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Welcome to the Ginger Forum
I also have been heard that Ginger is good for the treatment of headache.Drinking boiled water added with ginger is good for preventing migraine headache.Also drinking ginger tea is helps to reduced headache.
Ginger is actually a good anti-inflammatory. Additionally, it does a pretty fair job of helping nausea problems. This is why Ginger Ale is often given when we get sick. There are many ways you can take ginger. One favorite is candied ginger found in most grocery and health food stores. Freshly ground ginger in food or steeped in tea is also very helpful. Ginger has a strong flavor though, and those already in the throngs of a bad Migraine may not be able to handle it well. Even ginger snaps are helpful to a degree. There are also capsules of ginger that can be bought at most drug stores that bypass the whole taste factor. If ginger helps your Migraine issues, you may want to discuss it with your physician, as this may indicate you have an inflammatory issue going on elsewhere that may need to be addressed. Sometimes finding these other issues and fixing them can really help our Migraines as well.
I have used ginger off & on with decent results. But, until increasing to 3 550mg capsules 2-3 times a day it was not impressive. It has really helped.
I also find ginger very helpful. I use candied ginger for nausea or to abort an attack. Do you know by any chance how much candied ginger is safe to consume in a day? It seems ginger can increase heart rate and raise blood pressure. I eat 1-2 pieces of candied ginger on a day when I really need it.
Camassia — if you’re really worried, I would ask a doc, but my guess is that you’re fine. Ginger has been a dietary staple in many culture for quite some time now and I’ve never heard of anyone poisoning themselves with it, and 1-2 pieces of candy is a minuscule compared to the amount of ginger in certain dishes. I think one of the reasons ginger is so beloved as a natural remedy is because it has so few unsavory side effects. It’s the only thing that gets me through long car trips
Some doctors said some dubious things to me about the dangers of sumatriptan. The insurance companies want you to believe it is dangerous because they don’t want to pay for it. Naturally, I don’t believe them so I checked the medical research for myself.
In researching this, I ran across a paper comparing 500 mg of ginger powder (1/8 teaspoon) to 100 mg of sumatriptan (the standard pill) which found they were equally effective in stopping migraines. I tried it the next time I had a migraine, and darned if it didn’t work. I used 1/4 teaspoon because ginger powder is cheap and as close as your kitchen spice rack.
I also found that putting it under your tongue is the fastest way it works. It’s called sublingual application. If you put 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder under your tongue, your tongue will absorb it, and it will hit your bloodstream in about 8 minutes vs. 1 hour if you just swallow it.
It has a few side effects, but not all the wild and crazy ones that sumatriptan has. Burning in your mouth, maybe a little nausea. The main drawback is that it doesn’t last very long, so I still use sumatriptan pills for long-term migraines. Often, when I get a migraine, my stomach shuts down (sometimes for 3 days) so when the pills don’t work, I have to use an auto-injector, and that gets expensive. However, sublingual application of ginger will get my stomach working again, and then the sumatriptan pills will work for the long term without using an auto-injector.
The lethal dose of ginger powder is about 1 pound, but 1/4 teaspoon is effective for migraines. The lethal dose of sumatriptan might be 1/2 pound, or about 2500 pills. Maybe – they don’t really know. Nobody has ever eaten 2500 pills at once.
I always eat ginger candy even though it has a lot of sugar on it I get the classic migraines but I have not had one in almost five months because I started taking magnesium and B complex vitamins every morning I also drink a cup of warm Himalayan salt water every day and if I start to get the aura or feel like it’s in Aura I drink warm salt water I always keep a bottle of water and Himalayan salt in my purse 2 teaspoons to one cup of water it stops the aura immediately and I have not had a headache in 5 months I also believe that my headaches are contributed to my menstrual cycle so I have started eating a raw organic carrot everyday for the last 5 months this is a good way to get rid of extra estrogen in the body that causes migraines for women with all of these combinations I was able to take myself completely off of any medicine that the doctor had prescribed and I do not have to knock on wood take any pain relievers my headache never get started I do still get a flash of light or a wavy line in my eye close to my menstrual cycle but as soon as I drink the salt water it is gone and does not come back until the next month hope everyone or someone can find this helpful good luck
By brooke w.
Daily ginger tea is easy to make and very worthwhile for anti-inflammation & gut health. Buy the ginger root at any store (organic is best) and grate just enough (1 teaspoon-1 tablespoon). Put in a tea strainer or tea pouch (get these paper pouches online or in natural food stores). Steep and enjoy. I like to mix my ginger tea with other herbal teas like Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice or Apple Cinnamon. Delish!
Reminder, never use caffeine teas. Caffeine may help initially with migraine but becomes a trigger causing rebound.