For someone who has not experienced severe migraines, it’s easy to dismiss migraines as “ordinary headaches”. Far from it though, as migraines are also often accompanied by symptoms like throbbing pain, light and sound sensitivity, or even nausea and vomiting.
Here are some herbal remedies for migraines that have found support from scientific studies:
Herbs for Migraines
For centuries, peppermint and its active ingredient, menthol have been used to alleviate pain including headaches. As an essential oil, peppermint is also helpful for headaches due to its aroma and cooling properties.
To lessen migraine symptoms, experts believe that cayenne, through its potent ingredient capsaicin, can provide some relief by masking the pain of headache or increasing your pain threshold.
A well known herb in aromatherapy, rosemary may be of benefit in the treatment of headaches. Rosemary essential oil is mixed with lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint to make a natural treatment for migraines.
For thousands of years, willow bark has been used in the treatment of inflammatory and pain conditions, as well as headaches.
The roots of this spice are thought to be one of the most effective natural treatments for migraines and headaches. According to research, ginger contains highly potent compounds that help relieve swelling, pain and tension which normally cause headaches.
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