Tarot Card of the Day:
Shaman of Swords
I’m using a deck today that I’ve only used for myself so far,
“The Motherpeace round Tarot Deck” by Karen Vogel & Vicki Noble
Herb for headache #1: Feverfew
Herb for headache #2: Peppermint (mentha piperita)
Peppermint is just as useful for it’s aroma and cooling properties as an essential oil. Read more about this herb for headache on our home remedies page.
Herb for headache #3: Passionflower (Passiflora alata)
Herb for headache #4: Ginko (ginko biloba)
Note that Ginko is one of those herbs that can cause side effects when taken with headache medications, including aspirin and lithium.
Herb for headache #5: Cayenne (capsaicin)
Cayenne pepper is an excellent spice to have on hand (well, don’t put too much ON your hand or you may burn it!), and may lessen your migraine.
Herb for headache #6: Willow (salix . . .)
Other herbs for headache:
Recent studies point to butterbur extract (petasites hybridus root) as a migraine treatment. Butterbur has been recommended for migraine before, but now the scientific evidence is starting to catch up. The dosages in recent studies for both children and adults range between 50mg and 150mg. It is recommended that you use a reliable standardized and safe form of butterbur. In a recent German study, Petadolex was used, which is a butterbur extract.
Below you can pay a little visit to our house. Included is a video of Mistress Pixie Paws and her very odd eating habits– she doesn’t like to get her face dirty and very rarely lowers her face into a bowl; you’ll find Miss Cletus on her favorite perch; the kitchen makes the perfect place to dry my herbs; and my pretty boy, Salem, is caught keeping watch over my Big Black Book.