Headache Remedies & Best Tea for Headaches

Feb 28, 2023
headache remedies, headache tea

 

Drinking tea is one of the best natural remedies for many ailments, including headaches.

No need to look far and wide for something that can calm a pounding headache, God's amazing herbs can help!  Headaches are a real pain, they can keep you from you taking care of your children, getting work done, or having you use up your sick time in a jiffy. It's no fun to have to take time away from your daily grind to spend it laying in a dark, quite a room with nothing to think about other than what you should be doing instead while hurting at the same time.

No matter what kind of headaches you suffer from, there is a type of tea that can help calm your symptoms, but it's important to know which teas offer the best results. After all, there are so many medicinal herbs and natural remedies, how do we know which herbs create the best tea for headaches? 

 

 

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How Teas Can Help With Headaches

There are many benefits to drinking tea to help manage headache symptoms and prevent recurrences. Here are some of them.

  • Some teas provide analgesic relief (pain relief)
  • Certain teas shorten the duration of headaches
  • Certain teas prevent headaches
  • Teas can help with stress relief
  • Some teas offer a calming effect
  • Teas keep you hydrated during a headache

Types of Headaches and the Best Teas for Each

All headaches involve discomfort or pain in the head or face area and can be either primary, with no known trigger, or a secondary headache, which is the result of another underlying condition. There are different types of headaches and each presents with different symptoms and treatments.

It's important to note that if you are unsure about your symptoms, have debilitating pain, or have pain that increases suddenly, you should seek out a doctor.

However, many common types of headaches can be managed with home headache remedies from the comfort of your home with a cup of tea! Depending on the type and cause of headaches you are suffering from, the tea you should choose to drink varies.

We invite you to dive even deeper into home remedies for specific ailments around headaches in our Herbal Studio and Communi-tea. For the purpose of this post, we are going to break down the different types of headaches and a few of the teas you can drink to ease the symptoms.

 

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are commonly triggered by stress and can be a chronic condition. It presents with an all-over dull aching sensation as well as pain or sensitivity around your forehead, neck, and shoulders.

Teas for tension headaches should provide stress relief and be able to calm the body and mind. For a more in-depth study look into adaptogen and nervine herbs.

 

 

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is an herbal tea that provides a variety of health benefits, including calming headaches. Studies show that peppermint oil is proven to provide relief for tension headaches.

Similarly, when peppermint tea is steeped in hot water, the tea leaves release several essential oils, including menthol, menthone, and limonene. These oils have pain-reducing properties and can help with headache symptoms.

Peppermint tea is a tea that helps with headaches but also increases hydration, aids digestion, and soothes stress, so it's beneficial in more ways than one! Peppermint has a great many medicinal properties!

 

 

Chamomile Tea

You can get relief support from tension headaches by drinking chamomile tea.

Chamomile has many anti-inflammatory properties and is a proven muscle relaxant. It also effectively treats anxiety and insomnia, two major tension headache triggers. Chamomile is another digestive aid, as well as a relaxing nervine and an adaptogen meaning that it helps in stress relief. Many also find that chamomile is great for finding peaceful sleep and as an aide to insomnia. 

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches cause throbbing pain, often on one side of the head, and involve dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and sensitivity to noise, smell, or light. These headaches are often triggered by stress, sleep deprivation, or environmental or weather changes and are sometimes preceded by blind spots, halos, or flashing lights.

When choosing tea for migraines, the ones that decrease inflammation and stress are best. As with tension headaches, peppermint tea is a good option, and here are some other tea types used to alleviate some migraine symptoms.

 

 

Ginger Tea

Drinking ginger tea is a popular herbal tea for headaches that reduces nausea, calms stress, and decreases inflammation. When it comes to migraines, ginger has been proven to promote a reduction in pain and an improvement in migraine symptoms.

Turmeric Tea

Turmeric has long been known for its medicinal value. Increasingly, researchers are studying the benefits of curcumin, a compound found in the roots of the turmeric plant, on migraine treatment.

Drinking turmeric tea just might be the natural remedy you need to offset the unpleasant side effects of migraines. Find our favorite turmeric tea to enjoy right here!

Feverfew Tea

The feverfew herb has long been used in traditional and folk medicine as a remedy for many ailments. The scientific community also studies the plant's compounds as an effective herbal remedy for migraines.

Feverfew tea is a common treatment for headaches, and more specifically migraines, and is also used in headache prevention.

 

 

Sinus Headaches

Sinus headaches cause pain in your cheeks, forehead, and the bridge of your nose. They are usually related to other conditions involving sinus inflammation as when suffering from a cold or allergies. Sinus headaches are usually accompanied by other symptoms such as a runny nose, fever, facial swelling, or pressure in the face or ears.

Certain teas can provide relief for people suffering from sinus headaches. Ginger tea, chamomile tea, and peppermint tea are great choices but eucalyptus tea and wild thyme tea are options to decrease sinus inflammation.

Other Types of Headaches

Aside from the types of headaches mentioned above, there are also cluster, hormonal, and hypertension headaches. While you should seek immediate medical attention for hypertension headaches or quickly worsening headaches, most can be helped by drinking tea for natural headache relief.

 

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The Best Headache Tea

Some of the best teas for supporting headache discomfort are tea blends, which provide the benefits of not one beneficial tea, but a blend of several. Here are several of our go-to teas, ready to sip:

The best headache tea is one that helps with the symptoms of the specific type of headache you are experiencing. Whether you are suffering from a migraine, a tension headache, a sinus headache, or another type, there is a tea that can help! Dive deeper by joining us for our free tea blending workshop to learn how to blend a tea that suits you, well, to a tee. It's where you can learn about the joys and value of tea blending and where we teach you the skills to blend teas like a pro!

I'd love to know what headache remedies you have tried in the past! Leave me a comment below, you never know, you might share something that helps someone else put aside the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience that headaches bring!  We love sharing knowledge and tips about the natural remedies at our fingertips to help you and your family live your happiest and healthiest lives, there are a few more links below that you may find helpful to you!

 

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