19 natural and home remedies for headaches like migraine or migraine


Headache? Headaches? Migraines? Different types of headaches are very common and affect us all at some point in our lives. Health is the most important thing we have, that is why you must follow medical advice so that a treatment is prescribed according to the symptoms, causes and origin of migraines and headaches.

We also give you information on natural treatments that have been used in the traditional medicine of ancient cultures as home remedies for headaches.

What’s a headache?

It is a feeling of discomfort or pain in the area of ​​the head. The headache or headache can affect one or more areas of the head: the forehead, the temples, the neck, the sides of the head, for example.

There are different types of headache:

  1. In the case of migraine or migraine , the pain is throbbing and throbbing on only one side of the head, and it can be a very persistent and deep pain and its origin is unknown. We can even feel clumsy when it comes to speaking and difficulties with vision. When we lie down in a dark or dimly lit room and in silence, the migraine or migraine may improve slightly.
  2. In cluster headaches , the painful sensation begins in the forehead and gradually the pain focuses in one eye, affecting only one side of the head.
  3. In the case of tension headache , it is less stabbing and usually lasts less time. Pain is felt on both sides of the head. The cause of tension headaches is usually poor posture for many hours, sustained stress, tension in the neck area, or dental problems.

Do you want to know what kind of headache you have?

Read my article The 4 most common types of headache in which I tell you in detail about the main types of headache and how to differentiate and treat them.


What are the symptoms of a headache?

  • In migraine or migraine, the symptoms worsen if we are moving or doing some physical activity and range from nausea, tingling sensations, pins and needles and throbbing pain on one side of the head.
  • In cluster headaches, the most common symptoms are that the affected eye may turn red and the eyelid may even swell. Runny nose and tearing may also appear.
  • In tension headaches we notice pressure on the entire head, including temples, nape or neck.

Causes of headache or headache

The most common causes of headache (headache) are:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Muscle tension
  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • High blood pressure or hypertension

The headache usually affects especially the area of ​​the temples, the back (nape), the top (crown) and the area of ​​the eyes and forehead. If the headache is caused by muscle tension, it can even affect the jaw and scalp.

Headache occurs more frequently in women than in men.

If you wonder what to do to get rid of a headache, how to relieve a headache in the neck, what to do with a migraine, how to control a migraine with home remedies , this article interests you because it will help you.

In this article I want you to know which are the most effective home remedies for headaches and migraines , so that you can apply them and naturally and easily relieve this ailment so common today.

First I provide you 13 home and natural remedies for headaches or also called headaches, and below you can see more than 6 effective remedies for migraine, migraine or hemicrania.

Say goodbye to the headache!

13 Home and Natural Remedies for Headache (Headache)

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1.- Lemongrass tea

Lemongrass tea has several medicinal applications and one of them is that it helps us relieve headaches. Simply brew an infusion with a teaspoon of this tea per cup.

2.- Ice

This home remedy is very useful to get rid of headaches naturally  (and cheaply!). Simply put 5 or 6 ice cubes in a bag that can be closed completely (so that the water does not escape when the ice melts) and cover it with a cloth. Apply it on the area that hurts. It is best if you lie on the bed or you are lying down and relaxed. After 20 minutes remove the ice and repeat again if necessary in another 20 minutes.

3.- Chamomile Infusion 

We already know that chamomile is one of the most used medicinal plants for its many properties. One of its therapeutic applications is to eliminate headaches , for this we will make an infusion with 3 tablespoons of dried chamomile per 500 ml. of water. Let stand 15 minutes, strain, add a teaspoon of lemon juice and drink during the day.

4.- Artichoke or artichokes

If in your case headaches are common, it is very important that you include artichokes or artichokes as much as possible in your diet. Artichokes are very beneficial to eliminate headaches because sometimes it originates in the liver .

5.- Massage the area

Another home remedy to get rid of the headache is to massage the area of ​​the temples, over the eyes (eyebrows) and at the base of the nose. Do circular massages on this area regulating the pressure as you need more or less.

6.- Chamomile iced tea

Another way to use chamomile to get rid of a headache is to follow the steps in point 3 and let it cool completely, add 3 ice cubes, soak a cloth and apply it to the eyelids for 20 minutes. Rest another 20 minutes and reapply for 20 minutes by soaking it again in the tea and draining the excess.

