra boost, blend eucalyptus oil with peppermint oil to further reduce tension and inflammation. The scents pair well and help you relax faster.
Eucalyptus plants were originally native to Australia. Now, they exist around the world because of their medicinal uses. Creating the oil involves an extensive process of drying, crushing, and distilling the leaves.
How To Use Eucalyptus Oil for Headaches
Eucalyptus oil works well in a misting oil diffuser or steam bath. Additionally, you can blend some eucalyptus oil into a carrier oil and rub it into your chest.
Chamomile tea is a staple for relaxation so it makes sense that the essential oil would help to ease headaches. Since chamomile calms and soothes, it works well for insomnia, stress, anxiety, and depression.
You can find two strains of chamomile with similar but slightly different properties. German chamomile has more chamazulene (the active ingredient in chamomile) than Roman chamomile.
If you are pregnant, you should not use chamomile. There is a potential link to preterm births and low birth weight.
How To Use Chamomile Essential Oil for Headaches
Do not ingest chamomile essential oil. Instead, use a diluted essential oil on your skin or add some to your bath or an oil diffuser.
Some women experience hormone-related “period headaches” every month. Menopause can also lead to similar issues with headaches and migraines.
Research suggests that geranium essential oil could support women dealing with hormonal issues caused by PMS or menopause. Since headaches remain tied to hormonal shifts, geranium essential oil could offer relief.
Geranium oil comes from the plant Pelargonium graveolens. To make geranium oil, manufacturers use a steam distillation method to pull oil from the leaves.
How To Use Geranium Oil for Headaches
Geraniums are popular flowers that often lend their scent to perfumes. The essential oil, however, should only be applied to the skin if diluted. It can also be used in a steam bath or misting oil diffuser if you prefer.
Tip: Geranium and lavender compliment each other. Use a few drops of each in a diffuser to create a soothing blend.
Frankincense oil has long served as a disinfectant and a home remedy for inflammation and digestive issues. For headaches, it works wonders in treating cluster headaches.
Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, some researchers studied the effects on cluster headaches and insomnia with some success. Of note, frankincense has the most impact when used at the onset of a headache.
How To Use Frankincense Essential Oil for Headaches
Frankincense oil works best when inhaled through a steam bath or oil diffuser. However, you can mix it in a carrier oil and apply it to your temples and forehead.
Many people use some form of ginger to soothe an upset stomach and combat nausea. You should not ingest ginger or any essential oil. However, when used for aromatherapy, it is highly effective in relieving migraines.
Commonly used as a spice, the essential oil comes from the ginger plant’s stem, a part known as the rhizome. It takes an experienced distiller to extract the oil from a ginger rhizome properly.
How To Use Ginger Oil For Headaches
Ginger essential oil comes from pieces of distilled ginger. It’s highly concentrated, but you can use ginger oil like other essential oils.
How To Use Essential Oils For Headaches
When you have a splitting headache, there’s probably not much you wouldn’t try to gain some relief. Using aromatherapy can relieve at least some of your pain within minutes. There are several convenient methods to use.
Before applying essential oils to your skin, it’s critical to dilute them. Some products, like a rollerball or lotion, arrive pre-blended and ready to use. You will need to dilute pure essential oils yourself, though.
Generally, people dilute essential oils for topical applications by blending a few drops with a carrier oil. Common carrier oils include coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil. It’s best to choose a carrier oil that doesn’t have a strong odor.
Where to Apply
When using essential oils to relieve headaches, it’s best to apply it directly to the temples and gently massage it into your skin. You could also massage some behind your ears, on your neck, or at the base of your skull. For sinus-related headaches, rubbing them into your chest is helpful.
What To Do If You Have a Skin Reaction
Some people may experience skin irritation or tenderness when trying a new oil or blend. You may want to test new products on your forearm and monitor it for a reaction before using them on your face.
Diffusing Essential Oils
Topical application isn’t the only way to use essential oils. You could try diffusing them, which means converting them into steam or mist.
If you have an oil diffuser, simply combine a few drops of essential oil with water in the basin. Turn the diffuser on and enjoy the scented mist.
There are other ways to use essential oils for aromatherapy. Heat water in a pot or draw a hot bath for yourself, then add the essential oils and relax.
Alternatively, many aromatherapy products on the market are easy to use and convenient. We offer scent blends that you can take on the go which combine several helpful oils in one!
Don’t Use Fragrance Oils For Headaches & Migraines
Be careful not to mistake pure essential oils for fragrance oils. Essential oils are carefully steam-distilled from plants. Fragrance oils usually contain artificial ingredients that mimic scents. Pure essential oils are more effective for aromatherapy.
Living with chronic headaches or migraines can be miserable, but essential oils may provide some relief. They are a safe option for people seeking relief that won’t interact with other medications.
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5 Best Essential Oils For Headache And Migraine Relief
Essential oils have all kinds of awesome health benefits. Not only do they smell amazing (and probably mentally transport you to the spa), but when used as aromatherapy, they can reduce anxiety, boost your mood, help you sleep, and may even reduce inflammation in the body.
The plant-extracted, highly concentrated liquids can be rubbed on the skin and inhaled, put in a diffuser and breathed in from the air, or placed on a pendant so you can smell them throughout the day. No matter how you prefer to use them, one of the coolest benefits of essential oils is headache relief. Yup, if you’ve got a throbbing head or a major migraine, inhaling essential oils could be the remedy you need, says Nancy Rodgers, a massage therapist and certified aromatherapist in the integrative medicine department at Mayo Clinic.
So, uh, how exactly does smelling an essential oil relieve a headache?
They work like this: “Essential oils are quickly absorbed by smell receptors that are linked to the limbic system, which controls heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and stress,” Elizabeth Ko, MD, medical director of the UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative and assistant clinical professor of medicine of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, previously told WH. Basically, certain oils can trigger responses in the body that relieve anxiety and tension and promote relaxation, all things that can trigger headaches and migraines.
In fact, some smaller studies have found that people had less headache pain after they applied peppermint and lavender essential oil to their skin. One study even found that there wasn’t a significant difference between using peppermint oil for reducing pain and taking acetaminophen (a.k.a. Tylenol). Pretty cool.
How do you actually use essential oils for headaches?
