Home Remedies for Headaches

When looking for home remedies for headaches there are two things you must do and the first one is to know when to see a doctor and this should be when:

  • Your headache is persistant.

  • Your speech, or vision is affected.

  • When your headaches become more severe.

  • When you wake up with a headache (not caused by drinking the night before).



And the second is that you need to know and understand what type of headache you are dealing with before embarking on home remedies for headaches.



Drinking too much headache

This is a(self-inflicted) migraine type of throbbing headache, often accompanied by nausea.

It is caused by dehydration resulting from excessive alcohol consumption and as far as home remedies for headaches go, rather go immediately to home remedies for hangovers.


Constipation Headaches

Yip... not "going" regularly can also be a cause of headaches, so to keep things in good running order try these home remedies for constipation and natural laxatives to help prevent constipation headaches.


Blood Pressure Headache

A high blood pressure headache is characterized as been aggravated by movement or exertion, and the dull generalized pain affects a large area of the head.

This is caused by high blood pressure and you need to get it under control.


Eyestrain Headache

This type of headache is normally a frontal head pain on both sides of the head that is caused by overuse of the eyes or a vision issue which must be corrected by an optometrist.

Home remedies for headaches can help ease the pain but you must have your eyes checked.


Sinus Headache

Sinus headache symptoms are a nagging pain over the nasal area.

This can increase day by day if your blocked sinuses are not sorted out. The sinus headache is normally accompanied by a fever and discolored mucus. Don't self medicate until you are absolutely sure that your headaches are sinus headaches and not a migraine or tension headache.

As home remedies for headaches go in this case you have two options here - try either sinus infection herbal remedies or sinus infection home remedies to sort out your blocked sinuses and the accompanying sinus headache.


Caffeine Headache

Consuming excessive amounts of caffeine may also bring on headaches by altering the blood supply to the brain. Cutting down on caffeine can help people who suffer from recurrent headaches, but beware of eliminating caffeine too quickly, as this may cause withdrawal headaches.


Cluster Headache

These headaches are more prevalent in men and involve heavy duty pain around or behind one eye. These cluster headaches can occur every day for weeks or even months and then just suddenly disappear.

The cause is unknown and is probably genetic or hormonal. One common factor which has been isolated is their occurrence amongst smokers, so try some of our home remedies for headaches and couple this with trying to stop smoking.




Hunger Headache

Hunger headaches are caused by not eating properly, skipping meals and excessive dieting. This results in a drop in your blood sugar and a really nasty headache.

If you should have any concerns that either yourself or a loved one has an eating disorder you need support and advice, check out the Health Organizations to the right.



Menstrual Headache

Some women experience headaches at times of ovulation, which is caused by a variation in estrogen levels. You can help treat these headaches by ensuring that you do not have a deficiency in zinc or a deficiency in magnesium and also ensuring that your Vitamin b levels are sufficient.


Tension Headache

Probably the most common type of headache, caused by tension - mental - physical or both. This is a throbbing headache with the sensation of a tight band around the head and throbbing behind the eyes.

Relieve your stress, take up yoga, use relaxation techniques.

Regular exercise can help tension headaches but other types of headaches can be made worse by exercising so ensure that you are suffering from tension headaches before embarking on an exercises program, and correct your posture especially if you spend long hours at a computer.



And now for the "BEEEEEG" one - Migraines.

Migraines are severe, disabling, debilitating headaches. They are typically accompanied by nausea, vomiting and visual disturbances such as flashing lights before the eyes.


Home Remedies for Headaches and the things to avoid which could possible trigger migraines.

  • Chocolates and cheese, both these foods contain amines which causes blood vessels to constrict and then dilate, triggering a headache.

  • Dates are thought to trigger migraines. Dates contain tyramine, an organic compound, which is known to pave the way for a migraine.

  • Garlic and onions are also believed to get migraines going in susceptible people.

  • Red Wine. Some individuals find that red wine causes migraines. It is thought that this may be due to the polyphenols it contains.



Natural herbal home remedies for headaches.

  • Firstly try growing chamomile and then check out preparing herbs to see how to make an infusion of this herb which will help relax muscles and soothes tension.

  • Feverfew has long been known as having the capacity to cure migraines and has been used through the years as one of folklores simple home remedies for headaches.

  • You can grow feverfew in pots on your windowsill and include 1 - 2 big leaves per day in your sandwiches to help with headaches.

  • Its effectiveness in combating migraines may be because of its effect in reducing the smooth muscle spasms associated with this condition.

  • Warning: Feverfew should not be taken if you are pregnant or taking blood thinning medication.

  • Ginger can also be used as another one of our home remedies for headaches as it may help prevent the pain as well as the nausea and vomiting resulting from migraines.

  • It appears that ginger locks the action of prostaglandins, substances that cause pain and inflammation in blood vessels in the brain.

  • Whilst the reasons are not clear, certain minerals such as calcium and iron seem to help prevent and treat both migraine and tension headaches.

  • Studies have shown that people suffering from migraines often display low levels of magnesium and that correcting a magnesium deficiency may help relieve migraines.





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