7 Home Remedies To Relieve Headache and Migraine

Migraines and other types of headaches including sinus and tension headache are very painful. The pounding pain sometimes comes with nausea, and vomiting.

This condition is triggered by a number of causes such as hormonal change in women, food we eat, food additives, drinking highly caffeinated beverages, stress and more. Sufferers cannot entirely focus on their task while in this state so they take over-the-counter medicine just to alleviate the pain. However, there are times when migraine is too painful that even a simple pill cannot cure it. This article will help you find a more natural remedy to relieve the throbbing migraine. They won’t bring damage on your body unlike prescription or OTC pain-killers do and you are less likely to become dependent on them every time you experience a headache.


1. Cayenne

This spicy vegetable has a compound called capsaicin which depletes the part in our body that feels pain.

What to do:

  • Dilute half a teaspoon of cayenne powder in four ounces of warm water
  • Using a cotton swab, apply the mixture to the inside of each nostril
  • The heat you feel means it is working. As soon as the burning sensation subsides, so is your headache.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has proven to cure a number of illnesses from scurvy to hay fever. Throughout centuries, many people have benefited from them. So when you have excruciating headache, opt for this one in a steam-style treatment

What to do:

  • In a large bowl, mix ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and fill it halfway with boiling water.
  • Put a towel over your head and lean on the bowl letting the towel drape over it to trap the steam
  • Do this for at least 10 minutes breathing in and out deeply

3. Gingerroot

This natural alternative to aspirin inhibits the prostaglandin synthesis – a process that takes place in humans that makes lipid (fat) compounds within our cells, resulting to us experiencing pain and inflammation.

What to do:

  • Prepare 3 quarter size slices of gingerroot
  • Place it in a small pot with 2 cups of water
  • Let it simmer for 30 minutes
  • You can opt to sip it or breathe in the steam

4. Pencil

Grab a pencil and hold it LIGHTLY (don’t bit or clench your jaw) between y our teeth. When we are stressed, we tend to clench our teeth which strain the muscle that connects the jaw to the temples causing tension headache. The action of holding a pencil relaxes the jaw and stimulates the smile muscle.

5. Water

Because we are too busy with our daily tasks, we forget one thing: Drinking water.  According to studies, alcohol, sugary drinks, and coffee can dehydrate us, causing the pounding headache. So, as soon as you feel your head is hurting, drink a glass of water and do this throughout the day. The pain will start to lessen and you will feel hydrated

6. Improve your posture

The hours of sitting down with little or no movement can cause tension-type headaches. The slouching, slumping and hunching forward also strains the muscles which lead to severe headaches.

What to do:

  • Use ergonomic chair if sitting down
  • Sit up tall but relaxed, with shoulders back, chest open and neck not sticking too far forward

7. Control the chocolate intake

Since it has caffeine, chocolate triggers migraines. So, if you know you always suffer from painful, nasty headache, best eat less sugary products or avoid consuming it at all.