Headache Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By


Sub Diseases
General Name
Medical Name
Urdu Name
Sar Dard, Sar Ka Dard, Sar Mein Dard
Headache Symptoms
Muscle ache
Brain Stroke
Slurred Speech
Pain in the Head
Loss Of Appetite
Pressure in brain
Shortness of Breath
Difficulty in Concentration
Tenderness in neck and shoulders
Headache Cured By
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Headache is a disease of the Head.
A headache is a pain in the ..... well... Head.
The head is normally not supposed to pain. That is, if the rest of the body is alright. Anything going wrong with any part of the body, the head may pain. It is the body's way of telling us that something is wrong. If you have not cleared your colon, the head will pain. As simple as that.
Headache should not be considered as a disease per se.

A pain in any part of the head is Headache.
In this section all parts of the head and all types of headaches are covered.
It may be a sharp pain or dull ache.
The brain is a sensitive organ.
If You suffer from High BP, and too much blood rushes to the head, it pains.
If you suffer from anemia or low BP, and too little blood flows to the head, it will again pain.
If you have constipation, head will pain.
If you have gas or liver disease, head will pain.
Stomach is empty, head will pain.
Anything wrong with any part of the body, head will pain.
Look for the underlying cause, treat it, the head will not pain.

Types of Headache
Primary Headache : It is the most common type of Headache. The exact cause is not known. It is not caused by an underlying problem. It is further divided into Migraine Headache, Tension Headache and Cluster Headache.
Tension Headache : Generally caused due to Stress, sitting in front of a PC for too long and mental conditions like anger and anxiety. The pain is felt in the base of the brain, around the Eyes, sides of the Head and upper area of the Neck. The Headache is recurrent. The person feels better with sleep.
Cluster Headache : The Headache is severe and one sided. It is accompanied by a runny nose and redness of the eye on the same side of the Headache.
Migraine Headache : It is one sided Headache. It may be accompanied by Nausea and Vomiting.

Secondary Headache : The Headache caused by an underlying condition is called Secondary Headache. Some conditions which cause Secondary Headache are :
Brain Tumor
Peptic Ulcer
Hormonal Imbalance
High Blood Pressure
Certain Medications
Trauma to Neck or Head

Causes of Headache

  • Tumor
  • Stress
  • Injury
  • Allergy
  • Migraine
  • Insomnia
  • Poor Diet
  • Depression
  • Eye Strain
  • Poor Posture
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation
  • Weak Eye Sight
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Blood clots in Brain
  • Exposure to heat or cold
  • If not treated properly, Headache may cause
  • Weakness
  • Migraine, a more severe kind of head pain.
  • If you have not been able to establish a cause, your best bet is, Bayur and Duckweed.
  • A visit to the Doctor is a must.
Body Parts

Materia Medica : Herbal Treatment for Headache

Ginger ( Adrak ) for Headache

Ginger ( Adrak ) has analgesic properties which is good for headache.
Prepare a paste of Ginger with warm water apply on the forehead.
OR : Add ground Ginger ( Adrak ) or about 10 drops of tincture in boiling water. Inhale the steam.

Dill for Headache

Powder the dried leaves. Add equal quantity of Sugar. Take one tsp with a glass of hot water.

Cabbage for Headache

Dip some Cabbage leaves in warm water. Apply the softened leaves on the affected area.

Indian Borage for Headache

Crush the leaves. Mix in any oil. Massage your scalp daily.

Sweet Flag for Headache

Prepare a paste of the roots. Apply it on the affected area.

Champak for Headache

Take the oil of flowers. Apply on the scalp twice or thrice a week.

Swamp Pea for Headache

Use the juice of flowers and leaves of Swamp Pea as nasal drops.
Or : Mix leaf juice of Swamp Pea with Honey. Use as nasal drops.

Galangal for Headache

Grind equal quantity of sugar and Galangal's rootstock together. Take 3 g with hot milk before sleeping.

Vetiver ( Khas Khas ) Root for Headache

Take Vetiver ( Khas Khas ) Root. Prepare an infusion of Vetiver ( Khas Khas ) Root. Apply on forehead daily.

Rambutan for Headache

Make a poultice of Rambutan leaves. Apply it on forehead twice a day.

