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Spice that can relieve migraine symptoms

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Author: Maria Kholina

Individuals who frequently suffer from migraines and severe headaches are willing to try any means necessary to find relief. They usually rely solely on painkillers. However, there are common remedies that can alleviate their pain. Spices, for example, according to Fit for fun.

Which spice helps with migraines

Migraine is one of the most common types of headaches. According to the Robert Koch Institute, about 14.8% of women and 6% of men suffer from migraines.

In many cases, the only solution that helps is strong painkillers. However, these medications can have serious side effects with long-term use, so they should not be taken regularly.

In addition to well-known home remedies such as cold compresses and various medicinal herbs, there is also a spice that can naturally alleviate pain.

Cinnamon is not only a tasty ingredient in many dishes and drinks but also beneficial for health. According to a study by the Isfahan Medical University, cinnamon can reduce the intensity of migraine attacks.

Research findings

The study participants were divided into two groups: one group took cinnamon capsules for two months, while the other group received only placebo capsules. All participants regularly suffered from migraines.

The results of the study showed that the intensity, frequency, and duration of migraine attacks were significantly lower in the group taking cinnamon. Researchers concluded that cinnamon may have a positive effect on migraine pain.

However, further research is still needed for quantitative assessment and confirmation of the actual effect.

How to use cinnamon to help with migraine

To reduce headache, you can take cinnamon either in capsule form or as an added ingredient to your drinks. As an alternative, you can also rub cinnamon into your skin. Here's how to do it:

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon with a small amount of water to make a smooth paste.
  2. Apply to the forehead and leave on for 15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes, thoroughly rinse off the cinnamon paste with water.