Headache Home Remedy: 5 Natural Remedies To Relieve Your Headache Pain

By Ellainie Calangian, Parent Herald April 04, 04:30 am

Headaches are of different types such as a migraine, sinus headache and tension headache and they all bring discomfort and pain. Among their symptoms are nausea, pounding headache and vomiting. Headaches can be treated with preventive medications and anti-nausea drugs. On the other hand, there are also natural remedies that will relieve your headache pain.

Ease Your Headache

According to Health, there are millions of Americans that have severe headaches in just months. In fact, 9 percent of the US population is affected by migraines. The medical expenses to treat headaches for a year amounted to $1 billion.

These can be reduced with the use of some home natural remedies that are found to be effective in treating headaches. Everyday Health shares the following natural approaches that can also relieve your headache pain.

1. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is the essential oil that is obtained from the flower spikes of lavender. It is useful for relieving headache and migraine pains. It has a good smell too. You should not take lavender oil orally, but instead, inhale it. Just have two or four drops of the oil for each two to three cups of boiling water and inhale it.

2. Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is made from the essential oil of peppermint leaves. It is used in alternative medicine and is effective for treating the tension headache. Headache pain is caused by poor blood flow. Peppermint oil has vaso-dilating and vaso-constricting properties that control the blood flow in the body, as per Everyday Health. This must be inhaled as well.

3. Basil Oil

Basil oil is extracted from the strong-scented herb. It is a useful natural remedy that relieves your headache pain. It works as a muscle relaxant to ease your headache, which is caused by tight muscles and tension.

4. Stretching

Stretches can ease the muscle tension that causes pain. It is advisable that you stretch two times a day for 20 minutes. You can hold the stretch for five seconds, calm down for five seconds and repeat the stretch for five times.

5. Massage

Massage can help relieve your headache pains temporarily. Try rubbing your head, neck, temples, shoulder and back. If you do this regularly, migraine can be prevented. You will also have a better sleep.

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