When headaches strike, we love this simple and natural herbal infusion that soothes the discomfort of headaches and migraines. Keep reading to learn how to make our simple and natural headache tea that includes just three ingredients you most likely have on hand.
Why Make Your Own Headache Tea?
Making your home remedies for headaches and migraines is accessible and helpful. Especially when you’re not feeling your best. Herbal infusions that include natural and simple ingredients make them safe for consumption for all ages. They are also a great reason to use herbs that you grow in your garden or on a windowsill.
The Benefits of the Herbs Included in the Headache Tea
The Headache tea includes just three ingredients: fresh ginger, dried mint (peppermint or spearmint also work well), and whole dried cloves.
Ginger is a common culinary spice easily purchased from your local grocery store. It contains antioxidants that are helpful to reduce inflammation, which can be one of the causes of headaches.
Where to Buy:
Whether you’re purchasing fresh ginger from your local grocery store, or ready-to-brew ginger te bags here, either option can be a powerful ingredient in supporting your path back to wellbeing.
Ginger tea is generally safe, even for children and pregnant women. It is always best to talk with your doctor if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also talk to your doctor about consuming ginger if you have a gallbladder condition or take blood thinners.
Mint or Peppermint
Although there have not been a lot of studies about using mint or peppermint for the treatment of headaches or migraines, according to the National Institute of Health, there have been some studies of peppermint oil used to relieve tension headaches when rubbed on the forehead.
Where to Buy:
Although we love growing mint and peppermint in the garden and in our windowsill garden, you can also purchase dried mint and peppermint leaves from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Peppermint and mint are generally safe for most people and have not been associated with any known side effects.
Native to Indonesia and well known and used worldwide, cloves are a favorite in baked culinary treats and for its medcinal properties. Cloves have been an ingredient used in herbal concoctions for headaches for centuries. Don’t forget to add this spice to your next headache remedy.
Where to Buy:
You can find both ground and whole cloves at your local grocery store. For the best results, purchase whole cloves and grind them at home using a mortar and pestal or a food processor. This process ensures the oils in the cloves are as fresh as possible for the maximum benefit.
If you take blood thinners or have recently had surgery, talk with your doctor before consuming cloves.
How ro Make Herbal Infused Headache Tea
- 6-10 cut pieces of Fresh Ginger
- 2 TBS Dried Cloves
- 2 TBS Dried Mint, Peppermint, or Spearimint Leaves
- Slice the ginger into quarter-size pieces, and set aside.
- Measure out the mint and cloves.
- Pour all of the ingredients into a tea pot.
- Pour boiling water over the ingredients and cover and steep for 10 minutes.
- Pour into a cup and sip slowly and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 0g