Ginger for migraine
People with migraines have severe headaches with other physical symptoms. In this study, at the onset of acute migraine, 100 adults took 50 mg of the standard migraine drug, sumatriptan, or 250 mg of ginger powder. Participants kept track of when the headache started and its severity over time.
After one month, a similar majority in both groups reported 90 percent pain relief two hours after taking treatment. Twenty percent of the sumatriptan group had side effects including dizziness, sedation, vertigo, and heartburn, compared to 4 percent in the ginger group reporting an upset stomach, making ginger as effective and safer for migraine.

Reference: Phytotherapy Research; 2014, Vol. 28, No. 3, 412-5
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