What Helps Headaches

Headache is characterized by a painful sensation in any part of the head.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Headaches

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Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body absorbed through foods including nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), beans (black beans, edamame) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes). It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body helping maintain nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, blood glucose levels, as well as, aiding in energy and protein production.


Effectiveness
75%


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Lavender Oil

Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, is a bushy, flowering plant in the mint family native to North Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. Named from the Latin verb “lavare” meaning “to wash”, Lavender dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it is commonly used as a food flavoring, fragrance, aroma therapy, topically as an antiseptic, and orally to treat anxiety, digestion and digestive symptoms.


Effectiveness
50%


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Feverfew

Feverfew, also known as Tanacetum parthenium, is a short, bushy, daisy-like perennial in the Asteraceae family. Native to the Balkan Peninsula, Feverfew’s dried leaves, flowers and stems have been used by Greek and European herbalists throughout history, dating back to the 5th century BC. Introduced to the United States in the 19th century, the plant’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties have been used to treat fevers, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, stomach aches, asthma and menstrual disorders.


Effectiveness
25%


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Butterbur

Butterbur or Petasites hybridus is a perennial, flowering, wetland plant in the Aster or Asteraceae family. Native to Europe, it was named for its large leaves once used to wrap butter in warm summer months. In the Middle Ages, Butterbur was prescribed to plague victims, while in the 17th century, it was administered to ease cough and asthma. Leaves, roots and rhizomes have anti-inflammatory properties and are used in the treatment of migraines, allergic rhinitis, stomach issues and urinary tract infections.


Effectiveness
25%


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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin, is one of the eight, water-soluble B vitamins. Naturally present in foods including dairy (milk, eggs), fish (salmon), meat (beef, pork), poultry (chicken), vegetables (spinach, mushrooms), nuts (almonds) and fruits (avocado). Vitamin B2 is an essential component of two coenzymes (flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide) essential to energy production, cellular function, growth, development and metabolism. 


Effectiveness
50%


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Peppermint Oil

Peppermint also known as Mentha x piperita is a hybrid cross between watermint and spearmint. Native to Europe and the Middle East, the plant has been used for medicinal purposes since Ancient Egypt. First cultivated in England in the 17th century, Peppermint is named from Greek mythology and has been revered for its antibacterial properties, as a digestive aid, muscle relaxer, and stimulant.


Effectiveness
25%


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Rosemary Oil


Effectiveness
50%


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Biofeedback Therapy


Effectiveness
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Turmeric (Curcumin)

Turmeric is made from the dried rhizomes of the Curcuma longa plant, belonging to the ginger family. Native to South Asia, Turmeric has a long history in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. The key component is the organic polyphenol, curcumin, which is responsible for giving the plant its yellow color. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects have been used in the treatment of arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory and metabolic issues.  


Effectiveness
20%


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Drink Water


Effectiveness
80%


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