Peppermint Revisited – As a Headache Remedy

Last week, if you have been following along and will remember, I tried using peppermint oil to get rid of a spider problem in my mailbox. Since that wasn’t too successful, I obviously had some leftover peppermint. So you can imagine how pleased I was to find a remedy for headaches on the boards that called for its use. The photo on Pinterest looks like this:

With the rain we had last week, I had a migraine, and since it was mid-week, I couldn’t afford the time to just lie around with it. Some remedies call for mixing the oil with other ingredients like olive oil, but others suggest that the straight stuff will do the trick. So I took the bottle and breathed deeply.

And I have to admit that it worked, though only for short periods. It didn’t make the headache go away completely, but the peppermint must do something to shrink or block whatever sensors cause the headache, because I did feel the effects almost immediately. Unfortunately, those didn’t last long, a few minutes at the most. Kind of reminded me a bit of all those crazy folks I watched on the dance floor in the 1980s with their amyl nytrate poppers, only without the alleged euphoria. Alas, my search for the ultimate migraine cure continues…