Natural Headache Remedies

Headaches are viewed as a minor health issue. They’re (usually) temporary. Yes, they hurt but they go away eventually.

Of course, it’s very hard to share this mindset when you’re in the middle of a fierce headache. It’s consuming. It’s not something you can just “stop concentrating on.” And therein lies the problem. The more you concentrate on a headache, the more it seems to hurt, causing you to concentrate on it more.

This can lead to splitting headaches that are extremely debilitating. This is especially true if you get one at work. Have a job that requires a lot of concentration? Good luck performing well with a headache!

And since it’s such a “minor” condition, most people will offer minor sympathy and expect you to go about your day as normal.

For this reason, it’s vitally important you know how to treat headaches once they’ve already occurred. Sure, the best headache remedy is prevention, but that’s not always possible.

When you get a headache, chances are you head to the medicine cabinet – advil or aspirin, here we come! But these remedies are—at best—temporary. Worse still, if you get relief from a pain killer, you may have to take more the next time to get a similar relief.

What’s the solution? Natural remedies. These remedies work very quickly and are also beneficial to your health, unlike continually taking over-the-counter pain killers. In this article, we’ll be discussing a few of the most effective natural headache remedies. Then the next time you’re wondering, “how do I get rid of headaches?” you’ll know!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is—hands down—one of the most effective natural health remedies there is. It helps with a wide variety of conditions, ranging from headaches to high blood pressure. So it’s not a bad thing to include in your daily routine.

Apple cider vinegar is also a quick and effective way to deal with a headache. As soon as it starts to come on, pour yourself a glass of 1-2 tablespoons of ACV, then fill the rest up with water.

I know, I know… not the most delicious drink in the world. But you might think it is after you see what it can do for your headache!

Also, an important note: not all apple cider vinegars are created equally. You want organic ACV. Organic apple cider vinegar has what’s called “the mother” in it. This is an enzyme that is naturally occurring as a result of the fermentation process. In name brand vinegars like Heinz, this enzyme is removed, which is a shame as it’s one of the healthiest parts of vinegar!

No ACV on hand? Try eating an apple. While it might not be as effective or fast acting, it can certainly help relieve your headache in a pinch. Plus it tastes a whole lot better than a tall glass of vinegar!

Cayenne Pepper

Another great natural remedy is cayenne pepper tea. When you have a headache, mix some cayenne pepper with hot water. Stir, add some honey to taste and drink up!

Yes, cayenne pepper tea is probably not a recipe you’ll be adding to your social drinks list, but it gets the job done! And, as an added benefit, cayenne pepper is also a “one-size-fits-all” natural remedy. Like ACV, taking cayenne pepper regularly can do all sorts of wonders for your health.

So next time you have a headache, instead of reaching for an over-the-counter pill, try one of these natural remedies first. They work just as quickly and, when used consistently, can also act to prevent headaches in the first place – something neither advil or aspirin do!