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Home Remedies for Headache

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Headache Causes and Natural Remedies

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The era of Work From Home (WFH) has resulted in spending hours and hours in front of laptops and phones. This, without a doubt has consequences if you don’t maintain a healthy lifestyle. Headache and migraines are among the most common issues arising ever since the lockdown was announced. While popping a painkiller may give you short-term relief, you must be aware of some natural remedies that can be a drug-free alternative to reducing headaches.

Causes of Headache

Headaches can be caused due to a range of triggers. Most common headaches are triggered by an illness or an allergy that your body is dealing with. Consistent headaches can be caused by several reasons such as environmental factors,  sleep disruption, dehydration, skipped meals, or hormone fluctuations among others. Long hours in front of a laptop or mobile phone can also cause headaches.

Below are some the home remedies for migraine headache treatment at home:

Natural Remedies for Headache

  • Ginger

Ginger is one of the most effective remedies for headaches. It not only helps reduce the pain but also improves digestion which in turn helps curb nausea. You can either use ginger powder and water paste on your forehead for instant relief or use ginger in your morning or evening tea. You can also mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice and prepare a refreshing drink.

  • Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is especially useful in opening-up clogged blood vessels – the cause of headache.

Peppermint consists of menthol which helps regulate blood flow. In case of a headache, you can massage your temples or your neck with a mixture of a few drops of peppermint oil in one tablespoon of almond oil.

  • Lavender Oil

Lavender is known for its refreshing fragrance. But it is also an effective remedy against headaches. By taking a whiff of lavender oil on a tissue can have a soothing effect. You can also add a few drops of lavender oil to two cups of boiling water and inhale the steam. Alternatively, you can mix two or three drops in one table opening-up almond oil or olive oil and massage your forehead with it.

  • Cinnamon

Cinnamon is yet another spice that leaves a  soothing effect in case of headaches. The best way to use it is that you can grind some cinnamon sticks into a powder. Add some water to prepare a thick paste and apply the same on your forehead. You can wash the paste after 30 min. This can provide you with instant relief from headache.

  • Cloves

Cloves have pain-relieving properties. The simplest way to use it is that you can put a crushed clove in a sachet or a clean handkerchief and inhale the same.  You can make a paste of 2 drops of clove oil,  a tablespoon of coconut oil, sea salt and massage your forehead with it.

  • Basil

Basil is a strong-scented herb which is known that analgesic benefits. The oil works well against headaches caused by tension and tight muscles. 3 or 4 fresh basil leaves can be put in boiling water and can be consumed with a little honey added to it.

Stretching and other remedies

Basic stretching can help reduce the intensity of the headache. You can try: upwards and downwards or left and right movement of your chin, bend your neck in a clockwise and anticlockwise direction.

Ice packs can also help in migraine as it reduces the inflammation that causes headaches. Besides, it has a numbing effect on the pain giving you instant relief from headaches. Your headaches try stroking your feet in hot water.

If you have a headache early in the morning, you can start your day by eating a  piece of Apple sprinkled with salt. Then you can have warm water. Instead, you can add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar — which helps restore the acid-alkaline balance in the body — to a glass of water, with honey and a splash of lemon juice.


Home remedies for headaches have been used for a long time. Pills are often advised for severe pain but home remedies for migraine headache treatment are known to have fewer side-effects. Natural home remedies for headache can prove very beneficial in times such as these when the majority of the workforce is dependent on computers to carry out most of the duties. Finserv MARKETS offers a selection of health insurance policies, ranging from individual to group insurance policies. Customers can browse the Finserv MARKETS website to select health insurance policies with hassle-free application process and affordable premium. Getting a policy on Finserv MARKETS means a frictionless experience as everything happens online, ensuring that you get the coverage you need when you need it.

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