A painful headache can leave you down for the count. Between the tension and the throbbing, it’s hard to imagine being productive at work or accomplishing tasks at home.
Perhaps one of the many reasons headaches are so widely misunderstood and mistreated is that there are many types of headaches. Tension headaches are among the most common types of headaches. They are also commonly known as chronic daily headaches and are believed to be caused by muscle tension and contraction. Another common and severe type of headache is known as a migraine. Other types of headache include sinus headaches, which are generally characterized by deep pain in the forehead, cheekbones, or bridge of the nose, acute headaches, hormone headaches, and chronic progressive headaches (also known as inflammatory headaches).
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 47 percent of adults suffered from a headache last year. So what’s the best thing to do when the pain strikes? While over-the-counter medications can help, there are some natural ways to ease your pain. A nutritious, balanced diet can help prevent and alleviate headaches.
Here are some of the amazing natural remedies that will help you get rid of your headache:
When we drink alcohol, we begin to pull water from every inch of our body in order to help our liver flush out the toxin. If we aren’t drinking water in addition to our booze consumption, our body sucks up whatever water it can find, so we tend to become dehydrated much faster, and therefore develop a splitting headache. One of the quickest solutions to this problem is not only making sure to drink a glass of water here and there as you continue to drink, but also gulping down a few glasses at the first sight of head throbbing.
Apply a heating pad to the back of your neck, temples, or directly to your forehead.
A warm compress of any kind can work, whether it is a hot rag, water bottle, or even a heated corn sack. Anything with heat works because it increases blood flow, reduces inflammation, widens/dilates blood vessels, reduces muscles spasms, and changes the body’s reaction to pain.
Essential oils for headaches
Roman Chamomile: As an effective anti-inflammatory, Roman Chamomile acts as a muscle relaxant.
Lavender: When infused into the blood stream, Lavender acts as a natural pain reliever.
Clary Sage: Good for hyper tension, Clary Sage slows down the heart rate. This is turn lowers blood pressure and prevents any build up of tension.
Pour six to eight drops of essential oil into a hot bath. Soak for 20 minutes.
Rosemary tea with thyme or sage
Beginning your day with a cup of rosemary tea is definitely a good option to beat that throbbing pain.
Rosemary has anti-inflammatory properties that will alleviate pain .Sage has antibiotic and antioxidant properties, whereas thyme has antiviral, antifungal, and antibiotic properties .Not only will you feel refreshed and hydrated, but you will also find the headache has either vanished or greatly reduced.