Thursday, April 21, 2016

Natural Ayurveda Home Remedies for Headache .

Headache refers to any pain or discomfort in and around the head and neck.
Headache is among the most common medical complaints. The majority of them are not life threatening. They can be classified into three main categories, namely:

• Tension headaches

• Migraine headache

• Cluster headaches
Tension Headaches are the most common type of headaches. Migraines have well-defined attacks with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to lights and sounds. Cluster headaches are repetitive ones that occur for weeks to months at a time, followed by periods of remission.

Common Causes of Headache
A variety of factors can trigger headaches-

·          Prolonged stress or tension. 
·          Several physiologic changes in the head and brain.
·          Dilation and constriction of blood vessels..
·          Abnormal activity of certain neurons.
·          Genetic factors may be a cause for migraines.
·          Smoking and alcohol may cause cluster headache

The other causes of headache include:

   o Stress

   o Lack of sleep

   o Physical exhaustion
Home Remedies for Headache:

Using green tea and lemon:

 Take 1 cup warm water. Add a green tea bag. Squeeze ½ a lemon. Mix well and drink for instant relief.

Using lemon rind:

Separate the rind (outer covering) of 2-3 lemons. Chop and crush the lemon rind to make a paste. Apply on the forehead for quick relief.

Using caraway seeds:

Roast some caraway seeds dry. Tie in a soft handkerchief or muslin cloth and sniff to get a relief from headaches.

Using cinnamon powder:
Add 2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon to 1 ½ cup of milk and boil it for one or two minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey, mix and stir it thoroughly and drink it at least twice a day when suffering from a headache.

Using watermelon and sugar:

 Take 1 glass of watermelon juice. Mix 1 tsp sugar in it. This relieves headaches caused by heat.

Using Basil(Tulasi):

Basil is a strong-scented herb used for natural headache treatment. The oil works as a muscle relaxant and is helpful for headaches caused by tension and tight muscles.
Using Chopped Apple:
Eating a chopped apple sprinkled with salt every morning for at least a week will help cure chronic headaches.

Using Rosemary Oil:
Head massage with rosemary oil or a pain balm that contains menthol is an effective way to ease migraine pain.

Using Pepper:
Make a warm soup and add some pepper in it. Warm soup will help you to get rid of nasal blockage and will cure headaches.
Using Ginger Oil:

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to treat headaches. Add tea leaves and ginger to 1 cup of boiling water. Stir it well and drain the water. Leave till it cools a bit and drink.

 And  Physical activity like exercising and daily walk can help prevent headaches during pregnancy.  

Eat small regular meals and make sure that you are eating healthy organic food throughout the day. This will keep your blood sugar on an even level, which can prevent headaches.




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