There are so many things that can cause headaches: deadlines, annoying colleagues, congestion, controversy. Unbelievable but even good experiences can cause headaches – medicine has a term called “ice cream headache”.
By nature, the headache is the body’s response to physical and emotional stress. This stress can cause the muscles in the neck and head to contract and thus lead to so-called tension-induced headache. Or it can make blood vessels shrink and later enlarge, causing migraines or headaches as a result of changes in blood pressure. And if our sinuses are clogged or infected, they are called pulsing headaches. Apart from the discomfort, most headaches are temporary and are quite subjective to home treatments, without taking the most popular over-the-counter drugs.
Ginger root tea
Ginger can help with migraines, because it prevents the synthesis of prostaglandin. It also helps to suppress nausea, which often accompanies migraines. Prepare the tea by boiling three quarters of a ginger root in two glasses of water for 30 minutes. When it’s ready you can drink the juice.
Thyme oil and rosemary for head rubbing
To ease a headache, drop one-two drops of thyme or rosemary oil on each eye temple and forehead. Rub carefully into the skin, then let it take a few minutes. In a 2010 study, scientists have found that thyme and rosemary oils contain carvacrol, a substance that acts as a COX-II inhibitor (similar to popular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Take some time to rest on a busy day and ease the tension that causes many types of headaches.
Chamomile tea contains ingredients that help relieve pain while relaxing. Prepare a cup of chamomile tea by placing a sachet in freshly boiled water and leaving it in a covered dish for 10 minutes. You can sweeten it with honey. Take a few minutes and drink the tea slowly, while sitting in a quiet place.
Mint and lavender oils for dipping the feet
Some natural healers believe that dipping the feet in water is a powerful anti-headache medication. Hot water draws blood into the feet and thus relieves pressure in the blood vessels of your head. Several drops of peppermint oil and / or lavender provide a soothing effect.
Scientists doing research about headaches, claim people with migraine should have magnesium supplements in their medicine box. It turns out that when having migraines, the levels of magnesium in the brain are very low (suggesting that there may be a magnesium deficiency). Two clinical studies have shown that taking magnesium supplements can prevent headaches. Experts recommend taking 400 mg per day. Caution: In some people, magnesium can cause diarrhea.
A study showed that taking 400 mg of riboflavin every day for three months dramatically reduced migraines by up to 50%.
This not very popular herb has been proven to be an effective method for migraine relief, and experts often recommend it. The recommended dose is 75 mg twice a day for one month and then 50 mg a day.