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Natural & Ancient Solutions for Your Chronic Headache/Migraine

ABSTRACT

We all know how difficult it is to do our work when the health is not well, especially in the case of a headache. In this type of situation the mind stops working and usually we would sit with our hands holding our head. This problem has become very common in the whole global population. One such form of headache is known as migraine, which has emerged as one of the most common problems from last decade. In this article, we will discuss Migraine and how one can get rid of it with herbal medicines.

INTRODUCTION

Migraine is a condition of pulsing sensation or severe throbbing pain, commonly on one side of the head. Often it occurs with vomiting, nausea or sensitivity to light. Migraine problems can disturb the routine of daily activities because of severe pain in the head and it may last for several hours or days. It can occur in persons of any age but on peak in their 30s. Migraine is more common in females as compared with males.

Symptoms of Migraine

WHEN DOES A CHRONIC HEADACHE CAN BE MIGRAINE

Usually,  headache causes pain in the area of head, upper neck, face and can differ in intensity and frequency whereas migraine is an extremely painful disorder of primary headache. Migraines show symptoms which are more debilitating and intense than of headache and give pain on one side of the head. When you begin to feel increased sensitivity towards light, throbbing pain or pulsing sensation on one side of the head, then you should understand it is not a simple headache, but migraine.

CAUSES OF MIGRAINE

The exact cause of Migraine is not known yet. Researchers supposed that migraine develops due to some environmental or genetic factors in most of the patients. Also some imbalance between chemical levels of the brain is also responsible for migraine which include serotonin, a brain chemical regulating the sense of pain in the nervous system. Brain chemicals may imbalance due to some disturbances in the brainstem and its functioning with the trigeminal nerve which is a major pain pathway. Researchers are doing deep study on the exact role of serotonin and some other neurotransmitters like calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in developing migraine problems.

SYMPTOMS OF MIGRAINE

Symptoms of migraines differ from person to person. In some people, it happen in stages which are:

1. Prodrome

This Stage Occurs Hours Or Days Before The Beginning Of Migraine Headache. Signs And Symptoms Observed By People In This Stage Are:

2. Fatigue

  • Increased sensitivity to sound, light, or smell
  • Mood swings
  • Bloating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea or Constipation
  • Severe thirst

3. Aura

Symptoms of this stage originate from the nervous system and also affect the normal vision. These symptoms begin gradually over a period of five to twenty minutes and lasts for an hour. Symptoms of this stage are:

  1. Tunneled vision
  2. Seeing flashes of lights, wavy lines, black dots or having hallucinations
  3. Inability to see all things
  4. Difficulty in speech
  5. Feeling ringing in ears
  6. Feeling numbness on body’s one side
  7. Changes in taste or smell
  8. Heaviness in arms and legs

4. Attack

It is the beginning stage of migraine and usually begins with a dull ache and develops into throbbing pain within a short time. Migraine can be worse if an individual is doing some physical activity. The migraine pain can move from one side of the head to another side or can also come in the front side of the head. Most people observe headache along with nausea and dizziness. Most migraine attacks last for a duration of four hours, but in rare cases, it can also go upto three days. Getting 2 to 4 migraine attacks in a month is common, whereas some people get migraine after every few days.

5. Postdrome

Postdrome stage can last for a day after getting a migraine headache. Signs and symptoms include in this stage are

  1. Tiredness
  2. Feeling refreshed or happy
  3. Muscle pain
  4. Loss of appetite

RISK FACTORS OF MIGRAINE

There Are Numerous Factors Triggering The Migraine To A Great Extent, Which Are

1. Hormonal Changes in Females

Fluctuations in Hormonal Level inside the Female’s Body May Increase the Risk of Migraine to a Great Extent. Changes Occurring In Estrogen Level During Or Before Menstruations, Pregnancy And Menopause Can Trigger The Risk Of Severe Headache Or Migraine In A Large Number Of Females. Several Hormonal Medications Including Oral Contraceptive Can Worsen Migraines Also.

2. Sensory Stimuli

SSun Glare and Bright Lights Can Induce Migraines Such As Loud Sounds Can. Strong Odor of Some Paint Thinners, Perfumes Or Secondhand Smoke, Etc Are Effective Migraine Triggers.

3. Drinks

Excess Caffeinated, And Alcoholic Drinks Can Also Trigger The Risk Of Migraine Disorder In Many People.

