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Herbal Remedies For Cluster Headaches

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Cluster headacheYou can get relief from nagging and throbbing cluster headaches by using herbs that have pain relieving properties. These herbs work just like chemical drugs as they target individual organs and perform specific functions. Cluster headache, more common in women, is extremely painful and can last for many weeks together. Although the exact causes are still unknown, genetic composition of an individual and tobacco smoking have been identified as probable reasons. Treatment is important as cluster headaches disrupt the ability to carry on with normal work, cause anxiety and in severe cases may lead to suicidal tendencies. Let us identify the herbs that can be used along with drugs to ease the symptoms in such cases.



Natural Treatment Options For Cluster Headaches


  • Cayenne Pepper- It is rich in a chemical called capsaicin that can reduce the pain and provide much needed relief. It does so by decreasing the signals of pain that the brain receives. Use a cream that contains this extract for best results.


  • Kudzu- This is a herb that reduces inflammation and associated pain and is helpful in the treatment of migraine and cluster headache. The root and the leaves both have such medicinal properties making it one of the most potent natural remedies for pain. 


  • Walnuts- These nuts are a rich source of melatonin which is also a hormone produced in the body. It functions as an antioxidant and according to research, can reduce the intensity of cluster headaches and also aid in better sleep. Use walnuts 3 - 4 times a week to avail its benefits fully.


  • Turmeric – Its properties as an anti inflammatory spice are well known all over the world. A pinch or two of this spice added to hot milk is not only soothing, it can also reduce the severity of pain common in cluster headaches. It can safely be used every day in small amounts. To sum it up, go yellow with turmeric!


  • Gingko – It has active compounds like terpenoids  that result in better blood flow to the brain and hence reduce the throbbing pain. Many research studies have supported this claim. Gingko can be used in the form of tablets and capsules.


Use the above herbs to safely provide relief from cluster headaches. Quit smoking and make lifestyle changes that will enable you to live better and healthier.


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Herbal Remedies For Cluster Headaches