Monday, January 10, 2011

Overcoming Migraines with Herbs

Migraine is a disease that is felt around the head that often make nausea and vomiting. These headaches are more common on one side of your head and sometimes move to the other side, but can also be on hand both at once. Sometimes migraine rather difficult to distinguish from ordinary headaches and other types of headaches. Therefore, headaches due to sinus problems and a strained neck muscles have symptoms similar to migraine.

The cause of migraines remains a mystery, although studies have found a gene Tresk that is transmitted from parents to children as a trigger migraines but have not yet found genes that may directly lead to the occurrence of migraine. Several other studies have linked migraine with hormonal changes. Some had argued that the disease was caused by a decrease in air pressure reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood. Lower oxygen levels can cause blood vessels in the brain dilate, triggering pain constantly. Other experts estimate the migraine occurs due to hyperactivity of the brain electrical impulses that increase blood flow in the brain, resulting in brain blood vessel dilation and inflammation that cause pain and other symptoms, such as nausea.

Broadly speaking, several potential triggers that cause migraines include: nutritional deficiencies and lack of sleep, exposed to light is too bright or too noisy sound, the changing hormones during menstruation, stress, weather changes dramatically, consuming many caffeinated beverages, and alcohol, eating foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG) or nitrates, and smoking.

One way of avoiding migraines is limiting foods that can trigger headaches. Raw foods should be avoided or limited consumption, among others, foods containing MSG, foods containing amines, nitrites, aspartame, preserved foods such as fish, meat, hot dogs, and others.

Additionally, other foods must be avoided is the spice or flavorings that contain chemical ingredients, nuts or seeds, caffeine, ice cream, alcohol, red asparagus, red wine, fruit, almonds, fresh bread and others.

Efforts are made to relieve the pain of migraine by using medicinal plants are as follows: Use 60 grams of aloe vera leaves are peeled, then cut inside, 10 grams of ginger, and brown sugar to taste. Boil all ingredients with water 400 cc until the remaining 200 cc and then drink while warm.

Other Material is 25 grams of ginger, brown sugar to taste boiled with 400 cc of water until the remaining 200cc, then drink while warm.

Aloe vera contains substances that are needed to address migraine, such as Anthraguinone that serves as a laxative, pain relief, reduce toxins, as an anti-bacterial. Enzyme karbiksipeptidase and bradykinase serves to reduce inflammation, anti-allergic and can reduce pain. Tennin and aloctin A serves as an anti-inflammatory. Salicylates are used to relieve pain and anti-inflammatory.

Ginger consists of hundreds of substances, including the content of phenols which are anti-inflammatory and has been proven in how research can relieve arthritis and muscle tension. Essential oil fraction is useful for pain relief, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.

Sugar made from palm sap is not known for certain chemical constituents present in it, because until now has not done the scientific research. But about the efficacy of the practice of traditional medicine, palm sugar is often the primary choice.