I love Autumn and all of its glorious colors. I do not like Ragweed and all of the mucus it produces. Here at the Farmette we have plied ourselves with prescribed nose sprays, allergy pills, etc... And, we all still seem to be alive, but the allergy headaches still arise from time to time.
I am glad that I have modern means to combat my headaches, no matter their origins. While consulting, The Old Farmer's Almanac, I came across some interesting headache remedies from the past.
*Apply tobacco leaves to your temples.
*Weave a match into your hair.
*Paste a leaf of cottonwood on each temple and do not remove it until it falls off on its own, taking the skin with it.
*Mix a beaver gland with olive oil and beeswax, shape it into a pill, and swallow it.
*Apply cobwebs across the bridge of your nose.
*Boil cottonweed in lye and smoke it.
and my personal favorite......
*Form fresh cow manure into a heat-producing poultice and put it on your head.
While I know that there is a lot of truth behind old remedies, I am just glad that I don't have to put fresh manure on my forehead.