Having herbal headache remedies instead of using medicine makes sense to many of us.
After all, if there are natural and plant based remedies to cure headaches that work, then why not use them? They are kinder to your body.
Why do you get headaches?
The causes of headaches are varied and are very often related to stress, poor posture and result in bad blood circulation.
Of course, being hungover often means you have a headache too. If that’s your case, then the best prevention treatment is to take a hangover preventing vitamin after drinking and before sleeping. This very often means you get to wake up with a clear, lucid head and more energy than usual.
Herbal headache remedies don’t block the pain like pharmaceuticals. Instead, they work to relieve the cause of your pain. In many cases, improving blood circulation in the correct areas together with the right minerals can make your headache dissolve.
Help with blood circulation
Some headaches are caused by poor posture and poor circulation of blood to your head.
Natural ingredients such as cayenne and ginger stimulate circulation and energy.
Make sure you are fully hydrated, drinking plenty of water and fruit juices too.
Some effective homeopathic herbal headache remedies have also got very positive reviews for relieving head pains naturally.
Vitamin based herbal remedies
Sometimes, simply supplying the brain with the right vitamins can be very beneficial to headache pain.
Some migraine sufferers reach for bananas when they have a bad headache. The natural energy, magnesium and potassium provides some relief to headaches.
Supplements containing the correct amount of vitamins are also beneficial because they can promote deep sleep.
ZMA is one such combination of vitamins and minerals that can be beneficial both to headaches and to getting a good night’s sleep.
Lack of sleep can also make headaches more intense than they usually are.
Taking ZMA regularly can help by boosting levels of magnesium, zinc and vitamin B6. This is food for your brain.
Most headaches aounrd the eyes are one of two types either migraine, or sinus headache; you may be able to determine which one it is likely to be by the following: A migraine headache is virtually entirely on one side of the head; it is often accompanied by nausea, and sensitivity to light and/or sound. Some people experience an aura shortly before the migraine begins; it can be visual, auditory, or even olfactory (sense of smell). A migraine is often helped by being in a cool, dark room, and often disappears after a period of sleep. The causes of migraines are not fully understood, but there are prescription medications that can help; ibuprofen helps some people, but usually it doesn’t do much. Some people also respond to medications or liquids containing caffeine.Sinus headaches behave differently. Generally, the pain is on both sides of the face, and often worst near the cheekbones or aounrd the eyes. Light or sound generally have little if any effect on the headache. Cool surroundings often make the sufferer feel worse; warm compresses or a heating pad often help. Sinus headaches generally respond well to ibuprofen or Tylenol, particularly if combined with sudafed/pseudoephedrine (like Tylenol Sinus formula or a similar medication). If either one of these sounds familiar, then check with your doctor particularly if it is a migraine, as the only really effective migraine medications are prescription-only preparations. Even if none of the above sounds familiar, it sounds to me like it’s time to see your doctor. Good luck!