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3 Essential Oil Types to Reduce Headaches

By Isny Dewi R

13 January 2021

Of the many types of essential oil made from plants, there are several types that have been shown to help relieve headache naturally.

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Do you often take medicine when you have a headache? If so, maybe now is the time for you to switch to using essential oil to treat your headache naturally. Aromatherapy oil or essential oil can indeed be used as an alternative treatment at least to relieve dizziness. Even some types of them can reduce migraine symptoms.
 
Launching Hopkins Medicine, when someone inhales essential oil aroma, the aroma molecules will enter the olfactory nerve, then head to the brain. The fragrance then affects the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain. From there, the brain will send signals to other organs to feel relaxed, including relieving headache or migraine.
 
Of the many types of essential oil made from plants, there are several types that have been shown to help relieve headache naturally. Reporting from Detik.com, here are three of them.
 
  1. Peppermint
Launching Cnnindonesia.com, peppermint oil is known to treat headache and migraine. The menthol content in it plays a role in helping relax stiff muscles and relieve pain. Peppermint essential oil can be applied directly to your body. You can also mix it with coconut oil. Or you can also use a diffuser to relieve headache.
 
  1. Lavender
Lavender essential oil can also be used to relieve headache and migraine. Lavender is able to relax the nerves so that it can make you sleep better. Quoting Medical News Today, inhaling lavender has been shown to be safe and effective for managing headache. You can apply this type of essential oil directly to your skin. You can also add it to a diffuser and bath.
 
  1. Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus oil has long been believed to help relieve headache, especially those caused by sine. Eucalyptus oil can open the nasal passages and clear the sinuses, which can have the effect of relieving sinus tension. How to use it is easy, you can directly apply it on your body, or pour it into hot water and then inhale the steam.

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