You’ve got your perfect day planned — a fun filled outing or a relaxed day at home when suddenly it strikes. It’s mean, menacing and refuses to go away — the headache! Wary of balms or the “oh so many market medicines?” Here are some simple at home remedies to tackle that headache.
Warm or cold compress
It’s the remedy for various aches and pains and many believe it works well for a headache too. Depending on what suits you a cold or warm compress can be used. For a cold compress, place a cold pack or a cold cloth on your forehead or behind your neck. The same method can be followed for a hot compress but be careful of the temperature for you need to take care not to scald yourself.
Reducing light and noise
Bright lights and excessive noise are said to make a headache worse. Turn off your lights and all your sound- inducing electronics and relax.
Massaging your temples with a few drops of lavender oil can be beneficial.
Drink plenty of fluids
Many a times, headaches are caused due to overheating and dryness. Stay cool and drink plenty of water.
Peppermint tea or Rosemary tea
It is said that sipping a cup of peppermint or rosemary herbal tea can help settle a headache. So relax and sit back with a relaxing cuppa.
The mother of home remedies, ginger can also help tackle a headache. Eat crystalised ginger or have grated ginger with your drink. Even adding fresh or ginger powder while cooking is said to be helpful.
Apples are also useful to cure headaches. Peel the apple and remove the core. After you do that you should grate it and add a pinch of salt. This should be eaten preferably on an empty stomach.