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5 Natural Remedies for Migraines

by Andreea Laza

Perhaps the most persisting and annoying headaches are migraines. Although many drugs promise to help relief migraine, on long term, the best thing that you can do is to rely on natural remedies. Simple ingredients, herbs and empirical cures have worked for ages against migraine.

Why?

Because these natural remedies for migraines have been used by people since very old times.

The 5 remedies we’re about to share here with you have been passed by word of mouth, because they’ve proven their efficiency in time. Here are the most used and effective natural remedies for migraines! Choose the one that you find most at hand! Let’s begin.

5 Natural Remedies for Migraines


1. Home Remedy for Migraine with Vinegar

This remedy works best for migraine accompanied by one of the following symptoms: vomiting and nausea, throbbing head, hurting temples and excruciating headaches. This treatment uses two simple ingredients: vinegar and water.

This is how it goes:

  • Mix 50 ml of vinegar and 50 ml of water in a cup.
  • Make sure the water is not too cold.
  • Let your hair down and pour the mix over the top of your head, so that it drains done your nape and the back of your neck.
  • Wrap a terry towel around your head and make sure the top of your head is covered.
  • Lay with your face down on the bed.
  • Put your arms alongside your body and close your eyes.
  • Remain like this for 10 minutes.

You will soon experience the amazing results. If needed, repeat the procedure until the migraine is gone for good. This is definitely the simplest and the most effective fast remedy for migraine. 

Another way to use vinegar for migraine is this:

  • Rub your temples with apple vinegar.
  • Lay down on a hard surface (not necessarily on the bed) for half an hour.
  • Hold your eyes closed.

Try it yourself and see how you feel afterwards. It is worth it!

2. Remedy for Migraine with Essential Oils

Did you know that mint, pine and juniper oils work wonders for headaches and migraines? Here is how you can use them effectively!

Add a few mint, pine and juniper essential oils drops on a wet poultice. You can use a medicinal gauze or a cotton fabric, whichever you have at hand. Apply the compress on your forehead. Lay down and relax. 

Stay away from tiring activities and avoid heavy foods. Drink plenty fresh water and herbal teas (see below what teas work best for migraines). Exclude meat from your diet for a few days if you can.  In some cases headache and migraine is correlated with an overburdened bile. If you have an under active bile or eat fatty meals, this could be the reason for your migraine. Be your own doctor and see what foods cause you migraine.


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3. Onion & Horseradish Remedies for Migraines

The onion and horseradish poultices are amazing remedy for migraine. They work wonders!

  • Make poultices with raw onion slices.
  • Apply the poultice on your forehead and keep it as on as long as you can.
  • The migraine usually goes away in 30 minutes.

As for the horseradish compress, this is how you can make it.

  • Clean and peal 1-2 horseradish roots.
  • Grate them on the small grater.
  • Put the grated horseradish on a piece of gauze.
  • Apply the compress on the back of your head this time.

This helps a lot with migraines, you’ll see! 

In order to enforce the power of onion and lemon poultices have 2 cups of lavender tea per day. Mint tea poultices are also highly efficient. Lemon zest compresses on the temples also work well for headaches.

4. Coffee Enema Remedy for Migraine

For this remedy, it is preferable that you use unroasted or green coffee beans. Here is how you can prepare this simple enema:

  • Add 3 tablespoons of ground coffee in 200 ml of water.
  • Boil the coffee on medium to low heat for 3 minutes and then another 12 minutes on very low heat.
  • Let it cool down the coffee now you’re ready to make the enema.

Don’t do the coffee enema for more than 5-10 minutes. The coffee enema has an analgesic effect. It also stimulates the solar plexus, the liver functions, the gallbladder, and the adrenals. It helps eliminate the toxins in the intestines and can help prevent cold, from the very first symptoms.


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5. Vinegar & Mint Home Remedy

Where pills don’t work, nature provides some amazing natural treatments for migraine. Such as the vinegar with mint compress. To make this remedy, add 5 tablespoons of dried mint leaves in one cup of apple vinegar. Soak the mint leaves in apple vinegar for 1 week.  

Migraine RemediesIf the migraine is caused by a severe hangover, try soaking a piece of gauze in a water and vinegar mix and apply on the forehead for 15 to 20 minutes. Add 25 drops of propolis tincture in 100 ml cold water and drink right away. It will soon ease the hangover and get you back on your feet again.


Natural Tips for Migraines

This is a great natural treatment for migraine caused by stress or other psychological factors. It also a great hangover remedy. Here are a few useful tips and tricks into treating migraines naturally:

  1. Chop an entire orange and mix it with one part horseradish and another part thyme. Add 5 tablespoons of sweet red wine to the mix and stir well. Have 1 tablespoon of the orange wine remedy 4 times a day.
  2. Make a tea by infusing 2 tablespoons of dried St John’s wort into 1 cup of hot water. Infuse for 15-20 minutes and then strain. Separately make a mint infusion (1 tablespoon per ½ cup of water). Mix the two infusions together. Add 4 tablespoons of honey and ½ cup of fresh potatoes juice. Drink ½ cup of this mix 2 times per day until the migraine is gone.

Migraines are excruciating headaches often caused by stress or physical conditions and are in most cases accompanied by vomiting and nausea. But there are ways to relieve migraine aches naturally. The handful natural remedies for migraines here have proven their efficiency in time. Choose the one that suits you and put an end to migraines! Stay healthy, naturally!

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