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9 Best Natural Home Remedies to Relieve Headaches

Updated on December 2, 2016

Headaches can be very painful

Headaches can be very painful
Headaches can be very painful

Natural home remedies for headaches

Headaches are very common. It is an illness that affects most people at one point in time during their day-to-day activities. It affects both adults and children of both sexes. Headaches can be caused by several factors; such as excessive drinking, dehydration, eye strain among others. A lot of people find relief from over-the-counter medicines. However, there are some of the best natural home remedies that can cure headaches quickly and just as easily as the orthodox medicines do, with little to no side effects.

Without relying on pain killers, below are some of the best natural home remedies that can quickly relieve you of that terrible headache:

Lemon and ginger concoction treats headaches

Ginger and lemon are very effective in treating headaches. Ginger juice or powder mixed with lemon juice can help relieve you of headaches. A mixture of ginger and lemon juices taken once or twice daily helps in preventing headaches by quelling the nausea associated with migraine. A paste of ginger powder and a teaspoon of lemon juice can be applied at the forehead area for quicker relief from headaches.

Ice treats headaches

An ice pack can also be used to provide relief from a headache. Ice packs placed in a towel can be placed on the forehead and around the neck for at least 5 minutes and repeated severally till the pain suppresses. It helps relieve the pains from headaches as the cold from ice helps reduce inflammations that contribute to headaches.

Lavender Oil is also effective for the treatment of headaches

A good smell of lavender oil inhaled quickly, can tone down your headache. Drops of lavender oil can be placed on tissue paper and inhaled. Again, drops of lavender oil can be put into a cup of boiling water and the steam inhaled quickly.

A good sleep can give you relief from a headache

One of the most common causes of headaches is sleep deprivation. It goes without saying that sometimes all you need to do to in order to get rid of that headache is to get a good sleep.

Water can give you relief from a headache

Another very common cause of headaches is dehydration. The more dehydrated your body becomes, the higher your risk of suffering from a headache. This therefore means that keeping the body thoroughly hydrated plays an instrumental role in battling headaches. If you want to keep your body hydrated all the time, you should endeavor to drink between 8 and 10 glasses of water on a daily basis.

Hot water helps fight headaches

Soaking your feet in hot water quickly and easily relieves you of headache. Soaking your feet in hot water draws the flow of blood towards your feet thereby easing the pressure on the blood vessels in your head. When there is intense pressure on your body or certain tissues in your body, it can lead to pain, usually in the form of headaches. Using hot water relaxes the blood vessels. Relaxed blood vessels of the head release the pressure in your head, which helps to relieve you of your headaches.

Peppermint oil can give you relief from a headache

Peppermint oil is also another great natural ingredient that you can use in the comfort of your home to battle headache. This natural oil is able to treat headaches as a result of its menthol content. The menthol in the oil helps to open clogged blood vessels that result in headaches. All you need to do is just inhale the peppermint oil or mix a few drops of the oil with a teaspoon of olive oil or water and then rub the mixture on your neck and forehead and leave it on for about five minutes, before washing off.

Apples also help fight headaches

Believe it or not, but eating fresh apples daily can also help in the fight against headaches. According to health experts, a regular consumption of fresh apples helps in the restoration of the acid-alkaline balance in the body which helps fight headaches.

Ginger is a good home remedy for headaches

Ginger is another very common household product that works wonders when it comes to the battle against headaches. If you want to alleviate the symptoms of headaches with ginger, all you need to do is to either chew the ginger raw or boil it in water and drink the water. You can also crush the raw ginger and apply it on your temple.


The above remedies are some of the best natural home remedies for headaches. The above remedies are not only natural; however, they are very affordable as well. Remember that it is never advisable for one to excessively take pain killers. Too much intake of pain killers can lead to the accumulation of chemicals in the body that can later lead to other health problems. So, before you take that pain killer to tackle headaches, I suggest you take a moment to try your hands on some of the above mentioned best natural home remedies for relieving headaches. Go natural and stay healthy!!

Lemon and ginger concoction

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