Flame Of The Forest for Headache

Make a decoction of Flame Of The Forest bark. Use this water to drink whenever thirsty.

Sodom for Headache

Warm the leaves of Sodom. Tie it with cotton cloth on the forehead.

Bay Leaf for Headache

Make a paste of Bay Leaves and apply on the forehead.

Bael for Headache

Dry roast a handful of Bael leaves in a mud pot. Add one cup of water in it and boil it for 10 minutes. Strain and drink it.
It will provide relief from Headache, Nausea and Vomiting.

Carambola for Headache

Make a poultice of Carambola crushed shoots or leaves. Apply it on forehead locally.

Drumstick For Headache

Make a paste of Drumstick leaves with water and heat. Apply this mixture on the head.
OR Grind the seeds of Drumstick with water and smell.

Horseradish for Headache

Take Horseradish leaves. Grind them with little water. Heat. Apply lukewarm on the head twice a day.
OR : Powder Horseradish seeds. Add water to make a paste and smell.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Headache

Have Watermelon juice twice a day for three days. It is one of the best remedy to get rid of Headache associated with summers heat.

Turmeric ( Haldi ) for Headache

Prepare a paste of turmeric. Apply over on the forehead twice a day.

Alstonia Scholaris ( Satvan ) for Headache

Grind the bark of Alstonia Scholaris ( Satvan ). Mix some water to make paste. Warm it and apply it as bandage on forehead.
OR : Take tender leaves of Alstonia Scholaris ( Satvan ). Use them as poultice.
OR : Locally apply milky extract of Alstonia Scholaris ( Satvan ) on the affected parts.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Headache

Dip Tamarind in water. Add Sugar to taste. Take 2-3 times a day.

Woodfordia Fruticosa ( Dhawai ) for Headache

Apply juice of Woodfordia Fruticosa ( Dhawai ) leaves over the head twice a day.

Radish ( Muli ) for Headache

Take Radish juice to cure Headache.

Cat Tail Plant for Headache

Apply juice of Cat Tail Plant leaves on the affected area.

Lotus for Headache

Make a paste of Lotus leaves. Apply on the forehead.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Headache

Take a handful dried Solanum Xanthocarpum leaves. Fry in Sesame oil. Strain and apply lukewarm on the scalp.

Spikenard ( Jatamasi ) for Headache

Grind the roots. Boil one teaspoon in a jug of water for 10 minutes. Add honey in one teaspoon of this decoction. Take once a day.
Or : Boil a pinch of root powder in a cup of water. Drink twice a day.
Attention : It can be taken with milk or honey.

Pine Nut ( Chilgoza ) for Headache

Extract or purchase Pine Nut ( Chilgoza ) oil. Heat. Apply lukewarm on forehead at night daily.

Apple ( Seb ) for Headache

Eat 1 Apple daily in the morning.

Rosemary Oil for Headache

Massage your Head and Forehead using Rosemary oil.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Headache

Make thick paste of Sandalwood powder with water. Apply it on your forehead.

Basil ( Tulsi ) for Headache

Basil ( Tulsi ) possesses Analgesic property. It relaxes the muscles and nerves of the head.
Put 4 to 5 Basil ( Tulsi ) leaves in a cup of water. Boil and have lukewarm.
OR : Squeeze the juice of fresh Basil ( Tulsi ) leaves. Sniff 2 drops of juice.

Turkey Berry for Headache

Crush some dried Turkey Berry . Breathe in, a little powder once a day.

Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) for Headache

Take 20 gram Cinnamon ( Dalchini ). Make a paste by adding little water. Apply it on forehead once a day.
This will help in reducing severe headache associated with exposure to cold.

Almond ( Badam ) for Headache

Take 5 Almond ( Badam ) and soak them in water overnight. In the morning, grind them and roast in little Ghee. Have it with a cup of milk for 7 days.

Bottle Gourd ( Ghiya ) for Headache

Grind 2 small pieces of Bottle Gourd ( Ghiya ). Apply it on the forehead.

Betel ( Pan ) for Headache

Grind 10 Betel leaves to make a paste. Apply on the forehead and leave it for 30 minutes. Repeat the process 2-3 times a day.
OR : Squeeze out the juice of Betel ( Pan in India ) leaves. Apply over the forehead.

