Utilizing something spicy may not sound headache helpful, but cayenne is somewhat revered in the kingdom of natural remedies to treat pain and inflammation. Numerous studies, the first in 1998 in The Clinical Journal of Pain, support that when applied topically to the nasal passages; people experience a significant decrease in the severity of their headaches, all thanks to capsaicin. You will need… -1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder -4 ounces of warm water -cotton swabs 1. Dilute a ½ teaspoon of cayenne powder in 4 ounces of warm water. 2. Soak a cotton swab in the solution and stir it around to make sure it’s covered-the powder can sometimes sink to the bottom. 3. Apply the moist swab gently to the inside of each nostril until you can feel the heat. It may be a bit unpleasant at first, but take the burning sensation as a sign that it’s working. 4. When it subsides, your headache will hopefully be wiped out, or at the very least better than before.