According to research, about 47 million people in America are faced with terrible headaches. These headaches are usually followed by pulsating pain, nausea, light sensitivity, neck and even back pain.
There’s a wide palette of various medicines such as Aspirin, Excedrin, and others. But sometimes, they simply don’t help, or even worse, they irritate your stomach along with everything else that’s bothering you. Luckily, there are several great natural remedies that can help you to overcome your painful headaches.
Here a few:
Banana & Ice Compress
Based on the Mayo Clinic research, cold compresses can help with migraine pains. Put a banana rind with some ice on the forehead. This way, your skin will absorb some extra potassium and hopefully, take away your pain.
Lavender massage or inhalation make wonders when it comes to headaches.
Put several drops of this oil and massage your temples.
Also, you can prepare your lavender inhalation with six cups of boiled water and about eight lavender drops.
Caffeine pops out as one of the most effective migraine painkillers. Actually, lots of medicines used for headaches consist of caffeine. The reason is caffeine decreases the inflammation that is a common trigger for migraines. If you mix caffeine and some of the over the counter painkiller medicines, it is about 40 % more efficient when used together than a medicine alone. But also, you should keep in mind that regular use of caffeine can lead to its addiction in case you skip your regular daily dose.
Butterbur (also known as petasites) is a beautiful flower but also a fabulous migraine killer. 50 to 75 mg taken in pills, twice a day, can really help to stop a migraine. This flower can improve your blood flow and this way prevents headaches.
Feverfew is available as an extract, a supplement or a tea. Studies have proved that feverfew is used both for prevention and as a migraine treatment.
Omega 3 acids can be one of the best migraine cures. You can use flaxseed, ground or as an oil because it’s rich in omega 3. You can put flaxseed in your soup, salad or you can use it in salad dressings.
If your migraines are provoked by tension or muscle pains, use basil oil. This oil acts as a muscle relaxant so, in order to relax your muscles and ease your headaches, you can use it when cooking.
Buckwheat contains rutin, which reduces inflammation. You should use it on a daily basis since it’s very healthy and also you can prepare it easily.
In 2014, a research showed that ginger is incomparably better that many prescribed migraine medicines.
Ginger has the anti-inflammatory character, so it can keep headaches at bay.
In order to prevent or even get rid of the terrible migraines, you should also add a few changes in your lifestyle. You can try with massages, yoga practice, meditation or whatever that relieves stress and tensions. Or, you may try with acupuncture or other alternative methods. Hopefully, these fabulous eight remedies will help you to live your life without migraines.
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