4. Sleep Modifications

Missing Sleep, Having Bad Quality Sleep, Sleeping Too Much Or Jet Lag Can Also Give A Spike In The Risk Of Migraines.

5. Stress and Anxiety

Migraine Can Be Induced In An Individual Who Is Undergoing Stress And Anxiety Conditions For Prolonged Time.

6. Physical Factors

Doing Intense Physical Workout, Exerted Sexual Activities Or Lifting Many Heavy Weights Might Provoke Migraines.

7. Medications

Medicines Including Vasodilators Or Oral Contraceptives Are Also Responsible For Development Of Migraines.

8. Foods

Consuming Excess Salty Foods, Processed Foods Or Aged Cheeses And Food Additives Such As Sweetener Aspartame, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Are Aggravating Factors Of Migraine.

DIAGNOSIS OF MIGRAINE

Doctors may diagnose your migraine by examining signs of infection, illness, or neurological problems and also note down your headache history. To check for an underlying medical condition,your doctor may also recommend some imaging tests such as MRI or CTI in the case your headache remains constant.

TREATMENT OF MIGRAINE

In modern science, doctors prescribe some medicines which act as short term treatment of migraine, for example antidepressants, anti seizures, beta blockers, NSAIDs, etc. The patient feels relief only for the time as long as the effects of the medicines remain in the body. Such medicines are low in providing relief but high in giving side effects in the body of the patient and these side-effects can annoy the patient for a period of long duration. So, it is not a wise choice for treating your migraine with modern medicines which can irritate the existing patient with side-effects. So, how to treat the problem of migraine?

There is no need to worry. Ayurvedic medicines have enough potential to treat the disease from the exact root for a permanent period and in a natural way because all Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from herbs obtained from God’s nature. Thus, Ayurvedic medicines don’t give any side effects in the patient and treat his disease by keeping his body natural.

To help with the patients of migraine, PLANET AYURVEDA, a well reputed Ayurvedic company has been prepared MIGRAINE CARE PACK by following the basic principle of Ayurveda given in ancient Ayurveda literature and making use of some wonderful herbs. All formulations of this pack are totally natural and free from any kind of preservative, starch, chemical, color, additive, binder or any synthetic or chemical substance because all products are made under the strict guidance of MD Ayurveda doctors. You can treat your migraine in an effective manner by using this pack. Take a look at it.

Migraine Care PackHerbal Remedies for Migraine

MIGRAINE CARE PACK by PLANET AYURVEDA

  1. BRAHMI CAPSULES
  2. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES
  3. PITTA BALANCE
  4. AROGYAVARDHINI VATI
  5. MEDHYA CHURNA

Product Description

1. BRAHMI CAPSULES

Brahmi capsules prepared in the house of Planet Ayurveda are pure extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) herb which is a rich source of antioxidants, and useful in reducing inflammation, maintaining proper health of the brain, preventing depression and anxiety and enhancing overall body health.

Dosage: 2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES

Planet Ayurveda prepared Ashwagandha capsules by using high quality extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum) herb which is well known for its uses in treatment of many diseases and used as a health supplement for overall well being. Intake of these capsules will support you in maintaining distance between you and numerous diseases such as diabetes, cancer, infertility, stress, anxiety etc.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. PITTA BALANCE

Ingredients such as Coral calcium (Praval pishti), Agate calcium (Akik pishti), Pearl calcium (Mukta pishti) and many others are used in making these pitta balance capsules by Planet Ayurveda. These capsules ensure a normal level of Pitta Dosha and provide health to stomach, intestines and soothes the overall digestive system.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. AROGYAVARDHINI VATI

Arogyavardhini vati tablets are a mixture of some marvelous herbs such as Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), etc. Using these tablets will prevent you from migraine as well fever, obesity, dermatitis, eczema, acne, edema and many diseases associated with liver.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. MEDHYA CHURNA

Blend mixture of some wonderful herbs such as Vacha (Acorus calamus), Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), etc is used informulating this churna. Use this churna forimproving memory, getting relief from stress, anxiety and preventing various disorders of the brain.

Dosage: 1/4 spoon once daily with plain water.

OTHER PREVENTABLE MEASURES

Follow Given Methods And Prevent Yourself From Migraine As Well As Chronic Daily Headaches:

1. Don’t Skip mMeals

Consume Healthy Food Throughout The Day Without Skipping It Any Time And Avoid Packet Foods As Much As You Can. Take Your Food At Proper And Same Time Everyday.

