Tea To The Rescue

Today’s weather caused my daughter to have a migraine. Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), our go-to herb for migraines and headaches, doesn’t work for my youngest. Matching herbs to people is an art as well as a science. After today’s research for a post about Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris), it seems uniquely indicated for her particular type of migraine. I picked her a special migraine tea from our garden.

Roxie’s Migraine Tea

– 1 part Self-heal
– 1 part Lemon balm
– 1/2 part Mint
– 1/2 part Calendula

Medicinal Actions:

Self-heal: Tonic, relaxant, restorative, diuretic, digestive, antioxidant, astringent, hemostatic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory and vulnerary

Lemon balm: Diaphoretic, nervine, antispasmodic, sedative, decongestant, antihistamine

Mint: Nervine, antispasmodic, antiemetic, analgesic

Calendula: Vulnerary, anti-inflammatory,  immune stimulant, , antiviral,  diaphoretic, lymphatic, antispasmodic


One Comment on “Tea To The Rescue

  1. Headaches are very rare for me, and when they happen, they do not last long enough for anything medicinal to help. I think that the most helpful aspect of tea for me is actually the warm water and the process of slowing down a bit to enjoy it. Herbs just make it more appealing. I do happen to like mint of any kind, and lots of it.


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