14. Headache remedy
What is it?
A headache is a continuous pain in the head. It can present at the back of the head or right at the base of the skull, in the temples, or above or behind the eyes. A headache can be caused by many factors including dehydration, stress, and flu.
What’s the remedy?
Instead of turning to painkillers, try a home remedy instead. Something as simple as a cup of coffee can ease a headache right away. A moderate dose of caffeine can help relieve the pain associated with a headache. Caffeine is present in coffee, tea, chocolate, and certain sodas.
Why does it work?
The blood vessels in the brain tend to enlarge before the onset of a headache. The increased flow of blood to the brain contributes to the pain. Caffeine acts as a vascular constrictor, temporarily decreasing the blood supply to the brain.