Ayurvedic Treatment for Migraine

Migraine is a type of headache characterised by throbbing or pulsating pain either on one side or both sides of the head, associated with nausea or vomiting.

Signs and Symptoms of Migraine

  • Irritation
  • Sensitivity to sounds and light
  • Visual disturbance, light flashes or seeing blind spot
  • Lightheadedness


Factors which Precipitate Migraine Attacks

  • Stress
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Change in climate and environment
  • Perfume or other smell
  • Physical exertion
  • Change in food or certain foods like cheese, caffeinated drinks, etc
  • Certain medications
  • Loud sounds


Ayurvedic Treatment for Migraine

The following medicines would be beneficial for migraine:


  • Pathyaksha dhatryadi kashayam tablets, 2 tablets twice daily, 1 hour before food with warm water.
  • Triphala churna 3 grams with honey twice daily is effective.
  • Kalyanaka ghulam 1 tbsp with hot water should be taken in the morning. It is a laxative and can be taken once in 10 days.
  • Anu tailam or ksheerabala tailam can be instilled into each nostril , twice daily.
  • Balahatadi tailam or bhringamalakadi taila can be used for head massage regularly.
  • Niargim tablets 2 tablets, twice daily with warm water is also beneficial.


Dos and Don'ts

Prevention is a better option. Hence, identify the precipitating factors for your migraine attack and try to avoid those.

– Do not skip meals – try to take meals at proper time.

– Relax yourself by practising pranayama and meditation.


– Avoid cheese and chocolates.

– Avoid exposure to AC (in excess)

– Avoid stress.

Additional Reading:

3 Powerful and Effective Herbal Remedies for Migraine

Treat Migraines with Magnetic Therapy

Manage Migraine Naturally

What is Migraine?

To get more information and to buy ayurvedic products for relief from migraine, please click the links below:

Triphala churna 

Ksheerabala tailam

Bhringamalakadi taila

Niargim tablets

Ayurvedic Products for Headache and Tension

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One thought on “Ayurvedic Treatment for Migraine

  • December 11, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I read in an article about breathing exercises to be good for migraine and yoga has plentiful of such exercises. Needed to know a few exercise names

    This is the article I was talking about

    I ahve been following some deep breathing exercises and rhythmic breathing and has a good effect on me. I practice yoga daily and I needed to know which I could concentrate on more for helping with my migraine

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