Home Remedies: Remedy for Headaches

Headaches and it’s medicines can give more headaches than relief. Everyone has headaches at least once a week. Given the lifestyle and hectic work schedule, the most common reason for headache is tension. As soon as one gets a headache, the immediate remedy we think of is drinking coffee. But that can create more ache than curing it. Head aches are signals telling the brain that it needs more air, but drinking cups and cups of coffee will only restrict the air movement than providing some, hence the time taken for relief is longer. Some people have a habit of taking of taking pain relievers with coffee or tea! Water will be the best option than any of these drinks.

Instead of taking pain relievers and still watching TV or cooking or working, take atleast 10 minutes off the schedule when you get a headache. Wash your face, freshen up and sit in a place that has good air circulation for a few minutes.

This remedy for tension headaches is by my Mom. When I was in Uni, I had a hectic schedule,classes and events to organize and as you all know, she does not believe in swallowing pills like toffees.

The remedy:

When you read this, I am sure you will laugh before believing it. In India, during summers if someone is walking around like a boiling pressure cooker waiting to let off steam of anger on someone, we tell them to apply some lemon on the head to cool off 😉

Yes, Lemon. If you think you have a tension headache, and you are at home, take a lemon and cut 2-3 thin round slices. Apply the slices on the forehead and on the sides(temple points). Make sure that the juices does not go into the eyes. Repeat twice of thrice till you can feel the juice of lemon as a layer on the forehead. Sit in a quite place for 10 minutes. You can feel relief faster than a pain reliever.

Who can use: Adults
Dosage: Once or twice over a 10 minute period.

This simple remedy for headache goes straight to the Home Remedies Event I am hosting, an event started by A2Zvegetariancuisine

DO share any simple remedies you know by sending you entries to ruchikacooks@gmail.com.

You are new to the Home remedies event and wondering where to start? Here are a few ideas:

Beauty: Dry skin, Oily Skin, dandruff, tips for hair growth, and dark circles around the eyes.
Stomach: Digestive Issues, Heartburn.
Common Issues: Cold, Sinus, Headaches.
Pregnancy: Any remedies for nursing mother’s or pregnant women or similar subjects.

You can also check out some of my simple home remedies I have posted:

Remedy for Sinus
Home made Bengay for Bodyaches

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19 Comments to “Home Remedies: Remedy for Headaches”

  1. Cham says:

    I have heard of this one! U know they will even massage the head with lemon juice!
    Almost forgotten all those remedies Sow! Good that u wrote here.

  2. Priya says:

    Thats a splendid home remedy Sis…thanks for sharing..

  3. RedChillies says:

    never knew lemons are used for headaches, but good to know.
    I get headaches when I feel hungry and when I have ignored the hunger for a long time. Then it takes about 2 days for the headache to go away.
    Will keep this in mind next time, Sowji.

  4. Ruchika,

    Great remedy. Just a silly question, if you do not have the real lemon, do you think we can use the fridge stored lemon juice as well?

    I have sent you few remedies for cold. Hope they qualify for your event.

    ~ Priya

  5. Vaishali says:

    Oooh, that’s interesting– never knew that about lemons.
    I love home remedies. Thanks for sharing this one.

  6. Uma says:

    Nice remedy but never heard of this. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Vaishali says:

    I didn’t know lemons treat headaches. Good to know. Thanks:)

  8. This is really useful…i too get headache very often and usually take pain killers but now when i got such a nice home ready ill try this one only…so nice and useful one…thanks a lot for sharing sowjanya

  9. Jayashree says:

    That’s another simple remedy…..and some good info.

  10. will send my dear, still many days are there…will send next week surely….

  11. Radhika says:

    Wow, that’s nice to know.

  12. I dont like taking medicines for headaches, and I get headaches quite often. Thanks a lot for this home remedy… I’ll try this one and let you know:)

  13. sayantani says:

    never knew of this property of lemons. thanks for sharing this.

  14. vrinda says:

    Gr8 remedies..thanx for sharing…

  15. BDSN says:

    I definitely did not laugh like you mentioned but I just could not put together headache and a remedy like lemon together..Iam just asking myself REALLY…But do you know what makes it work? Just curious.. and my hubby does get headache often and I will try this definitely bcoz it is simple and lemony !!

  16. That is for sure a rescuer, Ruchi…… Because my hubby suffers from it often & me sometimes….. I am able to manage it but he is not….. I would love to try this the next his ‘EK’ head complains of a head ‘ache’……..;-) THANKS A TON!!!! for that timely rescuer….. GOD BLESS U with many more remedies in your head ‘EK’……..


  17. hey thats quite a handy remedy..such a simple thing to do but relives the throbbing pain..

  18. Joanne says:

    I definitely need to try this next tiem I get a headache…I’ve never heard of this cure before.

  19. Yummy Team says:

    I have never heard of this remedy before..I will ask my hubby to try it out since he gets headache often. Will let you know how it worked :) Thanks a lot for sharing it.

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