Date: 1 Jan 1995 09:05:44 -0600
Can anyone tell me what herbs would be effective in the prevention and/or treatment of migraine headaches? Thank you very much.
From: Marylin.Kraker.bbs.c4systm.com (Marylin Kraker)
> Can anyone tell me what herbs would be effective in the prevention and/or
Feverfew is very helpful as a preventive. Old herbals say to eat a couple of leaves every day -- in the modern world I use 1 capsule daily. It may not prevent all of them, but at least seems to reduce the severity.
From: myoung.Market.NET (Margaret Young)
: It may not prevent all of them, but at least seems to reduce the severity.
I have migraines and I have feverfew in the form of a pretty plant. The only problem with eating the leaves of this pretty plant is that they taste VILE! Believe me, when you have a migraine the last thing you want to do is eat or drink the stuff in the form of a tea.
So, as I see no point in buying capsules when I've got the plant, does anybody know how to make the stuff palatable? Can you bake it in brownies, bury it in cinnamon? I would love some suggestions.
From: pcrawfor.bud.peinet.pe.ca (Patrick Crawford)
> It may not prevent all of them, but at least seems to reduce the severity.
Feverfew can be somewhat effect in treating acute migraines but is most effective in preventing migraines from occuring. However, it may take one to three months of regular usage (e.g. 1 capsule up to three times daily) before any real reduction in the number of headaches is noticed. Many people are helped by using feverfew, so it is worth the wait.