Using Home Remedies For Migraines

You might want to consider home remedies for migraines if you have tried so many other avenues and it keeps on coming. After all natural ways are good for the body and they are less expensive.

Migraine is a painful throbbing headache that develops from inflated veins around the brain.

Most of the time it affects only one side of the head and can make you sensitive to light, feel like vomiting, loss appetite, have a heartburn, and much more.

Whether you suffer from classic migraine with symptoms like blur vision, hallucination or from cluster migraine which suddenly inflicts pain around the eye, you will need some good home remedies for migraines for treatment.

Feverfew home remedies for migraines

Migraine can be contained with feverfew herb if you administer the remedy before it tries to come. Feverfew has a compound similar to aspirin called sesquitterpene lactones. It usually takes between 1-3 months to begin to see great results with this remedy.

Feverfew does not taste good at all so you might want to add something to it at least to make it a little reasonable. Here is a remedy that you can use.

  • About 30 leaves of feverfew
  • About 8 leaves of parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger
  • 1½ teaspoon of scraped lemon peel
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Honey

Chop these leaves into pieces and add the scraped lemon peels and ginger to it. Season it with a little sea salt and pepper. Place the content in a closed container and store away in a fridge. It can last for 7 days.

Once a day spread about 1 ounce of the herbs on bread, squeeze a little bit of honey on it and eat it with whatever you want for reducing or preventing migraine. It may not taste the way you want but it is an effective remedy.

However, if you breastfeed a baby or are pregnant, do not use feverfew for migraine treatment. Secondly it can be addictive like aspirin and some people might feel headache when they decide to stop using it. Minors should not be allowed to use it unless it is upon the consent of a medical attendant.

You can also use 100 mg of the dried feverfew herb, standardized to contain at least 0.6 mg of parthenolid to start attacking migraine or use Migra-Lieve which includes feverfew, magnesium and riboflavin.


More remedies

Stinking Iris  remedies

This is considered a vita  natural pain killer home remedies for migraines. Add 1 tablespoon of chopped stinking iris to 2 cups of water and boil for about 10 minutes. Sieve, and take 3 tablespoons a day for relief. You may want to add more water, if you feel a slight laxative effect.

Dry nettle treatment

Add 2 tablespoons of dry nettle to 2 cups of milk and simmer for about 10 minutes. Sieve and add some honey to it, and drink it warm.
If you are allergic to nettle, you may substitute it with peppermint.

White willow bark remedy

White willow bark contains salicin. This is the ingredient from which aspirin is derived. White willow is a very effective pain reliever that deals with the stomach and the entire body more easily than its pharmaceutical counterpart. Use the suggested dosage for treatment.

Butterbur for migraines

Butterbur root has anti-spasmodic, analgesic and sedative effects. Butterbur is shown to be very effective when taken daily to prevent migraines.

Studies show that 50-100 mg dose of butterbur standardized to 7.5 percent petasin and isopetasin, taken two times in a day is very effective for migraine treatment. However follow the current recommendation on the container.

Remember to buy the products that are certified free of butterbur’s toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids (Pas). Because they can cause liver and kidney damage

Look into these home remedies for migraines and see how best they can help you.

Hair dryer remedy

This remedy has been known to work for many people. So try it and see if it will work for you. Turn your hair dryer on medium setting when you begin to feel the migraine headache coming. Allow the heat from the hair dryer to ease the headache.


Supplements needed

Vitamins  and minerals home remedies for migraines are going to be needed for the long term treatment.

  • 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is well known for relieving migraine headaches. It has direct effects on serotonin levels, which affect circulation in the blood vessel of the brain, and it increases the body’s endorphin (natural painkillers) levels. Consider using the required quantity for treatment. Do not take it if you are on antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication.
  • Vitamin B complex and B6 work well to normalize the blood flow to the brain and Niacin also helps to dilate the blood vessels for more blood to flow to the brain. Request for the dosage recommended.
  • Manganese and calcium also reduce or relieve migraine and tension headaches by calming the nerves and assist in controlling muscle contraction. However if this causes you to have diarrhea, decrease the intake.
  • Migraine patients may also need stress reducing hormones that can be produced by vitamin C to block substances that may trigger migraines.

Homeopathic remedies

Lachesis home remedies for migraines: Lachesis is considered for treating migraine headache that is predominantly on the left side of the head. It is also good for women who experience migraine pain during their mid cycle. The proper dosage has to be followed on the container for the desired effect.

Sulphur remedies: If your migraine has been triggered by low blood sugar levels, use sulphur homeopathic remedy to ease the pain.
Symptoms of migraine caused by low blood sugar may include tight and constricted brain, and heavy throbbing sensation in the crown of the head.

It is recommended that you seek proper medical attention in the homeopathic field before using this form of treatment.


Other remedies

  • To prevent the migraine from coming, one can use evening primrose oil capsules or royal jelly capsules daily.
  • Some herbal extracts also help to restrict migraine headaches. These include alcohol free golden seal extract, and lobelia extract which must be used strictly according to the instructions on the labels.
  • You can also apply progesterone essential oil to your temple every half hour and place some drops under your tongue but make sure you follow the instruction on the bottle.
  • If you are interested in teas, ginger, rosemary/sage, and skullcap can be used regularly as home remedies for migraines treatment but do not depend on only teas for full relief.
  • Get checked for joint problems, which can be a cause of tension or migraine headaches. Women using synthetic hormone replacement should consider switching to natural alternative hormone replacement (HRT).

Diet and MSG

Be careful of foods that can trigger migraines, and eliminate them from your diet. The most common culprits include diary, wheat, eggs, corn, soy products, citrus, chocolate, pork, sausage, tea, yeast, wine, and alcohol.

It looks like you might have to eliminate a lot of foods but once you get used to eating naturally, you will be alright.

What about MSG?

Many of us have never heard of MSG. It is a food additive called Monosodium Glutamate which makes food tastes a lot better. However it is also a major cause of migraine in many people. In fact research shows that majority of migraine problems are the result of excess MSG in the body. This has been voiced out extensively by natural health institutions and many food additive producers now try to hide the name “MSG” under different descriptions. It is sometimes called hydrolyzed protein, natural flavoring, yeast nutrients, and many more names.

It is not easy to find seasonings without MSG except at whole food stores, some nutrition centers, and sometimes camping section of Academy sporting store. Do what ever you can do to restrict MSG in your food. This could be one of the cheapest home remedies for migraines anyway.


The earlier you consider using home remedies for migraines the better the chances of catching them before they come.


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