There was a point where I spent a full entire month and a half with the worst headache ever. I was overly stressed and worried about a lot of things at once, which resorted in me having a headache that I couldn’t shake. So whether you woke up with a nagging headache that won’t seem to let up, or you are working and stressed, here are some homemade remedies to help with that unbearable headache.
- Cold Ice Pack: It’s no secret that a cold ice pack to the back of your neck helps soothe an aching head. If you don’t have an ice pack, you can always use something from your freezer. Make sure to wrap it in a cool wet cloth before applying it to your neck.
- Cayenne Pepper: Believe it or not, cayenne pepper isn’t just for spicing up your food. Cayenne pepper thins the blood, which reduces pain and allows beneficial blood flow. You can buy cayenne pepper pills at your local GNC. Make sure to take it with a glass of milk so it doesn’t burn your stomach and make you sick or food.
- FeverFew: This supplement from the sunflower family has been shown to be effective for treating migraines. It reduces inflammation, which takes pressure off the nerves and can help prevent migraines entirely. It also can be found at your local GNC.
- Lemons: Fresh lemon juice with tea is one of the best cures for headaches. The lemon peel is also very useful. Pound the lemon peel into a fine paste and apply it as a plaster on the forehead.
- Aromatherapy: Boil a handful of rosemary in a liter of water and place it in a bowl after it boils. Place a towel over your head and inhale the steam for as long as you can. Keep repeating this until the headache goes away. Peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, sandalwood,and basil will also work just as well.
If your headache lasts for more than 3 weeks straight, go see the doctor. It could be a sign of something much more serious. If you think it might be due to stress, try and change your lifestyle a little, it might help ease some of the tension. Make sure you keep yourself hydrated, not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration, which can also give you a headache.