Migraine is a type of chronic neurovascular disorder that usually occurs in people who are genetically predisposed, that is, who have a history of family members who suffer from the same condition. However, other factors can trigger the attacks of this headache, such as prolonged stress, fasting, insomnia, excessive consumption of coffee and alcoholic beverages, hormonal changes, smoking, chocolate, sugar, sausages, strong cheeses and even the smell of some perfumes .

It affects more women than men and the period that usually manifests itself more often is during adolescence or youth. However, it can occur at any age. Symptoms of this type of headache are associated with a throbbing, throbbing pain, usually only on one side of the head. This pain is accompanied by nausea or vomiting, hypersensitivity to light, sounds and certain odors. These symptoms last from four to 72 hours and worsen with movement.

Treatment is with painkillers, taken as soon as the first symptoms appear. Some patients do not respond well to treatment with common analgesics, and therefore use triptans, which are medications with a more specific type of action. Care must be taken, as the repetitive and abusive use of these drugs can cause a rebound effect, where the symptoms become worse and the patient increases the doses. It is extremely harmful to health. To avoid these problems, there are natural treatments.

orange tea

Orange is very effective in strengthening the immune system, as it is very rich in vitamin C. Tea can be made in two ways. In the first one, wash two oranges well, peel them, put the skins to a boil for five minutes, and in the meantime squeeze the juice from the oranges. After that, mix the juice with the tea from the husks, strain, add honey to taste and drink it still warm, several times during the day.

Orange peel tea with cloves

This tea is very powerful against migraines, high cholesterol and is also anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Wash the peel of an orange well, and set it to dry in a moisture-free environment for about 24 to 48 hours. Then, when these skins are dry, boil them in a liter of water with 10 cloves for five minutes. Strain, and drink tea throughout the day. If you prefer, you can sweeten it with honey.


In addition to treatments to alleviate symptoms, it is important to prevent them from appearing. To avoid them, try to have a healthier lifestyle, with a healthy diet, a relaxed mind and regular sleep. Practice physical exercise and look for balance, so the crises will decrease a lot.