Migraines are very painful, throbbing headaches often accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. The Mayo Clinic clams that the cause of migraines is still largely unknown, and patients suffering from them can identify their own personal triggers, which could be anything from hormonal changes, stress, sun glare or a change in barometric pressure during a storm.
These disabling headaches affect about 36 million Americans, with one in every four households having a member who is suffering from the condition. If you’re suffering from migraines, you deffinitely should try some of these amazing natural remedies
The famous blogger Alisson Jacobson says that applying VapoRub on the temples during a migraine can reduce the pain and pressure very quickly. According to a study conducted at the Thomas Jefferson University, a menthol gel similar to VapoRub reduced the pressure from migraines after a couple of hours. Peppermint essential oil has a similar effect. Lori of the Health Extremist blog clams that a mixture of peppermint essential oil and water or coconut oil applied on the forehead can relieve the migraine pain within one hour
2.Ice and banana peel compress
Ice wrapped in banana peel is a potassium-rich cold compress which can help you relieve the pain caused by migraines. All you have to do is to apply a cold compress on your neck and head and you will reduce the pain very quickly
According to a study conducted by the Divisions of Adolescent Medicine in Providence, RI, olive and fish oil can effectively reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of recurrent migraines in adolescents. The reason behind this lies in the fact that both oils contain long amounts of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids which are building blocks for the hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction and relaxation of artery walls.
Only two drops of lavender in a pot of boiling water can be enough to soothe your migraines. According to a study published in European Neurology, inhaling lavender essential oil for 15 minutes can reduce the pain caused by migraines, lower your anxiety and your blood pressure, and can also stabilize your mood.
Flaxseed is a superfood which has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians to treat constipation, hot flashes and breast pain. Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, which can improve your brain function and lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases. You can add the seeds to your smoothies, oatmeal or even drink them with water. Consuming flaxseeds regularly will reduce the frequency of migraines.
The Foundation of Advancement in Cancer Therapy (FACT) has found that consuming just 2 teaspoons of organic honey every day can prevent migraines and their symptoms. The foundation recommends taking a teaspoon of honey as soon as you notice a migraine. Honey is absorbed directly into the blood stream and also soothes the stomach lining, making it perfect for eliminating migraine symptoms such as nausea.
7.Peanut butter and ginger
It may sounds strange, but Peas Health recommends applying a peanut butter-ginger paste directly to your temples in case of a migraine attack. People who suffer from migraines they often also suffer from magnesium deficiency, and according to Defy Medical, the arginine found in peanut butter is a precursor to nitric oxide, which can dilate your blood vessels and release the pressure.
8.Stretch your neck
Stretching your neck every day for 20 minutes can prevent and relieve headaches and migraines. Move your chin forward, upward and toward each shoulder, holding for 5 seconds in each position and do shoulder shrugs and neck isometrics by pressing your palm into your forehead and against each side of your head.