Best Natural Remedies For Headaches and Migraines...

Natural Remedies For Headaches

There're several natural headache remedies to look at. From vitamins and herbs to magnesium (mineral). Also nutrition supplements such as CoQ 10 and 5-HTP aid in the prevention of headaches.

While conventional medicines work for headache and migraine sufferers, some would prefer more natural remedies for headaches that don't come with a ton of side effects. Old timers so to speak knew what home remedies would work for each aliment. After all, several hundred years ago there wasn't a drug store on each corner.

Read along as we cover quite a few remedies for headaches. Not all will be taken, but these may hone in on the type of headache you have, and take it from there.

Before treating, be sure to know exactly what kind of headache you have. To often, sufferers think they're having bad headaches while they may actually be having migraines.

Natural remedies for headaches and nausea with herbs.

Ginger has been used for thousands of years for everything from migraines (nausea and vomiting) to menstrual cramps, bloating, loose stools, and even the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Even for an upset stomach, most everyone at sometime has bought a Ginger Ale for stomach queasiness. Buy something yummy to nibble on, such as gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, or gingersnaps for nausea.

Ginger can be bought in several different forms:

  • Dried root power.
  • Fresh root.
  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Prepared tea bags.

Make some ginger tea, that's a home remedy for stomach aches. Not only can you use ginger for headaches, you can take Oil of Ginger for the stomach, and externally for pains like toothache.

Although ginger is recognized as safe, it can cause:

  • Heartburn
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Belching
  • Nausea, if taken in powdered form.

Natural remedies for headaches by using Butterbur.

Years ago some headache and migraine sufferers knew that Butterbur helped headaches, and that was enough. But today, studies have been done for the public. Here are several that pretty much sums up Butterbar.

Not only was butterbur found to help migraines, Butterbur can also help asthma.

Studies have shown that there are two ingredients in butterbur that help headaches. They are called petasin, and isopetasin. In migraine attacks there's swelling, and inflammation in blood vessels in the head during an attack. While petasin is thought to reduce spasms in the walls of the blood vessels, isopetasin has an anti-inflammatory effect, and it's important in inflammatory response.

Two clinical studies using a standardized butterbur extract over three months, showed as much as sixty percent reduction in the frequency of migraine attacks compared to placebo, and the pain and duration were also reduced.

Natural remedies for headaches using Feverfew.

Feverfew is a flowering plant that's also been used since ancient times to treat migraines and inflammation. Women  can benefit from this plant also for their menstrual. Feverfew has a chemical that prevents substances that cause inflammation from entering the bloodstream and traveling to the brain where they appear to be at least somewhat responsible for migraine pain.

Feverfew is available as:

  • Standardized extract 
  • Tincture 
  • Capsule 
  • Fresh leaves

Each package will have the recommended dosage information.


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Magnesium and feverfew together are two natural remedies for headaches.

 Magnesium is also known to have a positive effect on migraines, and most migraine sufferers through studies have been found to have a deficiency of this important mineral.

  • Magnesium relaxes blood vessels, and allows them to dilate, thus reducing the spasms and constrictions that can cause migraines.
  • Magnesium regulates the action of brain neurotransmitters and inflammatory substances, which may play a role in migraines when unbalanced.
  • Magnesium thins blood, somewhat like aspirin, preventing the formation of tiny clots that can block blood vessels and cause pain.
  • Magnesium relaxes muscles and prevents the build up of lactic acid, which along with muscle tension, can make your head pain worse.

A group of three thousand migraine sufferers were given 200 MG of magnesium a day, and there was a 80% reduction in their migraine symptoms. Although this wasn't a controlled group, it aroused quite a bit of excitement, and triggered a flurry of research on magnesium and migraines.

Two vitamins used for headache relief.

B2 is a vitamin that plays an important role in our bodies. Someone that sufferers with headaches, may have a higher need for this vitamin, and if there's a deficiency of Riboflavin, this may be the reason for those attacks. A deficiency can cause blood vessel dilation. 

Does Riboflavin help prevent headache attacks? The best way to answer that is through studies that have been done on Riboflavin.

One such study was done on fifty four migraine sufferers. Giving 400mgs a day, for three months in a randomized controlled trial using Riboflavin and placebo, fifteen percent of the placebo users responded positively, while a whopping 59 percent of the Riboflavin had significant amount of migraine relief, with no major side effects.

A further study giving Riboflavin migraine to people that knew what they were taking, riboflavin decreased their headache attacks to one half of what they had been having each month. Riboflavin also reduced the frequency, duration, and intensity of their headaches.

Studies as early as 1944 showed that niacin was effective in the relief of headaches.

In one study, 81% of the headaches that were reported, a positive response was to niacin. Another study of a hundred headache sufferers had a whopping 75% that had complete headache relief when given 100mg of niacin. And there are many more studies showing that niacin for migraines give a big percentage of headache sufferers relief.

While reading, and wondering what niacin is, it's a vitamin.

It's also called B-3. It's one of the water soluble B complex vitamins. Here's a good benefit of niacin other than being used for headaches. It helps a person naturally relax, and go to sleep sooner at night.

It's not habit forming, and niacin or B-3 does not require a prescription by a doctor because it's safe to take, if taken in the proper amount. In a nutshell, niacin is a nutrient that you, and I need each day.

Other natural remedies for headaches are:

  • Other natural remedies for headaches is Skullcap. It helps ease tension headaches. Drink up to three cups a day or take commercial preparations.
  • Valerian reduces stress and helps with headache pain.
  • Evening primrose oil helps with the dilating of the blood vessels in the head, therefore easing tension headache pain.

These herbs, vitamins, and supplements are the top ones when it comes to helping headaches.

Thanks for reading, we hope this helped.

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