Nowadays headaches are a very common problem. They are often the result of stress, overworking, exhaustion, and so on, all of which are surely a part of a modern person’s life. And since headaches are very painful and can get in one’s way when trying to work, for example.
There are some painkillers which can help reduce the headache or to get rid of it complete. However, there is no need to take pills in order to cure your headache. You can actually use some natural home remedies to do this. You can have a look at them and try them out the next time you have a headache.
#1 Drink Water
The first thing that you need to do if you have a headache is to start drinking water. You need to drink as much water as you can. Sometimes the most common reason for headaches is dehydration, or in other words – the lack of water in a persons body.
This will not magically heal your headache, but you will see that within some time you will notice it is getting reduced. If this does not help, you could try some of the other remedies in the list.
#2 Have some watermelon
The next thing you could do if you have some severe headache and you do not want to take pills, you could instead some watermelon. If your headache is caused by dehydration, you could have some foods which have plenty of water as an ingredients. It will make you feel fresh and at the same time the water contained in the watermelon will help hydrate your body and help you well better.
#3 Massage your head
The next thing you can do if you have a headache is to massage the point of you head where the headache is the strongest. You could apply some ice cubes on, especially on the temples. Make sure you are not too tough on the temples but lightly massage the area. This will help reduce the pain, but it will not heal it completely.
#4 Use peppermint
Another thing that can help reduce your headache is massaging your scalp with peppermint leaves. And more specifically you need to massage your temples, your forehead, and the back of your jaw. The reason why it is so helpful is because it stimulates blood flow which will as a result reduce the pain in your head by stimulating the muscles.
#5 Have some fresh air
The next thing you could do if you want to get rid of your headache is to go out to breathe some fresh air. Sometimes the air in a room is stuffy but people do not notice this. They feel some heaviness in the air but do not pay attention to it.
If you feel some pain in your head, go out, have a walk, breathe some fresh air and do not think about work, or the things that worry you. It will make you feel much better not only because it will reduce the pain, but it will also give you some energy to continue with your tasks.
#6 Have a cup of coffee
The next home remedy for dealing with a headache is having a cup of coffee. The reason why it will help you is because it will constrict a little your blood vessels. One of the reasons for headaches is the expanding of the blood vessels in one’s body. Apart from that coffee will also give you some energy and will make you feel more awaken.
#7 Have some apple cider vinegar
The next thing you could do if you want to get rid of some persistent headache is to have some apple cider vinegar. You will need 2 tablespoons of it, a big glass of water, and some honey or lemon juice.
Mix the vinegar with the water and add some honey, or lemon juice. Mix them well and then drink the mixture. The vinegar will help get rid of the headache because it will help restore the acid-alkaline balance which as a result will help reduce the pain.
#8 Concentrate on your headache
The last remedy we have prepared for you is actually the fastest one. It could help you get rid of the pain in your head in less than 2 minutes. What you need to do is to focus on the place you feel pain. Just concentrate on it. Think how big it is, or what its shape is and you will notice that the longer you think about it, the less pain you will feel. If you combine this remedy with some of the other ones in the list, you will not have to take any painkillers in order to reduce the headache.