#HealthBytes: 5 simple home remedies for headachesLast updated on Jul 18, 2018, 02:54 pm
With long working hours, pressures of meeting deadlines, and fast-paced lifestyles, headaches can be quite common these days.
While taking painkillers and dealing with headaches in the short term is an easy way out, natural home remedies to deal with headaches in the longer run is a more desirable option.
Here, we list 5 simple home remedies that cure headaches.
Ginger is your go-to remedy for headaches
When trying to cure headaches at home, ginger is your go-to hack as it is capable of providing instant relief from headaches by reducing inflammation of blood vessels in brain.
Additionally, it can also ease nausea.
There are a number of ways you can use ginger to cure headaches.
Using ginger root in tea, or applying ginger paste on your forehead are popular ones.
Cinnamon to the rescue for mind-numbing headaches
Cinnamon is super effective in dealing with headaches because of its healing properties.
To use cinnamon as a headache remedy, powder a couple of cinnamon sticks, then add some water to thicken the paste, and finally apply on your forehead and temples to get relief.
When done, wash off the paste with some lukewarm water.
Perform simple neck stretches to ease the pain
Simple neck stretches are also known to ease headaches.
There are a couple of exercises you can perform to help ease discomfort.
Try moving your chin upwards and downwards alternatively, and your neck in clockwise and anticlockwise directions one-by-one.
Or you can also try dropping your neck sideways down to your shoulders, on both sides, one-at-a-time.
An apple a day
After all, there's nothing an apple can do wrong
Apples and apple-cider vinegar are both great home-remedies for curing mild to severe headaches.
Mixing half-a-cup of apple-cider vinegar with half-a-cup of water, boiling the mixture in a covered vessel, and inhaling the steam can provide instant relief for sinus headaches.
Additionally, eating a piece of apple with salt and drinking warm water afterwards also helps, if you wake up with a headache.
Yoga, breathing exercises go a long way in prevention
Lastly, practising yoga in the morning can go a long way in reducing the frequency and intensity of headaches throughout the day.
Yoga, which combines physical poses, breathing exercises and meditation, has been known to reduce tension, and promote a relaxed state of mind.
Taking deep, full breaths can also help in prevention of the headache by increasing the oxygen flow.