Headache

Headaches can be caused by a wide variety of reasons from mild and quite obvious such as congestion, eyestrain, fatigue, a virus or even stress and anxiety to severe and potentially life-threatening such as high blood pressure, meningitis or even a head injury. If you have a severe or persistent headaches or one comes on very quickly and painfully, you should get immediate medical attention. Our working habits, such as spending long periods in front of a computer, straining our eyes and our bodies, are certainly making the likelihood of experiencing a headache more and more common. Migraines are severe, throbbing headaches that can occur quite regularly, the cause of which is unknown but it is believed they might be triggered by stress, tiredness or even certain foods or drinks. You should see your GP if you have frequent or severe migraine symptoms.

Herbal treatments for headaches might include soothing Chamomile tea or an infusion of Chamomile flowers for greater strength. Valerian root is a popular and widely-used herbal sedative and can help with a stress-related headache. A good way to try to get relief from a migraine or indeed any mild headache is to chew two fresh or frozen Feverfew leaves per day or enjoy a Feverfew infusion up to three times per day.

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