If you have migraines, you know how horrible they can be. Migraines are different than your common headache because they come with a throbbing pain on one side of your head. Migraines usually get worse when you move and are also accompanied by other symptoms like sensitivity to light, sound, and nausea. If you’ve had one before you know exactly what I’m talking about!
Here are some home remedies for migraines.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is great for preventing and treating migraines because of the fact it is a nutritional powerhouse. In a glass of water, combine 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey. You can do this on a daily basis to prevent and treat migraines.
Cayenne Pepper – Cayenne pepper is a great remedy for migraines because it not only improves blood flow but also stimulates circulation. Cayenne pepper features a natural pain reliever called capsaicin. In a glass of warm water, combine ¾ tablespoon of cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon of honey.
Peppermint – Peppermint features anti-inflammatory properties as well as an antispasmodic effect. One way to relieve migraines with peppermint is to drink some peppermint tea, sweetened with honey if you wish. You can also use peppermint essential oil by applying 1-2 drops on each of your temples, massaging it in and allowing to set for 20-25 minutes.
Chamomile – Chamomile has an array of properties including soothing, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory. Chamomile not only helps to treat migraines but also helps prevent them if you use chamomile on a daily basis. You can make chamomile tea by adding 3 teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers into a cup of hot water or simply buy the tea bags and allow to steep for 3-4 minutes. Then, strain and drink, adding in honey and lemon juice if you want.
Ginger – Ginger works to block prostaglandins, chemicals that bring on muscle contractions. Ginger tea is a great way to treat migraines, as long as you drink it as soon as you feel a migraine coming on. Additionally, you can also take a piece of fresh ginger root and just take a few bites from it.
I hope you find relief soon!