11 Drinks That Will Cure Your Headache

Don't automatically reach for the Tylenol when your skull begins to throb. Here are 11 natural ways to ease headaches.

Plain Old Water

Headaches thrive on dehydration, so grab a glass of water to extinguish that ache. Water increases blood flow and oxygenation to the brain. But drink room temperature or warm water, as cold or iced water can exacerbate the headache or cause an unwanted "brain freeze," and we all know those are horrid.

Cayenne Pepper in Warm Water

The compound in cayenne that makes it spicy, called capsaicin, can dull a neurotransmitter that is responsible for sending pain impulses to the brain, so sprinkle a little cayenne pepper in warm water and find some relief.

Almond Milk

Almonds are high in magnesium, and other minerals to help stop a dreaded headache or migraine, and  they contain salicin, which gets converted to salicylic acid, the primary byproduct of aspirin...so you have a safe and natural pain reliever. You can also eat a handful of almonds as well, but the milk can be very refreshing and hydrating.

Feverfew Tea

Steep the leaves in hot water and create your own tea. Add some almond milk and a spoon of honey, which all help not only relieve a headache, but prevent one as well.

Liquid Fish Oil

Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, powerful anti-inflammatories that reduce the pressure in the vessels in the brain while also decreasing the risk of clotting. Other benefits include lowered blood pressure and regulated heart rhythm.

Warm Lemon Water

This potent detoxifier should be consumed every morning after waking up, but also when a headache rears its ugly head. Lemon water reduces the intensity of a headache, especially if the headache is caused by gastrointestinal distress.

Peppermint Tea

It has been found that peppermint relaxes nerves and muscles spasms in the gut that are shown to transmits signals to the brain that cause a headache. The gut has a powerful influence on the brain. 

Ginger Tea

Ginger helps relax blood vessels and improve blood flow to the brain, and it also has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is known to activate natural opiates in the brain, which helps lessen pain.

Green Juice

A green juice will not only effectively keep your body clean and detoxified, but all the vitamins and minerals — from calcium to magnesium to B vitamins — are known to tame a headache.

Click here for the Green Juice Recipe.

Spicy Tomato Soup or A Spicy Virgin Bloody Mary

Tomatoes contain beneficial simple sugars with a lot of vitamins and minerals that can help get rid of a headache, especially if the headache is related to a hangover. Throw in some spices, and you boost the potency of tomatoes up to a whole other level. Spices are also a great way to decongest, especially if it's a sinus pressure headache.

Banana Watermelon Smoothie with Honey

The ingredients in this smoothie are full of vitamins and minerals. Hint: watermelon is a great fruit to freeze if you have too much... and this smoothie can be frozen as well.

Click here to see the Banana Watermelon Smoothie with Honey Recipe.