Home Remedies For Headache
It is among the most common medical complaints. The majority of them are not life threatening. They can be classified into three main categories, namely:
• Tension headaches
• Migraine headache
• Cluster headache
Tension Headaches are the most common type of headaches. Migraines have well-defined attacks with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to lights and sounds. Cluster headaches are repetitive ones that occur for weeks to months at a time, followed by periods of remission.
Common Causes of Headache
Prolonged stress or tension
Several physiologic changes in the head and brain
Dilation and constriction of blood vessels
Abnormal activity of certain neurons
Genetic factors may be a cause for migraines
Smoking and alcohol may cause cluster headaches
1.Add 2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon to 1 ½ cup of milk and boil it for one or two minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey, mix and stir it thoroughly and drink it at least twice a day when suffering from a headache.
2.Eating a chopped apple sprinkled with salt every morning for at least a week will help cure chronic headaches.
3.Head massage with rosemary oil or a pain balm that contains menthol is an effective way to ease migraine pain.
4. Add tea leaves and ginger to 1 cup of boiling water. Stir it well and drain the water. Leave till it cools a bit and drink.
5.Peppermint or Lavender or basil – This fresh smelling oil helps regulate blood flow in the body. Apply on head.
6.Make a warm soup and add some pepper in it.
7.Apply a hot or cold compress to your forehead and neck to get instant relief from headache.