Headache is a most common health problem that caused due to physiological changes in the head, genetic causes, constriction of blood vessels, stress, sinus, dehydration, over or less sleeping, genetics, excessive smoking or drinking, over usage of pain relievers, poor diet, eye and neck strains, etc.
Most of the people take over the counter or prescription drugs to get rid of headaches. Instead, we can easily escape from this throbbing pain with some simple natural remedies at home.
Here, we will discuss an amazing natural ingredient called apple cider vinegar that helps you in dealing with headaches and thereby relieves you from the problem.
Is Apple Cider Vinegar helps to treat Headache?
Apple cider vinegar is a powerhouse of many nutrients, enzymes and set your pH levels of the body. It helps to prevent dehydration that causes a headache. So, when consumed with water, it will provide you with all the essential minerals that help the body to cope up with this headache.
- It has natural antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties that clear microbes causing sinus infections and also clears the airways by cleaning the mucus to treat your headache that caused due to sinus.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to relieve your pain, irritation, and discomfort caused due to a headache.
- It has been proved in many studies that the intake of apple cider vinegar will help to clear headaches. So, you can try the usage of apple cider vinegar for treating your headaches.
- It is enriched with magnesium and potassium which are essential for treating your headaches (especially migraine).
How to use Apple Cider Vinegar for Headache:
Here are some best and effective ways of using apple cider vinegar (ACV) to get rid of your headache. Let’s get started…
Method – 1: (Apple Cider Vinegar Steam)
Inhaling the steam will help you a lot in treating sinus headache, as it helps to thin the mucus and clears the infection causing the problem.
- Mix 1/4 cup of organic ACV in a pan filled with 3 cups of water.
- Stir well and bring it to a boil for few minutes.
- Remove it from heat and pour this into a large bowl.
- Cover your head with a towel till the bowl to prevent the escape of vapors.
- Inhale the steam deeply for 5 minutes.
- Continue doing the same process whenever you suffer from a headache (prefer at night before bedtime).
Note: Make sure to drink 1 glass of cool water after this process to cool down your senses.
Method – 2: (Apple Cider Vinegar Drink)
The intake of ACV will help to treat all types of a headache and many other health related problems.
- Add 1 tablespoon of raw ACV and 1 teaspoon of organic honey to 1 glass of water (prefer lukewarm water).
- Stir well and drink this ACV water for twice daily to get rid of your headache.
- Or simply mix 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice into this ACV water and drink it to grab additional benefits.
- Also, if you can withstand the taste of ACV, then you can simply mix 2 teaspoons of ACV in 1 glass of lukewarm water to ward off your headache or a migraine.
- Be sure to rinse your mouth after a couple of minutes and also drink ACV using a straw or else it damages your tooth enamel and makes it damage easily.
Method – 3: (Apple Cider Vinegar Compress)
This compress helps you to deal with a stress or tension headaches.
- Take a clean cloth and soak it in apple cider vinegar for a couple of minutes.
- Then squeeze it to remove excess and refrigerate the cloth for few minutes.
- Now place the ACV soaked cloth on your forehead as a compress till it gets warm.
- Repeat the same process whenever you suffer from a headache to get faster relief from the problem.
Method – 4: (Apple Cider Vinegar Soak with Peppermint Oil)
This process helps you to get rid of all types of headaches, especially stress headache and migraines. You have to soak your feet to cleanse the blood and to soothe yourself.
- Add 1 tablespoon of ACV and 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil in 1 large bowl of lukewarm water.
- Stir well and soak your feet in this water for about 20 minutes to clear your headache and tensions.
- Continue this soaking process whenever you’re experiencing a headache.
Tips and Precautions:
- If you’re experiencing headache daily, then simply mix 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin C and 1 tablespoon of raw ACV in 1 cup of water. Stir well and drink it daily for a week to get rid of the problem.
- Consuming ACV in tablet or supplement form is also effective but make sure to consult your doctor before using it for treating your headache.
- Pregnant or nursing women or people having diabetes should avoid taking ACV for treating their headaches or any other health problems.
- Avoid the consumption of ACV directly without diluting and also consuming it on more quantities will result in diarrhea.
- Drink plenty of water and other healthy fluids while suffering from a headache and get plenty of rest to calm down your stress and tension or any other health problem.
- Go for an oil massage or placing a cold compress on your forehead and relax well to get rid of headaches.
- Avoid any food or activity that triggers your headache and perform regular exercises, yoga, and meditation to get rid of these health problems.
- You can also take ACV bath by mixing 1/2 cup of organic, unfiltered ACV in your bathtub filled with warm water. Soak in this water for 5 – 10 minutes and rinse your body with water and dry it properly.
Have you tried any of these Apple Cider Vinegar Methods for Treating Headache? Which one worked well for clearing reducing your headache? Share your experience with us in the below comments box.