Potatoes: A Natural Cure For Headaches

What do you do if you have a headache? Take a pill and lie down in a dark room until the pain goes away? Well, what if I was to tell you that rubbing a potato skin on your forehead could help? I know, you’d think I was pulling your leg or had lost my marbles, but it’s true. Potatoes are one of many natural remedies that people have used for centuries for curing headaches. Read on to find out why and how it works.

What causes headaches?

Every day, millions of people around the world get headaches triggered by stress, tension, lack of sleep, eyestrain, dehydration, hangover or hunger. Even a change in the season or poor body posture can cause a headache to strike. Long before there were drug stores, cultures across the globe used herbal remedies to tackle a throbbing head and folk have used food to banish the occasional headache, particularly the humble spud. Although there is no scientific research to show potatoes are effective, they remain a popular alternative treatment.

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