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Old but effective home remedy: Espresso with lemon for headaches - recommended by neurologists!
Now at Christmas it can get late. The next day your head roars! With a simple coffee trick, the headache can be dispelled in the morning with coffee and lemon.
If there is a pounding and buzzing in the head, you don't have to take medication straight away. Mostly, home remedies for headaches can help. One of them is coffee with lemon juice. This combination can also be useful for a migraine attack.
Treat headache with home remedies
For headaches, many people inevitably resort to medicines such as ibuprofen, aspirin or paracetamol. The Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) recently reported that one in ten Germans takes at least one headache tablet every day. It can be dangerous. Because if used incorrectly and frequently, painkillers can cause permanent headaches. For minor complaints, simple tricks for headaches are often more effective than medication. Among other things, coffee with lemon can help.
A cup of coffee with half a lemon juice
If you have a headache, it can help to drink a cup of espresso into which the juice of half a lemon is squeezed. No sweetener may be added to the drink.
The combination can also be used as a home remedy for migraines.
Lemon in the coffee
Like the neurologist Dr. med. Astrid Gendolla from Essen explains on the internet portal "chronischemigraene.de" that a cup of strong coffee with the juice of half a lemon can provide relief from mild migraine attacks. “If the migraine attack isn't so strong, a cup of strong coffee with half a lemon juice can provide relief. The caffeine from coffee narrows the blood vessels in the brain that are enlarged during migraines. The vitamin C from the lemon can increase the formation of a body's own messenger substance that dampens the headache, ”says the doctor.
And the vitamin C from the lemon can, according to Dr. Gendolla increase the formation of a body's own messenger substance that dampens the headache. However, if you suffer from a headache all the time, you should not rely on home remedies;
Reduce coffee consumption gradually
However, studies have also shown that regular coffee consumption of more than six cups a day increases the risk of a migraine attack if you stop drinking coffee immediately from one day to the next, Dr. Gendolla. “If you want to reduce your coffee consumption, you should do this gradually.”
Endurance sports reduce headaches and migraines
Privatdozent Dr. Charly Gaul, a neurologist from Königstein, also advises exercise. Studies show that endurance sports have a positive effect on headaches and migraines. “Those who have headaches or migraines on more days in a month than days without headache can often hardly exercise regularly. At the same time, studies show that endurance sports have a very positive effect. ” (sb, ad)
Author and source information
This text corresponds to the specifications of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.
- Dr. Astrid Gendolla, Internet portal chronischemigraene.de
- Dr. Charly Gaul, neurologist from Königstein, internet portal chronischemigraene.de