Headaches are one of the most common health problems that affect our lives today. It could be caused by a late night, drinking too much alcohol, or simply due to an uncomfortably warm day. Sometimes, headaches can also be caused by anger, anxiety, stress or depression. A minor headache can be treated safely with household remedies. But if a headache occurs without any apparent reason and is accompanied with nausea and vomiting, loss of sensation in any part of the body. Visit the doctor immediately.
More often, dehydration is one of the most common causes of a headache. Drinking sufficient water can help relieve a headache on a hot and sunny day. Apart from water, there are many natural home remedies you can use to treat a headache.
Here are some home remedies for a headache.
A headache can be relieved with herbal tea made from an infusion of holy basil leaves, if the throat feels sore, a warm herbal mixture made with a level teaspoon of fresh ginger mixed with a spoonful of honey in hot water can soothe the throat and relief the pain
Aloe vera has many medicinal properties. Dried leaves can be powdered and stored. Take two pinches or one- fourth of a teaspoon of this powder, mixed with an equal amount of turmeric, dissolved in water and drink it. This is especially effective for headache induced by menstruation.
Apples and apple cider vinegar can help balance the acid and alkaline level in the body, giving relief to tension headache. Eat some apples with salt or add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a full glass of water and drink it.
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular reliefs for headaches. Its light but aromatic scent calms your mind and helps to relieve tension of the body. It contains a high percentage of esters (linalyl acetate), and therefore, offers anti-inflammatory and sedative properties. Use Lavender oil if you are experiencing tension headache.
Find the point where the bones of your thumb and index finger meet (fleshy area). Apply pressure to this spot for two minutes. You will find some pain relief for your headache.
Last but not least, prevention is better than cure. Do not drink too much tea or coffee. Avoid alcohol and friend food. Instead, start on an exercise regime and get sufficient sleep. Do meditation or learn yoga. In this way, your body will get sufficient oxygen and all your headache will vanish.