A placebo-controlled clinical trial of lavender essential oil aromatherapy shows it to be an effective migraine therapy.
A more plant-based diet may help prevent vaginal infections, one of the most common gynecological problems of young women.
Taken internally, lavender may even work as well as powerful drugs for the relief of anxiety (see Lavender for Generalized Anxiety Disorder).
Migraine sufferers may also want to experiment with avoiding potential triggers such as aspartame (see Diet Soda & Preterm Birth). Saffron may also help with headaches (see Saffron for the Treatment of PMS), as well as avoiding certain parasites (see Pork Tapeworms on the Brain and Avoiding Epilepsy through Diet). A note of caution, though: pregnant migraine sufferers seeking natural remedies should be wary of advice they may get (see Dangerous Advice from Health Food Store Employees).
Those eating healthy diets are less likely to be on pain medications in general (see Say No to Drugs by Saying Yes to More Plants). See, for example:
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