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Remedies For Migraine!

Dr. Surya Bhagwati 88% (514 ratings)
Diploma in Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M), Diploma in Herbal Beauty Therapy & Cosmotology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Remedies For Migraine!

Migraine is a burning health problem of modern age affecting more than 1 in 10. It is a widespread, chronic and intermittently disabling characterized by recurrent headaches with or without aura.

In Ayurveda, this condition is referred to as ‘Sooryavarta’. Surya means ‘Sun’ and avarta means ‘affliction’ or ‘blockage’. It is caused by excessive stimulation of the brain and blood vessels.

What causes migraine?

The pitta dosha obstructs the flow of Vata dosha in the brain. This causes throbbing and pulsating pain and the pain increases with every pulse. Since the pitta is dominant in the afternoon, the intensity of the headache is at its peak and it slowly reduces by evening.

Some of the things you need to incorporate in your daily life in order to avoid migraine:

  • Drink a lot of water
  • Make improvement in the posture
  • Sit in the dark room
  • Get enough sleep but don’t oversleep
  • Stretch yourself and relax as much as possible
  • Hold an icepack on your forehead to reduce the pain
  • Exercise regularly
  • Try to avoid spicy food as much as possible
  • Wear sunglasses while you go out in the sun
  • Reduce the intake of tea and coffee
  • Drink milk with a pinch of cardamom, saffron or turmeric

Here are some of the easy home remedies to treat initial stage migraine:

  • Soak around 5-6 resins and almonds each at night and eat them in the morning. You can also drink the water in which they were soaked.
  • Take a teaspoon of coriander seed powder and mix it in a cup of water. Leave it overnight. Drink it the next morning on an empty stomach.
  • The fresh and tender leaves of jasmine or pomegranate are great to cure migraine. Crush the leaves well and mix with a pinch of salt to make fresh juice.
  • You can drop a few drops of paste of saffron and ghee into each of your nostrils and inhale deeply. This can give you amazing results and can reduce your intolerable pain.
  • Applying sandalwood on the forehead or a paste of black pepperrice with bhringraj juice on your forehead will do wonders to your migraine pain.
  • Take a fist full of doorva grass and blend it to obtain its fresh juice. Add a pinch of licorice powder to the juice and mix it well. Drink this solution in the afternoon continuously for a month. This will help in reducing the severity of the illness.
  • Drink Ginger Tea as it helps in coping with other symptoms of migraine-like nausea, vomiting, etc. Include 2-4 grams of ginger in your diet daily, as it is considered as a superfood and helps in promoting over health.
  • Inhaling Essential Oils like rosemary, lavender and jasmine helps reduce pain and ease the tension by attacking the triggers directly. Add 5-10 drops of the essential oil in hot water and take deep breaths so as to inhale the steam
  • Use Sesame oil as a nasal drop. It relieves the gases that are causing the head pressure and relaxes the body. Put around 4-5 drops of sesame oil in your nostrils once in a day and inhale deeply.
  • Apply Nutmeg Paste by adding crushed nutmeg powder with some water, and massage on your forehead. This can help in relieving a headache makes you calm, relaxed and helps you fall asleep.
  • Yoga can be of great help in calming the mind and relaxing the blood vessels.

Few therapies to treat migraine attacks as recommended by Ayurveda are:-


It is considered as the most effective way in curing migraines and mental exhaustion. In this certain herbs are mixed to form pastes, which are then applied on the head of the patients.  Before applying the herbal paste, a medicated oil is applied to the head and body. The paste is kept over the vertex (head), and is covered with the help of a plantain leaf for an hour. Then, the paste and oil are wiped off followed by a warm water bath.


In this ayurvedic therapy, a thin stream of warm oil is poured in a continuous stream over the forehead. When the oil is poured continuously, the pressure of the oil creates a vibration on the forehead, which allows our mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of mental rest. The feeling is almost similar to that of meditation.

Kavala Graha

Kavala Graha or oil pulling has a very powerful detoxifying effect, and its health benefits range from whiter teeth to increased relief from migraine headaches.


In this, the outer area of our head is covered by a leather cap. There is a hollow space inside the cap so that the medicated oil can be held in that gap for a certain period.

This therapy helps in curing diseases related to the brain such as migraine, throbbing pain, and depression.

Sneha Nasaya

In this ayurvedic treatment, medical oils such as shidbindu taila or anu taila are put in the nostrils in the same way as you put nasal drops. It helps in the treatment of the pain above the shoulder area.


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Suffering From Cold? Try These Remedies!!

General Physician, Mumbai
Suffering From Cold? Try These Remedies!!

