Headache Remedies Lying Around In Your Own Kitchen

There are many factors that bring on a dull, throbbing headache.  Tension from the workplace, arguments, and even the traffic situation can give you a full-blown headache.

But don’t worry.  These headaches are your body’s natural reaction to stress.  Tension triggers a contraction in the muscles near your head and down to your neck, resulting in a tension headache.  Constricted blood vessels that become dilated could result to migraines.  Throbbing headaches may result from a sinus condition.

But do you know that these types of headaches can be relieved by items that may be lying around in your own kitchen?

Let’s take a closer look.

Oil of thyme and rosemary

Take a few drops of oil from herbs like rosemary or thyme and gently rub on your forehead repeatedly.  Rubbing on both temples will also offer relief.   Stay calm and sit in a quiet place in your home while letting the oil do its job.  About seven years ago, a study revealed that carvacrol, an essential component of rosemary and thyme, acts as an inflammatory.

Butterbur extracts

Migraine relief can be obtained from butterbur, a well-known herb.  Even doctors who are experts in the treatment of a migraine admit to recommending it to many of their patients with headaches.  Petadolex is chiefly made of extracts of butterbur and is available over-the-counter.   Three separate studies have shown that the herb does lessen the incidence of migraine attacks.  If you have a headache, take butterbur twice a daily.  Initially, start with a two 75-mg dosage every day and continue doing so for a month.  Afterwards, you may reduce intake to two 50 mg of the herb daily.

Ginger root tea

Do you know that the common ginger in your pantry can also help alleviate your migraine?  Ginger can prevent prostaglandin synthesis.  This miracle root can even arrest feelings of nausea which migraine sufferers also complain of.

Make a tea out of ginger by putting slices of ginger in two cups of water.  Simmer in a covered pan for about half an hour or more.  Cool and sip the ginger tea.   Relax and enjoy this wonderful tea.


Chamomile is a relaxing tea that can easily calm and offer relief for tension headaches.  Chamomile tea bags are found in almost all stores.  Pour boiled water into a cup and dip the tea bag for about 10 to 15 minutes.  If you wish, you could add raw honey to make an enjoyable drink.

Peppermint essential oils

Many naturopaths claim that peppermint footbaths offer some remedy to headaches.  It works by drawing blood from your head to your feet thus lessening pressure on blood vessels near the head.  The aroma given-off by peppermint oils also has a soothing and calming effect.

Sometimes, the best cures for headaches are just lying around your house.  Your kitchen may have a wealth of herbs that can help ease that headache.  Try looking around your pantry before going to your drugstore.

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