7 Home Remedies for Migraine Relief Targeting Symptoms Specifically in Women



The presence of these disabling headaches, according to the American Migraine Foundation, is very often and almost 36 million Americans, particularly women, experience it. One in four households in America has someone, most likely a woman, who suffers from migraines. These homemade natural remedies can help prevent migraines and soothe pain during an attack for those who prefer natural and domestic remedies.

Migraine symptoms and migraine medications

The symptoms of migraine include:

  1. Severe headache
  2. Nausea
  3. Vomiting
  4. Sensitivity to light and sound
  5. Visual disturbances, such as flashing lights or blind spots
  6. Numbness or tingling in the face or extremities
  7. Aura (a set of symptoms that can occur before the headache, such as visual disturbances or other neurological symptoms). Please note that not everyone experiences all these symptoms and some people may experience different symptoms.

There are several types of medications that can be used to treat migraines, including:

  1. Pain relievers: over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and acetaminophen can be used to relieve migraine pain.

  2. Triptans: these are a class of medications specifically designed to treat migraines. They work by narrowing blood vessels in the brain and blocking the release of certain chemicals that can cause migraine pain. Examples include sumatriptan, rizatriptan, and zolmitriptan.

  3. Ergots: these medications, such as ergotamine and dihydroergotamine, are similar to triptans but are not used as frequently due to potential side effects.

  4. Anti-nausea medications: these medications can help relieve nausea and vomiting associated with migraines. Examples include prochlorperazine and metoclopramide.

  5. Preventive medications: these medications are taken regularly to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. Examples include beta-blockers, such as propranolol, and anticonvulsants, such as divalproex sodium.

It is important to note that the choice of medication will depend on the frequency and severity of migraines, as well as the individual’s medical history. It is always best to consult a healthcare professional for the best treatment plan for you.

Risk factors:

  1. Family history. If you have a family member with migraines, then you have a good chance of developing them too.

  2. Age. Migraines can begin at any age, though the first often occurs during adolescence. Migraines tend to peak during your 30s, and gradually become less severe and less frequent in the following decades.

  3. Sex. Women are three times more likely to have migraines. Headaches tend to affect boys more than girls during childhood, but by the time of puberty and beyond, more girls are affected.

  4. Hormonal changes. If you are a woman who has migraines, you may find that your headaches begin just before or shortly after onset of menstruation

  • They may also change during pregnancy or menopause. Migraines generally improve after menopause.
  • Some women report that migraine attacks begin during pregnancy, or their attacks worsen. For many, the attacks improved or didn’t occur during later stages in the pregnancy. Migraines often return during the postpartum period.

Homemade natural remedies that prevent migraines and soothe pain during an attack.

We will here offer you 5 of these remedies.

1. Olive oil

The numerous conducted studies show that olive oil and a fish oil effectively reduce the severity, duration, and frequency of regular migraines in adolescents. Their effects are successful thanks to the containment of long chains of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, as they build blocks for hormones that regulate blood clotting. In addition, it allows the regular contraction and relaxation of artery walls.

Use of Olive oil:




  • Consume 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil daily, either by adding it to your meals or taking it in supplement form.
  • You can also try taking fish oil supplements, as they contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids which have been shown to reduce the severity, duration, and frequency of migraines.

2. Eat more flax seed

Flax seeds are rich in fiber and omega-3 essential fatty acids, which makes them able to improve brain function and lower the risk of heart disease.

According to Wholesomeone, you can add flax seeds in various smoothies, oatmeal or even they can be mixed with water to reap up the benefits. By introducing flaxseeds into your diet, the frequency of migraines can be decreased.

Use of Flaxseed:

  • Incorporate flaxseed into your diet by adding it to smoothies, oatmeal, or other meals.
  • Start by consuming 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed daily and gradually increase the amount as your body becomes accustomed to it.

3. Honey

Along with the other benefits of a honey, eating two teaspoons of raw honey during mealtimes can prevent migraine attacks.

The recommendations of FACT is, immediately after noticing the first sign of migraine symptoms to start eating a tablespoon of honey, as it does not need to be digested and is absorbed directly into the bloodstream, which is very important in any effective treatment.

It also has a soothing effect on the stomach, and can perfectly treat people who suffer from nausea during a migraine attack.

Use of  Honey:

  • Consume 2 teaspoons of raw honey during mealtimes to prevent migraine attacks.
  • If you experience the first sign of migraine symptoms, immediately eat 1 tablespoon of honey as it does not need to be digested and is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.

4. Stretch your neck

One of the triggers of a migraine can be a muscle-tension. So, in order to prevent a headache before it occurs and to relieve the pain, you can stretch for 20 minutes twice daily.

Recommendations of the Health.com is to make movements of your chin forward, upward and toward each shoulder and hold each position for five seconds, followed by five seconds of resting.

Another good thing can be done by pressing your palm into your forehead and against each side of your head.

Use of Stretching your neck:

  • Stretch for 20 minutes twice daily to prevent migraines by reducing muscle tension and promoting good blood flow.
  • Make movements of your chin forward, upward and toward each shoulder and hold each position for five seconds, followed by five seconds of resting. Another good thing can be done by pressing your palm into your forehead and against each side of your head.

5. Ice and banana peel compress

Many people believe that the banana peel is nothing more than a potassium-rich source, but Mayo Clinic recommends to prepare the remedy by using it with an ice as a cold compress to the head and neck.

You’ll get the benefits of potassium absorbed directly through the skin by placing a banana peel on your forehead with ice.

Use of  Ice and banana peel compress:

  • Prepare a cold compress by placing a banana peel on your forehead with ice.
  • Apply the compress to your head and neck for 10-15 minutes at a time, as needed to alleviate migraine pain.

6. Stretching your neck

Before starting any stretching exercises, it is important to warm up your muscles by doing some light cardio or dynamic stretching. It’s also important to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard. If you feel any pain or discomfort during the exercises, stop and rest. It’s also recommended to seek advice from a physical therapist or a medical professional if you have any concerns about your neck or if you are experiencing frequent headaches.

Here is a step-by-step guide for stretching your neck to help prevent migraines:

  1. Begin by standing or sitting in a comfortable position with your shoulders relaxed and your back straight.
  2. Slowly tilt your head forward, bringing your chin towards your chest. Hold this position for 5 seconds, and then release.
  3. Next, tilt your head backwards, looking up towards the ceiling. Hold this position for 5 seconds, and then release.
  4. Tilt your head to the left, bringing your left ear towards your left shoulder. Hold this position for 5 seconds, and then release.
  5. Tilt your head to the right, bringing your right ear towards your right shoulder. Hold this position for 5 seconds, and then release.
  6. Roll your shoulders forward and backward to release any tension.
  7. Repeat this stretching routine for 2-3 times and take 5 seconds break between each stretch.




It is important to remember to breathe deeply and slowly throughout the stretches, and to never force your head beyond its comfortable range of motion.

7. Ginger

  • Take ginger supplements or drink ginger tea to help alleviate migraine pain.
  • Add fresh ginger to your meals or make a ginger compress by grating fresh ginger and applying it to your temples or the back of your neck.



Originally posted 2017-12-30 01:12:53.

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