Nothing is worse than a headache that simply won’t go away.
Fortunately, there are many home remedies for headaches that are highly effective. In fact, many of these natural cures work better than the over the counter options.
Here are five home remedies to try to cure headaches naturally:
Who knew something as simple as ginger root could cure your headache?
Found in virtually every grocery store, you can use this home remedy in a number of ways. The best and most palatable way is to take about two inches of ginger root (less if you are sensitive to the strength of flavor), peel it, and simmer it in a pot of water. Then strain the root out and drink while still warm.
Many people like to breathe the steam as the pot simmers but be careful not to burn yourself. This will cure a headache quickly and easily and is quite tasty as a bonus!
Not at home? Carry a bottle of Ginger essential oil with you. Add a few drops to your water, drink, and wait for the headache tension eases.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Another popular natural cure for headaches is peppermint essential oil.
Try diluting 4 to 5 drops of peppermint essential oil in a carrier base such as avocado oil.
This stuff is like a miracle balm when you apply it to your hairline. It feels like an air conditioner on your forehead and can quickly calm the throbbing of a tension headache. Some folks apply it in different places so experiment with various ideas.
If you like almonds, this is going to be some very good news. Almonds contain salicin. Salicin is an agent that is found in over the counter pain meds but without the dangers associated.
While not overly strong, chewing on almonds is said to relieve a headache naturally and without risk.
Ironically, almonds are also thought to be a trigger for some folks that suffer from migraines so keep that in mind if you are considering it as an option. Not everyone will react the same way.
Yoga is a wonderful way to relieve a headache and is often the quickest working natural cure.
The best thing about yoga is that you can do it pretty much anywhere and get immediate results.
Although some of the poses are not good for the workplace, you can do some basic things sitting in a chair such as stretching and meditation.
Learn some yoga and you will find that it is good for much more than just relieving a headache naturally!
Progressive Tension Release
This is something that takes a bit of practice, but once you master it you will be able to battle any type of pain you might experience naturally. Essentially you begin at your head and slowly work your way down your body, steadily eliminating the tension that is hiding behind the surface. Be very specific and talk yourself through the progression. Concentrate on the tension in your scalp and work your way down slowly. You will become quite good at finding the tight areas and releasing them through calm meditation. There are countless books on progressive tension release as well.
All of these headache cures are totally natural and will not put you at risk in any way. Try any combination of them the next time you develop a headache and you might be surprised at the results.