Rooibos to the Rescue: the Headache Eliminator

Excuse us while we state the obvious: Nobody likes a headache. It interrupts our day and hey, it’s painful! There are a long list of headache causes that we won’t dive into here, because no matter what the cause, we’ve got something up our tea-stained sleeve for all you headache sufferers.

The dreaded at-work-headache!

And if you haven’t already guessed, it’s rooibos! Yes, this herbal superstar serves yet another positive health function. While you can try your luck with Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen, rooibos naturally has the same effect, and can be taken to prevent  headaches all together. Plus, we love drug-free, all-natural treatments!

The most important thing to note in this equation: Rooibos is a relaxant. It decreases bodily tension from the head to the toes, and is especially effictive in the gastrointestinal tract. It is therefore very useful as a sleep aid and, since drinking it will leave you less tense and better rested, it might diminish the likelihood of getting a headache in the first place. Add it to your daily regimen to experience more headache-free days!

Steeping some delicious rooibos!

Once that first twinge of head pain strikes, it is still wise to drink a large cup of hot or cold rooibos. Most headaches are caused by muscle contractions in the face, neck and head, so the relaxing power of rooibos will definitely come in handy here! Its anti-inflammatory properties can help ward off the pain, and if you’re suffering from nasal congestion, rooibos will block your body’s histamine release, meaning you will de-congest in no time! Another major cause of headaches is dehydration. Lucky for all us rooibos fanatics, our favourite helping herb contains naturally occurring electrolytes and is therefore fabulous as a hydrator!

So lift a glass (preferably of rooibos tea.. c’mon people) and salute the super-herb that is rooibos!


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