If you want to use essential oils for headaches, here’s how to apply them: by adding a few drops to a cold washcloth, which you can then apply as a cold compress to the head or a warm compress to the back of the neck (ahhhh), or by adding a couple drops to a cotton ball and waving it under your nose.
There are a few things you should know when considering which essential oils to buy and use, says Rodgers. “It’s important to do your research on the companies you’re considering buying from to make sure the oils are good quality and will be effective, and to look for organic oils that are pure with no additives,” she says. “Make sure the label doesn’t just say it’s a therapeutic oil; it should tell you the name of the plant, including the latin version, the country of origin, and how it was distilled.”
If the oil is coming in contact with your skin, it’s also important to mix it with a carrier oil—like almond or jojoba—to dilute it, she says. Some of these oils do have side effects in certain populations (more on that below), so it’s important to check with your doctor to make sure the oil you want to use is safe for you.
So which essential oils are best for headaches in particular?
These are the oils that Rogers recommends for relief.
- Lavender oil. Lavender oil is sort of the mother of all oils and can help with a lot of ailments. It’s used regularly in Mayo Clinic’s hospitals, Rodgers says, as a remedy for headaches brought on by anxiety and mental stress.
- Peppermint oil. The menthol component of peppermint oil can help to relieve tension and discomfort brought on by headaches, and can help you feel more calm and relaxed in general. It can also provide an analgesic effect to help relieve nausea. Additionally, if you have headaches related to allergies or congestion, peppermint oil can help to clear the sinuses and relieve those symptoms as well, says Rodgers.
- Lemon oil. Lemon can be used to uplift the spirit, but can also induce a sense of calm, which may be helpful to someone who has a tension headache but still needs to be alert, says Rodgers.
- Roman chamomile oil. You’ve likely heard about chamomile tea’s association with relaxation, so it makes sense that the oil can be used in the same way. Because it can relax the muscles, it can also, in turn, relieve tension associated with headaches. Roman chamomile also has anti-inflammatory properties and can provide calming effects for anxiety and stress, says Rodgers.
- Rosemary oil. This oil has stimulating effects similar to peppermint or eucalyptus oils, says Rodgers. It’s also thought to aid in pain relief, so it could be helpful for and achy head.
What are the potential side effects of using essential oils for headaches?
Some people who suffer from headaches and migraines are sensitive to strong scents, so it’s best to start slowly when using essential oils and use only very small amounts, so as not to create an overwhelming smell.
Some of the above oils do come with risks and contraindications. Peppermint oil, for example, should never be given to children or people with heart disease because of its chemical makeup. Rosemary oil shouldn’t be used by pregnant people, or people with high blood pressure or epilepsy, because it comes in three different species that can have different effects on the body. Finally, lemon oil is phototoxic, so you should be careful when going outside if you’ve applied it to your face or other exposed skin, as it could lead to a bad sunburn, says Rodgers.
In order to ensure the oil you’re using is safe for you, check with your doctor before turning to it as a headache remedy.
The bottom line: Multiple essential oils, particularly lavender and peppermint oil, can be used as a headache remedy when inhaled from a diffuser or applied to the skin with a carrier oil. But check with your doctor beforehand to find out if the oil you’d like to use may cause any adverse side effects for you.
Emilia Benton is a Houston-based freelance writer and editor.
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12 Healthy Reasons To Grow Rosemary This Year
The charmingly fragrant herb rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) has graced gardens, kitchens, and apothecaries in the Mediterranean region for centuries. It is a member of the mint family, which includes other herbs such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender. The name rosemary derives from the Latin ros meaning “dew,” and marinus, meaning “sea,” which is why, along with its beautiful periwinkle flowers, it’s known as the “Dew of the Sea.”
The wonderful pine-like fragrance of rosemary is commonly associated with good food, however, this aromatic herb can do more than add flavor to your culinary creations. Modern research confirms what many cultures have known for millennia — rosemary’s numerous therapeutic properties make it an indispensable herb.
Health Benefits of Rosemary
Check out these 12 health benefits of rosemary that may just convince you to grow your own this year. You’ll have this healing herb at your fingertips!*
- Memory and Concentration Booster: Rosemary has long been linked to memory. Even Shakespeare said, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance….” British researchers found that simply sniffing rosemary improved memory by 75%. A substance produced in the leaves, carnosic acid, can actually protect the brain from free radical damage. Other compounds in the herb promote healthy blood flow to brain tissue and have a stimulating effect on the mind. To get its benefits, sniff a sprig of fresh rosemary, taking in the aroma, and “don’t forget” to add it to roasted potatoes, chicken, or try this Tasty Herbed Focaccia recipe.
- Immune System Support: Rosemary’s amazing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties make this herb an ideal addition to your diet for protecting your health, especially during winter months. Use fresh or dried rosemary in dishes for an immune boost for the whole family. You can also massage your body with some rosemary-infused oil (recipe below).
- De-Stressor: The ancient Greeks knew of the stress-busting powers of this herb and modern research confirms that the smell of rosemary can reduce cortisol levels, associated with stress. Sniff a bouquet of the fresh herb, or use a diffuser with a few drops of pure rosemary essential oil (purchased at any health food store) to flood the senses and help lessen your stress and anxiety.
- Digestive Aid: Fresh rosemary (in small doses) can aid digestion as it stimulates the production of bile, helping to better neutralize acidic foods in the stomach. Brew a cup of rosemary tea (recipe below) to help treat stomach problems such as cramps, bloating, constipation, or indigestion.
- Eases Asthma and Allergies: Due to rosemary’s antihistamine properties, it can reduce the severity of allergies and help individuals with asthma, reducing inflammation of the airway. Try a fragrant and relaxing rosemary herbal steam: Boil four cups of water and pour over a handful of fresh or dried rosemary leaves in a bowl. Place your head over the bowl and capture the healing herb vapor by draping a towel over your head while you inhale the steam for relief.
- Helps Control Hair Loss and Dandruff: Because rosemary oil increases blood circulation it can be used to treat hair loss and irritating dandruff while improving scalp condition. After washing hair, massage the scalp with a few drops of rosemary-infused oil (recipe below).
