How to get rid of a migraine

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See how powerful ginger for migraines can be. This herb can be an effective way to fight migraines naturally —  even more powerful than one of the top-selling drugs for the treatment of migraines!

If you’ve ever suffered from a migraine, you know a migraine is more than a headache.

Migraines make normal activities impossible for an estimated one billion people worldwide. And they are responsible for billions of dollars in healthcare costs.

But could a natural remedy work as well as drugs, with fewer side effects?

In the video below from Food Revolution Summit speaker Michael Greger, MD, of, see why ginger may be a great treatment option for migraine sufferers.

Place a cold pack on your forehead

Portrait of a woman with a headache on an airplane

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When you’re in pain, should you use a hot pack or a cold pack for relief? The answer is that it all depends on what kind of headache you’re experiencing. When you have a tension headache, warmth is best. But WebMD says for migraines, try placing a cold pack (or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel) on your forehead for 15 minutes at a time.

Drink a cup of coffee

A person pours some coffee.

A person pours some coffee. | Sasha_Suzi/iStock/Getty Images

There’s a reason many over-the-counter migraine remedies have caffeine, and that’s because it can provide real relief. If you don’t have Excedrin on hand, try relaxing with a small cup of coffee instead, Healthline suggests. Make sure you don’t overdo it, though. Relying too heavily on caffeine for relief may lead to caffeine-related withdrawals later on, which can only exasperate the problem.

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How to Use Ginger for Migraines

At the first sign of a migraine coming on, you can try this:

  • Mix one-eighth of a teaspoon of powdered ginger in water
  • Drink it and see if your migraine lessens or goes away within a half hour

You may also want to try using ginger root to make ginger tea, though the study used ginger in powdered form.

As Dr. Greger says,

“Sticking to an eighth of a teaspoon is not only up to 3,000 times cheaper than the drug, but you’re probably less likely to end up as a case report yourself—of people who have had a heart attack, or died, after taking the drug.”

Amazingly, ginger may also be 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy at fighting cancer.

If you want to take advantage of the healing and anti-inflammatory power of ginger, here’s a resource you might want to know about. PuraTHRIVE has developed a supplement that combines ginger with curcumin and algae-sourced DHA, and utilizes a cutting-edge micelle liposomal delivery mechanism that’s been found to increase bioavailability by up to 185 times.

The product is 100% vegan, organic, soy-free, and non-GMO. And if you get it from this link, they’ll contribute a portion of the proceeds to the work of the Food Revolution Network. Click here to find out more.

Let us know your experience in the comments. Does ginger work for you when you get a migraine? How do you take it?

Ginger may be up to 3,000 times cheaper than the top-selling migraine drug and work just as well, with fewer benefits.

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