HOME REMEDIES FOR HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES


Any person under stress or suffering from any physical problem is tending to suffer from headaches at one or the other stage of life. In headache the pain usually occurs in the smooth muscles encircling the blood vessels, which serve these areas. It also arises from irritation to nerve endings in the shoulder, neck and scalp muscles. Most headaches occur outside the skull, in the nerves, blood vessels and muscles that cover the head and neck. The muscles or blood vessels can swell, tighten, or go through other changes that stimulate or put pressure on the surrounding nerves. These nerves send a rush of pain messages to the brain, which brings on a headache. Headache is generally categorized as primary and secondary.


Primary headache is the one that is not caused by any disease or medical condition.

Secondary headaches are the result of medical condition such as infections. There are several types of headaches and each with different medications.

Migraine headache is the most chronic one. It is a severe pain felt on one side or sometimes both sides of the head. It is believed that over 25 million people suffer from migraine headaches and about 75 percent of them are the women. In migraine besides pain sometimes the patient also suffer from nausea and vomiting. Most commonly it affects the people between ages of 15-55.

The other types of headaches are tension headache in which the person feels pain in both sides of the head, sinus headache and the other is cluster headache in which one feels knife like pain on one side of the eye.

Causes of Headaches
The various causes of headaches are:
  • Allergy
  • Eyestrain
  • Bright light and loud noise
  • High blood pressure
  • Hangover
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Toxins and poisons in the body (constipation)
  • Lack of food or sleep
Home Remedies for Headaches

Hot fomentations over the abdomen region at night while going to bed relieves headache due to liver and stomach problems.

Coconut mixed with sugar candy in equal amounts headaches cures.

Make a fine paste of freshly ground sandalwood and apply to the forehead, let it dry, rub off by hand and then wash it. This remedy is very simple and one of the effective home remedies for headache.

Warm water gargles for sore throat, nasal cleaning with warm water and steam inhalation are effective methods for treating headaches caused by cold. This is one of the useful headache treatment.

Application of warm poultice made of ginger powder at the forehead is also beneficial.

Intake of fresh sliced apple taken in the early morning for at least a week cures all chronic headaches.

Headache treatment - Put 2-4 drops of cow’s butter or ghee into both nostrils for seven days if the cause of headache is sinusitis.

Make a solution of half a teaspoon of mustard seeds powder and three teaspoons of water, put this solution in the nostrils, it is helpful to decrease the migraine and headache. This is another effective home remedy for headache.

Drinking a glass of water mixed with a teaspoonful of honey in the morning is also an effective remedy in the chronic headache treatment.

Taking watermelon juice mixed with sugar cures headache due to excessive heat.

Grind watermelon seeds and white Cuseus grass (khas khas) separately. Now mix them in equal amounts. Take 3 grams of the mixture twice a day. This headache remedy is very effective home remedy for headache.

Chronic headaches due to deficiency of iron can be treated with intake of a teaspoon of Brewer’s yeast daily.

Application of sandal wood paste on the forehead is also effective. Good Home Remedy for Headache.

Vitamin C therapy is the best in treating the headaches due to any infection.

Massaging the head with rosemary oil is also an effective measure for immediate relief. Good Home Remedy for Headache.

Headache remedy - Various yogic asanas like ardhachakrasana, shashankasana and vajrasana are also effective in treating headaches.

Yogic kriyas like jalneti and kunjal, pranayamas like anuloma-viloma, shitali and sitkari are also useful in the treatment of headaches.

Grape juice is beneficial in all kinds of headaches.

For immediate relief apply paste of 3-4 cloves on the forehead. This is one of the natural remedy for headaches.

Warm water enema, glycerin enema or soap water enema can also be effective if constipation is the cause of headache.

Make a fine paste of the lemon crust and apply paste on the forehead like a plaster. It will provide great relief from headache. This is very effective home remedy for headache.

Excessive use of coffee, alcohol, spices, tomatoes, oily foodstuffs and sour buttermilk should be avoided.

Make a paste of 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon and 1-teaspoon of water and apply this paste on the forehead. It is very effective in headache which is caused mainly due to exposure to cold air. This is one of the effective home remedies for headache.

Morpheme Brahmi is a classic brain tonic to induce a sense of calm and peace in its users. Brahmi also enhances the mind’s ability to learn and concentrate.

