Headaches – we all get them and we all dislike them. They can range from being uncomfortable and to downright unbearable. Either way it is safe to say that they can disrupt your day-to-day life.
There are several types of headaches, with tension headaches being the most common. Cluster headaches are painful and happen in groups or “clusters,” while migraines are a moderate-to-severe type of headache.
Although many medications are targeted at relieving headache symptoms, a number of effective, natural treatments also exist. Here are some of the key ingridents to look for when choosing a natural product or remedy.
Ingredients to look out for…
Shea Butter- Contains high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins, along with anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using this ingredient will also condition, tone, and soothe your skin by locking in moisture and keeping the skin cells in good, plump, healthy condition.
Cayenne Pepper- a hot and spicy herb that comes from the constituent Capsaicin. Organic Cayenne Pepper oil has a deep red colour and a spicy aroma. Cayenne Pepper oil has an abundance of pain relief benefits, with Capsaicin being an active ingredient in Cayenne Pepper is effective at reducing all different types of pain, including – muscle pain, backache, joint pain, and even nerve pain from arthritis, shingles, post-surgical pain, and conditions like Fibromyalgia and diabetic nerve pain along with many more. The Capsaicin offers a therapeutic effect that triggers a biochemical reaction that is both analgesic- (pain-relieving) and is anti-inflammatory.
Hemp Seed Oil – Has three to one ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids, which have been scientifically proven to be anti-inflammatory, and is used by many as a form of natural pain relief. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can be a very useful ally for injuries, infections, or autoimmune disorders that cause pain.
Eucalyptus essential oil – There are many benefits for this wonderful ingredient, but it is traditionally used to clear sinuses and reduce inflammation. Eucalyptus oil helps to reduce pain and inflammation associated with many conditions. People experiencing headaches due to blocked sinuses would most definitely benefit from using this.
Turmeric essential oil – Turmeric is probably the most popular spices present in Indian cuisine, and it’s blessed with an ocean of benefits. This bright yellow coloured spice is also known as Indian saffron and has been used for thousands of years for healing purposes. The anti-inflammatory properties of this little spice can be beneficial for healing external and internal health problems, one being arthritis. Many studies have vouched for the benefits of Turmeric for treating joint disorders.
Our Phoenix balm combines all of these ingredients and more. By applying to your temples and massaging you can reduce the pain of any headache quickly. It is also effective in relieving pain in muscles.