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4 herbs that help relieve migraines

Updated on June 9, 2010

natural migrane relief

If you only knew the right herbs, you could stop the pain.
If you only knew the right herbs, you could stop the pain.

Herbal migraine help

Migraine pain is excruciating. All you want is relief.

I have some suggestions for you.

1. FEVERFEW- Ye olde standby when it comes to migraine relief. If you get migraines over and over, grow a couple feverfew plants.

It works the day you get a migraine, but the relief is better when the dosage is cumulative.

Take 1 to 3 leaves a day.

The taste can be bitter, so if it's too much, take some parsley with it to mitigate the bitterness.

The added benefit is that it helps greatly ease both rheumatoid and osteo arthritis.

No one knows exactly why migraines happen. I didn't start getting them until a few years ago.

Chamomile is cumulative, so don't expect migraine relief on your very first cup. However, I like to drink a cool cup of this while I have nothing to do but lay there waiting for the pain to go away. At least i'm more relaxed. If tension is the migraine trigger, chamomile certainly helps the get the finger off the trigger.

This works best when combined with mint rubbed on your temples and base of your skull.

One of the worst cases of almost continuous migraines I know of was helped by this:

2 teaspoons a cup. Steep for 40 minutes. Sweeten with pure maple syrup. Drink one or two cups at a time.

14 days later, she felt almost normal. She was certainly functional.

The added benefit is that German Chamomile has a tendency to help regenerate the liver.

3. MINT-
Don't drink the mint. Rub it on your temples, hairline and the base of your skull. Very refreshing.

While you’re there, acupressure those spots. Press straight in. You'll know the right spots, your fingers will naturally want to press harder while you rub the mint there.

Pure mint oil can 'burn' a bit. I always mix my oil (and trust me, you don't need much) with some lotion.

One level teaspoon of dried, ground basil covered by hot water. When it's cool, add 2 tablespoons of witch hazel extract. (Get this almost anywhere.) DO NOT DRINK!!!

Get a piece of cloth wet with this, and wring out the excess (Back into the cup, don't waste it.) and use as a compress on your forehead and temples.

Oh yeah, that feels good.

Those are some of my favorite do-it-yourself migraine cures for long term relief.

Sometimes your surprised by that demon of migraines though. If you just can't get up, send someone to the health food store for Migra-profen with phosphilipase A2 and COX-2 Inhibitors by Gaia Herbs, and a mint migraine stick.

It's one of the best things I've found when I'm in the throes of conceding to the imp, and I just can't do anything myself.

Do remember to relax, you will feel better.

Migraine relief

Feverfew: The Amazing Herb That Relieves Migraine Headaches (Keats Good Herb Guide Series)
Feverfew: The Amazing Herb That Relieves Migraine Headaches (Keats Good Herb Guide Series)

Suffering from a migraine? Fever few can help get rid of your migraine. Find out the correct dosage for you here.



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      John 5 years ago

      I had no idea that basil and mint could be used to help relieve migraines. Thank you so much for sharing! The feverfew you linked sounds interesting and I think I'll give it a try!

      I also recommend for a hot day, make your own cold compress.

      Helps prevent migraines as the body overheats.