Head ache

What is Head ache?

Headache is among the most common medical complaints. The majority of them are not life threatening. They can be classified into three main categories, namely:

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraine headache
  • Cluster headaches

Tension Headaches are the most common type of headaches. Migraines have well-defined attacks with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to lights and sounds. Cluster headaches are repetitive ones that occur for weeks to months at a time, followed by periods of remission.

Common Causes of Head ache

  • Precise cause of it is not known
  • Several physiologic changes in the head and brain
  • Dilation and constriction of blood vessels
  • Abnormal activity of certain neurons
  • Genetic factors may be a cause for migraines
  • Smoking and alcohol may be a cause cluster headaches

Home Remedies for Head ache

Tips 1:

Roast some caraway seeds dry. Tie in a soft handkerchief or muslin cloth and sniff to get a relief from headaches.
Tips 2:

Apply the paste of 3-4 cloves on the fore head.
Tips 3:

A peeled and chopped apple, with a sprinkle of salt eaten first thing in the morning, for at least a week will cure chronic headaches.
Tips 4:

Make a herbal tea with 10-15 holy basil leaves (tulsi), 5-6 peppercorns and 1/2″ ginger piece, powder. Keep in an air tight bottle. Take 2 pinches with warm water when a headache starts.
Tips 5:

Massage head with rosemary oil.
Tips 6:

Add water to 1 tbsp ginger powder. Heat gently in a pan. Apply the warm poultice on forehead. Keep for 15 minutes.