Nearly six million Britons suffer from migraines, the majority of whom are women, and the problem is estimated to cost the nation around £1 billion each year.
A new study by the charity Migraine Action suggests that ginger could help many of these, tackling the symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
Sixty-three per cent of study participants who took ginger extract reported a positive outcome, and 39 per cent reported either good or excellent results.
Women's health expert Dr Sam Christie commented: "Migraines are debilitating headaches that can have a negative impact on one's quality of life.
"Our research showed that a particular extract of ginger, high in compounds called gingerols, can have a very positive effect."
Lee Tompkins, director of Migraine Action, added: "We recommend ginger to help migraineurs who are looking for natural products as part of their migraine management plan."