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Which herbs treat migraines?

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People have taken feverfew, a flower in the daisy family, for decades to help relieve migraine symptoms. However, there’s not much scientific evidence that it really works. While feverfew is probably not harmful, don't take it if you're pregnant or taking blood thinners, because it thins the blood. It can also have some serious side effects, including allergic reactions, mouth ulcers, anxiety, and an upset stomach. What's more, it may actually cause headaches.

SOURCES: 

Young, W. Demos Medical publishing, 2004.  Migraines and Other Headaches,

Blumenfeld, A. , April 2004.  Dermatology Clinic

Sheftell F. August 2005. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,

News release, NuPathe Inc.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on August 17, 2017

SOURCES: 

Young, W. Demos Medical publishing, 2004.  Migraines and Other Headaches,

Blumenfeld, A. , April 2004.  Dermatology Clinic

Sheftell F. August 2005. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,

News release, NuPathe Inc.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on August 17, 2017

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