How to Get Rid of Headaches
If you’re like most people, when you get a headache, immediately you grab a bottle of over the counter medicine, such as aspirin or ibuprofen. While it may get rid of your headache, it also comes with some side-effects.
Most people are aware of the side-effects, but they want to eliminate the headache immediately so throw all caution to the wind. If you’re one of those people, stop the urge to use modern medicine and instead, opt for one of these folk remedies.
? Consider a Tea Made from Coriander Seeds
As with any tea, you’ll start with a pan of boiling water, but instead of a tea bag, you’ll throw in a spoonful of coriander seeds and let it boil for a while until the smell of the coriander permeates the room. Turn off the boiling water, put in ½ tsp of regular tea leaves and cover.
Allow the tea to steep for a few minutes. Filter the tea to remove the leaves and seeds and drink the unsweetened mixture. It’s time to relax for a few minutes, so sit or lay down, close your eyes for ten minutes and when the time has ended, you should be headache free.
? Get The Trusty Lemon out of the Fridge
Lemons seem to help with everything from your complexion to your immune system, it’s also great for stopping the pain of a headache. Mix a little lemon juice with warm water and drink it. You’ll notice the headache starts to subside.
If you have a combo of gas and a headache, it is particularly good for the pain. You can also create a paste from the lemon rind and put it on your forehead for immediate relief while drinking a steaming cup of lemon tea. You may have to repeat this three to four times during the day.
? Ginger Helps your Head as Much as your Stomach
Chewing on a bit of ginger can help a headache. It’s far more palatable when you dip it first in honey. You can also make a ginger tea by adding a teaspoon of chopped ginger to a cup and a half of hot water.
Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and allow it to steep then filter out the ginger pieces. This delicious tea will help relieve your headache.
? Turn to the Sweet Smelling Chamomile
Chamomile is an old remedy for migraine headaches that scientists found work just as well as prescription drugs. You should be able to find the dried flowers or even chamomile tea bags at most herbal or natural remedy stores.
If you’re using the loose dried flowers, add a teaspoon to your boiling water and turn off the heat to allow it to steep. Filter out the flowers and add honey to taste. For bags, simply boil water, put in the bag and cover the cup to allow the tea to steep. You can easily carry bags with you in a sealed plastic bag, so you always are ready, even if you’re at work.
? Try Betel Leaves
Betel is a cousin to pepper and kava and is a mild stimulant. They also have analgesic properties that can help relieve headaches as if by magic. Just two or three fresh leaves can make the difference between suffering and being pain free.
You’ll grind the leaves to make a paste, putting some of the paste on your forehead and the rest on the sides of the head. Let this paste work it’s magic for a half hour. While waiting, chew on a leaf or two, which also helps relieve the headache.