Aries rules the head and brain. So if your Sun, Moon, or Rising is in Aries, or you just want to help improve your clarity and focus, and/or help with headaches, here are some herbs to use alone or together that have been known to assist:
~ One tea bag (or loose equivalent) of Black tea (note you can make this decaf or use rooibos tea to avoid caffeine. For some people the caffeine really helps to take away migraine or other headache pain, but for others it can be a trigger for it.)
~ Milk or alternative (I usually use unsweetened almond milk that I make or store bought)
~ You can add a sweetener if you wish
~ Fresh or powder ginger to taste (ginger has evidence of reducing headache pain and soothing migraine-related nausea)
~ Black pepper (a natural pain killer and anti-inflammatory)
~ One crushed cardamom pod or equivalent in already powdered form (cardamom also has confirmed usage as an aid for headache pain)
~ Cinnamon to taste (Cinnamon has been commonly used as a headache remedy)
~ Crushed cloves to taste (another remedy know for helping headaches!)
So all of the spices on their own and used together in Masala Chai have been known to reduce pain, inflammation, increase blood flow and specifically help headache pain as well as aid in clarity and focus! A powerful and delicious team!
Note that I only use and recommend organic herbs. Also note that I am not a doctor so it is important for you to research each herb recommended to see possible contraindications for your situation. In general, take special caution and do extra research for anything before taking while pregnant or breastfeeding. While herbal teas are sold extensively, easily accessed, and they are often safe, especially for occasional use, plants can be very potent, especially when used for a duration of time, and education is recommended to ensure safety for you and whoever you may be serving.
Here’s to clear focus and happy head!
~ Annie Botticelli
Annie Botticelli is a Radical Self-Development Mentor, Founder/Teacher at Luminous Life Multiversity www.LumeLife.com and Astaria School of Practical Magic, Inspirational Speaker, YouTube Personality, Astrologer, Author, Blogger, Founder/Alchemist at Consciousness Blossoms (Organic Bath & Body Products), and Founder/Hostess at
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