Headache Study Finds Feverfew and Ginger Effective

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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 

2 Replies to “Headache Study Finds Feverfew and Ginger Effective”

    1. Hi Rob, use the search box on http://www.naturaldispensary.co.uk and you will find several there. You will probably need to but separate feverfew and ginger, try to buy standardised products, always best. Let us know how you get on. Also, have read that sucking a piece of ginger root at the start of a migraine can help.

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