2. Daily Exercise

Keep Your Body Active By Involving Yourself In Physical Activities For At Least 45 Minutes In A Day. You Can Do Running, Swimming, Walking, Cycling, Jogging, Yoga, Gym And Any Physical Workout That Makes You Sweat.

3. Reduce Stress

As we read above, stress is the most common trigger of the migraine. So it is advised to stay stress free by avoiding stress inducing circumstances. Always stay positive and happy by planning your next future step. You can also include meditation in your daily routine for calming your mind and maintaining good flow of oxygen and blood inside your body.

4. Prevent Caffeine

Avoid Consumption Of Caffeinated Drinks Which Are Responsible For Triggering Migraine. So It Is Beneficial For Your Body To Minimize Or Totally Avoid The Migraine.

5. Avoid Direct use of Medicines

Always Contact Your Doctor Before Taking Any Prescribed Medicine Because These Medicines Can Induce The Migraine By Giving Their Adverse Effects.

6. Take Proper Sleep

Make Sure To Take Good Quality Sleep For Seven To Eight Hours To Enhance Your Overall Body Health And Prevent Various Diseases.

CONCLUSION

As we read about the problem of migraine, it is mandatory to treat it as soon as possible. To help you in getting rid of migraine, above given herbal medicines and preventable measures should be used. These herbal medicines are very effective in treating migraine in a natural way without showing any side effect.

Gokshura – Its uses and Benefits

Gokshura Plant

GokhshuraGokshura is also known as Tribulus Terrestris which is widely distributed in the world and only grows in a dry climate where only a few plants can survive. This plant can also thrive in poor soil conditions and desert climates. The stem of this plant grows around 10 centimeters in diameter and usually forms flat patches. The stem branch is usually hairy and the leaves are pinnately compound. The leaflets are around 3 mm long

Regional Names of Gokshura:

  • English – Caltrops fruit
  • Hindi – Gokhru
  • Sanskrit – Goksuraka, Traikatna, Svadamstra
  • Assamese – Gokhurkata, Gokshura
  • Bengali – Gokhri, Gokshura
  • Gujrati – Bethagokharu, Mithagokhru
  • Kannad – Neggilamullu, Neggilu, Sannaneggilu
  • Kashmiri – Pakhda, Michikand
  • Malayalam – Nerinjil
  • Marathi – Gokharu, Sarate,
  • Oriya – Gokhyura, Gukhura
  • Punjabi – Bhakhra, Gokhru
  • Tamil – Nerinjil, Nerunjil
  • Telugu – PalleruKaya
  • Urdu – Khar-e-KhasakKhurd.

General Description of Gokshura

Habitat – The plant is found throughout sub-tropical parts of India, ascending up to 1000 meters as a weed along roadsides and waste places.

Growth Pattern – The stems radiate from the crown to a diameter of about 10 cm (3.9 in) to over 1 m (3 ft 3 in), often branching. These may grow more upwards in shade or among taller plants.

Leaves: Leaves are stipulate, opposite usually unequal and around 3 mm long.

Part Used: Fruit, root

Botanical Classification of Gokshura

Scientific Name Tribulus Terrestris
Family Zygophyllaceae
Order Zygophyllales
Kingdom Plantae
Rank Species
Higher classification Puncture vine
Ayurvedic Name Gokshura

Nutritional Value of Gokshura

The active ingredients in Tribulus Terrestris include saponins, lignin amides, flavonoids, alkaloids, and glycosides potassium nitrate, resin, tannins, sugar, sterols, and essential oil. The steroidal Saponins, including protodioscin, are considered the most active components. Protodioscin is one of the precursors of the DHEA, Which is a marker for aging

Gokshura Ayurvedic Properties

Hindi/ Sanskrit English
Rasa Madhura Taste Sweet
Guna Guru, Snigdha Physical Property Heavy, Unctuous
Vipaka Madhura Metabolic Property (After Digestion) Sweet
Virya Sheeta Potency- Cold

Gokshura Uses and benefits

  • Gokshura is abundant in Saponins. One particular saponin that Gokshura has is Protodioscin. This is an active ingredient that helps in muscle strengthening as well as bodybuilding.
  • The consumption of Gokshura (Tribulus), Promotes the release of nitric oxide which increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the muscles. This enables muscles to use the protein in our body to its fullest.
  • Component Protodioscin stimulates the pituitary gland to produce more testosterone. Testosterone is a key hormone that helps in muscle building.

