Saturday, July 21, 2007

Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Headaches

Fragrant essential oils help to relieve headaches by easing mental and physical tension. The following essential oils are some of the most helpful for headaches.

Lavender is balancing for the body and mind and promotes relaxation. It relieves physical and mental stress and engenders an overall sense of well-being. Lavender has a sweet, floral, herba­ceous fragrance.

Marjoram has potent sedative properties and is especially help­ful for migraine headaches. It has a sweet, spicy, herbaceous scent.

Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving proper­ties, helps to ease emotional tension, and is especially helpful for tension headaches. Chamomile has a sweet, herbaceous and slight­ly tart fragrance.

Peppermint helps to relieve pain, is antispasmodic, and stimu­lates circulation. The pungent menthol scent has an uplifting effect on the emotions and helps to clear the brain. Use in moderation.

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