Migraines – they can come along without warning (and in some cases, some other symptoms show up first), but either way, they can be painful and debilitating. While migraines can respond to over-the-counter or prescription drugs, there are other ways you can curb their ill effects.
In fact, some home remedies have been shown to decrease the strength of a migraine, and you don’t need a prescription as you probably have most of the ingredients in your house already. In honor of National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, here are seven drug-free remedies you can try yourself…
1. Lavender Oil
Lavender can be useful in the fight against migraine headaches. You can vaporize it and inhale the oil, or apply directly to your skin. For the inhaling method, put 2 to 4-drops for every 2 to 3-cups of boiling water. Breathe deep! If you have an essential oil diffuser at home, you can also add the lavender oil to it and diffuse it throughout your home.
Unlike some medicated oils and creams, you don’t need to dilute lavender oil to apply it to your skin (try the temples and the back of your neck). Just don’t try to drink or eat it.