No garden should be without lavender as it is the most versatile of all herbs. The delicious lavender scent is both stress relieving and mood boosting. Lavender stems, which are just as fragrant as the flower buds, can be used in many herbal remedies including this headache compress.
Whenever I am working with lavender, I scoop the crumbs into a jar and keep it near my bathroom sink for making this headache tea infusion. Sometimes I bundle the stems into small bunches and store them in the jar as well for a quick stash of lavender.
This lavender compress is amazingly soothing for tension pain and the aroma freshens the air throughout the entire house. It is worth the effort and time it requires. Here is my simple method:
LAVENDER HEADACHE COMPRESS
RELIEF FOR TENSION HEADACHE
l/2 cup fresh or dried Lavender stems
2 cup boiling water
Lavender essential oil may be substituted for the stems and buds in this remedy; however, the strong concentrated scent is less soothing to my senses. For that reason, I prefer fresh or dried lavender from the garden.
Hope this little trick works for you,