Migraine – Causes, Symptoms and Natural Treatment


Severe head ache mostly affecting one side of the head often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances.


According to Ayurveda it is considered as a symptom of impaired digestion and acidity.

Symptoms of Migraine

  • Throbbing pain on one side of the head
  • Nausea
  • Visual disturbances
  • Photosensitivity
  • Pain become worse by physical activities

Cause of Migraine

  • Acidity, impaired digestion
  • Genetic factor
  • Stress, anxiety,


  • Hot, spicy, processed food
  • Missing a meal
  • Stress
  • Excessive use of pain killers etc.
  • Menstrual period

Ayurvedic Principle

We focus on the root cause that is mostly indigestion, stress, or hormonal imbalance sometimes by balancing pitta dosha of the body.

Natural Treatment for Migraine

Useful Herbs

  • Peppermint
  • Coriander
  • Aloe vera,
  • Indian gooseberry
  • Jasmine leaves,
  • Pomegranate
  • Haritaki

Home Remedies

  • Sipping cold milk
  • Juice of pudina leaves
  • Aloe vera juice, giloy juice
  • Chandan lep on fore head
  • Chandan lep on head


  • Shirodhara – Pouring of warm medicated oil on head
  • Nasya – medicated oil is administered through nostrils.


  • Drink plenty of water
  • Fruits like guvava, apple, coconut, water melon etc
  • Meals on proper time.
  • Proper sleep, meditation, pranayama.


  • Spicy, salty, fried food.
  • Skipping meals.
  • Curd, excessive tea, coffee, mangoes, tomatoes.
  • Meat, eggs, alcohol, smoking.