Anti Inflammatory compounds help prevent blood platelets from releasing inflammatory molecules that promote inflammation. For a further reduction in inflammation, herbs that increase serotonin levels in your brain reduce inflammation and restrict blood vessels from dilation which can cause migraines. Anti-spasmodic herbs help smooth muscle spasms related to headaches including the small muscles around the scalp and eyes. Pain-relieving herbs also act as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever.
Sedative, calming, and relaxing herbs to soothe anxiety. Headaches and anxiety can go hand-in-hand. If you have general anxiety disorder or a panic disorder, you’re also likely to suffer from headaches. When we’re anxious, our muscles contract or spasm. So when you’re dealing with ongoing anxiety, your muscles are continuously in a tightened state, resulting in stress-related headaches.