HALTS HEAD PAIN: Ginger
The wild fluctuations in atmospheric pressure that occur at this time of year trigger headaches for 33% of us. A proven way to ward off the pain, according to research in the journal Phytotherapy Research:
Breathe in ginger’s spicy scent by sipping ginger tea or sniffing ginger essential oil. Already achy? Mix 6 drops of ginger oil in 1 oz. of lotion and massage it on your neck to shut down a headache within 15 minutes. Researchers say the root’s oils calm overactive pain nerves and relax spasming scalp muscles as effectively as OTC painkillers—without side effects!