Migraines cause intense and debilitating pain and are often a result of a deficiency of a certain mineral in the body. They are common in the case of dehydration of the body, as well as after the consumption of certain foods too.
We do not need to feel thirsty in order to realize that our body is dehydrated, as thirst is actually a sign that the cells are already dehydrated, and it develops when the body fluids are depleted well below levels required for optimal functioning.
In order to check if you are dehydrated, you should monitor your urine. A hydrated body produces colorless, clear urine, while a dehydrated one produces yellow urine. Moreover, you are severely dehydrated if your urine is orange or dark-colored.
Mild dehydration causes dry skin, fatigue, poor coordination, blood pressure changes, decreased urine output, dry mucous membranes in the mouth and nose, and impairment of judgment.
On the other hand, the symptoms of UCD (Unintentional Chronic Dehydration) include asthma, allergies, migraines, headaches, stress, back pain, high blood pressure, and many degenerative health problems.
If you suffer from a migraine, before you turn to painkillers, you should definitely try the following trick.
What’s more, it is extremely simple, as you will only need:
- ¼ teaspoons of Himalayan Pink Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- A glass of water (about 8oz or 250ml)
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey (optional)
Add the lemon juice and the salt in the water, and stir well to dissolve them.
You can sweeten with honey. Drink the remedy immediately, and follow with another glass of pure drinking water. You should drink a glass of water every 10 minutes in the following half an hour, and your migraine will be gone!
Although salt retains water, Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt rehydrate the cells, as they are rich in electrolytes, minerals, and nutrients. They will energize the body, boost immunity, alkalize the body and improve mood.
Also, you should drink freshly-extracted juices that are high in potassium can help to fix this imbalance. Fruit and vegetable juices are rich in this mineral, potassium.
Lemon juice is among the best natural migraine cures. Juice it unpeeled, as the peel is high in flavonoids and essential oils that will super-boost the absorption of nutrients. It will also fight acidity and drastically improve the absorption of the minerals from the salt.
This remedy works like magic! Try it out and you will be surprised by its instant effects!
Moreover, essential oils can be of great help in your fight against a migraine as well. They are natural painkillers, boost blood flow, balance hormones, soothe muscular tension, and lower stress or anxiety. You can apply a few drops of the oil to a heated towel and place it on the painful side of the head.
According to Jillian Levy, CHHC, these are the most effective essential oils you can use to relieve migraine symptoms:
“Peppermint: Reduces pain and inflammation. It works by having a natural cooling effect on the skin, inhibiting muscle contractions and stimulating blood flow around the head when applied topically.
Lavender: Soothes stress and anxiety. Can improve sleep quality, decrease muscular tension, and has natural antidepressant and sedative qualities.
Eucalyptus: Improves blood flow, is uplifting, helps cleanse the body of toxins and harmful substances, and reduces high blood pressure and pain.
Frankincense: Lowers inflammation and has numerous benefits for improving overall immune function, anxiety and hormonal balance.
Rosemary: Reduces pain through regulating blood flow, helps decrease withdrawal symptoms of caffeine or medications, aids digestion, and soothes an upset stomach.”