Added/Modified on December 14, 2013
Migraine is a form of vascular headache. The problem of migraine may occur as a result of environmental or genetic factors. Migraine is caused by factors such as improper eating habits, physical or mental stress, hormonal changes, smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol and odours. Symptoms of migraine include blurred vision, eye pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, sweating, nausea, neck pain and so on.The problem of migraine may also result in sleepiness, irritability, diarrhea or depression. Various herbal remedies can be used for curing migraine.
Feverfew can be used for treating migraine. This herb is the member of the ragweed family. Feverfew extract can be consumed 2 to 3 times in a day to reduce migraine headache. Chewing feverfew leaves (3 or 4) on a daily basis can help in the treatment of migraine. Feverfew leaves can also be mixed with water to prepare herbal tea and consumed multiple times to obtain the desired results.
Rubbing peppermint oil on the temples and forehead area on a regular basis can provide relief from the pain resulting from migraine. Inhaling the aroma produced by a mixture of peppermint oil and hot water can also provide effective results. A piece of cloth soaked in peppermint oil can also be placed on the forehead for a period of 15 to 20 minutes to obtain relief from the symptoms of migraine.
Basil can also help in curing migraine. A mixture can be created by adding dried basil and witch hazel in hot water and rubbed on the forehead, temples or neck area on a daily basis to obtain relief. Another option is to soak a cotton swab in this mixture and place it on the forehead to reduce migraine headache.
Inhaling the aroma of a mixture of basil oil and hot water can also provide the desired results. Intake of basil tea on a regular basis can also reduce the frequency of migraine pain.
Chamomile is an herb which can be used for migraine. Intake of a tonic prepared by steeping chamomile (2 teaspoons) and maple syrup (1 teaspoon) in water (2 cups) after it has cooled down multiple times in a day can help in treating various symptoms associated with migraine. Massaging temples and back (head) area with a mixture of chamomile and mint can also help in obtaining relief from migraine headache.
Another herbal remedy to deal with the problem of migraine is rosemary. Rosemary oil can be poured in water and this water can be used for inhaling the aroma to relieve the headache resulting from migraine. Covering the head with a towel (while inhaling the steam) is important to obtain best results.
Lemon balm can be used to treat migraine. This herb is also referred to as ‘’Melissa Officinalis’’. Lemon balm is considered as a calming herb for migraine pain. Dried lemon balm leaves can be used to prepare herbal tea. Intake of this tea multiple times on a daily basis can help in reducing the problem of migraine.
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