Headache: Causes, Tips and Home Remedies

Headache: Causes, Tips and Home Remedies

Headache or pain in the head, headache is the very common ache that we experience in our daily life, multiple times we see our colleague, friend, mates, and family member experiencing a headache. Multiple times in life even you have had experienced the ache of the head. People more often do not go to the doctor to treat the problem of headaches. Headache mostly occurs because of stress and tension we take. There are many causes of headaches and each cause of headache shows different symptoms. Headache can be cured with a few easy tips and home remedies mentioned below. Each type of headache needs a different treatment. Headache needs to be taken seriously as headache leads us to other chronic and serious diseases.


What is a headache?

Pain in any part of the head is known as headache, the range of pain can be light and sharp. Headache is one of the common medical conditions that mostly no one takes seriously. Headaches are equally prevalent among all the people in the world. Headache can occur due to high stress of work and family, lack of sleeping, overworking in front of laptops, insomnia disease and various others. People mostly when suffer a headache consume any of certain allopathic medicine without any prescription and eventually suffers the side effects and the complications of such certain allopathic medicine. To understand elaborately about the headache, understand the types of headaches. 


Types of headaches

There are commonly four types of headaches, that are mentioned below-

  • Sinus headaches: Pain in sinuses and around the eyes are sinus headaches. A sinus headache occurs due to the infection.


  • Tension headaches: Tension headaches give us pain on the forehead and behind part of the head along with the neck. Tension headaches occur due to stress including professional stress and personal stress.


  • Migraine headaches: Sharp pain in one side of the head and mild pain on another side of the head for some while occurs in migraine headaches. Migraine headache occurs due to excessive light and sound sensitivity. 


  • Cluster headaches: Cluster headaches also known as Horton’s syndrome affects the one side of the head involving one eye and eyebrow area of the head. Cluster headache occurs in a pattern. Cluster headache is one of sharp pain giving headaches. 


What are the causes of headaches?

There are a few major causes of headaches mentioned below- 

  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • High usage of mobile phones, TV, laptops etc.
  • Poor sleeping patterns 
  • Stress and depression 
  • Medication of other diseases
  • Light and sound sensitivity 
  • Smoking
  • Poor posture while sleeping
  • Bad lifestyle and routine
  • Insomnia
  • Other underlying diseases include high cholesterol, hypertension, brain diseases etc.
  • Atmospheric change


What are the complications of headaches?

Headaches can lead us to various complications that are mentioned below-

  • Chronic headaches 
  • Depression and anxiety 
  • Insomnia 
  • Dizziness
  • Migraine
  • Concentration problem


Dos and don’ts for headaches:

  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol
  • Quit smoking and tobacco products
  • Regulate the usage of mobile phones, TV, laptops, and computer
  • Do not hear music or anything in a high decibel 
  • Do not sleep late at nights
  • Take minimum of 8 hours of sleep
  • Sleep in a good posture
  • Maintain the stress in life
  • Drink herbal tea 
  • Follow a certain routine
  • Drink ample amount of water minimum 8 glasses a day
  • Limit the intake of caffeine 
  • Ignore the environment around you
  • Do the things which you love to do 
  • Consume the healthy food
  • Yoga is a must to reduce headaches
  • Sleep early in the night


Home remedies for headaches

Follow the home remedies for headaches to reduce the headaches at home in a very less time


First home remedy for headache

Ingredients: cloves, sugar, and water

Step 1: Take 5 cloves and crush them to make a good powder 

Step 2: Take a glass of water and boil it with the crushed cloves till water become half of its initial quantity.

Step 3: Strain the liquid using a sieve and mix half a spoon of sugar.

Instruction: Mix the sugar properly and wait till it turns comfortably warm to drink. This is one of the best home remedies for headaches, it gives instant relief from headaches.


Second-home remedy for headache

Ingredients: Ginger, Basil leaves, and a cup of water

Step 1: Take one cup of water, add 8 basil leaves with grated ginger and boil it.

Step 2: Pour the liquid into the cup along with the leaves and ginger, wait for 5 minutes to cool it.

Instruction: Drink this tea regularly two to three times a day. 


Third home remedy for headache

Ingredients: Few neem leaves, pinch of turmeric powder, 2 amla balls, small grated pieces of ginger, and a glass of water.

Instruction: Mix all the ingredients properly into the water and boil it. Drink a warm mixture to get instant relief from headaches.


Fourth home remedy for headache

Ingredients: Lavender oil and sesame oil

Instruction: Massage your forehead and temple with the oil.


Fifth home remedy for headache

Ingredients: ¼ cup of beetroot juice, ¼ cup of cucumber juice, and ½ cup of carrot juice

Instruction: Mix all these ingredients and drink this mixture to get relief from headaches.


5 Tips for headache relief

  • Drink hot chamomile tea regularly
  • Stay in dark and silence
  • Eat magnesium-rich food such as green leafy vegetables, almonds, sunflower seeds, bananas, oats, and drink coconut water.
  • Put an icepack on your forehead and the neck while headache.
  • Drink warm ginger and clove tea for frequent relief from headaches.


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