Natural Headache Remedies

There are a number of headache remedies particularly for different kinds of headaches such as tension headache, cluster headaches and migraine headaches.

Peppermint oil and ginger tea

When tension headache exacerbates pain from one ear to the other and around the front of our head as well, you can use peppermint oil and ginger tea. Peppermint oil can be applied to our hairline to provide a cooling sensation which relaxes the muscles in the head and neck. A homemade ginger made out of crushing one inch of ginger root added to boiling water can reduce inflammation as quickly as aspirin.

Cayenne pepper cream or capsaicin cream

Natural headache remedies for cluster headaches include cayenne pepper cream or capsaicin cream applied in little amounts to the inside of our nostril at the side of the head which is aching. The cream ingredients block the nerve pain signals. The cream can be bought in a health food store.

Feverfew

Migraine headaches can be treated with feverfew which is a supplement obtained from sunflower and its related species. Feverfew reduces inflammation by which it relieves nerve pressure and eliminate migraine entirely.

Massage with essential oil

Acupressure massage is an ancient Chinese healing way of providing pressure on certain areas or points of our body to relieve body pain including headache.

Other natural headache remedies are the use of essential oils which are considered very effective when massaged to the scalp and the forehead. You can used your fingertips to apply vigorous friction strokes around the scalp to allow fresh blood to flow to the nerve endings to loosen the muscles. You can also work your fingers to the eyebrows area and area where eyebrows meet to break down toxins and release tightness from the front portion of the skull.

Exercise and good food

Exercise, eating some foods and avoidance of some foods are also considered natural headache remedies. An exercise such as neck stretching can be done by dropping your head and allowing your neck muscles to relax. You can also make your chin rest on your chest before resting your hands on the crown of our head.

Foods such as red wine, cheese, chocolate, coffee and tea can trigger headaches and should be taken in regulated amounts.

Vitamin E

Blood thickening is one cause of headache and foods with high levels of vitamin E such as avocado and almonds can prevent it. Vitamin E is a natural vasodilator that widens the blood vessels and unblock tension.