Nice tip from Dr Marilyn Glenville this morning following a successful study using feverfew and ginger for headaches:
Herbal Help for Headaches
Headache Journal has recently published a multi-centre pilot study in which 60 patients treated 208 attacks of migraine with sublingual (under the tongue) feverfew/ginger or a placebo over a 1 month period. At 2 hours, 32% of subjects receiving the herbs and 16% of subjects receiving the placebo were pain-free. At 2 hours, 63% of subjects receiving feverfew/ginger found pain relief (pain-free or mild headache) compared to 39% for placebo.
Feverfew / ginger was generally well tolerated and the study concluded that sublingual feverfew / ginger appears safe and effective as a first-line treatment for a population of migraine sufferers who frequently experience mild headache prior to the onset of moderate to severe headache.
You can read the study abstract here: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study of Sublingual Feverfew and Ginger (LipiGesicTMM) in the Treatment of Migraine
- It works and Safer Ginger for Migraine (okehealth.wordpress.com)