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Herb Helps Migraine: Butterbur found to be effective preventative

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

People who suffer migraine headaches may have an alternative to prescription drugs and painkillers, report a team of international scientists. They evaluated the effectiveness of a standardized root extract from the butterbur plant (Petasites hybridus) as a preventive therapy for migraine. Their 4-month randomized trial compared butterbur extract at 75 mg twice per day, 50 [...]

Studies find vitamin eases migraines

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Have you tried everything to help ease your migraine headache with no real relief? If you haven’t tried vitamin B-2, read on! At the Department of Neurology at the Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany, researchers found that high-dose vitamin B-2 may be beneficial for preventing migraines. At an outpatient clinic, patients received 400 mg [...]

Migraines linked to low magnesium

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

One in five Canadians suffers migraines, which are headaches caused by swelling of the blood vessels and nerves surrounding the brain. They can last anywhere from three hours to three days, causing pain, nausea and sensitivity to noise. There are many triggers for migraines including caffeine, menstruation and cigarettes. At the New York Headache Center [...]

Coenzyme Q10 offers migraine relief

By | June 7th, 2015|HNU Archive|

The word “migraine” originates from the Greek word “hemikrania,” meaning “half a skull” — a fitting description, since many who suffer from migraines say their head feels “split in two” from the pain! A migraine headache can incapacitate even the healthiest individual with its pain, nausea, dizziness and blurred vision. It may last anywhere from [...]

Escape migraines with feverfew

By | May 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

If you suffer from migraines, you’ll be happy to hear of a UK study that shows once and for all that the herb feverfew can offer relief. Feverfew was used by the ancient Greeks to treat headaches, fever and stomach upset and gained popularity in the 1970s as a “headache herb.” Since that time, it [...]