Lemon and Salt Drink for Headaches

Heidi Sloane

New Yorker living in Mexico City. Co-founder of COLAB Cold Brew and team member of Nutmeg Aspirin. Thanks to my progressive hippie parents, I've been lucky enough to have access to homeopathic and holistic doctors since I was born.

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How It Works

At the first sign of a headache, combine the juice and zest of one lemon and two teaspoons of Himalayan crystal salt in a glass of room temperature water. Then drink it all in one sip (or as quickly as possible). My headache usually begins to fade within minutes.

A lot of headaches come from dehydration and mineral deficiencies. Himalayan salt has tons more minerals than table salt, and aides in quickly replenishing your body, while the lemon contains vitamins and promotes healthy liver function to help remove toxins in your body more quickly. Those, combined with the water are a speedy way to quickly get your body back on the right track.

What You’ll Need

  • Lemon
  • Himalayan Salt
  • room temp water

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As a frequent headache sufferer, I've tried many things to kick a headache before it becomes a migraine. This remedy is my go-to when I wake up with a headache.

What do you think?

Heidi Sloane

New Yorker living in Mexico City. Co-founder of COLAB Cold Brew and team member of Nutmeg Aspirin. Thanks to my progressive hippie parents, I've been lucky enough to have access to homeopathic and holistic doctors since I was born.

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Heidi Sloane
By Heidi Sloane
705 - Contributor
5 months ago

A Bikram yoga teacher recommended I eat raw cucumber with lemon juice and Himalayan salt as a hydrating and mineral-replenishing post-class snack. Makes sense that these ingredients would help with a headache too!

Bronia
By Bronia
245 - Explorer
5 months ago

What a great idea. Maybe I'll try that snack next time!