Launaea Pinnatifida for Headache

Crush Launaea Pinnatifida leaves to make fine paste. Apply it on your forehead.

Nutmeg ( Jaiphal ) for Headache

Use Nutmeg oil for massaging your scalp and forehead. It is easily available in market.
OR : Make paste of Nutmeg seeds and apply it on your forehead.

Birch ( Bhoj Patra ) as an Analgesic

The essential oil of Birch ( Bhoj Patra ) can be applied externally to relieve Headache, Menstrual Cramps, Abdominal Cramps, Gout, Rheumatism and other pains.

Swamp Pea as Nasal Drop

Use 2 drops leaf juice of Swamp Pea as Nasal Drop. It cures various diseases.

Cyclea Peltata for Headache

Use root juice of Cyclea Peltata as Nasal Drops.

Kaempferia Rotunda as Nasal Drop

Use 1 drop tuber oil of Kaempferia Rotunda in each nostril. It helps to cure various diseases of nose and head.

Spermacoce Hispida for Headache

Drink 30 ml decoction of Spermacoce Hispida plant. It helps to cure Headache.

Vitex Negundo for Headache

Prepare a pillow with leaves of Vitex Negundo. Use it while sleeping.

Indian Sorrel ( Sarvajjaya ) Leaves for Headache

Grind Indian Sorrel leaves to make paste. Apply it on your forehead.

Thumbai for Respiratory Diseases

Crush the plant of Thumbai. Boil it in water. Inhale the steam.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Headache

Add 30 ml Vinegar in 100 ml water. Boil and inhale its steam.

Brown Mustard ( Lal Sarson ) Seeds for Headache

Soak your feet in lukewarm water by adding 2 teaspoons powder of Brown Mustard ( Lal Sarson ) Seeds for half an hour.

Indian Pennywort ( Brahma Manduki ) for Headache

Drink one cup tea made from Indian Pennywort ( Brahma Manduki ).

Blessed Thistle for Headache

Put 2 tablespoons of dried herb in 2 cups of boiling water.
Steep for 10-15 minutes.
Drink twice a day.

Pointed Gourd for Headache

Crush the roots of Pointed Gourd to make paste. Apply it on your forehead and let it dry.

Gmelina for Headache

Apply leave paste of Gmelina on your forehead.

Black Cumin for Headache

Apply Black Cumin seed oil on your forehead.

Rosemary ( Rusmary ) Oil for Headache

Regular head massage with Rosemary ( Rusmary ) Oil is quite effective to ease Headache.

Apple Cider Vinegar ( Seb Ka Sirka ) for Headache

Mix half Cup water with equal quantity of Apple Cider Vinegar ( Seb Ka Sirka ).
Boil it in a covered pan for 5 minutes.
Remove it from heat and leave for One minute.
Now open the lid and inhale the steam.
It provides instant relief.

Lavender Oil for Headache

Take some boiling water in a bowl and put few drops of Lavender Oil in it.
Inhale the vapors for few minutes.
Repeat 2-3 times a day.
Do not take it orally.

Avocado ( Makhanphal ) for Headache

Heat few leaves of Avocado ( Makhanphal ). Tie them in a piece of cloth. Use them as poultice on your Forehead.

Balloon Vine ( Kanphuti ) for Headache

Boil leaves of Balloon Vine ( Kanphuti ) in water. Inhale the steam. It will cure your Headache.

Carom ( Ajvain ) for Headache

Heat quarter tsp Carom seeds in a pan. Inhale the fumes.

Gardenia ( Gandhraj ) for Headache

Heat few leaves of Gardenia ( Gandhraj ). Use them as poultice on Forehead.

Carrot ( Gaajar ) for Headache

Extract leave juice of Carrot ( Gaajar ). Use it as Nasal drop.

True Cinnamon for Headache

Make paste of True Cinnamon bark powder. Apply a coat on your Forehead.

Quisqualis ( Madhu Malti ) for Headache

Finely chop some leaves and apply to the head to get relief.

Blumea Balsamifera for Headache

Use the pounded leaves as a poultice over the forehead.

Adiantum Capillus Veneris ( Hansraj ) for Headache

Grind some fresh leaves and apply on the forehead to get relief.

