Migraines, headache, headache, cough, cold, fatigue, pain, are all alarm bells and if we calm the symptoms easily, we should always look for the root causes with the help of our family doctor. It is always necessary to treat the evil at its root for a definitive cure. Headache is pain of varying intensity or nervous tension that can occur anywhere on the head. There are many root causes (fatigue, hypertension, eye pain, depression, malaria, typhoid fever, influenza, glaucoma, overwork, digestive disorders, painful periods, stress, rheumatism, meningitis, sinusitis, drug poisoning, etc.).
In a headache (tension headache) the pain often occurs on both sides of the head (often in the frontal region).
You have the impression of having your head clamped in a vice or like a hammering. Headaches can come on suddenly or gradually and the duration can vary from several minutes to several hours.
One important difference from migraine is that the pain does not get worse with exertion and the headache is usually not accompanied by nausea or vomiting.
In addition one can speak of chronic tension headache when a person undergoes more than 15 attacks per month and that during 6 months, if this is the case talk to your doctor.
The drugs are numerous and very effective, but once the underlying disease is well identified, appropriate treatment is needed for a permanent cure.
- paracetamol, 500 mg in adult dosage, to be taken every 4 hours. In tablet, sucking tablet, sachet, suppository or effervescent tablet.
- acetylsalicylic acid (= ASS, also called aspirin), in an adult dosage of 500 mg, to be taken according to the advice of the doctor or pharmacist. In tablet, effervescent tablet or instant tablet.
- ibuprofen in the dosage of 100, 200 mg or 400 mg adult dosage, to be taken according to the advice of the doctor or pharmacist. In tablet.
- naproxen, to be taken as tablets
- diclofenac, 12.5 mg (over-the-counter adult dosage), to be taken according to the doctor's advice. In tablet.
- various other molecules, ask your pharmacy for advice
- mixtures of these molecules (for example AAS and paracetamol, ...), sometimes supplemented by other molecules such as caffeine (it seems to accelerate the speed of action).
Notes on pain relievers:
1. The choice of an analgesic is quite personal, try several drugs (molecules listed above) to see which one has the most effect on you, in particular according to your sensitivity (for example aspirin is not very suitable in case heartburn, ... Seek the advice of a specialist who will provide you with information).
2. Taking pain relievers long term can ironically increase the headache, be sure to take it sensibly. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice.
--Drinking a cup of lemon, sugar-free coffee quickly calms the headache.
- Put ice packs (attention protected by a cloth to avoid "burning" the skin by the cold) on the forehead.
- If you drink alcohol, remember to drink water at the same time, to avoid dehydration caused by alcohol and therefore a potential headache
- Take a hot bath to relax (favorable effect on headaches).
- Walk regularly especially in the evenings.
- Relax, relax, learn to breathe better.
- Take your medication knowingly and with a large glass of water (if taking a tablet or capsule).
--Ground fresh neem leaves and apply locally on the head.
- Crush the fresh leaves of Guiera Senegalensis on a cloth, then apply the poultice directly to the forehead or the painful area of ??the head. Hold for several minutes.
Recipe N ° 52: Rheumatism, Lumbago and sciatica
Plant: Securidaca Longipedunculata (snake tree)
Pelga in Mooré
Syanabwe in Lyélé
Sye in Nuni
Dioro in bambara and kpèta dô in goun.
Crush the root bark between two stones, mix with twice the weight of shea butter. Rub the painful area morning and evening, 4 to 5 days.
Recipe N ° 53: Colds and sinusitis
Plant: Ocimum Americanum (
Yulenyuga in Mooré
Ebôgyuru in Lyélé
Bombon-lo in Nuni
Pour a bowl of boiling water over ten flower spikes; cover your head over the bowl; breathe steam, 10 minutes.
For babies, same thing; the mother holds her child in her arms and they both breathe.
Recipe N ° 54: Cough - 1
Plant: Acacia Albida
Balansan in Bambara
Zaanga in Mooré
Esono in Lyélé
Sesono in Nuni
Preparation as recipe No. 48. Drink half a glass morning, noon and evening.
Recipe N ° 55: Cough - 2
Plant: Ficus Gnaphalocarpa
Kankanga in Mooré
Epilu in Lyélé
Kaporo in Nuni
Torogbè in bambara;
Soft bark the size of a hand, boiled for 10 minutes in a liter of water. strain, let cool; drink half a glass morning, noon and evening.
For babies, sweeten a little, and give a tablespoon in the morning, noon and evening.
Recipe N ° 56: Guinea worm (dracunculiasis)
Plant: Nicotiana Tabacum = Tobacco
Taba in Mooré
Newo in Lyélé
Nawale in Nuni
Fresh crushed tobacco leaf; the juice is deposited on the exit hole of the worm, with a small bandage renewed every day. 15 days.
Recipe N ° 57: Intestinal worms - 1
Plant: Cucurbita Pepo = pumpkin
Yogre in Mooré
Gam in Lyélé
Gango in Nuni
Take 5 or 6 raw seeds, bite them in the morning before eating. 5 to 6 days.
Recipe N ° 58: Intestinal worms - 2
Plant: Allium Sativum = Garlic
1 or 2 chewable cayeux on an empty stomach.
For babies, crush a cayeux in a spoonful of water, and give it to drink.
Recipe N ° 59: Zona
Plants: Parkia Biglobosa (the Néré)
Roaga in Mooré
Shimi in Lyélé
Seû in Nuni
Ahoaun tin in goun.
Kazwi in Mooré
Méla in Lyélé
Pwamena in Nuni
Ground together the leaves of N ° 1 and the seeds of N ° 2, without water, to make a paste (put enough leaves). Spread this paste on the shingles, 3 days in a row. Repeat once, if necessary.