Got a headache that just won’t go away?
Many people find that traditional over-the-counter pain relief medication is ineffective in dealing with persistent headaches, which can be caused by stress, tension, dehydration, or any number of external or internal factors.
Fortunately, there’s a natural remedy that has gained much recognition for helping people deal with chronic, painful headaches – lavender lemonade. Lavender is a purple plant that has a complex structure and myriad health benefits, ranging from anti-inflammatory to anti-fungal to antidepressant effects.
Now you can harness the effects of this herbal remedy with this simple, easy-to-make recipe. This sweet drink that can also help cure even the most persistent of headaches.
So stock some dried lavender flowers in your medicine cabinet: it can be found at most health food stores and pharmacies. The next time you find yourself wishing that headache would leave you alone, mix up a batch of this lavender lemonade. You’ll be glad you did!
Why It Works So Well
Lavender has a long history of use as an anxiolytic drug. It’s an effective mood stabilizer and analgesic agent, as well as a mild herbal sedative. The combination of these effects make it perfect for treating stress and tension headaches caused by muscle spasms and tension in the body – safe and effective, just inhaling the scent of the oil can have a marked impact on the treatment.
While some scientists remain skeptical, there are clinical trials and studies on the efficacy and long-term safety of the use of lavender in treating headaches, anxiety, and depression. The evidence strongly supports the theory that lavender is one of the most powerful so-called “nutraceuticals” out there today (1).
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The Power of Hydration
Many headaches are caused by dehydration. If you’re also experiencing a dry, sticky mouth, sleepiness, decreased urine output and constipation in addition to your headaches, you’re probably not getting enough fluids (2,3).
Hydrating with a simple juice like lemonade could be exactly what your body needs to restore balance and eliminate that painful headache.
18 Lavender Lemonade Recipes
Hydrate and fight your headache with these 18 refreshing lemonades.