Lime for Headaches

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Acres

Lime is the newest "staple" in my kitchen.

wixom lake realtor


Some months ago here on Active Rain, and I don't remember where, I read the lime remedy for headaches and commented that I would have to try it, but hopefully not soon.

As a sufferer of headaches, the question is not if but when you will get the next headache and how bad will it be? So I always take note of something that could ease the pain.

So, I've had a couple headaches and I think that lime doeshelp to ease the pain. And there is not a cure - only time has ever worked for me.... along with darkness and quiet and a soft pillow that smells nice and kisses help, but my husband isn't always around for that ....

Anyway, to use the lime I cut it in a slice and cut it in half and made it a wedge like you'd decorate a mixed drink with. Then I put the lime, squeeze gently if necessary, on my forehead and temples and along my hairline, including the back of my neck...

Repeat as needed.

It is a little sticky mess, but not to worry a shower and shampoo will remedy that! It really does seem to help some - so I will try to keep them on hand and find some other uses for them as well!

Comments (12)

Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.


I shall give it a try next headache.

Apr 17, 2011 04:35 AM
Dennis Duvernay Broker/Owner
Hillview Realty - Northbridge, MA

Hmmmm....never heard of that one....but if you get severe headaches you will try just about anything....glad it helped...

Apr 17, 2011 04:36 AM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Marilyn,

Never heard of that!

Certainly better to try natural remedies than synthetic ones...


Apr 17, 2011 04:38 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Marilyn,  I also have some pretty bad headaches but would rather use a good lime in in something to drink !  LOL  Have a terrific weekend.

Apr 17, 2011 04:45 AM
James Loftis - West Palm Beach, FL

Never heard of this either , but will try. Thanks

Apr 17, 2011 05:01 AM
Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Yorktown, NY
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Thanks, I never heard of this. Will definitely try next time instead of excedrin. I always prefer natural remedies.

Apr 17, 2011 05:06 AM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

This is news to me.  I will try it the next time I have a headache.  Thanks

Apr 17, 2011 05:12 AM
Ted Tyrrell
RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton) - Victoria, BC
Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria

Marilyn, sounds like you may suffer from migraines. I think the post you are referring to is

Apr 17, 2011 07:36 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

I always thought that the limes caused my headaches.  Especially when they were hanging on the side of several margaritta glasses.

Apr 17, 2011 10:48 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hello Marilyn, my sister gets migraine headaches all the time...I will let her know about this remedy. Thanks,

Apr 18, 2011 04:35 AM
Marilyn Harrell
Better Homes and Acres - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Peter, Hope it helps!

Dennis, yes, within reason that is! Went to Redi Med once and got a shot - that didn't help. Went to the hospital once - they put me on oxygen for a bit and sent me home - that didn't help.

Phil, I still use Excedrin Migraine and Aleve ... and sometimes Advil Migraine.

Bill, Multiple uses!

James, It could help..

Barbara, I do still use Excedrin Migraine and Aleve ... and sometimes Advil Migraine.

Kathy, Nothing to lose by trying it!

Ted, That wasn't the one, but thank you! I enjoyed it and may reblog it!

Jim, Yes they can both cause and ease headache pain!

Rebecca, It helps some, but like I said there is no miracle pain relief!

Headaches are seriously no joke - they can cause a lot of pain....

Apr 19, 2011 03:32 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm going to give it a try.

If it helps me: great:) if not, it is still great for your skin:)

Thanks for sharing!

Jul 16, 2014 05:16 PM