5 home remedies to get rid of headaches instantly

Headaches have become a common phenomenon thanks to the hectic lifestyle that we all have. From ginger to lavender oil, here are common tips to reduce a headache.

Headaches have become a common phenomenon thanks to the hectic lifestyle that we all have. Back-breaking work schedules, long travel time coupled with the endless amount of stress and pollution are a recipe for disaster, or in this case headaches! Usually, we try to shrug it off our urge to take medicine by having a hot cup of coffee or tea. But sometimes, nothing seems to help and let’s be honest medicines are not always the right way to go about curing a headache.

But don’t worry folks we have found some simple (and rather safe) ways out of it. All you need to do is grab a couple of ingredients from your kitchen and you’re good to go.

Check out these simple remedies:



Ginger (Photo: Pixabay)

Ginger is one of the most commonly found spices in the Indian kitchen. It packed with a number of medicinal values and it works as an elixir for headaches. It reduces the inflammation of the blood vessels in the head, reducing the pain. The best part about it is that it also works as a magic cure for nausea accompanying the migraine.

Remedy: Mix equal amounts of ginger juice and lemon juice> Drink the mixture. Alternatively, you can also mix ginger powder with water to form a paste and apply it on the forehead for instant relief.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil (Photo: Pixabay)

Peppermint oil works as a wonder drug and cures headaches almost instantaneously. It contains menthol which opens up the clogged blood vessels and thus relieving the pain.

Remedy: Mix 3 drops of peppermint oil in a bowl of water> Massage your temples or back of your neck. Alternatively, you can apply crushed peppermint leaves to your forehead for instant relief.

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Cinnamon (Photo: Wikimedia)

Cinnamon is another magic ingredient that not makes food taste absolutely delicious but it also helps to reduce headaches. It not only helps to cure headaches but it can also be used to treat variety of other conditions like nausea, diarrhea, muscle spasms and even common cold.

Remedy: Add some water to cinnamon powder> Apply the paste on the forehead> Leave it for 30 minutes> Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil

Lavender oil (Photo: Maxpixel)

Lavender oil is not only good for alleviating headaches but also for aroma therapy! It smells great and helps the body to relax.

Remedy: Add 2 drops of lavender oil to 2 cups of boiling water> Inhale the steam. Alternatively, you can also add a few drops of lavender oil to your handkerchief and inhale it.

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Cloves (Photo: Public Domain Pictures)

This powerful spice is good for a lot of things. Easing toothache, boosting the immune system and controlling diabetes. It is also a good for relieving headaches.

Remedy: Crush a few cloves> Put them on a clean handkerchief> Inhale the smell. Alternatively, you can 2 drops of clove oil in a tablespoon of coconut oil and sea salt and massage your temples using it.

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