Eclipta Alba ( Bhringraj ) for Headache

Mix Eclipta Alba root powder with any Carrier Oil. Apply it to the head.
It will provide relief from headache.

Mint ( Pudina ) for Headache

Grind some fresh Mint ( Pudina ) leaves and apply the paste on your forehead. It is useful in headaches caused by depression or heat.

Lemon ( Nimbo ) for Headache

Take out the outer peel of 2-3 Lemons ( Nimboo ). Grind well to make a paste and apply on the forehead.
OR : Have 2 tablespoons of Lemon juice with warm water. take 2 to 3 times in a day.

Honey ( Shehad ) for Headache

Honey ( Shehad in India ) contains Potassium and Magnesium. These nutrients of Honey ( Shehad in India ) help to relax the arteries by increasing blood flow to the brain.
Mix a teaspoon of Honey ( Shehad in India ) in a glass of warm water and drink early morning on an empty stomach. Do this regularly for a couple of months.

Night Jasmine Essential Oil as an Analgesic

Night Jasmine Essential Oil comprises of good Analgesic effects. That's why Night Jasmine Essential Oil is an effective cure to treat Headaches, Joint Pains, Sciatica, Muscular Pains and Lower Back Pain. Take 2 tablespoons of Mustard Oil. Warm. Add 10 drops of Night Jasmine Essential Oil. Use it for massage the affected area.

Ravensara Essential Oil for Headache

Fragrance of Ravensara Essential Oil provides relief in headache. It also increases the concentration.
Add 5 to 6 drops of Ravensara Essential Oil in boiling water. Breathe in the vapour for 4 to 5 minutes.

Aparagus Racemosus for Headache

Use the whole plant of Aparagus Racemosus and extract juice from it. Massage your forhead with this juice twice a day.

Arjuna for Headache

Add 2 to 3 grams of Arjuna bark, boil them in milk. Take it for two times a day.

Rosemary For Headache

Take a handful of Rosemary and boil it. Strain and dip a cotton cloth in the water. Now keep that piece of cloth on your forehead. Keep it for 10 minutes. It will give relief.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Headache

Mix Peppermint Essential Oil and Eucalyptus Essential Oil in a ratio of 1:1. Massage on your forehead to temples to get relief.
OR :
Apply one drop of Peppermint Essential Oil to the temples and on the back of the neck. It stops pain and relieves Headache due to tension.

Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) for Headache

Boil some Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) leaves in a cup of water for 10 minutes. Strain off this mixture. Drink it twice a day to get best results.

Cherry for Headache and Joint Pains

Cheeries has anti inflammatory properties. Eating 15 to 20 cherries on regular basis keep Headache and Joint Pains away.

Jasmine for Headache

Jasmine leaf paste when applied on the forehead provides relief from Headache.
OR : You can even prepare a decoction of Jasmine leaves in one cup of water. Strain and drink it.

Coriander ( Dhaniya ) for Headache

Prepare a paste of Coriander leaves by grinding them. Apply it to the forehead.
It provides relief from Headache.

Cardamom ( Choti Ilaichi ) for Headache

Make a tea by boiling Cardamom pods in one cup of water. Strain and drink it.
You may add Honey to improve its taste.
It will provide relief from Headache due to Indigestion.

Henna ( Mehandi ) for Headache

Grind Henna flowers and Vinegar to make a fine paste. Apply it on the forehead.
It will provide relief from Headache caused by heat of the sun.

Clove ( Laung ) for Headache

Take one Clove and crush it. Add this crushed Clove in one cup of hot Milk and a pinch of Common Salt in it. Consume it.

Clove Essential Oil for Headache

Mix a pinch of Common Salt in Clove Oil. Apply it on the forehead.
It gives a cooling effect and provide relief from Headache.

Datura Stramonium ( Dhatura ) for Headache

Take some fresh leaves of Datura Stramonium ( Dhatura ) and make a paste. Now apply this paste on your forehead. It gives relief from Headache.

Calamus Essential Oil for Headache

Calamus Essential Oil calms the nervous system and help to ease Headache. Diffuse Calamus Essential Oil in your home or to the area where you spend most of the time.

