Natural remedies for headaches during pregnancy

Headaches during pregnancy

Pain in the head or neck region is referred to as a headache. Headache is a common symptom of many medical conditions.

Causes of headaches include

  • Fatigue
  • Loud noises
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Stress
  • Effects of some medications and of recreational drugs
  • Dental or sinus issues.
  • Illnesses such as common colds, fever or throat infection.
  • Eyestrain or back strain
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Vitamin or mineral imbalance

The most common medication for headaches is painkillers but the exact treatment depends on the underlying causes.

Common Home remedies for headaches during pregnancy

  1. Ginger

It helps in easing the pain by reducing inflammation in the blood vessels located in the head region.

  1. Cinnamon

It is a miracle spice which has various uses. It can effectively treat headaches. You can apply a thick paste of water mixed with cinnamon powder on your forehead to get instant relief.

  1. Magnesium

It is one of the most successful home remedies to treat headaches. You can increase your daily magnesium intake by consuming magnesium rich foods such as meat, chocolate, beans, seeds, coffee, etc.

  1. Peppermint & Lavender Essential Oil

They help in relieving headaches with the help of their soothing and numbing effect.

  1. Stay Hydrated

Water is the most essential component of body and dehydration can leave us with killer headaches. Avoid drinks which dehydrate the body such as alcohol and sugary drinks. Adding these nutritious fruits and veggies to your diet would definitely help you in staying hydrated all day long: cucumber, celery, radishes, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, spinach, watermelon, grapefruits, oranges, etc.

  1. Detox Bath to Reduce Tension

Detox helps our body in getting rid of harmful toxins and hence is one of the best methods to treat headaches due to tension and stress.

  1. Basic Stretches

Head and neck exercises help in reducing the intensity of headache.

  1. Cloves

It’s cooling and pain-relieving properties are used to ease a throbbing headache. Inhaling the smell of the crushed cloves relieves the pain.

  1. Basil

Herbs are used for treating almost all the ailments without any side effects. Basil is a strong-scented herb which can be used as a treatment for headaches.

  1. Apple

An apple a day keeps a doctor away. Both apple cider vinegar and apples are used to get relief from headaches. They help in restoring the pH levels of the body.

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