When trying to find natural cures, painkillers are often the hardest to substitute. If you experience frequent headaches and are worried about taking over the counter painkillers regularly here are four natural ways to ease the pain.
WATER AND CAYENNE PEPPER
Many headaches are a sign of dehydration. One of the easiest headache remedies is simply drinking water, Cayenne pepper is known to blocks nerve pain signals. You can add 1/2 teaspoon to water, mix well, and drink.
PEPPERMINT OIL MASSAGE
Massage 5-10 drops of peppermint oil on your temples and the base of your neck. The smell will help relax while peppermint’s anti-inflammatory properties will help widen blood vessels to improve blood flow.
MAGNESIUM (EPSOM SALT) BATH
Mineral magnesium (better know as Epsom salt) helps relax nerves that carry pain impulses to the brain and also eases internal inflammation. Add two cups to your bath water to reap the benefits.
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