- Cough Expectorant: The eucalyptol compound in rosemary helps to loosen chest congestion, making it easier to cough up phlegm. Massage one or two drops of rosemary-infused oil (recipe below) over your chest and throat every few hours.
- Soothes Muscle Aches and Pains: Rosemary makes a powerful massage oil for sore muscles and backaches. Massage the affected area with rosemary-infused oil to help relieve pain.
- Eases Arthritis Pain: The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary oil make it a great chronic pain reliever. Try a rosemary bath, which has been used for centuries to treat stiff, painful joints. Throw a handful of fresh rosemary into hot bath water, or brew some rosemary tea in a pot and then add the tea to the bath water.
- Headache Reliever: This herb has been a popular natural migraine remedy for centuries. For headache relief, rub a sprig between your hands vigorously to release the fragrance, and inhale. Or enjoy a cup of rosemary tea (recipe below) when headache pain strikes.
- Soothes Skin Irritations: Rosemary’s antimicrobial and antiseptic properties make it beneficial for those with eczema and dermatitis. Apply rosemary-infused oil topically and massage into your skin. Alternatively, you can add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to your daily body lotion.
- Natural Air Freshener: Forget chemical sprays! The wonderful pine-like scent of rosemary will make your home more inviting and cozy and is the perfect way to freshen your home without artificial fragrances. Place several sprigs of fresh rosemary, one slice of lemon or orange, and a splash of vanilla into a saucepan or crock pot filled 2/3 with water and simmer on low. Add more water as needed.
Flavorful tip: Next time you’re grilling, sprinkle some rosemary on the coals—the aroma is wonderful and helps flavor the meat.
Make Rosemary-Infused Oil
Rosemary-infused olive oil makes a great gift!
For topical treatments
- Fresh rosemary sprigs
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Mason jar
Fill a clean mason jar with clean, dry fresh rosemary sprigs. Top with olive oil and secure with lid. Place the jar in a sunny window for a month. After a month, strain over a bowl, pouring the finished rosemary infused oil into a small container. Store the infused oil in a cool, dark place for up to two weeks.
Make Rosemary Tea
Pinch the needle-like leaves off a rosemary plant and crush to make 2-3 teaspoons (one tablespoon of dried rosemary will also work). Pour two cups of boiling water over the leaves and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain. Add honey or lemon to sweeten.
*Note: If you’re pregnant, do not consume rosemary in large quantities. While it has a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the US, it’s best to check with your doctor.
90,000 6 interesting facts about rosemary – Zira.uz
Rosemary is a fragrant herb that can be found fresh and dried. We will tell you why you should love rosemary, why add it to food and how to do it correctly.
What is the use of rosemary
Rosemary has been used as a medicine since ancient times. Interestingly, each nation had its own idea of its benefits: the Romans believed that it improves memory, the Greeks healed their wounds, and the Chinese used it to relieve headaches.
Today’s scientists have proven the benefits of rosemary: it consists of a large amount of essential oils, vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium and sodium. Scientifically Proven Rosemary:
- helps with pain in the head, abdomen and muscles;
- helps relieve pain in rheumatism, radiculitis and fibromyalgia;
- helps with cramps;
- helps with indigestion;
- helps prevent the development of hypertension;
- is an antimicrobial and antifungal agent;
- works as an antioxidant and protects brain tissue from age-related manifestations.
What is the harm of rosemary
Rosemary is good in small doses – as a seasoning, additive in tea or lemonade. In large quantities, this spicy herb can do harm – digestion problems, headaches, and high blood pressure will begin. There are people who need to reduce the amount of rosemary in their meals:
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If you love essential oils, keep in mind that rosemary essential oil is poisonous and is not intended to be taken orally.
Which rosemary is better: fresh or dried
When buying rosemary at the bazaar or in the supermarket, it is better to give preference to fresh, and here’s why:
- First, the aroma of fresh rosemary is softer and more intense;
- secondly, you cannot know how rosemary was dried and harvested – you may come across a low-quality product.
Dry rosemary has a sharper odor than fresh herb. The fact is that during drying, a certain amount of essential oils evaporates, and the remaining oils become concentrated.Therefore, if you use dry rosemary when cooking, do not overdo it, otherwise the smell will be too strong, and the finished dish may taste bitter.
How to choose and store rosemary
When buying fresh rosemary, look at the herbs. She should have elastic green leaves without spots and defects. If you run your hand over a sprig of rosemary, the leaves will not crumble.
You can store rosemary in your refrigerator door, and if done correctly, the herb will stay fresh for a month.Here’s how to store rosemary:
- Method One: Wrap the rosemary in parchment paper and spray it well with a spray bottle. Then wrap the resulting wet bag in a plastic bag and put it in the refrigerator;
- Method Two: Wet the waffle towel well and squeeze it slightly – no water should drip from it. Wrap rosemary in a towel, put in a bag and put in the refrigerator. From time to time, the towel should be moistened, it should not dry out.
You can also freeze and dry the rosemary yourself.
How to keep rosemary for a long time
To freeze rosemary:
- wash it, dry it and separate the leaves from the stem;
- Arrange them on a tray in one layer and put them in the freezer for 3-4 hours;
- Pour the frozen leaves into a bag, blow off the air, close well and send back to the freezer.
In this way, the appearance of the rosemary will be affected, but its aroma will remain unchanged.You can store frozen rosemary for about 8 months.
To dry rosemary:
- Divide the branches into small bunches and tie them together;
- Hang in a warm and dry place;
- rub the dried twigs in your hands – the leaves should be easily separated from the stem;
- Fold the leaves in an airtight container and store them in a dark place.
Dried rosemary can be stored from 6 months to a year – it all depends on the tightness of the dishes.
By the way, you can also grow rosemary at home, this will allow you to always have a fragrant herb at hand. This is not difficult at all – we have already told you how to grow greens at home.
Rosemary in cooking
In order not to spoil the dish, it is important to know what products and spices rosemary is combined with.
Spices and herbs:
- black pepper;
- thyme and thyme;
- oregano (oregano).
Rosemary is also included in the garni bouquet, we told you how to cook it yourself.
Food and dishes:
- meat and fish;
- potatoes; 90 012 90 011 mushrooms;
- zucchini and eggplants;
- baked goods;
- compotes and preservation.
