If holiday preparations leave you with a headache, try this natural headache remedy before reaching for medication. All you need is a Thermal-Aid pad, a bottle of apple cider vinegar, a bowl, and a face cloth.
First take a 1/4 cup of the apple cider vinegar and pour it into a bowl. Add a 1/4 cup of hot water. Place a face cloth in the bowl and soak it in the liquid. Now place your Thermal-Aid pad into the microwave for 1 minute. Ring out the face cloth and place it across your forehead.( Alternatively you can place a towel over the bowl and breath in deeply.) Once the face cloth feels like it is cooling, place it aside and put the Thermal-Aid Pad on your forehead. Depending on your preference you may find that this works better for you on your neck.
For many people the use of Apple Cider vinegar combined with heat therapy will relieve a headache within 15 minutes. If you find this is the case for you, you can carry a small amount with you and when you feel a headache coming on dab a small amount onto your temples.
Apple Cider Vinegar has been highly regarded throughout history. In fact it was one of the earliest remedies used by the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, in 400 B.C. It’s possible that some of its benefits stem from its high mineral content; apple cider vinegar contains high levels of iron, calcium and potassium, especially when it’s organic and hasn’t been pasteurized. Apple Cider Vinegar is also very inexpensive and has many other uses – so whether you give credence to natural remedies or not – when a headache hits, it’s worth a try.