A 2014 study using 100 participants compared the effectiveness of ginger powder with sumatriptan, a common migraine drug.
The researchers found the effectiveness of ginger was statistically comparable to sumatriptan, and users were as willing to continue with either treatment.
One definite benefit for people who get migraines is that using ginger cannot hurt and, aside from an existing allergy, there are no side effects to using it.
2. Essential oils:
Essential oils are often used as natural remedies or as an antimicrobial in homemade cleaning products.
Lavender is an essential oil often recommended as a remedy for stress, anxiety, and headaches. Another small study published in European Neurology found that lavender oil inhalation helped reduce the severity of migraine headaches in some people.
3. Stay hydrated:
Not drinking enough water is a well-known migraine and headache trigger, and it only takes minor dehydration to bring on a headache.
People can try to drink more water each day to avoid dehydration. People with severe dehydration may initially need an oral rehydration solution to replace missing electrolytes.
Drinking water throughout the day, and maintaining a healthful diet is usually enough to stay sufficiently hydrated.
To relieve headache pain, dab a drop or two of thyme or rosemary essential oil on each temple and on your forehead. Rub gently into the skin, then sit quietly for several minutes to let this home remedy work. Thank us, later!