The effectiveness of ginger powder in the treatment of common migraine attacks is statistically comparable to sumatriptan.Comparison Between the Efficacy of Ginger and Sumatriptan in the Ablative Treatment of the Common Migraine
This is the surprising conclusion of a 2013 medical research study (Maghbooli and colleagues).
But before all migraine sufferers rush out to stock up on ginger, there remain some unanswered questions:
- Is this really true? Could a herbal remedy be as effective for an episode of acute migraine, as a tried and tested, popular, anti-migraine drug such as sumatriptan, which has transformed the lives of millions of migraine sufferers?
- Should migraine sufferers take ginger instead of sumatriptan?