In an article published at Health MSN.com, author Nikki Jong reveals natural home remedies for migraine headaches and explains not only what helps but also how much helps (i.e., how much dosage):
Riboflavin: In a trial measuring the effectiveness of riboflavin in preventing migraines, 59 percent of patients who took 400 mg of riboflavin daily for three months experienced a 50 percent or greater reduction in migraine occurrence. How it helps: Riboflavin is an effective preventive treatment for migraines. It has been widely reported to significantly reduce the incidence of migraine headaches when consumed at high levels (400 mg per day).
Magnesium: Because our bodies can’t make magnesium, we must rely on dietary and/or supplement sources to get it — and magnesium deficiency been directly linked to migraines in a number of major studies. How it helps: Magnesium helps relax nerves and muscles and transmits nerve impulses throughout the body and brain. In addition, magnesium helps prevent nerves from becoming overexcited. In short, this mineral aids in the prevention and reduction of migraines. How much helps: Experts are split on how much magnesium to take for migraine prevention; some recommend 200 to 600 mg per day, while others recommend as much as 1,000 mg daily.” please read whole article for the complete information
Natural home remedies for migraine headaches- Nikki Jong’s additional recommendations:
Nikki Jong also suggests “hydroxytryptophan, which helps in reducing migraine headaches, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) which increases blood flow to the brain-improves circulation, Feverfew used together with white willow bark which reduces the frequency, intensity, and duration of migraine attacks, and Omega-3 fatty acids which reduces inflammation.”
Holistic Remedies cross referenced more natural home remedies for migraine headaches with an article published in 2009 by FoxNews.com that also recommended to “drink water” which is commonly known to also be extremely important for overall good heath, “drink caffeine” which is slightly shocking but ”can restrict blood vessels,” i.e., ease pain, ”Tying a headband around the head” which “some people claim works,” and “Butterbur, very effective in treating migraine pain.” Also suggest is “Peppermint oil, ginger or ginger capsules and a Cold (or hot) compress” read whole article
You will notice that most of the natural home remedies for migraine headaches are preventative in nature and have a lot to do with your diet and eating right. How much helps? Perhaps by making a few dietary alterations to start will be all that you need to have the migraines stop for good. Personally (and curiously not on either authors list) I also recommend to stay away from fast and/or processed foods which have caused many a migraine headache for me.