Home Remedies for MigraineOn May 27, 2017 by cshnc
Migraine is a condition where frequent headaches are the most common symptoms. The headache is usually severe and throbbing pain is noted sides of the head; the temples, behind the ears, eyes, or other parts of the head. Some people with migraines tend to be sensitive to light, sound or have temporal loss of vision. Migraines affect persons between ages of 15 to 55. Migraines can be treated naturally or by use of over-the-counter medication.
Vitaminsare common natural remedies for migraines. Not just any vitamin but Vitamins B2, B12, and C. Vitamin B2 also known as riboflavin found in meat, fish, and eggs, can be used to treat migraines. Vitamin B12 helps in lowering nitric oxide levels in the body responsible for migraines. Vitamin C is also another effective remedy for migraines because it helps in lowering levels of manganese in the body. Consume lots of fresh fruits to acquire Vitamin C.
Low carbohydrate and high fat diet are yet among natural remedies for migraines. Most migraines patients complain of the attack after consuming sugary foods. Sweets and sugar are a form of refined carbohydrates responsible for high blood sugar levels. To protect from migraines and high blood sugar levels, you can increase the consumption of essential fats like olive, flaxseed, and fish (Omega-3 fatty acids) oils. These fats especially Omega-3 fatty acids helps in soothing the brain’s nerves and arteries thus reducing migraines and preventing another one.
Magnesium. Most patients suffering from migraines have also been seen to lack this essential mineral. Magnesium helps in chemical transmission from the brain to the arteries that help minimize arterial dilation. To deal with migraines naturally, consume lots of spinach and kales; legumes like beans and peas; cheese and milk; avocadoes and bananas; and hard water (tap water).
Use of Butterbur. This is a Eurasian herb specifically used as a natural remedy for preventing migraines as well as reducing pains caused by migraines. Being one of the most common natural remedies for migraines, Butterbur inhibits leukotrienes, a toxic chemical released during inflammatory process. The herb is also used to minimize arterial dilation thus treating migraines. One can take a single 75mg of butterbur extract twice a day during meals.
Ginkgo biloba extract. This is also another helpful herb used as a natural remedy for migraines because it inhibits platelet activating factor, a substance responsible for migraines.
Feverfew as a natural remedy for migraine helps in reducing the rate and severity of this condition. It also helps in reducing nausea and vomiting, light sensitivity as well as pain. A 125mg capsule of feverfew can be taken once per day until the migraine is gone.