Lemon Essential Oil for Headache

Take one tablespoon of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and add four drops of Lemon Essential Oil in it. Mix them well and pour it in a warm bathtub. Soak in it for 15 minutes. Repeat the process once a day.
It helps to improve circulation.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 3

Prepare a tea from Wood Betony and Skullcap. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 1

Prepare a decoction of Atractylodes Rhizome, Siler Root, Blue Poppy flowers. Use it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 2

Make a paste of Conch Grass, Cucumber leaves, Garlic and Rice. Slightly warm the mixture and apply on the forehead.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 4

Extract the juice of Chicory plant. Take one teaspoon juice. Add half teaspoon each Rose oil and Vinegar. Have it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 5

Take 500ml of Sesame oil. Add two tbsp of Sodom flower juice, Turmeric powder, Garlic paste, Black pepper powder each. Boil over a low flame till it thickens.
Cool. Put it in a bottle. Take 3-4 tbsp of oil and massage the scalp with it. Use thrice a week.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 6

Take dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ), bark of Azadirachta Indica ( Neem in India ) , Indian Gooseberry ( Aamla in India ), Terminalia Bellirica ( Baheda in India ) and juice of raw Turmeric ( Haldi in India ) each in equal quantity. Boil in 8 folds water until it remains one portion. Now mix Jaggery ( Gur in India ). Take this mixture twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 7

Make a paste of Dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) with 2 Cloves of Garlic ( Lehsun in India ) and apply on the forehead to get quick relief.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 8

Prepare a paste of dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Long Pepper ( Pippali in India ), root of Chili ( Mirch in India ) plant, seeds of Drumstick ( Sahjan in India ) and Indian Beech ( Karanj in India ) with Cow Urine ( Gomutra in India ). Headache disappears by smelling this mixture.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 9

Grind Jaggery, Sesame in milk. Add Ghee and put this mixture on fire for 5-7 minutes. Take this mixture two times a day to get relief in Headache.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 10

Grind equal amount of Vetiver grass and Watermelon. Have 3 tsp once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 11

Take Schizonepeta and Siler Root in equal quantity. Grind them together with little water. Apply paste on forehead.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 12

Boil One tablespoon Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) powder In 1 ½ cup of Milk for 2 minutes.
Add some Honey and drink twice a day to get relief.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 13

Put a bag of Green Tea in a cup of warm water. Add some Lemon juice ( Nimboo ) and drink to have some relief.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 15

The aromatic fragrance of Lavender Essential Oil refreshes the Mind and reduces the Headache. Rose Essential Oil stimulates the Blood Circulation and soothes the Nerves. The analgesic property of Lemon Balm Essential Oil eases the pain due to Headache.
Take the following Essential Oils :
Lavender Essential Oil
Rose Essential Oil
Lemon Balm Essential Oil
Add 2 to 3 drops of all these Essential oil in a diffuser. It soothes the Mind and relaxes the Nerves.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 14

Fusion of Black Pepper, Long Pepper and Dry ginger ( Sonth in hindi ) is a wonderful Analgesic. It tones up the head muscles and nerves.
Fry Long Pepper and powder it. Add equal amount of powder Black Pepper Dry Ginger. Sniff a pinch of powder once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 16

Grind and prepare a paste of the tuber of Asparagus Racemusus. Before using it, massage your forehead with Castor Oil, then apply the paste over the forehead once a day. Repeat the proccess untill you get complete relief from Headache.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 17

Grind Ziziphus Xylopyrus leaves and Datura Stramonium flowers. Apply it over the affected areas before going to bed.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 18

Combine 1 teaspoon of Asafoetida powder, 1 teaspoon of dried Ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of Camphor powder, 2 teaspoons of Tailed Pepper in milk to make a paste. Apply over your forehead.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 19

Take 5 gram of dried Fenugreek Seeds and Cumin Seeds. Roast them and grind to make a powder. Take 1 teaspoon 2 times in a day. It is good for Headaches associated with stress and Fatigue.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 20

Take three drops each of Frankincense, Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oil in the palm of your hand. Rub them together and inhale its scent. Rub onto your forehead. Take two cups of cold water and dab a towel in the water. Apply to the forehead and leave it till it warms to body temperature. Repeat the process after every two hours.