Home Remedies For Headaches

If you have never used home remedies for headaches before, this will be the right opportunity for you to try them. Since these are natural methods of healing, your body will love to respond positively to them.

Headache is mild or crucial pain in the head. Sometimes it occurs at different parts of the head. It may also start problems in the neck. Headache is associated with the brain. However, the brain has no pain fibers, and can feel no pain.

But the brain has a membranous covering with vessels supplying it with blood. These vessels have large numbers of fiber nerves which carry sensations of touch and temperature to the brain which is felt as pain.

About ninety percent of the bad headache experienced by many people, come from muscle contraction known as tension headache.

There are different kinds of headache such as migraine headache and cluster headache. Cluster headache is characterized by painful one – sided headaches which can happen in groups of many headaches in a limited amount of time.

The causes of this type of headache are not determined. Sometimes, there is no reason at all for headaches. There are many causes for simple headaches such as tension, over-tiredness, hormonal changes, stress, and inability to use the rest room. You can rely on natural home remedies for headaches to help you here.

Fresh Remedies for headaches

Essential Oils can help

Essential oils are very valuable home remedies for headaches that affect us. Combine the following oils together and use them for treatment.

  • 4 droplets of birch essential oil
  • 4 droplets of peppermint essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of lavender essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil

Add the three essential oils by drops into a dark closable bottle then add the jojoba oil to the content in the bottle. Close it tightly and shake very well for about a minute. Place the bottle in a drawer or cupboard with the temperature in the 70s for a day.

If you are ready to use it, take it out and shake for about a minute. Place two drops into your hands and massage around your neck and also massage your temple with one drop of the oil.

Place three drops into one hand and rub both hands together for about seven seconds to warm up. Place your hands around your nose and breathe in the smell of the oils for about 3 minutes.

These essential home remedies for headaches should begin to relax your tension pains. This oil can be used within 18 months.

Massage for stress and premenstrual headaches

Here are more home remedies for headaches that involve nervousness, mental stress and premenstrual tension. A weekly massage is an excellent home remedy for these kind of headaches.

If you do not have any reaction to essential oils, you can use warm mustard oil, or sesame oil to massage your forehead and temple in winter time.

They have heating properties which are ideal for cold seasons. Olive oil and coconut oil are cooling, and suitable for the warmer seasons.

You can also massage your forehead with few drops of crushed majoram extract, or inhale an infusion made from majoram plant for relief. It has camphor anesthetic properties that are good for headaches.

Essential oils for the foot

You can combine these home remedies for headaches for foot soaking. Add 4 droplets of lavender essential oil and 3 droplets of peppermint essential oil together in a sizable bowl that can contain your feet. Add 1 tablespoon of base oil vegetable glycerin to the content in the bowl.

Pour cold water in the bowl and place your feet in it for about 12 minutes. Move your feet around for the oils to mix properly. The cold water with the essential oils, draw blood from your head to your feet to relieve you of tension headache.

  • 4 droplets of lavender essential oil
  • 3 droplets of peppermint essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin

The ice method

You may also use this simple ice headache remedy for quick relief. Ice is very helpful to headache patients. It is considered the easiest form of relief. Ice minimizes pain by reducing the blood vessels that are swollen and pressing on the nerves.

Ice nullifies the pain signal to the brain and lessens metabolism that helps to reduce contraction of muscle. Use an ice pack or even cold packaged meat on the area giving you pain for  20 minutes, 2 or 3 times to reduce the pain. This is one of the simple home remedies for headaches to use.

Quick constipation headache remedies

The fact is that many of us don’t eat well at all. Going to work, we stop by Burger King or any fast food place for breakfast, eat junk food during lunch time, and probably end up eating steak for dinner by 9 pm.

To make matters worse we drink soda the whole day. How do we expect our bowel movement to function normally? It is impossible for that to happen. Waste food remains in the body for too long, feeding toxic waste back into the blood system that causes headache.

Here is a simple and quick solution for bowel movement. Get the 100 % natural prune juice from Family Dollar if you live in the USA, and drink about half the bottle for treatment. Make sure you stay at home if you do this because you will definitely feel the effect.

On the whole we need to reorganize what we eat and what we drink. Many people in developing countries do not experience constipation problems because they eat more natural foods.

Rubbing alcohol remedy

Pour 9 teaspoons of rubbing alcohol into a small bowl and add 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil to it. Dip some cotton ball into it and use it to rub your forehead. Make sure no drippings get into your eyes. Repeat the process in 10 minutes for relieving tension headaches.
You can also use warm cinnamon paste on your temple and forehead but you will have to do this before the cold takes hold of you.

A good way to use cloves

Add some non-iodized salt and milk to a paste of 10 cloves and smear it on your forehead for headache relief. These home remedies for headaches are for simple tension headaches. The more difficult headaches like migraine and cluster headache will call for different headache home remedies approach.

Remedies from developing countries

The Asians, Africans and South American Indians have some amazing  home remedies for headaches that can benefit us in the western world a lot. Let’s go through a few of them and see which ones can easily be available to us.

The versatile aloe vera

Get some powdered dried leaves of aloe, and mix ¼ teaspoon of the aloe with ¼ teaspoon of turmeric. Dissolve the content in ½ cup of water and drink it. It helps to cure headaches especially menstrual headaches.

Omum seeds home remedies for headaches

Omum seed also known as Ajwain or Bishop’s Weed is available online like Amazon. Grind a tablespoon of omum seeds to make a paste with water. Put the paste in a muslin bag, and place it in ¾ liter or about 30 ounces of boiling water. Inhale for about 4 minutes for treatment of headache

Drumstick leaves for bad headaches

Drumstick is also called Horseradish tree, or Moringa. This remedy is sparsely used, but very effective. Get some leaves from the drumstick tree and extract the juice. Put 2 drops in the left nostril if you have headache on the right side of the head, and do the same to the right nostril for left-sided headache.This method is common and mainly practiced in developing countries.

Other women’s concerns

If your headaches come during your menstrual time, you will need to start using vitamin E before your period starts.

Lack of magnesium: If you experience headaches during hormonal changes of menstruation, it may possibly be  caused by lower blood levels of the mineral magnesium. Research found out that about 40% of women under this condition lack adequate magnesium.

A required dosage a day in the form of chelated magnesium or magnesium oxide is recommended if there is no sign of diarrhea at the initial usage. However make sure you go for check up for magnesium before using it.

A quick juice fast

Immediately you feel the headache coming, launch into a one day juice fast with vegetable juice, lemon juice and water.

Take a little soup close to the end of the fast with 2 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast or 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a little water added to it. You can take the honey and vinegar again the next day after you have eaten something.

How to avoid tension headaches

  • Eat on time and never eat in a hurry
  • Get enough sleep
  • Do not bring ‘work’ home
  • Do regular exercise
  • Avoid too much tea, and cut down on the coffee and regular alcohol consumption.
  • Be determined to eat balanced diet.
  • Do not watch too much TV: It’s amazing to know how much time is spent watching TV, or on the computer. They can easily contribute to headache.
  • Watch how you skip meals: Some people skip meals, maybe for weight loss. This can lead to a fall in optimum blood sugar levels, which can cause headaches. This can also affect diabetes patients who take medicines while delaying their meals.
  • Do not strain your eyes: Straining the eyes especially in poor lighting conditions or using the wrong power in eye glasses can trigger headaches.

I am sure these home remedies for headaches will be of great help to you. However do not hesitate to contact your medical adviser when your headache is severe.

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