We all experience headaches sometimes. Maybe you didn’t know this simple trick, to eat a banana in order to relieve the pain. Also you should drink a lot of water.
But this trick is not always working. There are different types of headaches, and the common treatments not always apply to all of them.

types of headache
Usually headaches are caused by dehydration or fatigue, but sometimes they may indicate some serious health issues.
Dr. Sakib Qureshi MD, a famous neurologist, says that headaches often may be manifested by “warning signals” so that’s why we should learn to separate common headache and those that may be dangerous.
Instead of taking a pill, first check if the headache indicates other health problem.
There are four most common headache types. If we learn their signals, then we will treat them effectively.
We will present you some natural treatments that can effectively reduce the pain.

Sinus Headache

If you suffer from a sinus inflammation, then you may feel a sinus headache. Usually these headaches cause pressure on the forehead and eyes, cheeks, as well as fever.

Treatment: Consume as many fluids as you can. The water effectively reduces the inflammation and also opens the sinuses.
Consume food high in vitamin C, such as oranges or lemons, green tea. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants that will help to fight the infections.
Also, you can reduce the pain by applying cold and hot compresses, eating a warm soup, and fresh ginger.

Tension Headache

This headache is manifested by a constant pain around the head, especially in the neck or at the temples.
Also, it may cause a spreading pain above or below the eye area. This pain often leads to nausea or vomiting. It is believed that it is a result of a stress, which contracts the muscles of the neck and the scalp.

Treatment: Combination of peppermint oil and ginger tea will reduce the pain. Apply the peppermint oil to the hairline. It will cause a cooling sensation and it will relax the head muscles and neck muscles. The ginger tea will lessen the inflammation process.

Cluster Headache

This type of a headache appears over one eye, and usually affects women. It appears suddenly and occurs on one side of the head. You may experience a nasal congestion, also a watery eye or a runny nose. The cause of it cannot be identified, but it occurs when the nerve pathway is triggered in the brain.

Treatment: Capsaicin cream contains a cayenne pepper ingredient. Apply a small amount to the nostril and it will block a pain signal of the nerves.


Migraine usually occurs between the age 25 and 55. In America, 38 million of people suffer from migraines.
This type of headache is complicated because it includes different neurological symptoms. The pain is intense and throbbing on one head side. In 1/3 of migraines, the pain strikes the both sides of the head.
Other symptoms are vomiting, nausea, dizziness, visual disturbances, numbness or face tingling, extreme sensitivity to smell, sound, light and touch.

Treatment: Most of the migraine patients have benefited from taking vitamin b12, omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium.
According to a study performed in 2011, aerobic exercises are very effective against these headaches.
Therefore, a regular workout can replace a medication.


Source: healthyfoodhouse.com