A migraine is a severe headache, pain that is often preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs, such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days. Humans have used medicinal plants to treat health-related illnesses for thousands of years, and migraines are no exception.
Migraines have long been a health problem and before the introduction of modern medicine, doctors and patients around the world have developed herbal remedies for headaches and other common migraine symptoms. Many of these herbal traditions have survived, allowing researchers to collect and test ancient wisdom in modern clinical trials.
Herbal infusion for migraines
Although most herbal remedies for migraine headaches have not been fully scientifically tested for efficacy, several medicinal plants (such as Melissa and Saint Mary) are rapidly gaining support from the modern medical community as potential treatments for migraine.
Melissa for migraine
The Melisa is one of the easiest herbs to grow and has some very amazing healing properties, so it is a great addition to the home pharmacy.
Historically, lemon balm ( Melissa officialis ) has been used to treat all kinds of diseases of the nervous system and is known for its ability to:
• calm an irritable child.
• act as an antiviral in the treatment of cold sores , due to the herpes virus.
• heal wounds and protect skin.
• treat symptoms of the common cold and flu when combined with other herbal remedies.
• relieve symptoms of migraine headaches, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
Herb of St. Mary
Similarly, Herb Saint Mary is unbeatable when it comes to treating common headaches, migraines, stress / tension headaches, and the headaches associated with the symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) . It really is a wonder herb and one must have it in the garden of those who suffer from these ailments.
Herbal infusion recipe for migraine
- Solvent (i.e. 100 ° alcohol or vegetable glycerin)
- A glass container of 1/4 approx. (960ml)
- 4oz. fresh or 2oz. dried herbs
- 3 parts lemon balm (Melissa)
- 2 parts of Santa Maria
- 100 ° Vodka to cover the glass jar once the herbs are put inside
- Measure your herbs based on whether you are using fresh or dried herbs.
- If you use fresh herbs, chop well.
- Add the herbs to the glass jar.
- Pour the solvent over the herbs to fill the jar. The thinner should rise 1-2 inches above the herbs.
- Place the lid on the jar and shake until the herbs are well combined.
- Label the jar with the contents and the date.
- Place in a warm, sunny window and let it sit for 2-6 weeks, shaking every day.
- Strain through a gauze blanket (cheese type), compost the grass residue, and place the tincture in dark colored bottles to store in a cool, dark place. The tincture should be kept for a maximum of 5 years.
In the sudden onset of migraine symptoms, start taking 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of the tincture every 30 minutes to an hour until symptoms disappear.