Overly medicated? Yeah, most people are these days. With migraines it is a completely different story though. Medication is usually the only surefire way to combat the migraine. If you are tired of the meds or simply want to try to find out if something new could work out better for you, try a little DIY. Home remedies are not just wive's tales, they actually work if you give them a chance. Try out these eight great ways to fight the migraine.
What is not to love about lavender? Lavender can be used in one of two ways; either the oil can be inhaled or you can apply it topically. Of course, an even easier, but slightly less effective method, is to simply inhale after rubbing a live leaf. If your do choose the oil, then two to four drops for every two to three cups of boiling water is considered ideal. However, it does not have to be diluted. Whatever you do though, do not take lavender oil orally, it is not to be confused with the lavender that you can bake with.
Buckwheat for yummy pancakes, of course, but for your migraines? Little did we know that buckwheat is full of flavonoids, in particular rutin. These flavonoids exhibit antioxidant properties, which assist with cellular health.
Peppermint oil: the mere thought of the smell calms us down. Do you know why it calms us down though? It has vaso-constricting and vaso-dilating properties, which is how it is able to control blood flow. Headaches and migraine are often the result of lackluster blood flow. Our stomachs and our sinuses are also aided by peppermint.
Basil for my pizza, basil for my omelet, basil for my migraine?! Yep! Basil plants are also an excellent migraine remedy. Basil is actually a superb muscle relaxant. Good for the taste buds and for relieving muscle tension!
Feverfew; of course fewer fevers are a given. However, feverfew is also widely regarded as a good migraine relief method. Blend it into a tea and enjoy it like those who discovered it did more than 120 years ago in Great Britain.
Some headaches are caused by inflammation, which can be reduced by consuming omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed can help provide headache relief because it’s rich in omega-3s. Flaxseed can be used as a home remedy in several forms, including as an oil and ground or whole seeds.
Gingersnaps, ginger ale, ginger tea oh my! And an even bigger "Oh" once you find out that it actually helps with migraines! Ginger is anti-inflammatory, among many other amazing qualities.
Add a little bit more rosemary to your diet. It is not only tasty, but it is a great way to relax your muscles. You can use it as an herb, in tea or even crush leaves into a capsule. Versatile to say the least.