killing cancer cells, turmeric may also help relieve the symptoms of migraines and headaches. Turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn), often used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for various disorders, including headaches and migraines. Although there are many herbs that can be used to treat migraines.
Migraine usually occurs when nerves in the brain become inflamed, causing changes in blood flow. Curcumin has been widely used as a traditional remedy some of the conditions caused by inflammatory changes (inflammation), including arthritis, fibromyalgia, uveitis, and migraine headaches.
Although there is no data to show turmeric effectively treat migraines, but a study published in Rheumatology showed that curcumin in turmeric may suppress inflammation by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 and prevents the production of prostaglandins, as reported by Livestrong.
Some migraine sufferers experience warning signs even before the migraine headache begins. This warning is called prodrome and may involve changes in bowel habits, neck stiffness, mood swings or feelings of depression. Prodrome can be signals 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 may worsen gallbladder problems. Curcumin also should be used with caution before or after surgery because it can slow blood clotting.