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Migraines are not at all funny for the people who get them. They can absolutely ruin your day. However the word is out that if you take salt quickly as soon as you feel one coming on, you can “catch” it and make it go away. This is because migraines are thought to be connected to sodium deficiency.
We first discovered this neat idea from our friends over at Nature Hacks – we investigated further and found a few more migraine remedy ideas, mostly donated by people who used these as their own personal “tried and tested remedy”:
One person’s “instant cure” for migraines is to take popcorn with extra salt and a glass of coke. I’m not a big coke fan owing to the artificial ingredients but it’s got to be worth a try.
Another unusual (and slightly entertaining) home migraine remedy we came across was to slice a potato, add some apple cider vinegar and let it sit for 15 mins. Then get the slices of potato and put them on your forhead from side to side put a bandana and tie it so the potatoes stay in place, then lay down, close your eyes and relax. Anyone else validate this one?
Another useful tip we saw was to choose natural sea salt for the kitchen instead of iodized table salt.
On the herbal front, wintergreen and frankincense essential oils have been suggested. Feverfew is a traditional remedy for migraines and one interesting suggestion we read was to plant the herb and then pick one or two leaves each day and eat them between two slices of bread or in a salad.
Ok, here is the link to the original tutorial for how to use salt for migraines http://naturehacks.com/natural-remedies/migraine-relief-with-salt