Migraine can be mild but as well as very severe impeding the person to perform its daily tasks. Some people even suffer from migraine without even knowing it. However, it is followed by certain features that cannot be mistaken with other condition.
Here they are:
- The pain intensifies due to light or noise.
- Manifestation of painful crises with variable length, in the period of 4hours and 72hours along with a feeling of depression.
- Pulsatile pain like beating of the heart just being located at a specific part of your skull.
It can get triggered by stress, fatigue, and sleep shortage or after consuming certain doses of alcohol. People who suffer from migraine often turn to the use of over-the-counter painkillers. But, there is no need for such thing when there are many natural alternatives that can soothe the pain. You should be aware of the fact that these painkillers can easily turn into an addiction that in the end instead of treating one thing you may end up with something worse.
Here are the natural alternatives that can help you in the treatment of migraine.
This plant is often used in aromatherapy due to its anxiolytic potency that can help in the treatment of anxiety disorders. It has been revealed that lavender can be very beneficial in lowering the intensity of symptoms like restlessness, sleep disorders, and somatic symptoms. According to a conducted study it has been proven that it is effective enough in the treatment of symptoms related to headaches and migraine attacks.
Lemon and Honey
This citrus fruit has in its content naringin and naringenin, flavonoids that demonstrate anti-inflammatory effect. This is very helpful in the treatment against headaches. In the case of anxiety disorders, a neurotransmitter known as serotoninis the one that controls anxiety and states of mood. But, in order to be produced by the body it needs tryptophan, an amino acid which is a valuable ingredient for the synthesis of serotonin whose metabolism is favored by carbohydrates. On the other hand, honey is abundant with carbohydrates without the high glycemic index. Additionally, honey has memory enhancing effects and anxiolytic and antidepressant activity as per a conducted study.
There is also the need of certain cofactors to be at their optimal levels so that the complex transformation is proceeded, such as folic acid or vitamin B9, magnesium and vitamin C. These cofactors are highly present in lemon.
Lemon and Honey Migraine Remedy
For best effects make sure to use organic ingredients.
- 1 lemon
- 7 ounces of dried culinary lavender
- 2 tablespoons of pure honey
- 8 cups of water
First you need to put the water on heat, and once it boils turn off the heat and add the dried lavender. Leave it to steep for 20 minutes. When it is cool enough include the lemon juice and honey. Your drink is ready and for better taste serve it with ice cubes, and reap all its relaxing virtues. This drink is suitable for every season.
People with citrus allergies, kidney and biliary disorders, burns or stomach ulcers, should not consume this drink.
Lemon is known for its acidity that can harm the tooth enamel, and because of that after its consumption you should drink water and wait for 30 minutes before you brush your teeth.
If you exceed the lemon dose in the recipe, it can cause an opposite effect stimulating more migraines.