Faked a headache to get out of a Zoom meeting recently? We feel your pain.
For the rest of us, throbbing, pulsing, headaches aren’t something to take lightly. Not only can they ruin your day, but they can make it hard to function too.
From stress to anxiety, there are tons of reasons why headaches sneak up on us now and then. However, you don’t have a pop a pill to make them magically disappear. Instead, try these six natural remedies you can count on first!
- Ginger and Turmeric
As you may already know, ginger and turmeric are some of the most anti-inflammatory herbal remedies out there. To put them to the test, steep them in hot water to make your own calming tea. Otherwise, you can add ginger and turmeric to your salad dressings or smoothies.
If you prefer tinctures or capsules, try taking ginger and turmeric in these forms too. Whatever you decide, adding ginger and turmeric to your diet is one of the fastest ways to kiss your headache goodbye. Pro tip: find a formula or vitamin that has both.
- Electrolyte Powder
Raise your hand if you’ve spent the last few weeks drinking more coffee than you have in your entire life. For those of you with your hands in the air, chances are that you are forgetting to hydrate as well. Naturally, dehydration leads to headaches.
Surprisingly enough, downing plain old water to cure your headache isn’t exactly the right remedy either. Believe it or not, you need to make sure you have the proper balance of minerals and salts in your body to heal your headache. Simply add electrolyte powder to your water and sip slowly for fast relief.
- Peppermint Oil
If you’re looking for an instant “chill pill,” peppermint oil is your girl. On top of smelling incredibly soothing, it also physically cools down your body. Keep in mind that you’ll have to dilute it before putting on your skin because it’s an essential oil.
Not feeling it? Try purchasing peppermint oil in a convenient, pre-blended formula instead. To use, apply directly to your neck or your temples for some sweet, sweet relief.
- Vitamin B Complex
According to science, vitamin B complex is one of the most healing headache pain relievers. Since it transforms meals and energy, it’s the perfect solution for mid-day sugar crashes. Another plus is that B complex is super easy to absorb without fats too.
- No Nitrites
By constricting your blood flow, nitrites are the number one cause of headaches. To cut out nitrites in your diet, steer clear of processed meats like:
- Hot dogs
Planning a BBQ? Follow up your meat-eating sesh with electrolyte water!
- CoQ10 Vitamins
Chockfull of antioxidants, CoQ10 vitamins slow aging and boost energy. They also decrease the severity and frequency of headaches. Bonus points: CoQ10 is an amazing beauty supplement.
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