If you suffer from migraines, then relief from pain can’t come soon enough. Migraines can be debilitating, affecting millions of people worldwide. They are not just ordinary headaches; they come with intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often nausea and vomiting. While medication is commonly used to manage migraines, an increasing number of individuals are turning to natural remedies to complement or replace pharmaceuticals. One such avenue is the use of herbs, which have been used for centuries to alleviate various ailments, including migraines.

How do you know you have a migraine?

A migraine has very specific characteristics the distinguishes it from a typical headache.

  • Pain in one or both sides of the head or can move from side to side
  • Lasts 4 to 72 hours
  • Severe pain
  • Can be accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to light, sound or smells
  • Sometimes accompanied by red or watery eyes or runny nose

Medications can be helpful in treating migraines, but there are several natural herbs that can be just as effective.

Here are 12 of nature’s herbal migraine remedies.

  • Skullcap
  • Feverfew
  • Cordyceps
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Cayenne
  • Chamomile
  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Valerian
  • Willow bark
  • Wormwood

*Always consult your doctor before taking any herbs or supplements.

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