10 FOODS THAT HELP CURE HEADACHES WITHOUT A SINGLE PILL

There is not a single person in the world that hasn’t experienced a headache, and we can all agree that daily activities aren’t so easy when you have a pain that is constantly hurting in your head. Science has shown that there are more than 150 types of headaches, but there are only a few which are most common worldwide.

  • Migraine Headaches

These headaches cause intense and throbbing pain which can last from 4 hours to 3 days. Other symptoms of these headaches include appetite loss, nausea, sensitivity to noise and light, vomiting, and an upset stomach.

 

  • Sinus Headaches

The sinus headaches on the other hand are accompanied by a constant pain in the forehead, cheekbones and the bridge of the nose, and they are caused by inflammation of the sinuses. They cause several other symptoms such as swelling of the face, a fever, a runny nose and feeling of fullness in the ears.

  • Hormone Headaches

Women tend to be more prone to these types of headaches during their periods, menopause or pregnancy, and all of that as a result of the hormonal changes that their bodies are going through

  •  Cluster Headaches

These headaches on the other hand are intense and cause a burning sensation behind or around one eye, which can be constant or throbbing. They are a severe health issue, but fortunately, the least common of all types.

However, before you reach for over-the-counter commercial pain relievers, make sure you try some of the foods below, which are guaranteed to help relieve the pain.

  1. Water

All of our bodily functions depend on water, meaning that it is essential for our overall health. To prevent organ damage, you need to drink at least 2 liters of water on a daily basis, and as soon as you experience the initial signs of a headache caused by dehydration in the body, drink water.

  1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is loaded with cinnamon alcohol, cinnamaldehyde, and cinnamon acetate, all of which provide powerful anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which help in the case of headaches. Take 5 cinnamon sticks, grind them and place them in water, before applying the paste on the forehead.

  1. Packs

Believe it or not, a simple cold compress will provide a lot of needed relief in the case of a sinus headache. Since these headaches are caused by inflammation of the nasal passages, the compress will boost circulation and shrink the blood vessels.

  1. Lemon

We all know about the incredible benefits lemons can provide, but little did many people know is that they too are highly beneficial in the treatment of stomach headaches, caused by intestinal issues and gas. Just drink a glass of lemon water, or apply the paste of a lemon skin on your forehead.

  1. Hot Water

Stress is another cause of headaches and tension in the head, meaning that heat from hot water will boost circulation of your blood and relaxed the tensed muscles. You need to take a hot shower, and make sure the water is hitting your neck well. Either that, or you can sink your hands and feet in warm water for 15 minutes.

  1. Apple

There is no need to mention how healthy apples are when it comes to migraine headaches. Just eat a slice of salt-sprinkled apple, drink a glass of warm water or add 2 tablespoons of ACV to a glass of water, and drink it twice on a daily basis.

  1. Ginger

Ginger has been shown to effectively relax the blood vessels, fight inflammation and stimulate natural opiates in the brain which soothe headaches. Just steep a few slices of fresh ginger in a cup of biking water, and drink it to relieve the headache.

  1. Eucalyptus Oil

All you have to do is massage your temples with a few drops of it for 20 minutes. The eucalyptus oil has been shown to soothe the stressed muscles and to be able to calm a headache.

  1. Betel Leaves

Studies have discovered that betel leaves have painkilling and cooling properties. This means that they can be quite handy when it comes to alleviating a headache in just a few minutes. Just prepare a paste of the leaves, and apply it on the forehead. Let it sit for half an hour before washing it off.

  1. Peppermint

Peppermint is one of the oldest known remedies when it comes to treating pain. It has powerful calming properties and all it will take is a teaspoon of dried peppermint to a cup of boiling water. Steep it for 10 minutes before drinking it.

You also have another option, to rub peppermint oil on the neck, temples and jaw to instantly relieve pain.

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