Remember: in hot dishes, rosemary is added at the end, because prolonged heating destroys essential oils.
With rosemary you can cook delicious country-style potatoes, fried mushrooms – perhaps, rosemary combines just perfect with these vegetables. And here are our favorite rosemary dishes:
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Herbs for headache
Herbal headache treatment
Headache is the most common ailment a person experiences.The head can ache for various reasons. In each case, the appropriate method of treatment should be selected individually.
When considering headache caused by a serious illness, symptoms should only be treated as directed by a physician. Arbitrariness in this case can only harm the body.
But, if the headache is caused by commonplace reasons – overwork, stress, excessive mental stress or a change in the weather (a jump in atmospheric pressure), then the symptoms of the disease can be removed without the use of pharmaceuticals.Namely – with the help of various herbs, or rather traditional medicine recipes based on herbal treatment. From this article you will learn which herbs help with headaches .
The most effective herb in the fight against headaches and migraines is mint. The active substances contained in mint penetrate into the bloodstream instantly, relieve pain and spasm, normalize the water-salt balance, and also relax all muscle groups.
How to use mint for headache:
- With a glass of boiling water, pour a teaspoon of dry, grated peppermint, leave for 10 minutes and drink in small sips.Sugar cannot be added – it will reduce efficiency, since it has the opposite effect – it stimulates the nervous system.
- If headaches often torment, it is advisable to keep a bottle of peppermint oil in the medicine cabinet. In case of another attack, you just need to take a couple of drops of fragrant oil and rub it intensively into the whiskey in circular movements.
- The easiest way is to take a few fresh mint leaves (preferably the tops – they have more menthol), rub the temples and the back of the head with them, massaging and rubbing their juice into the skin.In 3-5 minutes it will relieve the headache as if by hand.
All parts of the plant are used for medicinal purposes, but the flowers and roots of valerian are the most effective. A strong broth is prepared from them, stored in the refrigerator and in case of migraine, 50 ml are used in small sips.
The active substances contained in the flowers of the plant have great potential and act no worse than antispasmodic drugs. Therefore, in order to get rid of pain in the head with the help of valerian, sometimes it is enough just to add a pinch of dried flowers to the tea leaves and drink aromatic, healing tea.
Important! Valerian is contraindicated for people suffering from hypotension, as it can greatly lower blood pressure!
Melissa is famous for her ability to relieve even severe headaches and quickly eliminate migraine attacks. The main advantage of lemon balm is that, with a strong calming effect, it does not significantly lower blood pressure and does not provoke drowsiness.
For emergency treatment of migraine, you need to drink a glass of strong decoction made from 200 ml of boiling water and a tablespoon of dry lemon balm.You can use both fresh and frozen herbs.
Coriander (cilantro), or rather its seeds, contain a large amount of active substances that affect the state of blood vessels, normalize blood circulation, quickly and effectively relieve spasms.
How to use coriander for headache:
- Take a tablespoon of coriander seeds (found in every housewife in the kitchen), crush with a mortar, pour a glass of boiling water and cover.You need to let this infusion stand for about 10 minutes and drink.
- Take equal parts coriander seeds and sea salt in a teaspoon (without aromatic additives), pour half a glass of boiling water and boil over low heat until the salt is completely dissolved, stirring occasionally. Cool the broth, moisten a cotton cloth in it and apply on the forehead and back of the head. It is better to lie down with a compress for 10-15 minutes until the result appears.
Echinacea is a powerful medicinal plant with complex action.Echinacea-based products relieve pain, tone, normalize blood pressure, activate the blood supply to the brain. The plant copes well with migraines caused by sensitivity to weather changes.
How to use echinacea for headache:
- Alcohol tincture is used in the absence of contraindications – 1 tablespoon is enough once a day (can be diluted with water). For its preparation, take 20 g of dry leaves, flowers and stems of echinacea.Pour 200 g of vodka. Insist 14 days, shaking occasionally.
- Echinacea tea can be taken 1 glass per day. Take 1 teaspoon of dry echinacea herb. Pour 0.5 liters of boiling water over the herb. Insist 30 minutes. People who are sensitive to changes in the weather are advised to drink echinacea tea daily in the morning during the off-season for a month.
Rosemary is an excellent remedy for eliminating the effects of stress. It almost instantly restores the nervous system, eliminates the effects of stress and prevents the harmful effects of adrenaline and cortisol on the brain.
Rosemary quickly relieves spasms – just drink a cup of tea from this plant, wait 5-10 minutes and you can feel significant relief.
In emergency cases, use rosemary oil – massage the temples, forehead and back of the head, depending on the localization of pain.
Fennel seeds are widely used in both traditional and folk medicine. They have the ability to relieve tension and stress, relieve pain, relieve spasms and relax.However, fennel seeds have a very strong sedative and relaxing effect, so it is not recommended to take them during the working day in order not to lose concentration, especially if you need to drive a car.
Migraine can be easily eliminated by drinking tea made from fennel seeds – it is better not to boil them, but to brew them with boiling water in a bowl with thick walls, for example, in a ceramic or clay cup. A teaspoon of seeds per 150-200 ml of water is the optimal concentration. Can be consumed no more than 2-3 times a day.It is very important to know that fennel seeds additionally have a laxative effect!
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90,000 AU Sovetskaya District Hospital Headache: how serious is it?
The day before, a lesson was held at the Health Center of the Autonomous Institution “Sovetskaya District Hospital” on the topic: “Headache: tension, migraine, with diseases of the nose and nasopharynx, with nervous diseases.”The lecture was delivered by the geriatrician Valentina Leonidovna Postovalova.
Cephalalgia is the scientific name for headache. This occurs during stress, abrupt expansion or constriction of blood vessels, and changes in head fluid pressure. Receptors are found in different areas of the head and neck: in the veins, spinal nerves, muscles of the neck and head, and the meninges. Having received a signal, the receptor sends it to the nerve cells of the brain and reports painful sensations in the body.Cephalalgia does not occur in the brain, since there are no pain receptors in it.
Headaches are primary and secondary.
Primary headache is an independent disease. It occurs in 90% of cases of malaise. Primary headaches include migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches.
