I’ve recently been using a lot of ginger in my cooking. It’s a versatile herb that adds pungent flavor and spice.
It also helps BOOST your health.
In fact, new research suggests ginger can help alleviate these painful, debilitating episodes that can sometimes last for days. (Which is great news, considering drug treatments for this condition are downright harsh.)
Here’s everything you need to know…
Natural migraine relief
Raw ginger, ginger extracts, and ginger constituents have been used for centuries to prevent and treat nausea as well as vomiting associated with pregnancy, chemotherapy, post-op, motion sickness, and more.
And now, data suggests ginger root can help alleviate migraine-related pain, nausea, and vomiting.
The new review was published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. It was conducted by investigators at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India.
One of the reviewed studies analyzed the benefits of dry ginger extract for migraine treatment, and another reviewed the benefits for migraine prevention.
Researchers had 50 participants add 400 mg (with 5 percent active gingerols) to their treatment plan. (They were already taking ketoprofen for their migraine headaches.)
Ultimately, among these two studies, ginger decreased average pain scores at two hours by 27 percent—and increased the proportion of pain-free patients at two hours by 79 percent.
Not to mention, compared to placebo, ginger also cut the risk of migraine-related nausea and vomiting by 50 percent across all studies. Even better, there wasn’t an increase in reported adverse events.
Plus, in yet another analysis, ginger was found to be more effective than a placebo in reducing the frequency of monthly migraine episodes by more than 50 percent.
Take advantage of this home remedy
Ginger’s chemical constituents and its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects likely all contribute to these promising results. Still, we need additional research before clinical recommendations can be made.
In the meantime, I suggest taking advantage of the research we do have.
If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, make use of what Mother Nature has to offer. After all, She always provides natural wonders with minimal—if any—side effects. (The same cannot be said for Big Pharma.)
Try sipping on some ginger tea or cooking with raw or ground ginger. Then, see how you feel.
For additional ways to combat debilitating migraines, check out the November 2021 issue of my monthly Logical Health Alternatives newsletter (“Take control of crippling migraines—and reclaim your quality of life—without a single prescription drug”). Not yet a subscriber? Click here to become one!
“Ginger for Migraine: A New Review.” Medscape, 12/15/2021. (medscape.com/viewarticle/964887#vp_1)