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A Pillow Can Ease Your Headache Pain

© By Deborah S. Tukua and Vicki West, authors of Pearls of Garden Wisdom.

Often, a soft, fluffy pillow, a glass of millk and a good book can help you relax. But what about when you have a headache? You might need something stronger. Try a headache pillow. Its fragrant smell might just ease the pain in your head.

Here are two “recipes” for making a headache pillow.

Headache Pillow~

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Lavender is said to relieve tension headaches.

Combine 2 oz. each: lavender, marjoram, wood betony, rose petals, and ½ oz. cloves. Fill a thin pillow with the herb combination — and inhale the fragrance when relaxing.

Rice-to-the-Relief Pillow~

Select a long sturdy sock or sew two fingertips towels together and fill ¾ full of rice and lavender flowers to a ratio of 75% rice and 25% lavender. Heat in the microwave until warm, but not hot! This pillow is soothing to an aching neck or joints. The warmed rice holds in the heat.

Variation: Wheat berries can be used instead of rice.

(Excerpted with permission from Pearls of Garden Wisdom.)

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