I knew there was a reason I researched headache remedies yesterday.
So, I brewed myself a tisane (tea).
2 Cups Water heated to just below a boil
about 5 sprigs fresh Basil with flowers*
2 tsp dried Feverfew
2 tsp Lavender
2 tsp Skullcap
2 tsp Lemon Balm
Cover & Steep for 20 minutes
*I have basil growing in the garden, or I could have used 2 tsp dried Basil. To harvest, I simply stood in the garden for a few moments to connect with the plants. Then, I asked them to help me with my headache. 2 of the 5 Basil plants were in especially good shape & I felt their pull. Normally, I cook with all of them, harvesting equally, but felt that I needed the strongest plants today. I kept hearing "flowers" in my head, so I honored that & snipped 5 sprigs about 6 inches long with the flowers attached. I thanked the lovely plants & crushed the leaves by hand before adding the leaves & flowers to the water.
After 1 cup & about an hour, my headache is almost gone! This is amazing, because usually my migraines last for days.
The next cup is cooling in the refrigerator to become a compress with 2 Tbsp chilled Witch Hazel.
This remedy was a combination recipe I developed from my herbalism sources, and also instinct. The last migraine I had went away for about 30 minutes while I was chopping basil, so I thought I'd give it a try.
Wild & Bright Blessings!