What happens when you have a headache during SHTF and the aspirin runs out? Although not deadly, a headache can impeed any prepper’s effectiveness in performing simple tasks. So it’s important to have some remedies to relieve a headache on hand when the aspirin runs out.
Although if we really want to, any enterprising prepper can fabricate some home made aspirin for a headache just as easy as making some survival penicillin in your kitchen. But luckily for us, a headache is much easier to treat.
Just take a look and learn these 3 simple remedies to relieve a headache in a SHTF situation when you run out of aspirin.
3 Remedies To Relieve A Headache Without Aspirin
1. Drink lots of water
Simple dehydration is a common cause of headaches (and muscle aches). Make sure to drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages over the course of the day. Skip the soda, especially diet, as no-cal sweeteners are a headache trigger for many. Excess sugar ties up magnesium in the body. Low magnesium is another potential headache trigger, so soda or plain juice may hurt more than they help. Plain water or infused water, water kefir, coconut water and herbal tea are all great options.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar comes to the rescue again as the most popular recommended headache treatment on Earth Clinic. Contributors recommend anywhere from a spoonful to a quarter cup of ACV – straight up or mixed with water – however you can get it in.
3. Cayenne Pepper
This is not for the faint hearted as it involves ingesting the pepper into rather sensitive areas. But those that use this method swears by the effectiveness it has on curing a headache, the question is, are you game enough to try it?
#2 at Earth Clinic for home remedies for headaches, this appears to be a remedy for the brave. Headache relief via cayenne pepper is a favorite of people who have cluster headaches. To use cayenne, inhale a very small amount up the nose, place some on the tip of the tongue, or mix it with water and drink. I’m personally afraid of this one, but it works for some.
Low levels of magnesium in the blood are commonly associated with headaches, especially in women, particularly migraines and headaches related to the menstrual cycle. 400 – 700 mg of magnesium daily is considered safe. Excess magnesium taken orally can put a strain on the kidneys, so don’t overdose.
SImply by adjusting your diet, you can avoid that painful headache and keep it in bay. Learn what foods you need more.
Foods high in magnesium include molasses, nuts, spinach, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, seafood, cheese, baked potatoes, broccoli and bananas.
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