Anyone who has suffered from a migraine headache knows how painful it is. A migraine is a strong headache that is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. For some people, it can last hours or even several days. A migraine can be felt as a dull ache that grows into throbbing pain. Research suggests that it may get worse during physical activity and that pain can move from one side of your head to the other, in the front of your head, or your entire head may begin hurting.
It is said that 80% of people experience nausea along with a headache. You may feel pale, clammy, or feel faint–unable to get work done. As such, what can be the easiest way to manage migraine pain at home, and in a safe way?
Ayurvedic expert Dr. Dixa Bhavsar has shed some light on how migraine can be managed with ayurvedic methods. “Stop popping pills for migraine symptoms and switch to these ayurvedic migraine healers found in your kitchen”, she captioned the Instagram post.
Here are a few suggestions to relieve migraine pain, as advised by Dr. Bhavsar.
Have soaked raisins:
The expert suggested having a handful (10-15) of raisins, soaked overnight to relieve migraine pains. She claimed that–if consumed consistently for 12 weeks- the raisins could help reduce the overall excess pitta in the body along with aggravated Vata. It can also regulate symptoms associated with migraine like acidity, nausea, irritation, one-sided headache, intolerance to heat, etc.
Drink cumin-cardamom tea:
This antioxidant-rich tea is effective whenever migraine symptoms crop up. Try to drink the concoction one-hour post lunch or dinner. The expert explained, “It works best for relieving nausea and stress. Can be had at bedtime, or whenever the symptoms are prominent.”
Consume cow ghee:
According to Ayurveda,” Nothing works better than cow ghee in balancing excess pitta in body and mind.” The expert suggested adding ghee in meals in a variety of different ways such as smeared over chapatis or sauteeing vegetables in it.