If you’re one of the 47 million Americans who experiences migraines regularly, you know they’re much more than just a headache. Before the introduction of modern medicine, cultures worldwide developed many herbal remedies for headaches and migraines. This potent tea blend combines all of the most effective herbs to combat the symptoms of migraines. This tea is best taken at the first sign of a migraines and is especially effective if your migraines are triggered by stress and anxiety.
Ginger has been reported to be effective in preventing migraines. Ginger blockes prostiglandins, which stimulates muscle contractions and control inflammation. Ginger stifles the action of prostiglandins and prevents migraines if taken at the first sign.
Passionflower is a calming herb with anti-inflammitory and pain killing properties. It has also been found to lower anxiety so it’s great for treating tension headaches and migraines.
Skullcap his long been used in China as herbal medicine. It’s a natural sedative, relaxant, and anti-anxiety agent. If your migraines are related to feelings anxiety or tension, Skullcap may help relax your central nervous system and prevent migraines.
Feverfew is a powerful herb when it comes to treating headaches and migraines and there is lots of research to support this. One study found that more than 70% of participants felt much better after taking an average of 2 to 3 fresh feverfew leaves daily. Another study found that taking dried feverfew leaf capsules every day may reduce the number of migraines in people who have chronic migraines. Yet another study found that people who consume a feverfew extract had fewer migraine attacks per month compared to people who took placebo.
Lemon balm was used in the back in the 17th center to treat nervous headaches and neuralgia. Herbalists have long known of it’s abilities to treat melancholy and depression. Lemon balm is a gentle natural tranquilizer, it can calm the stomach, colic and heart spams.
If your migraines are caused by stress and tension, chamomile might be the herb that gives you relief. Chamomile is known to be effective in treating nervous disorders like anxiety, irritability and of course, insomnia. Chamomile works by slowing down the nervous system which helps you relax and maintain a sense of calm. Chamomile tea will help reduce pain and inflammation if you drink it at the first sign of a migraine.
Recipe & Directions
- 1 part dried ginger root
- 1 part dried passionflower
- 1 part dried skullcap
- 2 parts dried feverfew
- 3 parts dried lemon balm
- 4 parts dried chamomile flowers
- Mix all the herbs together
- Boil 1 cup of water and steep 1 tablespoon of herb mixture
- Drink 1-2 cups of daily to prevent migraines