5 Natural Remedies For Winter Migraines

With temperatures dipping fast, many people start complaining of headaches during the cold winter months. Changes in temperature and pressure are the main triggers for winter migraines. These five natural remedies will ensure you don’t suffer from them.


When you feel a migraine coming along, drink chamomile tea, an effective remedy to reduce the severity of the pain. Brew a cup of chamomile tea using one chamomile tea bag in one cup of hot water. Steep for 10 minutes and sip while still warm.


Cinnamon is a good remedy for winter headaches. Mix 1tsp of cinnamon powder in about 5 tbsp of water and rub this mixture on your temples for instant relief.


This herb can reduce the inflammatory effect of chemicals (MSG, food additives, tyramine), which trigger migraines. Take 50 to 100 mg of butterbur rhizome extract (Petadolex) twice daily to prevent migraine headaches.


The flowers of henna plant have a cooling effect on the scalp and reduce migraine symptoms. A simple remedy is to crush eight to 10 flowers with 1 tsp vinegar and rub this paste against the forehead.

5Essential Oils

Peppermint, lavender, basil, thyme and rosemary oils are effective in treating migraines. The calming and relaxing properties of these oils help dissipate stress and stimulate the mind. These oils can be either inhaled (two to three drops in three cups of boiling water) or rubbed on the temples for instant relief.

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Updated July 19th, 2018

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