Common cold can be defined as a viral infection affecting one’s upper respiratory tract (throat and nose) characterized by mild fever, sneezing, body aches and headaches, congestion, cough, sore throat, runny nose and a general feeling of being unwell. It takes around 10 days to recover completely from the sickness. Although there is no treatment as such for common cold, however, few remedies might ease the symptoms.

  1. Stay Hydrated: Lemon and honey mixed with lukewarm water, in addition to clear chicken broth, works therapeutically on congestion or dehydration. However, refrain from caffeinated sodas, coffee and alcohol; beverages that can aggravate dehydration.

  2. Rest: Your body requires time to heal. Therefore, sufficient rest should be the utmost priority.

  3. Soothe your Sore Throat: A saltwater gargle early in the morning can bring great relief for your throat. Hard candy, lozenges and sore throat sprays can be used as alternatives if you cannot gargle properly.

  4. Sip on Something Warm: Nothing feels better than a hot clear chicken soup when you are down with fever. It works wonderfully on the sore throat. Other warm beverages such as tea or a cup of warm clove juice helps to improve nose and throat congestion by easing the mucous flow.

  5. Take Medications: Pain relievers, antihistamines (drugs to treat allergies) and decongestants might contribute to some relief. Nevertheless, these over-the-counter medicines cannot prevent or cure cold entirely.

What not to consider as remedies?

  1. Antibiotics: Antibiotics help fight bacterial infections and are hence, not as effective against viral infections, the main contributor towards common cold.

  2. Cold medications for children below 6: Over-the-counter drugs may have life-threatening consequences for children below the age of 6. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Gum Pain Home Remedies

Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar 88% (2159 ratings)
M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Gum Pain Home Remedies
Avoid touching your gums excessively with your tongue, fingers, toothbrush etc as this can lead to further irritation and possibly infection.

Gum Pain Home Remedies

Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar 88% (2159 ratings)
M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Stop Smoking

If the threat of lung cancer and heart disease has not persuaded you to can the cigs, then sore gums probably won’t do the trick either. Just know that smoking not on;y aggravates gum disease, it can cause it in the first place. There is such a thing as nicotine stomatitis. It is an inflammation of the soft tissue of the mouth that comes from nicotine irritation.
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Gum Pain Home Remedies

Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar 88% (2159 ratings)
M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Gum Pain Home Remedies
Avoid Aspirin

Your friends mean well when they tell you to put aspirin on your sore gums. But don’t listen to this old wives’ tale. Never put aspirin directly on your gums. Yes, it might provide some temporary relief. But aspirin is a highly caustic chemical, and it is irritating to the gum tissue. It could cause a fairly serious acid burn.

Gum Pain Home Remedies

Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar 88% (2159 ratings)
M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Gum Pain Home Remedies
Try tea bag

If your gums are bleeding, tea can make it stop. Just place a wet tea bag on the area that is bleeding. The tannic acid will help the blood clot.

Gum Pain Home Remedies

Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar 88% (2159 ratings)
M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Gum Pain Home Remedies
Try Rinse

It is recommended to use a rinse with anti-plaque properties. It helps to reduce the amount of plaque mass in your mouth at any one time. Your best bet is a rinse that contains chlorhexidine. Since such products are only available by prescription, you should ask your dentist whether one would be right for you. Some over-the-counter rinses such as Listerine has been shown to be effective in preventing plaque buildup, but they don’t work as well as those with chlorhexidine.

Gum Pain Home Remedies

Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar 88% (2159 ratings)
M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Gum Pain Home Remedies
Consume Carefully

If you have a sore or an ulcer on your gums, avoid eating anything that can irritate the tissue. Stay away from spicy and acidic foods and drinks. This includes tomato juice and even colas. They have pHs in the range of five, which is acidic. What about orange juice? Make sure you dilute it with water. This reduces the acidic concentration, so the juice won’t burn when you drink it.

Home Remedies for Joint Pain.

Dr. Ankur Singhal 92% (1824 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Home Remedies for Joint Pain.
Here are the top 10 home remedies for joint pain.

1. Massage

Massage therapy helps relieve joint pain by improving circulation and soothing inflammation. In fact, several studies indicate that regular massage can improve pain, stiffness and range of motion in the affected joint.
To massage the affected area, use warm oil like coconut, olive, mustard, castor or garlic oil and apply gentle pressure while massaging.

2. Hot and Cold Compresses

Alternating hot and cold compresses can also help ease joint pain. Heat therapy helps decrease pain, increase blood flow and relax sore muscles and joints. Cold therapy reduces inflammation and numbs the areas around the affected joint.
1. Wrap both compresses in separate towels before using them. They should not be applied directly to the skin.
2. Place the hot compress on the affected area for about three minutes.
3. Remove the compress and immediately put a cold compress in its place for about one minute.
4. Repeat the process for 15 to 20 minutes a few times daily until you get relief.
Note: Do not use heat therapy if the affected area is red, hot and irritated. Do not use cold therapy if you have circulatory problems.

3. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a popular home remedy for joint pain due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is particularly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis.
• Swallow one teaspoon of finely ground fenugreek seeds followed by a glass of lukewarm water. Do this daily in the morning until you get positive results.
• Alternatively, you can simply soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and eat them the next morning
4. Turmeric

Turmeric is an excellent Ayurvedic remedy for joint pain. It contains an active ingredient called curcumin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
In a 2009 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, researchers compared the effectiveness of this compound to ibuprofen and found that curcumin was as effective as ibuprofen for pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
• Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little honey in a glass of warm milk. Drink it daily, at least for a few days.
• Another option is to take 250 to 500 mg turmeric capsules three times daily until you are satisfied with the results.
Note: Talk to your doctor before including either of these remedies in your regular routine. Turmeric may interfere with certain medications, such as blood thinners, and may worsen gallbladder problems.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps reduce joint pain by eliminating accumulated toxins from the joints and connective tissues. Due to its alkalizing effect, it is particularly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis. Plus, it is rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
• Mix one to three teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar and a little honey in a cup of warm water. Drink this solution two or three times a day, preferably before meals. You can continue this simple treatment on a regular basis because, in addition to helping with joint pain, it is good for your overall health.
• You can also massage the affected area with a mixture of one tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Do this daily until your joint pain is gone.

6. Cayenne

Cayenne pepper contains a compound called capsaicin with natural analgesic or pain-relieving properties. In a 2010 study published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, researchers found that applying gel containing 0.0125 percent capsaicin helped relieve mild to moderate pain in women suffering from knee osteoarthritis.
• Slightly heat one-half cup of coconut oil. Mix in two tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder. Apply it on the affected area, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Do this a few times a day until you get relief from the pain.
• Alternatively, you can use a capsaicin cream topically on the affected area daily.
Note: Cayenne may initially cause a burning sensation. Do not apply it on open skin or wounds.

7. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt baths facilitate easy absorption of magnesium through the skin. Joint pain is often associated with low levels of magnesium. Moreover, magnesium helps reduce inflammation and aids in detoxification of cells.
1. Mix two cups of Epsom salt in warm bath water.
2. Soak in it for about 20 minutes.
3. Repeat three times a week until you get relief from your joint pain.

8. Garlic

Being rich in sulfur and selenium, garlic is beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and joint pain. Sulfur helps relieve joint pain and inflammation and, according to research, selenium may have an antirheumatic effect. Also, arthritic patients tend to have low levels of selenium in the blood.
• Include raw or cooked garlic in your diet. You can safely consume two or three garlic cloves daily. If you are deterred by the smell or taste of garlic, consider taking garlic supplements (follow the directions on the label).
• You can also fry two garlic cloves in two tablespoons of mustard or sesame oil. When the garlic cloves turn black, turn off the heat and strain the oil. Allow the oil to cool until it is comfortably warm, and then massage it into the skin around affected area. Leave it on for about three hours before washing it off. Do this twice daily until you see improvement.

9. Ginger

Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for muscle and joint pain, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers studied its effects on osteoarthritis patients with knee pain and saw encouraging results.
• Drink ginger tea, or include fresh ginger root or dried ginger powder in your daily diet. To prepare ginger tea, cut up a small piece of ginger root, boil it in a cup of water for 10 minutes and strain it. To improve the taste, you can sweeten it with honey.
• Another option is to mix equal amounts of ginger, turmeric and fenugreek powder. Take one teaspoon of this mixture daily in the morning and evening until you are satisfied with the results.

10. Stinging Nettle

Exploratory studies indicate that stinging nettle can be useful therapy for joint pain without any major side effects.
Though the exact reason as to why it alleviates the problem is not known, it is believed that this herb contains active compounds that reduce inflammation. Plus, it is rich in boron, a mineral that is required for healthy bones and joints.
• Steep two to three teaspoons of dried nettle leaves in a cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and drink the tea. Repeat three times a day until you get positive results.
• You can also place fresh nettle leaves on the affected area for about 30 seconds. Do this once daily for about a week or more. It may cause initial discomfort, but will eventually take the pain away.
Note: This herb may interfere with blood thinners as well as blood pressure, heart and diabetes medications.
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Home remedy for Chest Pain

Dr. Komal Gupta 90% (946 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), PGDP
Ayurveda, Hapur
Home remedy for Chest Pain
Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega 3 pills

If you have a heart disease, high cholesterol or a family history of heart problems, then you need to increase your intake of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

These healthy fatty acids help lower triglycerides (fats in the blood) and prevent angina. Plus, due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3 fats have a profound effect on heart health.
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