While all the above herbs provide the relief you want, they may not be available the instant the headache strikes. Which is why you might want to try these remedies:
1. Mix 1/8 cup of lime juice and 1/8 cup of freshly extracted ginger juice in a cup and drink.
2. Take a handful of coriander leaves. Crush the leaves and extract the juice form the leaves. Apply this extract to the forehead and temples. You could do the same with mint leaves, too.
3. Add 1 tsp of dry ginger powder to one tablespoon of water. Mix to form an even paste. Apply this paste to the temples and forehead for quick relief. I must caution you, though, initially you might experience a mild burning sensation.
4. And if these are not available, try a simple scalp massage with any oil. The gentle pressure of your hands on the affected areas can increase the circulation to the part and drive off the headache.
And one more thing: Certain foods have been shown to affect the frequency and severity of headaches. These foods include dairy, chocolate and peanut butter. Even fruits like banana, avocado, and some citrus foods can cause headaches. Then you have meats with nitrate, like what you’d find in bacon and hot dogs. Some people’s headaches can be triggered with fermented or pickled foods, and monosodium glutamate (MSG)-rich food can also cause headaches.
With so many headache catalysts in our diet, it makes sense to be aware of what we eat, and make the required changes in our diet to prevent the headaches from happening in the first place. This way, we don’t need to over-think the problem – and break our heads trying to find relief.