Instead of turning to potentially harmful medications or using highly questionable homeopathic remedies for your menstrual headache why not turn to safe, natural herbs?
You’ve seen the television commercials for different medications and heard all the side effects that they must list and as far as homeopathic remedies go that whole thing seems pretty farfetched.
I mean a diluted substance that is calibrated for a certain frequency on the electromagnetic scale. They you are supposed to take a few drops of it and the frequency of the substance is then supposed to be picked up by your body and elevate you to that frequency?
Seems doubtful to me. Herbs and vitamins and minerals make a lot more sense, as they provide real nutrition in the form of nutrients that the body needs – and that most of us are deficient in.
Here are five herbs you can use to relieve your PMS headache pain.
1 – Feverfew
It’s been shown that feverfew reduces migraine pain in about 70% of those who take it daily. One likely reason why is the ingredient parthenolide which stops spasms in the blood vessels. Take: 250 mg daily, even when you are not having a headache.
2 – Buckwheat
Buckwheat is known to decrease inflammation which may be associated with a PMS headache. It also provides quite a bit of flavonoids and quercitin which work as antioxidants. Antioxidants can eliminate free radicals that may be causing the headache in the first place.
One way to get buckwheat is to make buckwheat pancakes. Just use your regular pancake recipe and substitute in buckwheat flour.
3 – Ginger
Ginger is another anti-inflammatory herb that can reduce your PMS headache. One way to consume ginger is to buy it fresh, slice in thinly and then make a dish with beef, broccoli and a pound of ginger. You’ll be amazed at how good this tastes, plus how quickly your headache goes away.
4 – Butterbur
This herb is effective at relieving migraine headaches. It’s also good for headaches located on one side of the head. In a study performed at Albert Einstein College, 245 migraine sufferers consented to try the herb and 68% of them said that their headache was 50% improved after taking it.
5 – Willow bark
Willow bark was actually used for decades to reduce pain and headaches before aspirin was invented. Put one teaspoon of the powdered herb in a cup of boiling water. Steep the herb in the water as tea and when it cools, drink away your headache.
The bottom line is menstruation does not have to be accompanied by a headache. Another easy way to ensure you get the herbs as well as vitamins and minerals you need to avoid a headache is to regularly take a Period Vitamin.
Period Vitamin contains B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D and minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron as well as some herbs that are known for balancing hormones during one’s period – all of this will help ensure that you feel your best during your period.