Secondary headache is a symptom of another disease: for example, head trauma, cervical osteochondrosis, vegetative-vascular dystonia, hypertension.
Primary headaches include:
Migraine – throbbing pain in the head, most often after sleep. The intensity of the headache is mild to unbearable. The pain is felt on one side of the head: in the right or left temple, in the forehead, crown. Migraine lasts up to three days, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting. A person does not tolerate bright light and loud sounds. Migraines can be caused by stress, insomnia, and changes in the weather. The tendency to migraine is inherited.
Tension headache (HDN) – pressing headache covers the entire head or separately the back of the head, crown, forehead. Cephalalgia is severe. A tension headache attack can last up to 7 days. At the same time, my head hurts every day. HDN appears due to emotional or physical stress.
Cluster headache – unbearably severe shooting pain in the head. Felt on one side, in the forehead and eye area. Cluster pain causes redness and swelling of the face, tearing from the side of the pain.Because of a severe headache, the person behaves restlessly.
Headache and facial pain due to trigeminal neuralgia – very severe, short stitching pain in the head. The pain is felt in the crown of the head, the forehead, it can capture the face, teeth. A headache attack lasts several hours. In this case, a spasm of the muscles of the face can occur.
Secondary headaches include:
Cervical osteochondrosis – headache appears with a sharp turn of the head, prolonged neck tension, uncomfortable head position during sleep.The pain is worse in the morning, often extending to one side of the head. May be accompanied by hearing loss in one ear, tinnitus, “flies” in front of the eyes.
Influenza or cold – the headache is not very severe, localized in the forehead, eyes, temple on one or both sides. In addition to the headache, the patient’s temperature rises above 37 degrees, a runny nose, cough, sore throat and other symptoms of a cold appear.
Increased intracranial pressure – prolonged frequent headaches combined with nausea and vomiting.The person is often sick in the morning. For these symptoms and a mild headache, you need to see a doctor.
Concussion – Headache can last for several years after injury. It is accompanied by anxiety, irritability, decreased concentration, dizziness. The person may suffer from depression.
Vegetovascular dystonia – causes dizziness, nausea, neurotic disorders, surges in blood pressure. Exacerbations occur with changes in the weather, emotional overload.
Hypertension – a bursting headache felt in the back of the head. It is combined with fever in the head, dizziness, noise in the head, “flies” in front of the eyes, staggering. A person may feel nausea, pain in the heart.
Sinusitis, frontal sinusitis, sinusitis – chronic prolonged pressing headaches in the forehead, eyes, cheeks. Accompanied by nasal congestion, runny nose, slight fever.
“Horton’s” headache – attacks of severe boring pain are characteristic.It spreads around the eye, temple and forehead. The attacks usually occur at the same time. This type of headache is more common in men.
Hypertension – a bursting headache felt in the back of the head. It is combined with fever in the head, dizziness, noise in the head, “flies” in front of the eyes, staggering. A person may feel nausea, pain in the heart.
Recommended for headache prevention:
– Go in for sports: aerobics, swimming, jogging, yoga;
– Spend more time outdoors.Lack of oxygen causes headaches;
– Take breaks from work, do not overexert yourself;
– Drink 1.5-2 liters of water a day to avoid dehydration;
– Drink less tea and coffee, give up alcoholic beverages, cigarettes;
– Sleep 7-8 hours a day;
– Do not panic, avoid stress;
– There are fewer sugary and fatty foods, smoked foods;
– Exclude spices: cardamom, red pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon;
– Carry out aromatherapy: lemon, grapefruit, marjoram, mint, rosemary.
The next lesson of the school “ Elderly person ” will be held on March 26 at 16:00 at the Health Center at the address: Sovetsky, st. Kievskaya, 33, 1st floor, room 118. V.L. Postovalova will talk about the prevention of non-infectious diseases and senile asthenia.
Essential oil for headaches and migraines – aromatherapy assistance
People who suffer from migraine attacks know how debilitating this condition is.Intense throbbing pain may last for several hours to several days. How can you resist her?
What is migraine
Everyone has headache, but migraine is a more serious condition that causes photophobia, sensitivity to sounds, light, smells, movements. Dizziness, nausea, numbness of the limbs, visual impairment are added to the painful sensations. This condition interferes with normal work and reduces the quality of life.
Migraine is classified as a neurological pathology.The disease causes abnormal activity in the brain, changes in the interaction of the trigeminal nerve and the nervous system. Causes pathology and decreased serotonin levels. But that is not all.
People at any age are susceptible to pathologies. Most often it develops in people aged 15-55 years, and 75% of patients are women. There is a genetic predisposition to migraine. The probability of transmission of pathology by inheritance, if one parent is sick, 40%, if both – 90%.
People suffering from a disease rarely see a doctor, and this is wrong.To exclude possible causes of severe pain, you need to consult a specialist.
What causes migraine attacks
Environmental triggers play a key role in the onset of seizures. These are sensory stimuli: bright lights, loud sound, strong smell, sudden changes in weather, atmospheric pressure, stress, hormonal disruption. Incentives can vary, influence individually. Therefore, a person must identify those “triggers” that trigger an attack and minimize their occurrence.To identify the pattern of occurrence of pathological manifestations, their causes, start keeping a diary. In it, record the frequency, duration, severity of painful sensations. Note the time of day, diet, sleep quality the night before, prodromal symptoms.
What else needs to be done?
1. Evaluate the diet . Certain foods can trigger migraines, eg foods containing tyramine, choline, caffeine, monosodium glutamate, casein, artificial sweeteners, nitrates, yeast, histamine, preservatives.That is, attacks can appear due to chocolate, alcohol, deli meats, beans, pickled meat, dried fruits, soy products, coffee, nuts, and fermented milk products. By journaling, you will identify the relationship between specific foods and your symptoms of migraine, and find those that are bad for you. After that, you need to reduce their use.
2. Do not skip meals . Strict diets, fasting, skipped meals, breakfasts are the triggers that trigger an attack.Therefore, you need to eat at least three times a day. Drinking enough water is equally important.
3. Sleep 7-9 hours a day . Excess or lack of sleep triggers headache mechanisms. Therefore, good sleep reduces the risk of seizures. Essential oils or herbal infusions will help improve the quality of sleep, and they will also relieve headaches.
