7 Natural Remedies for Migraines

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

7 Natural Remedies for Migraines

Migraines might start like a headache but people who suffer from migraines frequently know it is much worse. Migraines are characterized by severe nausea, pounding pain in the head and higher sensitivity to light and sound. People become ready to do anything to stop a migraine headache.

We have lined up a few home remedies for you which can give you a lasting relief from migraines.

 
 

 

7 Natural Remedies for Migraines

1. Grape juice

1. Grape juice

Grape juice is an easily accessible remedy that can help you with migraines. Add fresh grapes to little water and blend it for the perfect migraine remedy. Two cups per day should do the trick. It is packed with dietary fibers like Vitamin A and C and also carbohydrates. Being a citrus fruit it is also an antioxidant which helps relieve a migraine.

 
 

 

2. Ginger

2. Ginger

Ginger can go well along with lemon juice tea. It can also be used in the form of powder or paste. It is a wonderful remedy for a migraine. This root not only helps relieve from migraines, it is also useful against the pain in other body parts and helps relieve from stress as well.

 

7. Add magnesium to your diet

3. Cinnamon

3. Cinnamon

Cinnamon can be considered a miracle spice. It provides a very good flavor to your food also helping in the fight against migraine headaches simultaneously. Make a paste by mixing cinnamon powder with water and apply it to your forehead. Let it stay for 30 minutes and rinse off with warm water. This can provide instant relief from pain.

 

4. Just a little caffeine

4. Just a little caffeine

If taken in limited quantities during the onset of a migraine, caffeine can help in controlling the severe uneasiness caused by a migraine. This remedy cannot be of much help to people who are addicted to caffeine and consume it on a regular basis. If you are addicted to caffeine, consuming it while you have a migraine headache can worsen the situation.

 

7. Add magnesium to your diet

5. Avoid too much light

5. Try to avoid too much light

Constant exposure to bright light is not very good. Specifically, while you are suffering from a migraine, this can increase the discomfort that you are already in. Move to a dimly lit room or wear sunglasses if you feel the onset of a migraine.

 

6. Yoga

6. Yoga

Yoga helps in your overall well being by keeping your system in a proper synergy with the help of meditation, breathing pattern and your posture correction. It is believed that it has a positive effect in reducing the intensity and duration of your migraine. It is also known to heal you relieve anxiety and tension which are triggers for migraines.

 

7. Magnesium in the diet

7. Add magnesium to your diet

Migraine headaches can be related to a deficiency in magnesium. Magnesium Oxide food supplements can help prevent migraine headaches. A diet rich in magnesium is very effective against migraines caused by menstrual problems.

 

7. Add magnesium to your diet

Note: Severe migraine headaches on a regular basis might require medication. Do not hesitate to speak with a doctor and explain your problems thoroughly. Follow the Doctor’s advise for a lasting relief.

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