Ayurveda Q&A: Remedy for migraine

Dr Gowthaman, Medical Director of rVita, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.
This week’s answers:

1. I m 33 yrs old, kindly tell me some remedy for migraine and having this problem for the last about 12 years.
lata
An attack of migraine can be prevented by resorting to timely food intake, avoiding exposure to mid-day sun, meditation, reducing the proportion of spicy and oily food, ensuring sound sleep of at least 5-7 hours during night, having fruits included in the regular meal, drinking fresh juices once a day taking intermittent short breaks during working hours and regular practice of yoga.

Ayurveda medicines like are found to be effective are Indukantam kashayam, pathyashadangam, Avipathy churnam, Maha Thiktakam Kashayam, Guluchyadi Kashayam, Punarnava mandooram etc are effective.

Famous home remedy for migraine – 50 gm of Jeera seeds mixed with 50 gm of honey. This mixture is soaked in fresh lemon juice and allowed to dry in hot sun from morning to evening. Repeat this process every day for 7 days. Then take 5 gm of the mixture on an empty stomach. This can cure migraine in no time.

2. my daughter gets loose motion when feeding milk.neigbours suggest gripe water(woodwards),its somewhat better,would you give equivalent priscription?.we are feeding cow milk in office timings only(1:2 milk-water.)
samba
How old is she? If she is less than 5 years giver her Rajanyadi Choornam – 1 gm + honey thrice daily after food. If she is above 5 years give her 3 gm of Dadimashtaka Choornam with buttermilk. Make sure her hands are clean. Usually children less than 3 years develop diarrhea because of finger sucking etc. if this habit can be prevented the diarrhea and other common infections can be prevented.

3. Hi Sir,My height is 5.2, my weight is just 50Kgs and my age is 28. I am very lean and I want to improve my weight within the span of 3 months. I eat normally at proper time, with breakfast of average 4idlis/ 3dosas. Lunch and dinner with average 2cups of meals with veg curries. I consume atleast 4eggs/week with mutton or fish twice a week. I have no digestion problem or whatsoever and having 7 hrs of sleep. I don’t have smoking or drinking habits. I have normal appetite but still im unable to gain weight.
Please suggest me something so I gain weight as soon as possible.

Thanks & Regards,A. Nadeem Ahmed
5.2′ with 50 Kg looks like the right weight. Please add some fruits to your diet. This will improve your anti oxidant levels which in turn helps you to gain positive weight. Take Navras pak 1 table spoon twice daily with warm milk, Vitadom capsules 1-1-1 after food with warm milk also do help.

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