4. Engaging in physical activity . Excessive load can cause the development of a pathological condition.But you don’t need to completely avoid exercise. Due to being overweight, the frequency and severity of seizures will increase. An experiment was conducted in Sweden. The subjects (26 people) periodically suffered from attacks of headaches. As part of the research program, they trained for 3 months, 3 times a week on stationary bicycles. Only one participant experienced a seizure during training, the rest of the frequency, the intensity of headaches decreased. Another study found exercise to be a viable alternative to prophylactic medication.The patients were divided into three groups. The first one took medication, the second did physical exercises for 40 minutes three times a week, the third used exercises for relaxation. The result was similar in all three groups: a 95% reduction in the incidence of pathology. Then why does exercise cause migraines? One hypothesis is that the cause of the attack is not fatigue, but dehydration, which is caused by exertion.
5. Control hormonal levels .It happens that the manifestations of headache occur due to an imbalance of progesterone and estrogen. Therefore, women suffer from pathology more often than men. Migraine appears during menopause, in the menstrual period, when estrogen levels decrease. Another reason is hormonal contraceptives.
6. Stress Management . This is the most serious and common trigger. Depression, emotional shaking, anxiety, excitement cause increased production of hormones in the brain, initiating the manifestations of migraine.There is an inverse relationship: seizures interfere with living a full life, because of this, depression occurs. It turns out a vicious circle. Of course, all causes of stress cannot be eliminated, but they can be controlled. Relaxation techniques will help.
Now let’s look at home remedies for the prevention and treatment of migraines: herbs, vitamins, minerals, essential oils for headaches. Of course, the listed drugs significantly affect the manifestations of pathology, but before using them, you need to consult a doctor.
Butterbur (hybrid butterbur). A marsh plant that is used as a pain reliever. Butterbur extract has been shown to reduce seizure frequency when taken daily for 3 to 4 months. Untreated butterbur is harmful – be sure to keep this in mind. It contains pyrrolysine alkaloids that damage the liver. The extract produced in the form of capsules contains no toxic components.
Feverfew (maiden tansy).Traditionally, the plant has been used to treat fever. But the herb can help reduce migraine attacks, as dozens of studies have proven. Tansy can be used raw by placing a fresh leaf under the tongue, in capsule or extract form.
Riboflavin . The substance is found in cheese, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, almonds, milk. Converts food in the body into energy. It does not accumulate, therefore, in order to meet the needs of the body, it needs regular intake. By consuming about 400 mg of riboflavin daily, you can greatly reduce the frequency of migraines.
Coenzyme Q10. A powerful antioxidant naturally produced by the human body. Taking it additionally for three months can significantly reduce the incidence of the pathological condition. Also, the substance is useful for treating cardiovascular diseases, lowering cholesterol levels.
Magnesium . Activates enzymes, energy production, regulates metabolism. Low magnesium levels cause headaches that can be prevented by taking the trace mineral as a dietary supplement.
Melatonin . It is a hormone that regulates circadian rhythms. A powerful antioxidant. Take 3 mg of melatonin 30 minutes before bedtime, and then the likelihood of developing pain is reduced by half.
Ginger . In the west, scientists compare its effect with the effect of sumatrian, a drug that stops acute manifestations of pathology. 250 mg powder per capsule works as well as medication, but does not cause side effects. During the course of the study, it was noted that after 2 hours after taking ginger powder, participants noticed a decrease in headache.
Tea with mint, lemon, fresh ginger with the addition of a small amount of brown sugar helps to stop the attack.
Essential oil for headaches is an excellent remedy. There are a number of such oils available to help manage seizures effectively. These include the following ethers:
1. Peppermint – half menthol. It is used to prevent and relieve pain.
2. Lavender is a versatile essential oil that significantly improves painful conditions. Inhaling ether for 15 minutes can significantly reduce the severity of the attack.
3. Angelica (angelica oil) – one of the most powerful remedies for the relief of spasms. Massage your temples with one drop of pure oil and the pain will go away quickly.
4. Lemon – a remedy tones up the vascular system, strengthens blood vessels, relieves spasms, reduces pain of a neurological nature, intensity, frequency of migraine attacks.It is better to take a course, inside, under the strict supervision of an aromatherapist.
5. Fragonia – the drug relieves pain well, which are caused by hormonal imbalance during PMS, menopause. Ether also relieves fatigue, increased anxiety, mild depression, helps to cope with insomnia.
6. Rosemary – strengthens the cardiovascular system, is used for migraines caused by a decrease in pressure, loss of strength. Relieves physical, mental stress, relieves muscle spasms.
7. Jasmine – gently removes a person from a state of depression, nervousness, anxiety. Relieves muscle tension, spasms of various origins. Eliminates seizures caused by hormone imbalance in PMS.
Now let’s find out how to properly use essential oil for migraine headaches.
If you have experienced headache attacks, you probably know how irritating different smells are at such moments. A distinctive feature of the esters listed above is the ability to stop tosh notes accompanying painful sensations.But, despite the fact that esters are well tolerated, it is better to use them in the first hour of an attack. This will enhance the effectiveness of the funds.
The oil is used for acupressure. To do this, it is mixed in a 1 to 1 ratio with vegetable oil ohm. The composition can be carried with you, and when symptoms of headache appear, apply drop by drop to the back of the head, temples, wrists, forehead.
A single essential oil or composition can be used, for example mint and lemon, jasmine and lemon, rosemary and mint, fragonium and lemon, lavender and mint.
Ether is also used for the bath. You need to mix 7-8 drops of the product with a neutral foam or solubilizer. You need to take a bath for 10 minutes. When doing this, avoid excessively hot water.
Also, essential oil is used for compresses. To do this, 3-4 drops of the product are diluted in a glass of cool water, where 1/3 tsp is previously diluted. solubilizer. A terry towel is moistened in the solution, then placed on the forehead. Change the towel every 4-5 minutes.
Every person suffering from migraine for a long time has his own method of relieving painful symptoms.We hope that the tips we have provided will provide additional help in the fight against the disease.
