Medicinal Herbs

Nature's Pain killers

Disclaimer : Please note that this is not medical advice and does not replace the advice or treatment of your medical practitioner. Do not stop your treatment and replace it with a herbal remedy without consulting with your doctor.

GENERAL PAIN - Headache and menstrual pain

  • Echinacea - at the onset of flu and cold symptoms, take 10-15 echinacea drops (available at most chemists), 2 hourly.
  • Honey suckle - Honey suckle tea will help treat most flu symptoms - including headaches, fever and a sore body. It also has antispasmodic properties and can be take to ease a crampy tummy and diarrhoea.

    Make a tea by adding a cup of boiling water to a quarter cup of honey suckle buds. Let it steep for 5 minutes, add a bit of honey and enjoy. Drink 3 cups of tea daily.


  • Lavender - Add 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil to your pillow to help ease sleeplessness due to depression and mild pain.

    Lavender also has antispasmodic properties, so Lavender cream will help ease a sore back, stiff neck and muscle pain.

    Make the cream by simmering together 1 cup of lavender flowers (use lavandula intermedia) with 1 cup of aqueous cream in a double boiler for 20 minutes. Strain the mixture and add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 teaspoons Vitamin E oil and mix well. Pour it into a suitable container and seal well.

  • Thyme - Thyme will help sooth back ache and aches and pains associated with colds and flu.

    Make Thyme tea by adding 1 cup of boiling water to a quarter cup of fresh lemon thyme sprigs. Let it steep, add fresh lemon juice and enjoy! You can drink 2-3 cups daily.

  • Mint (Not to be given to children under 3 years and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers)

    Chew fresh mint to ease your head aches and even migraines.

    Peppermint tea will not only help ease a head ache but will also unblock your nose and sinus passages. Make the tea by adding 1 cup of boiling water to a quarter cup peppermint leaves. Let it steep, stain the tea and enjoy!

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