Painkillers are the causes of millions of headaches including migraine type headache. So if what we thought should be the cure is turning to be the cause, what should one use then when having a migraine? Here is a simple herbal tincture recipe for migraines made using lemon balm.
Lemon balm has been known to have medicinal values and that is why it comes in handy to be added as a recipe for this home pharmacy. For time immemorial, lemon balm has been known to have treated several central nervous systems ailments and having the ability to; calm an irritable child; act as an antiviral in treating cold sores due to the herpes virus; heals wounds and protects skin; treats the symptoms of the common cold and flu when combined with other medicinal herbs; relieve the symptoms of migraine headache, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
To make a herbal tincture for migraines all you need to have is solvent which should be 100 proof alcohol or vegetable oil; quart sized glass mason jar; 4 oz fresh or 2 oz of dried herbs;3 parts lemon balm; 2 parts feverfew; 100 proof vodka to fill.
Measure the herb if fresh, chop until fine; add to glass; pour solvent over the herbs to fill the jar (it should rise 1-2 inches above the herb); place the lead on the jag and shake until the herbs are well combined; label the jag with content and date; put it on a sunny window and steep for 2-6 weeks, shaking daily; strain with a cheese cloth, compost the plant material and place tincture in dark colored bottles and store in a cool dry place. The maximum time it can stay is five years. You have your ready tincture for migraines.
Dosage for adults is ¼ to ½ teaspoon of the tincture every thirty minutes to one hour until symptom subsides.
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