Herbs for stress


If a headache is persistent or getting progressively worse get medical advice. Otherwise, try some of the following.

Nose and sinuses blocked? This can cause a headache. Treat as for colds and flu (see Tips 1).
Tension headache: Constant dull achey feeling on both sides of head. Try calming herbs, especially lavender, limeflower.
Dietary: be aware of what you eat. Some foods may cause a headache in some people. Common ones include cheese, chocolate, colas, anything with caffeine, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, flavours. Drinking more water sometimes prevents headaches.
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Herbs that help sleep will not force sleep on you. They help you to relax so that if you want to (or need to) sleep, you will find it easier to do so. Common calming herbs include: chamomile, lavender, limeflower.
Lettuce: wild lettuce is still used as a medicinal plant for aiding sleep and relaxation. Some varieties of lettuce still have this property. Find a variety which is slightly bitter.