The pain that is experienced in head or upper neck area is called headache. It is one of the most common ailments affecting people these days. From being mild in nature, headaches can go up to being so severe that they disrupt your daily routines. While for some people headache occurs once in a while, there are many who encounter this problem recurrently. There are three basic types of headache that can affect a person - primary headaches, secondary headaches, and cranial neuralgias, facial pain and other headaches. Primary headaches include tension headache, cluster headache, and migraine, while secondary headaches occur due to an underlying structural problem in the head or neck. In the following lines, we have provided information on the causes and symptoms of headache.

Causes Of Headache
  • Allergy
  • Eyestrain
  • Exposure to bright light and loud noise
  • High blood pressure
  • Hangover
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Toxins and poisons in the body
  • Lack of food or sleep
  • Emotional stress
  • Infection
  • Low blood sugar
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Tension
  • Head injury
Symptoms Of Headache
  • Excruciating pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sensitivity to lights and sounds
  • Redness in the eye
  • Restlessness
  • Sweaty, pale skin (pallor) on the face
Home Remedy For Headache
  • A simple yet effective remedy for headache would be to apply a sandalwood powder paste over the forehead. Let the paste dry. Once dry, rub it and then wash.
  • Grind a few watermelon seeds and Cuseus grass separately. Mix the grinded powder in equal amounts. Consume 3 grams of this mixture two times a day.
  • Take some ginger powder and moisten it. Apply this over the forehead. It is beneficial in treating headache.
  • For people who have chronic headache, drinking a glass of water mixed with a tsp of honey in an empty stomach is the best way to deal with it.
  • Watermelon juice mixed with sugar works well for headaches due to exposure to excessive heat.
  • Mix ½ tsp of mustard seeds powder and in 3 tsp of water. Put this in the nostrils to cure headache and migraine.
  • Massage the forehead by rosemary oil. This would provide relief from headache.
  • For headache caused due to cold, warm water gargling, nasal cleaning with warm water and steam inhalation would be beneficial.
  • Make a paste using 3-4 cloves. Apply this paste on the forehead. It would provide instant relief from the headache.
  • Put 2 to 4 drops of cow's butter or ghee in the nostrils for about seven days. This is an effective remedy for headache caused due to sinusitis.
  • For headaches which are due to liver or stomach problem, hot fomentations over the abdomen region would provide relief.
  • Prepare a paste using lemon crust and water. Apply this paste all over the forehead. This would provide relief from the headache.
  • If the headache is because of exposure to cold air, make a paste with the help of 1 tsp each of finely ground cinnamon and water. Apply this paste on the forehead.
  • Consuming freshly sliced apple each day empty stomach cures all the chronic headaches.