Daily application of capsaicin, the burning component of hot peppers, into the nostril on the affected side of the head of cluster headache sufferers results in an 80% therapeutic response rate.
Nota del Doctor
This extraordinary finding reminds me of the findings in Lavender for Migraine Headaches.
Headache 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:
- Flax Seeds for Breast Pain
- Cholesterol & Lower Back Pain
- Plant-Based Diets for Breast Pain
- Potassium & Autoimmune Disease
- Fibromyalgia vs. Vegetarian & Raw Vegan Diets
- Fibromyalgia vs. Mostly Raw & Mostly Vegetarian Diets
Might the consumption of hot peppers also successfully desensitize the gut? Find out in Cayenne Pepper for Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Chronic Indigestion.