Myogenik headaches caused by muscle tension face, neck and head. These headaches are the most common type. The annual prevalence of headache myogenik was 74%, much higher than for all other types of headaches. Women 40% more often affected by these headaches than men. Myogenik headache is characterized by pressure on both sides of the head with mild to moderate and did not get hurt when doing regular physical activity. Headaches are also not cause nausea, vomiting, or more sensitive to light and sound.
Vascular headaches are caused by dilation of blood vessels (vasodilation) of the brain that suppress the nerves causing pain. This type of headache is the most common is migraine. Migraines are recurrent headaches, which are prevalent in women, especially before menstruation. Migraine is characterized by severe pain on one or both sides of the head, which lasted for at least 12 hours. This type of headache is accompanied by loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. In some people, migraines are also characterized by increased sensitivity to light and loud noise. Therefore, they usually want to rest in a darkened room, quiet and cool.
Plants that can be used to relieve headaches, among others:
- 2-3 leaves of Zingeber officinale, roscs. mashed and added a little water. Used as a compress forehead. Waist pain and sprains.
- 30 grams of leaves of Centella asiatica, (Linn), Urban, plus 10 grams of leaves of Coleus amboinicus, Lour, boiled with 2 cups water to boil and the remaining half cup, drink one cup 2 times a day. Each drink can be added 1 tablespoon of honey.