Rub Peppermint Oil on Your Forehead
Peppermint oil has been used for headaches for ages. Scientists aren’t really sure how it works, but it helps relax the muscles around your skull, which can cause major headaches. One study found that it can even alleviate nausea and vomiting from headaches. Keep in mind that it’s always best to dilute the oil before putting it directly on the skin.
Studies have found that taking magnesium can help get rid of headaches, but taking a pill can be too much magnesium. Instead, munch on almonds. If you find this too painful, you can also eat spinach, but almonds have a much higher magnesium amount, and the fiber can help your body absorb it better than a pill.
Chew a Piece of Ginger
Take a Nap
Drink Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is a known anti-inflammatory and has soothing properties. Drinking a glass of chamomile tea can help stop and prevent headaches from even stopping. If you’re already suffering from a headache, it’s best not to add any sugar to your tea, as this could make the pain much worse. You’ll also get better effects using German chamomile (matricaria recutita).
Have Feverfew Tea
Feverfew leaves are already a popular remedy for headaches, but it may be a little tough to find. If you do, you can make a tea out of a large leaf or three smaller ones. They taste a little bitter, so it may be best to brew it lightly at first. You also should avoid feverfew if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, feverfew may cause mouth ulcers and skin irritation in those who are allergic.
Inhale the Aroma of Lavender
Lavender oil is a mood stabilizer and sedative. For this reason, it can help relieve headaches that are associated with stress and tension. If you’re suffering from a headache, inhale the aroma of lavender essential oil for 15 minutes. You can also rub it on your forehead or temples, but be sure to dilute it first.
Grab a Coffee
Massage your Temples
Take a Run
In general, exercise is helpful for preventing headaches because it helps relieve stress. It can also help balance hormones, improve sleep quality, and decrease inflammation. However, make sure you don’t push yourself too hard. Too much exercise can worsen headaches. It’s important to track your symptoms to identify if exercising is a trigger.
A small amount of capsaicin cream on the inside of your nostril can help block the signals that are sending pain to your brain. Capsaicin is an ingredient that’s found in a variety of pain-relieving ointments and can be found as a cream or even a nose spray. It’s frequently been used by those with arthritis to help blood flow.
Eat Beef Liver or Lamb
Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, can be found in a variety of foods like beef liver and lamb. Studies have shown that it can help prevent headaches from occurring as long as you get your daily recommended value. While beef liver and lamb are the best sources, a cup of natural yogurt can also be a source of B2.
Put on an Ice Pack
Do Some Yoga
Have Some Butterbur
Dim the Lights
How much headache-causing light do we really come into contact with every day? Let us count the ways: Natural light from windows and being outside, lights overhead in the office, light from our cell phones, and light from our computer screens. May we suggest wearing sunglasses, hanging black-out curtains, adding anti-glare screens, and using fluorescent light bulbs to cut back on headaches?