Avoid taking medicine when you have a migraine, choose these effective and natural options.
Migraine sufferers won’t let me lie when I say that migraine is one of the most excruciating headaches. Usually migraine sufferers put aside all daily activities to lie in bed with the lights off and preferably without noise.
Sometimes the pain intensifies for hours and the only thing that could alleviate it, according to science, would be to take a pain reliever to help you feel better. However, taking medicine frequently can harm or create other health problems. Fortunately, there are very effective natural home remedies to combat migraines.
- Take ginger
You just have to add a tablespoon of ground ginger to a cup of water and drink it. If you prefer, buy a whole piece to chew the root, you can even prepare a ginger tea, honey and a few drops of lemon. Take it as many times as you want and you will see that your discomfort will decrease notably.
2. Lemon, chamomile and mint tea
Chamomile, lemon, and peppermint are known to be anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and digestive. They help to supply enough oxygen to the brain, fighting migraine. Just add one of the envelopes of any of these flavors of teas in boiling water and drink it throughout the day.
Ice is ideal when the headache is severe. All you have to do is lie down on your bed and place an ice bag or towel on your head for a few minutes until the pain subsides. This will help you improve blood flow and you will feel relief.
4. Bath with essential oils of lavender, almonds or argan
To relieve a migraine, take a relaxing bath with drops of lavender, almond or argan oil. According to a clinical study, carried out by the School of Medicine of the University of Mashhad in Iran, the smell of the essences have analgesic effects helping to reduce headaches.
5. Prohibited foods
Specialists recommend avoiding consuming some foods that accelerate blood circulation such as spicy foods (sauces), dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt), cold cuts (sausages, ham) and coffee.
Salt strengthens the immune system by restoring the balance of electrolytes in the body and at the same time fighting migraine. In a glass of water, mix half a teaspoon of salt and the juice of half a lemon, and drink it twice a day.
What you should know
American Academy of Ophthalmology confirms that migraine is caused by serotonin (a chemical used by brain cells), which causes blood vessels to be affected, reducing the supply of oxygen to the brain. So these home remedies will be effective, since they all help reduce inflammation, promoting circulation throughout the body. Don’t hesitate any longer and see for yourself!