Unlike headaches, migraines tend to bring with them other symptoms aside from an achy head. Those who are having a migraine attack also often complain about nausea, dizziness, and sensitivity to light, sound and even smell.
So in a nutshell, a migraine headache can be extremely difficult to bear!
Over-the-counter (OTC) painkilling medications can help alleviate mild migraine attacks. Sadly, they cannot do anything about moderate to strong migraines which often call for prescription-strength painkilling drugs. But whether OTC or prescription, painkillers are notorious for causing nasty side effects and also increasing one’s risk of certain serious health-related issues such as bleeding ulcers and liver and kidney damage.
Are you a regular migraine sufferer? Then you’re in the right place at the right time! This article will tell you about some herbal teas that can help put a migraine attack to an end naturally! Because herbal teas come straight from nature, you can forget about side effects and health risks — just thinking about them is enough to leave you with even more headache!
So without any more ado, try brewing any of the following the next time you are having a bout of migraine:
Everyone knows that ginger tea is very good for relieving stomach upset and acid reflux. Did you know that it’s also something that can help drive away that pesky migraine attack? According to scientists, ginger tea works very well as it has superb anti-inflammatory properties. And by the way, ginger tea is also very good for relieving common migraine symptoms such as nausea and dizziness.
Some people like to alleviate indigestion with ginger tea, while others choose to rely on peppermint tea — it’s all about personal preference. If you are someone who loves to consume peppermint tea after having a particularly heavy, greasy or spicy meal, you’ll be more than happy to know that you may also count on it each time you have migraine.
Thanks to its ability to soothe frayed nerves, drinking a cup of chamomile tea can help you attain much-needed relief from migraine headaches. Is your migraine attack often the result of having too much stress, lack of sleep or intense anxiety attack? Then you should definitely brew and sip a cup of chamomile tea. That’s because it is extremely effective against stress, insomnia and anxiety.
Just like chamomile tea, lavender tea is very good for lowering stress levels, encouraging a good night’s sleep and driving away anxious thoughts — it’s no wonder why a lot of migraine sufferers who prefer drug-free relief swear by the effectiveness of a cup of freshly-brewed lavender tea in making migraine headaches go away.
Willow Bark Tea
Based on numerous scientific investigations, willow bark tea is highly effective for putting an end to migraine. That’s because it helps to promote better circulation to the brain by causing the blood to thin. Sadly, the consumption of willow bark tea is contraindicated for individuals who are prescribed by their doctors with blood-thinning medications.
Don’t have the time to look for any of the above-mentioned herbal teas for relieving migraine? Fret not because you can simply brew yourself a cup of green tea, which is something that you can purchase practically anywhere — supermarkets, 24/7 convenience stores, herbal shops. You may even have some green tea bags of loose leaf in your kitchen or pantry right this very instant!
Do you have family members and friends who complain about migraine headaches every now and then? Make sure that you repost this article on your various social media sites before you leave so that they may also try any of the migraine-busting herbal teas mentioned above rather than pop painkilling medications in their mouths.