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What is migraine?
A migraine is a painful throbbing or pulsating headache usually localized in one side of the head. During migraine attacks, a person can also experience sensitivity to light and sound, as well as nausea and vomiting.
Migraine is usually triggered by specific things like anxiety, stress, hunger, sleeplessness, food, alcohol, tobacco smoke, weather changes, medications, exertion, hormonal changes and a lot more. Recognizing which triggers affect you is key to preventing migraine attacks.
How can oregano oil help relieve migraine attacks?
Up to now, the real cause of migraines is still poorly understood so it would be impossible to know what exactly is in oregano oil that’s able to halt its progression. However, with the various medicinal properties that oregano oil contains such as antioxidant (Raudonis, et al., 2009), anti-inflammatory (Landa, et al., 2009), analgesic/anesthetic (Valnet, 1982), antifungal (Kordali, et al., 2008), antibacterial (Lopez, et al., 2007), antiviral (Astani, et al., 2009), antiparasitic (Force, et al., 2000) and so on, it’s easy to believe how this magical herb can stop your migraine headache from progressing into a full blown attack right when you start to feel it.
How should you use oregano oil for your migraine?
Solutions4Health Oil of Wild Oregano, and Oil of Wild Oregano is already appropriately diluted with a carrier oil so that it can be used for both internal consumption and external use.
As with the use of any nutraceutical, it is important to first consult with your doctor to discuss your use of Oil of Wild Oregano in light of any medical conditions you may have and any medication you may be taking.
Apply drops under the tongue when you feel a migraine coming on.
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