How can tahini help reduce headaches and muscle pain?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Thanks to its magnesium content -- Mother Nature’s muscle relaxant -- tahini, a spread made from sesame seeds, combats muscle tension, making it perfect for addressing headaches and muscle pain. Did you know that most of us don’t get sufficient magnesium in our diet? It’s true, but tahini makes getting this key nutrient easy and delicious. Look for it where you find nut and seed butters, or make your own at home from sesame seeds. You can spread it on whole-grain toast or drizzle it over baked sweet potato fries to get the pain-preventing power of magnesium.

Continue Learning about Pain Treatment

Opioid-Free Ways to Beat Pain
Opioid-Free Ways to Beat Pain
Opioid addiction and overdose rates have reached epidemic levels, yet doctors still prescribe the drugs. Why? They work well to control pain, and in m...
Read More
Does TENS nerve stimulation help treat back pain?
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a technique in which electrode patches are...
More Answers
What over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers can I give my child?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
For babies 6 months of age or younger, parents should only give acetaminophen for pain relief. For a...
More Answers
What Are the Risks of Using Opioid Pain Medication?
What Are the Risks of Using Opioid Pain Medication?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.