Headache Tincture


Ingredients: Feverfew, White Willow Bark, Echinacea Root, Peppermint, Ginger, Plant Glycerin, Water (alcohol-free)

Product comes in a 2oz amber glass dropper bottle.

Uses: For support with severe headaches along with symptoms like nausea and disturbed vision caused by migraines.

Dosage: Adults may take 1 dropperful daily for support. Intended as a daily preventative measure and is not intended to treat symptoms immediately.

Storage: After opening, store in refrigerator. The tincture should be used within 2 months of opening. Tinctures have a shelf life of 1 year unopened, if properly stored. Proper storage is to keep the tincture in a cool, dry place away from sunlight (medicine cabinet, pantry, etc) and make sure the bottle is tightly sealed after opening. 

Ingredient Benefits:

Feverfew:  Feverfew is primarily used for the prevention of migraines. For this purpose, it is taken daily. There has been no formal investigation of feverfew as a treatment for migraines that have already started, although one double-blind study evaluating feverfew as a preventive agent did find hints of possible symptom-reducing benefits.

Feverfew can be used to promote abortions, feverfew should probably not be taken during pregnancy.

Because feverfew might slightly inhibit the activity of blood-clotting cells known as platelets, it should not be combined with strong anticoagulants, such as warfarin (Coumadin) or heparin, except on medical advice. Feverfew might also increase the risk of stomach problems if combined with anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin.

Peppermint:  According to a study in the National Institute of Health, USA, menthol in peppermint can increase blood flow. It can also ease pain caused by tension headaches and migraines. It is a muscle relaxant. So it can play the role of pain reliever.

Ginger:  Ginger extracts may also increase serotonin, a chemical messenger involved with migraine attacks. Increasing the serotonin levels in your brain may help stop migraine by reducing inflammation and restricting blood vessels. A class of prescription medications called triptans treat migraines similarly.

White Willow: The salicin inside willow bark works the same way as aspirin, by reducing inflammation and pain as it enters your bloodstream. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of willow bark, it may be especially effective in combating joint pain as well.

Willow bark in a tincture may be used for the treatment of pain, particularly low back pain, and osteoarthritis. It may also be used to treat headaches and inflammatory conditions, such as bursitis and tendinitis.

Willow bark brings pain relief more slowly than aspirin, but its effects may last longer. Among many studies, one well-designed study of nearly 200 people with low back pain showed that those who received willow bark experienced a significant improvement in pain compared to those who received a placebo.

Echinacea: plant species most often used as a natural remedy for colds and flus. There are 9 distinct species of this plant, though only Echinacea purpurea is considered a remedy. A couple of the other species are considered endangered, so it is important not to harvest this plant without being certain of which species is being harvested.

The flowers, leaves and roots of this plant can all be used differently in natural remedies. In general, the leaves and flowers are the parts traditionally used in remedies, however the root is known for it's immune system boosting properties, specifically aiding in respiratory system function.

The proven actions of Echinacea are due to water-soluble polysaccharides. They act by sequestering the attacks of various microbes and allow the body to heal itself. Upon reaching an infected area, the polysaccharides have an immuno-stimulant effect, which results in the production of leucocytes (white blood cells). The resulting phagocytic action of the leucocytes effectively eradicates a number of infectious organisms.

Echinacea is widely used to fight infections, especially the common cold and other upper respiratory infections. The people who use echinacea to treat symptoms have the right idea. Research to date shows that echinacea probably modestly reduces cold symptoms, but it’s not clear whether it helps prevent colds from developing.

It is also used against many other infections including the flu, urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, genital herpes, bloodstream infections (septicemia), gum disease, tonsillitis, streptococcus infections, syphilis, typhoid, malaria, and diphtheria.


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