The first thing to accept is that migraines should not be controlled. Rather, they should be eliminated with the correct attention to lifestyle changes. In the meantime, though, it is nice to have tools to control the pain of the headache. Mainstream medicine is quick to jump on expensive drugs (like Topamax) with a long list of side effects, high cost and minimal efficacy. Anti-inflammatories are frequently prescribed as well. But what if a natural compound was proven to be more effective?