Top 10 Plants and Herbs Against Headaches

2. Valerian

Valeriana officinalis Photo: Lairich Rig


Commonly used as a sleep aid, valerian has a sedative and relaxing effect. It seems to be particularly useful for migraines. Research is unclear exactly how it helps with migraines, but perhaps the calming effects on the central nervous system are enough to lessen the severe effects of a migraine.