The following list identifies the essential oils commonly used to treat headaches, their special qualities, and their yin or yang predisposition.
- Cardamom—A yang scent with a sweet and spicy aroma, cardamom helps relieve headaches and strengthen the entire body.
- Chamomile—The flowers of the English (also called Roman) chamomile plant have a gentle sedative action that relaxes the body and is useful for relieving tension headaches, irritability, depression, and anxiety. Chamomile also relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestine, making it a good remedy for migraine-related nausea. A cup of chamomile tea before bedtime can help lull you to sleep, but the aroma is also very effective in a warm bath. Chamomile is a yin aroma. Continue reading →