September 22, 2011

Stop Migraine-Make it More Pleasant-Home and Herbal Remedy

Migraines are severe, throbbing, disabling headaches that usually affect only one side of the head. The pain often starts behind one eye and is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances.  About 10 per cent of the populations in Britain suffer from a migraine attack some time during their life and it usually last from 4 to 72 hours each time.  
There are many home and herbal remedies for migraine that can help you without taking chemical based medicines.

Acerola Cherry : is a Latin American "super fruit" with high levels of Anthocyanins - anti-inflammatory similar to aspirin and ibuprofen - and are known for their headache relief quality.

Basil oil : Crush basil leaves and get the oil extract. Massage it on your temples. It stimulates brain activities and allows you to work even when experiencing migraine. It also helps stimulate blood flow to the brain.

Chamomilev:  Chamomile tea is great for headache relief.

Feverfew : is an herb that acts by limiting the production of Prostaglandins, the brain chemicals responsible for contracting blood vessels. The contraction and expansion of the blood vessels are thought to cause the "pounding" of headaches. Feverfew tends to release the pain.

Ginger : This can prevent platelet aggregation. It controls the flow of blood to avoid the sudden rush of blood cells in the veins. It lessens the frequency of migraine attacks and reduces the pain you feel.

Ginkgo Biloba: This has great benefits when it comes to blood distribution. It improves the flow of blood to the brain. This is also a good remedy for memory and concentration problems.

Hemp and Flax seeds: have high in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) that have an anti-inflammatory effect.

Lemon crust : The crust of lemon provides temporary relief to the pain. The scent of lemon also stimulates better blood distribution and brain functions. Try grinding the crust. Add soothing oil like lavender oil to make a paste. Apply the paste on your temples and forehead. Massage gently using a circular motion.

Willow bark : Willow bark contains Salicin - a chemical similar to aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid.  This works as pain relief and anti-inflammation. Though the effect is slower than aspirin, it lasts longer.

Trust you have an idea about home and herbal treatment for migraine.  Do you agree with me that this is likely to be a good choice.  Instead of taking anti-migraine drug alone, you can integrate knowledge of traditional wisdom on western herbalism and eastern herbalism which has been through many alternative schools of medicines.

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