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Suffering from headaches is not fun. Whether it is just mild tension or an excruciating migraine, we all want fast relief, but popping pills each time isn’t the healthiest solution. Check out the natural remedies for headaches below so that you can get the relief you need without the harmful side effects of pain killers!
Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oil
For this remedy, all you need is a couple teaspoons of fractionated coconut oil, and a few drops of peppermint essential oil and lavender essential oil. Rub the mixture on your head, temples, and neck. Instant headache relief!
According to One Good Thing by Jillee’s article, ginger tea reduces inflammation in the same amount of time as aspirin.
Just crush up one inch of ginger root and mix it into boiling water to make your tea.
This natural remedy for headaches is the active ingredient found in cayenne pepper. Just place a small amount in the inside of your nostril on the side of your head where you feel pain. This will block nerve pain signals.
Looking for more than just headache relief? Learn about more herbal pain killers here.
Feverfew is a well known herbal headache stopper. If you are a migraine sufferer, eat one or two leaves a day to reduce the pain or frequency of the headaches. Feverfew reduces the secretion of compounds that cause inflammation, and prevents blood vessels from constricting.
Do you suffer from frequent headache attacks? Then you might want to start taking butterbur extract! Taking butterbur every day helps reduce the amount and severity of headaches. It is available in capsules, powder, tinctures, and other forms.
Take a multivitamin containing magnesium to reduce migraines. Magnesium calms nerves, which overextend themselves during a migraine. You can also get magnesium from foods like broccoli, beans, soy milk and spinach.
Apply an ice-pack or a cool compress to your head to help the blood vessels constrict, which eases the pain of the headache. You can also apply a cool compress to your neck for relief.
Sleep has always been the best natural remedy for headaches. Be sure to get at least eight hours of sleep a night to reduce the frequency of headaches. Keeping a solid sleep schedule also reduces headaches that occur from lack of sleep.
Not only is exercise great for you in general, but it also increases blood circulation, which can help relieve headache pain.
Our Favorite Remedy for Headaches and Migraines:
This essential oil blend comes in a convenient roll on bottle.
Also available in a 1 oz. bottle without the roll on applicator!
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