There has been an indication from several sources that by drinking peppermint tea or by using the essential oil, peppermint has been proven to help relieve effects of severe headaches and nausea. When directly applied to the skin, peppermint drastically and effectively reduces pain. The essential oil of peppermint is very potent and can be rubbed on the temples, forehead and behind the neck. This has a cooling effect on the skin as well.
Magnesium is also a very good treatment for preventing migraine headaches. Frequent migraines can sometimes be caused from a deficiency in magnesium. Studies have confirmed that people who had severe migraine attacks were placed on a 600 mg of magnesium daily supplementation and the migraine attacks were drastically reduced. The recommended dosage for magnesium is about 350 to 600 mg.
Ginger, Fish Oil, Calcium and Chromium have also been reported to be very helpful for migraines. By paying attention to your lifestyle and certain foods from your diet such as alcohol, artificial sweeteners, chocolate and peanuts, migraine headaches can be controlled.