Homeopathic Cures for Headaches, Herbal Remedies for Menstrual Problems, and More

Try a natural remedy before reaching for that bottle of medicine. Here we’ve got homeopathic cures for headaches, herbal remedies for menstrual problems, natural cures for infections, and whatever else that ails you.

| January/February 1975

This piece was part of an ongoing series entitled "Kitchen Medicine" from 1974 to 1975. 

"After thirty," says the proverb, "you're either a fool or your own physician." Maybe before thirty, too. . . especially if you live in an isolated spot and/or have a big bump of independence. Of course, you're a bigger fool still if you meddle with a serious or persistent condition . . . but both you and your overworked doctor will be better off if you can prevent or cure your own minor ills . . . as Marj Watkins began pointing out in MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Here's another installment of the health hints that work for her family.


These homeopathic cures for headaches are divided by source. Get tension headache relief through massage. Eat dried fruits and nuts for a low blood sugar headache. Take a break from a headache caused by heat by resting in a cool, dark room.

There are many kinds of headaches (see also my remarks under Colds in MOTHER EARTH NEWS), and each responds best to a different treatment.

From Tension: Get away, have a drink of water, take a few breaths of fresh air. Massage the back of the head, the neck and the shoulders, or find someone to do it lovingly for you. Locate the bundle of nerves midway between your earlobe and your collarbone and gently stroke the knotted area on each side with your fingertips. Experiment to find the most relaxing motion.

From Fatigue: Raise the blood sugar level with dried apricots or raisins and sunflower seeds or cashews. Meditate or soak in a long, hot herb bath (don't do both). Bath recipe: two cups strong tea of lovage, lavender, linden or mint per tub of hot water. Bubbles are optional.

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