Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Home Remedies for Headache and Migraine

Worry, traveling in crowded vehicles, walking in the hot sun are the most common reasons for headaches. When your daily routine of health is in disorder you can get a headache. Herbal plants or herbal seeds can give us much relief by their correct usage.

Corriander seeds made into a paste with cold water and applied on the forehead is an easy and Effective remedy. A paste of raw ginger or cloves or nutmeg with cold water gives quick relief. Raw ginger juice mixed with cow’s milk is very effective. If your headache is a neuralgic headache a paste of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and the roots of the caster oil plant is recommended by the indigenous physician.

The paste of Nelli (Phyllanthus Emblica) fruit and saffron mixed with rose water also gives quick relief. A paste of betel leaf is much better than taking tablets. If your headache is due to a chill, a hot paste of cinnamon made with hot water is applied on the forehead. There are snuffs that you can prepare at home. The mixture of equal parts of very finely powdered Valmi (Liquorice) roots, Atividayan (Atis root) comes in handy. A very small pinch of this mixture will reduce the heaviness in the head and heal the headache.

Home Remedies for Migraine Headache:
This headache comes on periodically and is con­fined to a particular part of the head. This is considered to be an incurable disease. According to my experience herbal plants have done wonders. As a home remedy, the moist paste of three leaves of the Holy Basil (Tulsi) and three black peppers used as smelling salt relieves the unbearable headache. The mixture of the powder of long pepper (Tippili) and the root of Vadakaha (Acorus Calamus) can be used as snuff.

A paste of black pepper made with the juice of Nika (Vitex Negunda) could be sniffed occasionally. If the headache is due to catarrh, dry nika leaves can be smoked. If you suffer from constant headaches it is advisable to sleep on a pillow made with nika leaves. A paste of the leaves applied to the temples makes you comfortable. A medicated oil prepared with nika leaves is also very effective for sinuses.