7.- Lavender essential oil

The essential oils have many benefits that we can leverage to restore and maintain health. In this case, we can use lavender oil  to remove the headache . Simply add 4 drops to a tablespoon of olive oil , almond   oil, argan oil and massage the base of the skull, behind the ears and the area of ​​the temples. You can also put a few drops on the pillow or even clothes.

8.- Apply local heat

Whether with an electric blanket, a hot water bottle or a hot water bath, the heat applied externally on the shoulders and neck is very relaxing and improves headaches.

Try any of these options and you will see how the pain improves.

9.- Alternate hot and cold water

Another natural remedy to combat headaches is to put your feet in a basin or container in which we will have added 1 tablespoon of mustard and 4 of sea salt (first dissolve it in a glass of hot water). Pour half into a bowl of hot water and the other half into another bowl of cold water. Keep your feet on each bowl for 5 minutes and switch to the other. Do this until the hot water has cooled down, always remember to finish with your feet in the cold water basin.

10.- Mint tea 

Place a soaked bag (in slightly hot water) of mint tea on each eyelid, lie down and relax in a room where you are comfortable. If you do meditation or mindfulness, take advantage of the moment. Remove the mint sachets after 10 minutes. You can set the alarm on your clock to go off at 10 minutes so you can relax as much as possible.

11.- Coffee

Coffee has the property of reducing inflammation, in this case that of the blood vessels of the brain, and this would help relieve headaches . Although if you normally consume coffee it may not have as much effect as a person who does not drink coffee or does it occasionally.

12.- Olive oil

Not for nothing is it called liquid gold, and olive oil contains an antioxidant that can combat headaches . Just taking two teaspoons of olive oil could be enough to eliminate a headache .

13.- Echinacea

Echinacea is a medicinal plant known to be widely used for flu, cold and cold symptoms, but this wonderful plant can also be effective against headaches. You can take it by preparing an echinacea tincture and always have it ready when you need it, or make an echinacea infusion with a teaspoon of dried plant for every 200 ml of hot water. Let stand 5 minutes, strain and drink.


How to eliminate migraine (migraine or hemicrania) with home and natural remedies

headache remediesBefore the migraine begins, you can see points of light or have other vision disturbances. During migraine, you can also suffer from nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and sometimes a throbbing pain is felt on one side of the head.

Migraines, which can be hereditary , are more frequent in women than in men and some of their causes can be hormonal changes, poor diet, stress, some oral contraceptives, pregnancy, alcohol consumption, anxiety, loud noises, lights intense and flickering, sleep disturbances, smoking, etc.

1.- Ginger

Ginger is of great help to combat migraines in a natural way. As it has great anti-inflammatory and analgesic power, it is effective in eliminating migraine. Simply grate a piece of ginger as large as half your thumb and add it to a glass of boiling water. Remember that it is very easy to grow ginger at home.

Also read the article 7 home remedies to eliminate headaches fast

2.- Ice and water

Put ice and water in a bag and put it between your feet, lying on the bed, and make sure you are warm enough. Leave it for 40 to 50 minutes.

3.- Remove migraine with apple cider vinegar

Simply pour 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water, mix well, and drink to eliminate migraine headaches. You can even make homemade apple cider vinegar


4.- La Matricaria or Santa María

This medicinal plant has been used since ancient times for its ability to prevent and combat migraines and can be taken both as an infusion and as a tincture. To make an infusion, take one teaspoon per glass of water and can be taken up to 4 times a day.

5.- Watermelon peel to remove migraine

Place a piece of watermelon rind on the temples and hold (you can use a tape or bandage) for 30 to 40 minutes.

See how to make a medicinal plant tincture for a headache .

6.- Aromatherapy, essential oils for migraine or migraine

Some oils such as lavender , peppermint , chamomile , basil , rosemary  and  lemon balm . You can use it in several ways, one is by putting about 6 drops in a glass of water and applying with a damp cloth on the head and neck (combining a maximum of 3 of these oils, or if you prefer only one). You can also boil water and add your chosen oil and breathe in the vapors.


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Before pursuing any home treatment for headaches, consult your doctor.

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