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Migraine Remedies that Works



What are some of the best natural migraine remedies to try?


We have provided a detailed list of natural remedies, herbs and supplements that can be very helpful in preventing and treating migraine headaches.

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Supplements and Natural Remedies for Migraine

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Magnesium

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Several studies shows that people suffering from migraine headaches have lower levels of magnesium both in the blood and brain.

One study done in women showed that taking 600 mg daily of magnesium reduced migraine frequency in 80% of the subjects.

Dose: Take 200 mg three times daily.
 
Feverfew leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Several studies show that taking feverfew can significantly reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches.

See the article Feverfew for Migraines - Will This Herb Help? for a quick discussion.

Dose: Take a standardized extract containing 250 to 500 mcg of parthenolide once daily. Typical amount of powdered leaf is 50 to 100 mg. It may take up to 6 weeks to see a good response.
 
Butterburleaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Butterbur is traditionally use for treating headaches including migraines.

Several studies show that taking butterbur can prevent migraine as well as reducing the frequency, intensity and duration of the pain.

See the article Butterbur for Migraines - Will This Herb Help? for a quick discussion.

Dose:Take 50 to 75 mg of a standardized extract (referenced to 15% of petasin and isopetasin) twice daily for up to four months.
 
Coenzyme Q10

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One study done in volunteers show that taking coenzyme Q10 reduces the severity and numbers of migraines. These studies were done in both adults and children.

However, a more recent well-designed study (May 2011) showed that taking CoQ10 with conventional therapy was no better than just with the conventional therapy alone. (This study used 100 mg daily.)

See CoQ10 for Migraines for the detailed discussion and research studies.

Dose: Take 100 mg three times daily. It may take up to 3 months to see a good effect.
 

Vitamin B2
(Riboflavin)
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Several studies, including a well-designed clinical study showed that taking 400 mg daily of vitamin B2 reduce the number and severity of migraine headaches.

Dose: Take 400 mg once daily along with a B-complex vitamin. It may take up to 3 months to see good results.
  
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Taking 5-hydroxytryptophan is shown to reduce symptoms and severity of migraines.

Low serotonin levels in the brain is suspected to be partly responsible for migraines. 5-HTP seems to boost serotonin levels.

Dose:Take 200 to 300 mg twice daily.
 
SAM-e leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Several studies show that taking SAM-e reduces symptoms in some people with migraine headaches.

Dose:Take 400 mg twice a day.
 
Fish Oil

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Fish oil seems to modestly reduce the symptoms of migraine headaches. Expert believe that it works by regulating how the body produce a chemical substance calling prostaglandins (PG's).

Fish oil also reduces inflammation and spasms of the blood vessels while support the health of the brain tissues.

Dose:Take 1 gram of fish oil three or four times daily.
 
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Want more information on all the natural remedies and supplements for curing migraine headaches?

See Migraine Cures to get a series of easy to understand articles on preventing migraines and getting pain relief using home remedies and a change in diet.
 
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Revised: June 6, 2011

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