For more Helpful Information Read Article Home Remedies for Headache.

Quick comforters for headache
  • Basil Inhale the essential oil dropped on to boiling water or make basil tea.
  • Lemon grass or camomile Two drops of the essential oil added to 2 teaspoons of sunflower oil can be rubbed into the temples.
  • Rose Few drops of essential oil added to a warm bath will bring exquisite relief.

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Comments

the best medicine i have ever used is excedrin. i have tension headaches and there gone in less than a half an hour.

plus i cant take aspirin because it tears up my stomach really bad...and excedrin is aspirin-free.
#1 - hannah - 12/23/2007 - 09:44
ive found that rubbing the temples and the back of your head is good remedy for headache. try it!!
#2 - keith - 01/04/2008 - 20:46
i think sleep is best............works wonders for me!!!!!!:-D
#3 - chrissy - 01/14/2008 - 11:52
I have suffered headaches all my life, especially sinus ones.. I have found alot of comfort from my herbal bag warmed in the microwave for 3 minutes, rapped in a hand towel and lay across my eyes and high cheek bones. I first apply vicks or mentholatum on the affected area then lay the bay, take a couple Advil for Sinus and within 30 minutes ... Totally gone, plus I can breathe freely through my nostrils.. IT REALLY WORK WELL !!
#4 - Pam - 02/07/2008 - 22:09
I have just recently (last 5 years) have been suffering with migraines. I have been prescribed many prescription drugs and all have created a new set of problems (mostly dizziness and numbness) The best thing I have found is called Lifezyme Plus (treats inflamation) It is not a cure all, but its natural and it really works for my headache problems. I hope this helps someone else who is suffering from nasty headaches. (This stuff is suppose to be for sciatica, but I came upon it quite by accident and when it said inflamation I jumped on it!
#5 - Al - 04/02/2008 - 19:19
Just in the past year I have begun to have(quite regularily) some intense migranes. I found that the cinnimon rub ( like suggested above ) works semi-well but on application it really burns!
#6 - Emily - 05/14/2008 - 17:27
I learned after a shoulder and neck injury and years and years and years of migraines before the injury that foot rubs help more than anything else!!!
#7 - Vickie - 07/05/2008 - 14:46
I learned after a shoulder and neck injury and years and years and years of migraines before the injury that foot rubs help more than anything else!!!
#8 - Vickie - 07/05/2008 - 14:47
DRINK A CUP OF MILK AS FAST AS YOU CAN;-)
#9 - MARY - 07/07/2008 - 11:28
I get migrains on a daily basis does anyone has any suggestions on how to relieve some of the pain ?????:-[]
#10 - Jane - 07/13/2008 - 01:51
I had a horrible headache for about five hours today...so i took a shower (as hot as i could take it) and i put my head down and let the water run on the back of my neck for a few minutes...i started to feel relief in my head...so i turned around to face the shower and i let the water run on my entire face for a couple of minutes and my head ache was 95% gone...just wanted to share that with those of you that suffer from head aches like i do from time to time...hope it helps:-D
#11 - SEANA PAIGE - 09/18/2008 - 18:54
Try Feverfew, which has 0.5% parthenolide. Take it daily 3 times a day, for a few months atleast.
My headaches have not gone away totally, but are less frequent. Take ginger root juice mixed with a little honey for nausea(one teaspoon at a time) if you have that with yourheadaches, or take gingerroot pills.
#12 - Archana - 09/19/2008 - 18:01
I get sever headaches everyday...have for the last 3 years...no medicines work the headaches only ever occur on the left side...does anyone have and suggestions on what might work?
#13 - stephie - 12/27/2008 - 02:15
Feverfew is the best (taken in a capsule form) for all types of headaches, especially migranes. Always check with your doctor before trying any herbal remedies.
#14 - Monica - 01/08/2009 - 11:22
I have found a quick and simple solution to make that headache pain go away....
I am a victim of headaches and sinus pressure headaches. I am healthy and physically fit. My job is not stressful and my personal life is fantastic but yet I still seem to get some of the worst headaches ever. I have NEVER been diagnosed or had a MRI to explain why the headaches persist. But the trick i have learned and it won't cost you a penny is if you rub the tendon that stretches between your Point Finger and Thumb it will lessen the pain of the headache and it may just make it go away. Work both hands until you feel the pain has lifted.
The only thing I can think of that makes this work is because it is sending waves to your brain that what you are rubbing is very tender/sensative and the harder your press while rubbing the less tension you have in your head.
I'm telling ya, this will work. Take a break and try it now for those of you who are suffering from a headache right now.
#15 - Brandy - 01/14/2009 - 10:52
I HAVE HAD MIGRAINES ALL MY LIFE. THE BEST RELEIF I HAVE FOUND IS FROM A CHERRY PIT PACK. POP IT IN THE MICROWAVE, LAY ON YOUR BACK WITH THE PACK UNDER YOUR NECK AND LOWER SKULL. THE PITS MOVE WITH YOUR HEAD AND THE HEAT RELAXES THE MUSCLES IN YOUR NECK AND SHOULDERS. IT MAKES THE WORST MIGRAINE TOLERABLE, AND DOES WONDERS FOR REGULAR HEADACHES!
#16 - ERICA - 01/14/2009 - 14:50
the best home remedy is to put ice on your forehead for about 3minutes.
#17 - kianndra - 02/06/2009 - 21:09
I have experienced that pinching and pulling the skin in between your eyes/eyebrows repeatedly; creating a red mark helps relieve it.
#18 - Kay - 03/02/2009 - 00:03
Personally the best remedy for my migraine headache is to put your feet inside a bucket of cold water with ice and hold it for as much as you can. The longer you can hold the cold the sooner your headache will go away. The headache causes your blood to be thick and the cold water makes your blood a little bit more watery and this makes you feel better. The results are immediately. Try it!
#19 - Mary - 03/10/2009 - 21:04