Date of publication: 2016-06-07 08:52:11
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Rosemary oil – Properties for hair and face
By stimulating the central nervous system, rosemary helps to overcome mental fatigue and lethargy. Gives clarity to the mind, brings thoughts in order. Increases alertness and concentration. Helps to concentrate (data entry when working with a computer, long distances with drivers, etc.). It has a positive effect on memory, helps to memorize foreign words, names and numbers.
Helps to cope with such emotions as aggression and anger. Improves mood, helps to cope with depression.
Eliminates shyness, clumsiness, suspiciousness, self-doubt. Allows you to easily overcome psychological barriers. Inspires, awakens intuition, restores interest in life.
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Quality: 100% natural essential oil
Country of origin of raw materials: Spain
Manufacturer: Aroma Lab
Preparation method: full steam distillation
Part of the plant from which it is obtained: branches
- State: flowable liquid
- color: colorless or pale yellow
- aroma: strong, fresh, woody herbal, with a slight hint of camphor
Rosemary is a thermophilic evergreen shrub with blue-violet flowers that grows in the Mediterranean countries. It has been known since biblical times.In ancient Greece and Rome, it was used for medicinal purposes.
Spain and Tunisia are the main producers of rosemary essential oil. Rosemary exists in several chemotypes: camphor-borneol – Spain; cineolic – Tunisia, Morocco, Italy; verbenon – France.
This oil has a strong antiseptic and tonic effect.
Stimulates local blood circulation and cell renewal. Therefore, it is specially used for oily skin prone to local circulatory disorders.It is used for seborrhea, balances the production of sebum in oily skin. It has an excellent astringent effect, tightens pores, smoothes unevenness, and cleanses blackheads. Drains, causes shrinkage of pores, prevents the formation of comedones.
Rosemary evens out the texture of the skin. Softens rough areas of the skin, eliminates keratinized areas, restores the tenderness and elasticity of the epidermis. Promotes the elimination of age spots, smoothes wrinkles and folds.
Promotes resorption of scars and scars.
Helps with rosacea.
A powerful anti-cellulite agent.
Stimulates hair regeneration and growth, stops hair loss, eliminates dandruff.
Action: antidepressant, analgesic, stimulating, tonic, astringent, diuretic, choleretic, diaphoretic, increases blood pressure, improves digestion, stimulates menstruation.
Eliminates frequent headaches. Removes from fainting, eliminates hypotonic dizziness.
The cardiovascular system. Tones the heart, an effective remedy for vegetative-vascular dystonia. Increases blood pressure. Improves cerebral circulation.
Strengthens the walls of veins, relieves inflammation with varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis.
Digestive system. Optimizes the work of the digestive system, tones the liver and gallbladder, has a choleretic effect, and normalizes the intestines. Compresses with rosemary essential oil are recommended for treating gallbladder infections.
Stimulates appetite, improves digestion.
Musculoskeletal system. It is used to treat rheumatism, arthritis, tired, overworked muscles (has an analgesic effect), muscle spasms.
Nervous system. Rosemary is known for its ability to stimulate the central nervous system. It also has a stimulating effect on the work of the brain, is used for inability to concentrate and nervous exhaustion.
Cineoleic rosemary combined with peppermint and lavender oils is an excellent remedy for headaches.
Respiratory system. The cineol chemotype of rosemary is recommended for respiratory problems such as bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, and cough.
Skin system. It relieves and disinfects burns, wounds, bruises, abscesses, boils and abscesses. Eliminates rash of bacterial and viral etiology, it is also effective for abscesses, phlegmon, acne and furunculous rash, eczema, infected wounds.
Immune and lymphatic systems. Promotes the vital activity of cells, helps to cleanse the lymphatic fluid.Strengthens the immune system. According to some sources, it can interfere with the spread of cancer cells. It is a powerful stimulant of the body’s defenses.
Sense organs. Eliminates eye fatigue, improves visual acuity.
• Studies have shown that rosemary has antimicrobial activity. It also has a suppressive effect on muscle spasms.
• Rosemary essential oil of the cineol chemotype is a good antibacterial agent against staphylococcal and streptococcal bacteria.
• Rosemary has a healing effect in conditions of general exhaustion and sexual weakness.
Makes stretching exercises easier and more effective. Eliminates “muscle hangover” after intense physical activity. It is used to treat sports injuries.
In folk medicine it is used for baths, rosemary essential oil is used for rubbing, strengthens the nerves and dilates blood vessels.
In the pharmaceutical industry, drugs, medicinal teas, tinctures, ointments, plasters are prepared from it, and it is also used to obtain essential oil. Essential oil is also used in the cosmetic industry.
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* with mental strain
* improves memory
* puts thoughts in order, causing a feeling of clarity in the head.
Baths: 3-5 rooms
* before menstruation
* under stress
* in case of overwork.
Massage: 5 cups for 10 g of transport oil.
* for rheumatic pain
* with myalgia
* for arthritis
* ideal massage oil to help overcome stress at work.
Grinding: 7 c. For 10 g of transport oil.
Warm compresses: 3 k. The duration of the procedure is no more than 30 minutes.
Contrast shower: Take a contrast shower for 10 minutes, alternating dousing with hot and cool water until a slight reddening of the skin appears.After the hot shower phase, rub in 1 – 2 drops of rosemary for 1 – 2 minutes until the skin becomes reddened. Rinse with cool water.
Compress: Dissolve 5-7 drops of oil in a bowl of hot water.
Immerse a piece of absorbent cloth in water, wring out and apply a compress
* for minor burns
* in case of inflammation
* when treating abrasions.
With inhalation of the upper respiratory tract. Add a few drops to hot water. It is very good to use in a mixture with eucalyptus and mint for asthma, bronchitis and coughs caused by irritation of the respiratory tract.
As an air freshener. Place 2-3 drops on a hot surface such as batteries. This method is environmentally friendly compared to freon deodorants.
Enrichment of neutral creams, ointments, shampoos, rinses: 3 points for 5 g of base.
Scented medallions: 2-3 room
* 1 k. Rosemary with 2 k. Vegetable oil in a “capsule” of black bread 2 times a day.
* 1-2 drops in 1 teaspoon of honey or in a glass of herbal tea.Strengthens the heart, liver and gallbladder, lowers blood cholesterol: has an exciting, antiseptic, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, analgesic effect, improves stomach activity, promotes the onset of menstruation
Do not use during pregnancy (has an abortion effect, may cause miscarriage)
• Avoid using rosemary essential oil for epilepsy.
