During a migraine headache, the blood vessels around your brain expand, irritating the tissue and nerves around them. Try these all-natural solutions to help stabilize those blood vessels in order to get rid of the throbbing pain.
Solution #1: Prevent Migraines With Magnesium and Riboflavin Foods
Magnesium helps stabilize blood vessels and riboflavin is a B vitamin that helps brain cells use energy. Eating foods that contain both of them will help keep a migraine at bay.
Try these food combinations:
- Bananas (magnesium) and almonds (riboflavin)
- Spinach (magnesium) and eggs (riboflavin)
Solution #2: Drink Feverfew Tea at First Sign of Pain
Feverfew helps control the expansion and contraction of the blood vessels in your head. Drink a cup to help relieve your first pangs of migraine pain.
Solution #3: Chew Raw Ginger
Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory, blocking substances that cause swelling. One study showed that ginger was just as effective as a popular migraine drug in treating the symptoms. Chew on about a quarter of an inch of raw ginger to help ease your pain.