3. Feverfew tea
Native to southeastern Europe, feverfew is widespread throughout Europe, North America and Australia. It’s a short perennial that blooms between July and October, and has been used to treat headaches for centuries. The active ingredient in feverfew is parthenolide, which has anti-inflammatory and vessel-widening effects. Parthenolide helps relieve muscle spasms and prevent blood vessels in the brain from constricting.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, feverfew was popularized in the 1980s as a treatment for migraines. A survey of 270 people with migraines in Great Britain found that more than 70 percent of them felt better after taking fresh feverfew leaves daily. For migraine relief, purchase dried feverfew leaves. Steep one tablespoon or two to three dried leaves in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes. Strain and add honey if desired.