Caffine really helps me. Take a pain reliever. Ex. Motrin or advil. (motrin works great for me) and then right after you take it drink some caffine. coke really works for me over ice. But coffee or tea will help as well. I hope this helps.;-)
#20 - mandi - 03/18/2009 - 02:04
What I do for headaches is, I put a cold washcloth on my forehead and lay down in a dark, quiet room. Try it and see if if helps you. Also, have a big glass of ice water next to you to keep yourself hydrated.
#21 - Katie - 04/14/2009 - 19:26
:-)my remedy is simple take an Amethyst gemstone and put it under your pillow and sleep on it ,your megrain will be gone in no time.
#22 - Eloise - 04/27/2009 - 07:43
Hello! My remedy is marvelous, take three bags of any herbal tea heat them then take a hot towel put it over ur had and relax!!!!!!!!! Works AWESOMELY!!! Im sbout to try feerfew medicine!!!
;-):-):-D:-PB-)
#23 - Naveen - 05/01/2009 - 00:18
best cure for headace is marijuana
#24 - joe - 06/28/2009 - 00:29
my best cure or headache is to walk out in cloudy day were no sun is present. but try avoiding crowded area. this works real well if the weather is on your side..hehe :)
#25 - lana - 07/25/2009 - 00:27
I agree with joe#24
#26 - Eman - 07/28/2009 - 18:29
I agree with joe #24 too
#27 - Dan - 08/22/2009 - 08:24
Simple Remedy for Headache: Try breathing through the left nostril (closing the right nostril). Within about 5 minutes or so, your headache would be gone ! Continue this for about a month you will never have a migraine headache in future. This has worked for me.
#28 - Bhargav - 10/01/2009 - 07:12
Having an orgasm works for me almost everytime.
#29 - Jeff - 11/04/2009 - 23:10
EAT LOTS OF CHOCOLATE it actually works.:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o
#30 - jesiepieisgood - 12/29/2009 - 14:02
Reply to comment #1: Exederin is a combination of three things: Aceatminophen, caffine, and ASPIRIN- but I agree it helps most of the time!
#31 - Jessica - 01/04/2010 - 13:20
Meditate on healing scriptures from the Word. A few are Psalms 91:16, Prov. 4:20-23, Matt. 8:2-3, 8:17, John 10:10. There are many more to choose from. Also sing songs of healing.
#32 - Linda - 01/23/2010 - 10:06
I'm gonna try marijuana, orgasms and pinching my hand between thumb and finger. Let you know how it does!
#33 - Biker Bob - 02/10/2010 - 13:44
Biker Bob has it right on!!!
#34 - Tbone - 02/10/2010 - 14:53
I have constant pressure between the eyebrows right now - been a few weeks. This happens often and I get no relief. I have had sinus surgery and I don't eat wheat/dairy anymore. Constant problems!!! Please help.
#35 - mia - 04/25/2010 - 11:53
the best way is to actually put cold water on the spot that is causing pain it will subside quickly
#36 - zeenat khan - 05/10/2010 - 09:47
I agree with Joe #24 too...good choice Biker bob.Blaze on!!!!
#37 - B.a.D. - 05/24/2010 - 17:17
I agree with Joe#24 too. But 2 extrastr tylenol, 1 325mg asa, and either a cup of coffee or a pepsi on ice works 2:-)
#38 - hurtinhead - 09/23/2010 - 23:20
I agree with Joe how ever we all cant lol and Biker Bob I'm loven it:-P How ever I would like to hear more about all the herbs to rub on your forehead if anyone can help. Thanks
#39 - Amy - 10/14/2010 - 20:53
hi im 11 years old and i have migraines. the best thing that works for me is a bag of ice on my forhead, close your blinds, turn off the lights, drink a coke and DARK CHOCOLATE.:-D
#40 - jessie - 10/30/2010 - 19:22
I came here because I had a headache... now it's ever worse as I think the cause might have been from being on the computer for too long... oh well! I'll make my own personal herbal treatment which I make when I'm ill... oh, you want to know what it is? Im not telling you! Ha ha ha ha haaaa!
#41 - Jason - 11/09/2010 - 16:44
Take a deep breathe for 5 mins or TAke any pain reliever and have a coffee wth less sugar...
#42 - JANE - 11/24/2010 - 09:11
Weed,excedrin and a dark room with a cold cloth pretty much always works for me [:
#43 - alita - 01/11/2011 - 22:50
I am a daily headache sufferer and it seems that most people try the same methods over and over. I wouldn't advise to take medications due to the facts of other symptoms that may arise. Herbal products be careful, always ask your physician first. What I find most powerful is drinking lukewarm water mixing with honey and also, take some lemon juice from real lemons add raw onions to it and drink it on a daily basis. This helps cure most common aliments in the body altogether. It works. I been a migraine sufferer for 10 years, started at 22 yrs old with stress and sinus issues. Now I am in good spirit and great health. Never ever forget the WORD. Read the 23rd Psalm every night (this is how you get a good sleep) and watch how quickly your body return to its normal state. If that doesn't help, I don't know what else will. But it should. I know for some people they say orgasms, but that's only temporary help.