Other Health Benefits of Gokshura

Gokshura is an amazing Rasayana that can be used for several health benefits listed below:

  • As a diuretic, it is useful in treating urinary infections and kidney stones.
  • Treating skin ailments like acne.
  • Useful for women suffering from PCOS. (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) It eliminates excess water and reduces the size of the cyst.
  • It regulates serotonin levels and improves brain function.
  • Gokshura can also be used as an Anti-Aging agent.
  • Good for Cardiac Health.
  • Gokshura is beneficial in various health issues such as water retention, hair fall, rheumatic pain, headache/stress, weak nervous system, obesity, menstruation, bedwetting, piles, and eye problem.

Planet Ayurveda Herbal Formulation with Gokhshura

Tribulus Power

Tribulus Power is an effective herbal blend to enhance male sexual performance naturally without causing any side effects. Some Merits of using Tribulus Power capsules are-

  • It is beneficial in gaining muscle strength and improves the lean body mass therefore it is also popular in gyms to promote muscle mass and its capacity.
  • Very popular in the western world as ‘Alternative to Viagra’, enhance stamina, Pleasure, and strength
  • Helps to cure Erectile Dysfunction.
  • It increases sperm count and improves the quality of sperm.
  • Useful in Male Impotence and infertility
  • Tribulus Power is best for energy generation and to improve the blood circulation in the tissues of the penis

Dosage -1 to 2 Capsules Once or twice daily

Gokshura Powder

Gokshura Powder is good effective for improving men’s health. The churna has powerful spermatogenic properties that are extremely beneficial for treating hypothermia (low volume of semen), oligospermia (i.e. low sperm count), teratozoospermia (i.e. abnormal sperm shape) and enhances spermatogenesis (i.e. sperm production). Being a natural antioxidant, it improves the production of testosterone and luteinizing hormone. It also treats conditions like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Dosage – 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after the meals.

Male Support Formula

Male support formula is a powerful combination of selected herbs to treat sexual weakness as well as generalize body weakness in men. The usage of Gokshur as the form of ingredient is 100 mg for making the Male support Formula

Advantage of using Male support Formula-

  • The herbs control Erectile Dysfunction, Low sperm count, Physical weakness including infertility in men.
  • Control Premature Ejaculation and low sperm count in men
  • Very much effective for men suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Dosage – 1-2 Capsule, Once or twice daily

 Musli Strength Capsule

Musli strength enhances libido, stamina, and vigor. These capsules provide regenerative powers and also helpful in treating generalized body weakness. The contribution of Gokshura as one of the element is 250 mg for making the Musli strength capsules

Benefits of Musli Capsule

  • Musli capsule is an Ayurvedic formulation of Safed Musli powder which is synergistically processed with highly advanced technology at Planet Ayurveda.
  • The product is made out of the best quality and authentic Ayurvedic herbs, available in India.
  • These herbs are specially selected and manually graded to give the best products, contains active levels of Saponin along with which has adaptogenic, revitalizing, immuno-modulatory & antioxidant properties.

Dosage – 1-2 Capsules once or twice daily.

Atirasadi Churna

Atirasadi is one the formulation of Planet Ayurveda which is very much effective to improve stamina and increase male fertility

Usage: Gokshura is used as the component for making the Atirasadi Churna

Health Advantage of using Atirasadi Churna

  • Atirasadi churna is effective for treating male infertility. Safed Musli is one of the ingredients used in Atrasadi Churna that is basically used for premature ejaculation, low sperm count and loss of libido.
  • All the herbs used in the preparation of this product are meant to strengthen the male sexual health and enhance stamina.

Dosage – Consume 1 teaspoonful with plain water, after meals. Twice daily is recommended.

Water ex Tablets:

Water Ex is a natural remedy that is prepared using the herbs that have been used for treating water retention for ages. Role of Gokshura as the component is 100 mg for making the Water Ex tablets

Below are some advantages of Water Ex tablets:

  • The herb helps in preventing fluid retention in the body.
  • This helps to reduce swelling due to excess accumulation of fluid
  • Useful in water retention due to kidney failure, liver cirrhosis, congestive heart failure
  • Removes toxins from the body naturally

Planet Ayurveda Products Pack with Gokshura

Medicine is that which ends the disease. Medicines which cures the disease and does not produce any other disease or side effects should be considered as the best and Planet Ayurveda has different packs according to the patient illness where Gokshura has been used as basic components these packs are mention below:

  • