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Turmeric Can Help Relieve Migraines


Turmeric is not just a cooking ingredient, but it’s far from its yellow turmeric health benefits and healing store. Turmeric can also help relieve symptoms of migraine and headache.

Turmeric is known by the Latin name Curcuma domestica, which is a medicinal plant native to Southeast Asia that grow well in Indonesia. The content of yellow dye (curcumin) is widely used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for various disorders, including headaches and migraines.

Migraine usually occurs when nerves in the brain become inflamed, causing changes in blood flow. Curcumin has been widely used as traditional medicine several conditions caused by inflammatory changes (inflammation), including arthritis, fibromyalgia, uveitis, headaches and migraines.

Although there is no data that shows turmeric effectively treat migraine, but a study published in Rheumatology showed that curcumin in turmeric can suppress inflammation by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 and prevents the production of prostaglandins, as reported by the Livestrong.
Migraine sufferers may experience warning signs of a migraine headache before it even begins. This warning is called a prodrome and may involve changes in bowel habits, neck stiffness, changes in mood or feelings of depression. Prodrome can be a signal in migraine sufferers to immediately consume turmeric.

Site Home Remedies recommends adding a teaspoon of turmeric with a glass of water and drink before bed. Pure curcumin can also be purchased in powder form in capsules in health food stores or food, usually 400 to 500 mg of curcumin in each capsule.

Turmeric or curcumin are considered safe when used in small amounts, according to Medline Plus. However, this drug should not be consumed for pregnant and lactating mothers as it can aggravate gall bladder problems. Curcumin also be used with caution before or after surgery because it can slow blood clotting.

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