I usually take ibuprofen or drink water. Recently though, I've been reading about how damaging over the counter painkillers can be for your liver and other organs, so decided to give the herbs White Willow and Meadowsweet a try. And can you believe it, my headache went away. Regardless of the cause of the headache - it could have been many things - I felt better and more equipped to go about my day.
Meadowsweet and White Willow contain salicylic acid which is a blood thinner. Aspirin is a synthetic version of salicylic acid. I'm excited to work on modifying my life so that stress headaches don't happen anymore - but until then, I'll be using herbs instead of synthetic drugs.