Boswellia for Cluster Headaches
Boswellia is an Indian herb that has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of conditions, including cluster headaches. The main active ingredient in boswellia is boswellic acid, which is thought to work by reducing inflammation.
Cluster headaches are a type of headache that tend to occur in groups or clusters, often at the same time of day. They are typically very severe, with pain often described as being like a hot poker through the eye. Cluster headaches are less common than other types of headache, but can be extremely debilitating. There is currently no cure for cluster headaches, but there are treatments that can help to relieve the symptoms.
One such treatment is boswellia. Boswellia is available in supplement form and can be taken orally. A small number of studies have looked at the use of boswellia for cluster headaches. One study found that boswellia was effective in reducing the frequency and severity of cluster headaches in a group of people with chronic cluster headaches.
The most common side effect of boswellia is gastrointestinal upset, such as stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Boswellia may also interact with other medications, so it is important to speak to a healthcare provider before taking it.
Overall, boswellia appears to be a safe and effective treatment for cluster headaches. If you are considering using boswellia for your cluster headaches, be sure to speak to your healthcare provider first.