Lavender is a powerful analgesic agent which can stabilize your mood and help you get rid of tension headaches or stress. Headaches are most often caused by stress, dehydration or tension, and lavender essential oil can successfully relieve these problems, effectively relieving your headaches as well.
The plant has a calming scent that has a complex structure and numerous health benefits, and also has potent antidepressants, sedative, antibacterial, hypotensive, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and detoxifying properties. According to a research conducted at a university in Florida,lavender can relieve anxiety while its essential oil can reduce pulse rates and anxiety in nursing students during stressful exams, and can also treat sinus problems, depression and hangover. The following lavender-based remedy can treat your headaches and combines the refreshing effects of lavender and lemonade:
Lemon juice (from 6 lemons)
1 cup of organic honey
12 cups of water
A drop of lavender essential oil
Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan, then allow the mixture to cool down and add more honey or water to taste. Cover the saucepan in the end and leave it for an hour. This delicious lavender lemonade will relieve your headaches and rejuvenate your body.
You can also sprinkle some lavender essential oil in the air of your home or office in order to reduce stress, or add some drops of the oil in a hot bath for the same effect.