Herbs for Migraine Relief

Herbs for Migraine Relief

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Living with migraine is stressful; the severity often makes the patients bang their heads against the wall just to divert the pain that erupts from deep inside the brain where no one can reach it. The headache seems to sit still, usually over the right eye, as if it had been nailed down with a hammer. Even the little amount of brightness seems to be infectious and the victim prays for the darkness the way a wanderer lost in the desert prays for an oasis.

Today, we are going to focus on the metaphysical crisis, aka migraine, that has more than 12% of our population whirring around with their heads in their hands. Keep reading to find the herbs of the hour that are hailed for curing migraine.


What is Migraine?

Migraine is a notorious neurological disorder, characterized by a strong headache and some debilitating symptoms that confirm its incidence. It progresses through different stages and severely affects a person’s daily chores.

Stages of Migraine with Symptoms
Stage Time Symptoms
Prodrome Few hours to days
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Excessive urge to urinate
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty in focusing
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to sound and light
Aura 5-60 minutes
  • Disturbance in vision
  • Numbness
  • Loss of sight (temporarily)
  • Tingling sensation on different body parts
Headache 4-72 hours
  • Throbbing
  • Burning
  • Drilling
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Neck muscle stiffness
  • Insomnia
Postdrome 24-48 hours
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Lack of concentration
  • Euphoria

 

Migraine is indeed a painful predicament that squeezes a good load of energy, leaving the person both physically and mentally wobbly. But we thank our lucky stars for being born on Earth and bestowed with a treasure of natural herbs that are capable of treating a plethora of maladies. Herbs to relieve migraine

Here, we are about to shine light on two hero herbs that are celebrated for taming not just migraine, but a great many of the diseases too.


Feverfew

Feverfew is a famous legendary perennial with countless medicinal benefits. As the name indicates, it is traditionally employed to reduce the severity of the fever. Historically, Greeks used to call it Parthenium because supposedly, it was given to save the life of people who fall from the Parthenon during its construction. Dioscorides used it to reduce fever, thereby it earned the title of ‘medieval aspirin’ in the 18th century.

Feverfew helps in the prevention and treatment of migraine by multiple mechanisms. It inhibits prostaglandin synthesis, blocks the secretion of platelet granules, and decreases the spasms of vascular smooth muscles. It is also frequently used to support the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, toothache, stomachache, insect bites, menstrual irregularities, infertility, and labor during childbirth.


Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is an irreplaceable herb with antispasmodic, tonic, diaphoretic, carminative, sedative-hypnotic, anxiolytic, and antirheumatic properties. Modern pharmacology claims lemon balm to be of great value for fighting Alzheimer’s, migraine, immune disorders, sexual dysfunctioning, stress-induced headaches.

Taking Lemon balm during the prodromal stage of migraine can cancel out the chances of initiation of aura, thereby reducing the risk of reaching the headache stage.


Try our Migraine Tincture for your unstoppable migraines, and see vivid results with regular usage. It is composed of feverfew and lemon balm, both of which are honored time and time again for curing migraines.