Monica D
#44 - Monica - 01/16/2011 - 17:06
Massage the tender point between thumb and forefinger. Works like magic for my family everytime.
#45 - Letty - 01/21/2011 - 16:54
Hi i'm 10 years old and my sister has constant headaches everyday I want to help her but I don't know how. Please help! : p
#46 - Gir lover - 01/31/2011 - 22:25
Hi,I am also having daily headache since i am sitting before system for more than 13hrs i get headache which will just kill myself.My mom always apply oil in my hair before sleeping and give me hot milk for curing my headache.
#47 - megha - 03/01/2011 - 05:41
For quick cure of headache A hot coconut oil massage for 15min will work as wonders in releifing from pain.
#48 - Rehana - 05/18/2011 - 12:56
Joe #24 all the way!
#49 - Maritza - 06/16/2011 - 16:44
hello everyone pls help me , my mother suffers from such headches n she could not sleep at night even after taking sleeping pills n when she use to wake up in morning she use to suffer suc headches,, n she feels that her head has become heavy n she is not able to do any work ... pls anybody help me to clear out the way .....

'll b very thankful to u all
#50 - shalu - 08/27/2011 - 23:58
I agree with the feet in ice water treatment! A friend suggested it to me and I tried it. It works great. I start with cool water and get used to it - then I keep adding ice to the water as my feet get accostomed to the cold. I don't know why or how it works. All that matters to me is that it does. When I am at work and can't stick my feet in a bucket of water, I use an ice pack on my feet. I hope this helps others.
#51 - Amy - 10/03/2011 - 14:39
I have had a headache all day. I have taken ibuprofen and acetaminophen with no relief. I just pinched the spot between my pointer finger and thumb and I think it works. It hurts like heck but my headache is easing up.
#52 - Emilie - 11/22/2011 - 17:00
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