A migraine headache is a headache which occurs in one part of the head and leads to intense vibrations in the head. Sometimes it causes nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to strong lights and noise . It gives you an intense pain that pushes you in search of a quiet place in the dark where you can relax. The routine physical activity aggravates this problem. This problem affects around 12 % of the population. The research has given us various kinds of treatment options for migraine headaches but some of the effective herbs that can be used are given here:
Effective Herbal Remedies for Migraine Headaches
The oregano which you use as a spice in making dishes at your home can give you relief from the nervous headache that occurs in migraine. This herb antibacterial properties. The oregano tea made from the fresh leaves of the plant will give you instant relief from nervous headache. You can also use oregano extracts.
Lavender contains tannins, coumarins, flavonoids, triterpenoids and rosmarinic acid which helps to relieve pain, gives you a sound sleep and kills all the bacteria.
You can take lavender in the form of tea made from the flowers and leaves of the plant. Lavender oil drops when spilled on your pillow where you will sleep will give you a restful and deep sleep which will prevent the occurrence of the migraine headaches.
Skullcap main constituents are ascorbic-acid, calcium, lignin, magnesium, potassium, scutellarin, tannin and zinc. These constituents help to give relief from the problem of insomnia and migraine headaches. You can take this herb in the form of tea, tincture or capsules. The best option is to use the tinctures made from the fresh herb. If you want to take this herb in the form of tea then the tea should be hot for best results.
Cayenne pepper powder is used to make herbal oils and liniments. The balm containing cayenne pepper when used for the massage of the head will give you relief from migraine headache.
This can also be used in the form of capsule and liquid form. You can also add the cayenne powder in your daily cooking as it contains capsaicin which is one of the most effective for the treatment of headaches.
The roots of this herb are used for the treatment of migraine. It was used in Germany for the first time. Butterbur contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are not recommended for internal use. This herb should be used as Ethanolic (alcohol) or lipophilic (oil) extracts .It is not recommended for use in the form of tea or infusions.
However the pregnant and nursing mothers should not use it in any form. The two other names used for this herb are Langwort and Umbrella Plan.
The bark of this herb is used for medicinal preparations. This herb contains isoflavones, organic acids, beta-sitosterol and tannins. It is a very effective herb for the treatment of migraine headaches, neuralgia and insomnia. You can take this herb in the form of tea, decoction and capsules. As it is a sedative herb so the dosage should be taken as recommended and long term use of this herb should be avoided.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.