Headache

Posted on August 14, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies | Tags: , , , , , |

Causes of Headache?
It has many causes which are physiological or psychological. The most common cause of headaches are :

1. Hypoglycemia i.e. low blood sugar levels due to non-consumption of food
2. Stress
3. Allergies
4. Excessive strain on eyes
5. Lack of vitamins and minerals in the body leading to physical weakness that manifests itself in the form of a headache
6. Other illness like sinusitis
Remedies
1. Lemon: An equal proportion of lemon and ginger juice when consumed brings instant relief from headache. Try the recipe of Ginger and Lemon Cup, to overcome headache.
2. Turmeric milk: One teaspoon of turmeric powder mixed in a glass of milk and boiled for 5 to 10 minutes is effective against headache.
3. Tulsi (Indian basil): Tulsi in combination with lemon is an age-old remedy for headache.
4. Cinnamon (dalchini): A paste made with cinnamon and water should be applied on the forehead 2 to 3 times every day.
5. Ginger (adrak): One tablespoon of ginger juice combined with ½ tablespoon of juice of tulsi should be used as nose drops to relieve headache
6. Cloves (laung): A fine mixture of cloves and salt with water or milk is a common cure for headache. Apply the mixture on the forehead twice or thrice daily.
Foods to be Avoided
Tea and coffee
Fermented foods like dhokla, idli, dosa, cheese etc.
Chilled beverages and ice-creams
Pickles and preserved foods
Chocolates
A Few ways to Chase a Headache Away

The best therapy for a headache is one that suits the malady that it comes with.

1. Try and restrict the consumption of sugar. Though sugar in small quantities actually helps to cure headaches, excess sugar may trigger a headache or sometimes worsen an already existing one.
2. Consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables as they abound in vitamins A, C, E and B complex, zinc and iron – all these strengthen the immune system. Sources of these vitamins include green leafy vegetables (cabbage, spinach, broccoli), sprouts and red and yellow fruits and vegetables (tomato, orange, sweet lime, carrot etc.).
3. Avoid smoking as it can aggravate the headache and will take longer to recover.
4. Indulge in any activity you enjoy. Listen to music, go for a walk or cook as it keeps our mind and body fresh and alert.
5. A stress related headache will vanish with a warm oil head massage accompanied with a glass of warm Kashmiri Kahwa.
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