Capsaicin, a substance found in hot pepper, can get you rid of headaches, acting as a barrier against neurotransmitters that propagate painful impulses.
Known as a miraculous substance that can fight cancer, diabetes or arthritis, capsaicin from chili peppers is also effective in reducing headaches. All you have to do to benefit of its effects when you need a quick painkiller is to eat foods that contain chili peppers or turn to a slightly unpleasant but effective trick.
Here’s what you have to do…
Mix a little chili pepper powder (half a teaspoon) with some warm water, about a quarter of a cup. In this mixture soak a cotton bud, and then apply some liquid inside the nostrils with it.
Because the area is intensely vascularized, the effect will be immediate. You will feel a slight frost, but the headache will soon disappear due to capsaicin.
Managing Your Headaches
“Headaches are characterised by a feeling of tenseness in the neck, shoulder and scalp whereas migraines are basically pulsating headaches, often on one side of the head. Symptoms actually vary from person to person, and even from one migraine attack to the next,” says Dr. Supriya Bali, Internal Medicine, Max Hospitals.
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