Hello! I am planning to start a herbal treatment for my headache.

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I have a tension headache for about one year now.

The doctor said that the only way for the is to take antidepressants.

Before doing that I want to try one last thing.

I made some research and I found out that the best herbs for treating

tension headaches are guarana, ginseng and white willow. I plan to take all three of them.

I already found proof in the internet that there is synergy between guarana and ginseng. Is that so?

Also how about white willow? Does the combination of the three is a good idea?

I would be happy to recieve some advice.

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    There are unwanted commercial ads interrupting my attempts to answer
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    Give up ALL WHEAT, in every form. Search for blogs where people report no more headaches after giving it up
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    Try eliminating foods from your diet to see if your allergic. Keep the gut free of bad bacteria.
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    Ginger tea, made from grated fresh ginger, is supposed to lessen the duration and severity of headaches.  It should be taken regularly whether you have a headache at the time or not.  Feverfew, guaranteed to have the right amount of whatever the active ingredient is, taken for a period af a month or more can also reduce headaches.  It should not be taken indefinitely.  Once it has seemed to work, i.e. you notice you have fewer headaches and they aren't as severe, stop taking it for a couple of months or until you notice the frequency of headaches is starting to increase again.
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    I am a big fan of herbal remedies as they helped me recover from PMR without taking steroids, but bear in mind they can have powerful effects and you are right to question the synergy. Personally I would see a qualified herbalist who will listen to what you are saying about your symptoms and check with you about how the herbal medicine is working. I ended up with a cocktail of about 10. They did the trick but I wouldn't have managed to work all this out for myself.
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      I guess I should find a new one. I already visited one 6 months ago, but the herbs she prescribed had absolutely no effect. She said they were supposed to take effect the 3d month.
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