Migraine sufferers might find relief from an unlikely source. A small study of 60 migraine sufferers tested the benefits of a homeopathic preparation containing the herbs ginger and feverfew. Homeopathic medicines contain extremely small doses. 45 of the headache victims used this homeopathic medicine at the start of a migraine, while 15 were given a similar appearing placebo. About two-thirds of those using the ginger-feverfew combination got relief, compared to about two-fifths of those using placebo. The study was too small to tell if this difference is significant, but offers some interesting possibilities for migraine treatment with herbs that have known pharmacological activity.
[Headache, June 1. 2011]

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  1. DMK
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    I have used Feverfew (standardized dose) at the first sign of a migraine and have had wonderful results with no side effects.

  2. Madoo P.
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    I’m was interested in what you were going to recommend, but disappointed that you never mentioned the actual name of the homeopathic remedy! I wanted to tell my son what to take, but you don’t mention a specific remedy, just one containing ginger-feverfew. Can you tell me the name of this preparation?
    PEOPLE’S PHARMACY RESPONSE: THE FORMULA IS CALLED LIPIGESIC. WE DON’T KNOW IF IT IS AVAILABLE IN THE US.

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