6 Natural Remedies for Headaches

natural remedies for headaches

Today, headaches are very common complain, thus it seems as almost they are not considered to be a medical problem.

However, even though they are not life threatening, the pain they produce disables anyone of normal and positive functions and thinking.

Headaches are classified in several categories: migraine, tension and cluster. Tension headaches are the most common, migraine can cause additional problems, and cluster are those that repeat every two weeks with periods of remission.

First cause is certainly daily stress and nervousness. Other causes can be dilation and constriction of blood vessels, abnormal activity of certain neurons, smoking, alcohol, and even some genetic factors.

Even though we may not be certain about the causes, we need to know how to ease the pain and remove possible side effects. No better medicine for such conditions can be found elsewhere than in nature.

People have been using so many different herbs, minerals and plants to treat headaches. Let us have a look at those that are most efficient and beneficial.

 

Cloves

Cloves for headache

There is no better remedy to treat tension headaches than cloves. Cloves are very easy to find and easy to use.

First, you can make a paste of 3 to 4 cloves and apply it on the forehead. Another great solution is to inhale the smell of cloves. Crush few cloves gently and put them in a handkerchief. In addition, clove oil is also used to treat headaches. Mix it with salt and apply on the forehead.

 

Apples

Apples for headache

Apple is perfect for balancing acidic and alkaline levels in the body, thus very effective remedy for headaches. Many people know that the easiest way to stop the headache is by eating an apple with a little salt.

Along with apple, apple cider vinegar is also excellent product to combat headaches. If you add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, and drink it, you can alleviate headache immediately. Chronic headaches can be treated with apples as well.

 

Rosemary oil

Rosemary for headache

Rosemary oil is effective remedy due to the acid it contains that has anti-inflammatory properties. Simply massaging your head with this oil will help alleviate headache.

On the other hand, a tea prepared from rosemary and sage is excellent remedy. Boil one teaspoon of crushed rosemary leaves and one teaspoon of crushed sage leaves; drink it once it reaches the room temperature. One can drink this tea two to three times a day.

 

Basil oil

Basil for headache

This herb of a string scent is effective for treating headaches because it relaxes muscles.

In case of tension headaches, just drink basil tea twice a day. In order to prepare it use fresh basil leaves. In case of mild headaches chew some fresh basil leaves or massage the head with basil oil.

 

Cinnamon

Cinnamon for headache

Common cold can be cause of the headache, thus the best treatment for that is cinnamon. Make a thick paste of cinnamon sticks and water and apply it on the head.

Another possible treatment is to boil half cup of milk and two teaspoons of cinnamon powder. Add a teaspoon of honey in the mixture and drink it at least twice a day.

 

Ginger

Ginger for headache

Ginger tea helps reduce inflammation of the blood vessels. To make a tea one need ginger leaves and milk.

Else, one can boil ginger powder or raw ginger in the water and inhale it to get rid of the headache. Chewing crystallized ginger candy is also effective remedy.

 
Finally, remember that dehydration can cause headaches; the lack of water affects the supply of oxygen.

Keep in mind that water is essential for human organism in general, thus drinking two to three glasses of water before going to sleep will be satisfactory for your organism.

 
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Last article update: 03/01/2019