Are you a headache person? If not, I totally envy you!
A headache can be so mean, that it completely ruins your day.
There is a lot of knowledge about headaches, but the causes still remain mostly a mystery.
In the past I would often get headaches and then I would take a painkiller pill. With the time I learned to trick the headache – whenever I felt it coming, I would take the pill and the headache would not develop. You see, the longer you wait, the stronger the pain, the bigger the pill you need.
With the time I kind of started resenting taking pills and started looking into natural pain relievers. I then read somewhere about using 1/4 tsp of ground ginger for pain relief. I tried it, expecting a miracle, but it didn’t work for me. I tried again, but this time with higher dose – 1/2 tsp and guys can you believe it, it worked!
So I combined ginger and other known headache relievers – Magnesium and Lemon (C vitamin) into this simple lemonade recipe:
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 Fizzy Magnesium Tablet (I use 240mg)
- 1 lemon
- 250ml/8.5oz water
- sweeten to taste
Note on the ginger: the best is to try this drink with 1/4 tsp of ginger, maybe it is good enough for you. If you have fresh ginger the conversion is: 1/4 tsp powdered ginger = 1 Tbsp fresh ginger.
But this recipe is not where my story ends. The next step was preventing the headaches. With a help of a simple diary I noticed patterns and discovered that I have sensitivities that result to headaches. I avoid these triggers as much as possible.
But now when the occasional headache comes, I am ready! Cheers