• People with hypertension should use caution when taking rosemary, as it does.because rises in blood pressure are possible.
• Use caution if you are prone to frequent seizures.
• Do not apply to sensitive and dry skin areas.
• Contraindications: hypersensitivity of the skin, individual intolerance to rosemary.
Combination: bay, verbena, cloves, cedar, cedar, cypress, lavender, incense, limette, myrtle, nutmeg, mint, petitgrain, fir, chamomile, pine, citronella, savory, thyme (thyme), black pepper , sage, spruce cones, eucalyptus.
90,000 Types of headaches and their treatment
Types of headaches and their treatment
Millions of people all over the world suffer from headaches that range from a mild attack to unbearable pain, usually caused by increased intracranial pressure or migraine. Headache can occur quite often in absolutely healthy people, due to changes in the weather or overwork. Often, these pains go away quickly without the need for medication, or after taking any pain medication.
For some still not entirely clear reasons, women suffer from headaches more often than men.
If you are worried about prolonged and repeated headaches, do not neglect a visit to a neurologist, as well as a medical examination, as chronic headaches can be harbingers of any serious disorders in the body.
Migraine is a throbbing headache that occurs intermittently, most often after awakening.During sleep, pain is usually not felt. The strength of a migraine can be mild to unbearable. Usually, this pain affects one side of the head. Migraines can last up to 72 hours, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, heavy tolerance to light, loud sounds. Doctors still have not determined what causes migraines. People with migraines are known to have overactive areas in the brainstem. There is speculation that changing hormone levels affect this part of the brain, and perhaps this is what women suffer from migraines more often than men (for example, menstrual cycle, pregnancy and other hormonal factors).
Hormonal fluctuations are only one explanation for migraine headaches. Also, the causes of migraines can be stress, hunger, insomnia, odors, bright lights, spicy foods, food preservatives, changes in the weather, etc. The tendency towards migraines is usually inherited.
A patient with migraine headaches is prescribed computed tomography, as well as various blood tests.
Headaches due to increased or decreased intracranial pressure
Most often, such pain occurs due to brain tumors and intracranial hematomas.Such pains are characterized by vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, usually occurring at night or early in the morning. To accurately diagnose such headaches, computed tomography is prescribed, they are usually treated with the help of surgical intervention.
There is also another form of headache that occurs due to increased intracranial pressure, but without any formations in the brain. Such pains can be found in young girls or women with overweight.Along with headaches, there may also be visual disturbances.
Symptoms for these pains are pain in the forehead, temples, occiput, or the entire head. It can be provoked due to changes in the weather, overwork, stress.
This type of headache is common in men. The pain is characterized by seizures, is very strong and boring, usually spreads around the eye, to the temple and forehead. The attacks usually occur at the same time.During such attacks, you should not drink alcohol.
This type of headache is usually caused by exertion. There are emotional (stress, anxiety) and muscle tension (neck muscle tension). People suffering from headaches of this type are prescribed computed tomography, as well as a visit to a neurologist or even a psychiatrist, since tension headaches can occur due to latent depression.
Headache due to concussion (traumatic brain injury)
Such headaches, as a rule, can last for many years after the injury and are accompanied by anxiety, irritability, decreased concentration, and dizziness.The patient usually worries that his condition is getting worse, begins to suffer from depression. For headaches caused by concussion, as a rule, spa treatment and pain relievers are required.
Cervical headache can be either moderate or very severe. It is localized from the neck to the back of the head, to the temples, eyes. This pain can be accompanied by nausea, staggering, dizziness. It usually occurs as a result of sharp neck movements, fatigue, colds, osteochondrosis.
Spasmodic headaches are easier to treat than migraines, but almost all headaches can be managed with medication and self-administered treatments.
For headaches, you can use patented pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol, tempalgin, and other medications, which are quite wide.
A hot shower can help ease cramping headaches as hot water relaxes the muscles in the back of the neck and head.
Cold compresses cool the painful area, which constricts blood vessels and reduces pain pulsation. Wrap a bag of ice cubes in a towel and apply on the painful area for about 10-15 minutes.
Feverfew is a medicinal herb that was used hundreds of years ago to treat headaches. It contains components that relieve spasms of blood vessels in the brain.If you are using fresh maiden feverfew, consume one leaf per day. The dose of tablets or capsules should not exceed 300 mg per day. Tincture of a fresh plant should be taken in 40 drops.
An aromatic table spice like rosemary has proven to prevent some of the stress-related headaches. Rosemary helps to resist spasms of blood vessels. The best way to use rosemary is to brew it like tea. Pour one teaspoon of dry rosemary leaves with a glass of boiling water, cover, let it brew for 10 minutes, strain and drink.
Other folk remedies, the healing properties of which can be found in the relevant reference books.
Drink plenty of fluids if you are active. Some people who exercise have frequent migraine attacks. This could be due to dehydration. To prevent it, you need to drink about two liters of water a day.
Most often, the brain cells in people who suffer from migraines receive an insufficient amount of the necessary components, and therefore energy. The only known way to boost energy production and prevent headaches is. That you need to periodically “feed” the brain cells with vitamin B2, known as riboflavin.
Try to reduce your caffeine dosage as this may help reduce the frequency of headaches.
Stick to a sleep routine. Make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet enough that nothing disturbs sleep. When you sleep, your body regenerates, including your brain.
Try to rest more and spend time outdoors. Lack of oxygen is also a significant cause of headaches.
Every patient with chronic headaches usually needs a medical examination.This is necessary in order to detect or eliminate dangerous types of headaches and to prescribe the treatment that will be most effective, will give the best results and save money and time.
- ENT doctor’s appointment
- Reception of a neurologist
- Psychiatrist’s appointment
- Complete blood count
- Special blood tests
- X-ray of the cervical spine with functional tests
- Computed tomography of the brain
- Computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses
- Ultrasound of the vessels of the head and neck
Remember that any pain is a kind of signal about any disorder or damage in the body.A headache, like, in principle, any other, is just a symptom. If you prefer to self-medicate, keep in mind that drug abuse can lead to serious diseases of the liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, and allergies.