The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65794 Message #1086589
Posted By: Peg
05-Jan-04 - 04:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Migraine sufferers, advice please?
Subject: RE: BS: Migraine sufferers, advice please?
Yes, peppermint is VERY effective for headaches if you apply it as the headache is starting. It does burn the skin a wee bit if applied directly, but usually only for a moment or two. Don't apply too close to the eyes. You can also add it to almond or olive oil to dilute it slightly...
It is also effective to merely inhale the peppermint essetial oil from the open bottle and this works well for the nausea that accompanies some headaches...
I agree remaining hydrated by drinking plenty of water should help; most of the headaches I get start because I am dehydrated...coffee, black tea, soda, juice; these do not hydrate! Water and herbal tea are best.