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Home Remedies for Headaches

Mike Barrett
April 20th, 2012
Updated 04/09/2013 at 6:09 pm
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Headaches are one of the most common ailments, striking virtually every single person – even on a daily basis. A bad headache can completely ruin your day, and in many cases escalate stress levels significantly. It may not seem like a serious health concern but when you do have a splitting headache, you will find it difficult to concentrate while physical functions will also be negatively affected. Instead of turning to pharmaceutical pain relievers, try utilizing some natural home remedies for headaches.

Home Remedies for Headaches

If you’re someone who regularly experiences headaches, you may find it difficult to resist the grabbing for an over the counter pain reliever. Before becoming overly dependent on these pharmaceuticals, you should consider using natural solutions. These could successfully alleviate the pain without ingesting pharmaceutical drugs that can cause adverse side-effects. Here are some home remedies for headaches.

For the first and easiest solution, try increasing water consumption. This type of pain can be caused by constricted blood vessels which prevent proper blood circulation and results to throbbing and pain. Water can resolve dehydration and improve blood circulation. In addition to guzzling down water once you begin to feel a headache, increase overall water consumption on a daily basis.

Interestingly, peppermint oil can also help in reducing headache pains. The same effect can also be achieved by using lavender oil. It is the combination of the soothing scents and environment-feel that allows you to relax and eventually lose the intense pain. To achieve faster results, you can also rub or gently massage your head and the areas surrounding the painful area. The stimulation will allow better blood circulation as well.

If you have been experiencing chronic headaches for days, then it is time to recognize how fruit can make one of many great home remedies for headaches. Eating apples in the morning for at least a week can give you impressive positive results, while creating a paste out of freshly pounded lemon fruit can also be the perfect solution. The lemon paste should be applied on the painful area. If your headache is caused by sinusitis, grab a pot and boil some ginger. Inhaling the vapor could be enough to help. In addition to relieving pain from headaches, ginger has also been shown to be a cancer fighter.

About Mike Barrett:
2.thumbnail Home Remedies for Headaches Google Plus Profile |Mike is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites, Mike has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health.

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  • Lari

    I have really really bad headaches, almost killed myself twice because the pain (physical and mental) was overwhelming. Pain is only thing that fixes it, but only during the pain :(. It sometimes continues for 2 days in row. Eating healthy and moving and being in sun makes the intervalls much much rarer but I always get em around october and 1-5 times at summer. It's worst condition Ive ever been in, no physical pain I've experienced comes near. I'm usually standing on my head in corner when it occurs and feeling rage and despair moodswings all the time back and forth, and my thinking process is looped… for example "there is pen on the table, there is pen on the table, there is pen on the table" And so on.

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  • DAG

    If you have a migraine headache, the best thing to do to kill it is to administer a "brain-freezer" to it. Get or prepare a nice, cold slushy and drink it a wee bit to fast. You will get that brain thingy and IT will stop a migraine dead in its tracks every time.

    • dale

      Really. Brainfreeze gives me a terrible headache.

      A remedy I use is heat. Ibuprofin works very well, but I use it infrequently. What is causing the headaches; deal with that(stress, bad diet, smoking, drinking, etc) and you won't need tips on how to get rid of them.

      And what is a migraine headache? How is it different from other headaches.

  • kala

    also you guys didn't mention that if you pinch or cause your self pain, it releases endorphins inside your head and gets rid of your headache. Also there is a nerve above your eyes, inside your crease you'll find a indent and if you push these that also get rid of headaches :)

    • Laura

      Be careful, I poked my eye out from rubbing my headache out while I was sleeping!!Seriously, I literally scratched it.