chives, ginger, peppermint, pumpkin, squash, watermelon
- If your headaches are due to sinus congestion when you have a cold or flu, a tea made of ginger and chives may give you relief within 20 minutes or less: chop 1-1/2 tbsps of chives and shred 1/2 tsp of ginger root finely, and add to 1 cup of boiling water. Cover with a flat plate and let steep for 30 minutes, then strain. Drink while still lukewarm.
- Likewise, peppermint tea will relieve the pressure of migraines and headaches. Bring to a boil 1 pint of water, remove from heat, Then add 2 tbsps of mint, fresh or dried, and let steep for 50 minutes, covered. Strain and drink cool. In addition, relief can be achieved by rubbing a little bit of Peppermint Oil – 4 oz. – EssOil on either side of the temples and towards the back of the neck.
- Freshly scraped pulp of pumpkin or yellow or orange squash can be applied to forehead and temples. Its cooling effect will relieve splitting headaches. The same pulp can be applied to the side of the face, neck and throat to relive neuralgia.
- If you have a watermelon handy, tie the thick rind around your forehead and temples to relive severe headaches and migraines.