HALTS HEAD PAIN: Ginger

First For Women - - Health -

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!

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