Rosemary Oil: Using rosemary oil for headaches April 22 2014
Headaches come in many forms and range in severity. They include those from dehydration, fatigue and tension, and also include more serious migraines and cluster headaches. Rosemary oil works well for various types of headaches because of its analgesic properties. It also contains nervine, a substance that strengthens, calms, and soothes. It’s important to note that rosemary oil is only able to serve its anti-inflammatory and analgesic purpose when applied topically or ingested.
How to use rosemary oil to treat headaches:
Gently massage 1-2 drops neat (undiluted) rosemary oil into each temple. Repeat as often as desired.
Place 15-20 drops in 1 cup of cool water. Soak a soft washcloth in the mixture and gently place to cover the area. Hold it onto the forehead and repeat as necessary.
Make capsules containing rosemary oil. Add 10 drops of rosemary oil to each empty capsule and fill the rest with vegetable glycerin or olive oil. Take one capsule immediately at the onset of headaches. Wait20 minutes and take an additional capsule if necessary.
For a quick fix, place 10-15 drops in a small glass of water and again, take immediately at the first sign of a headache.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.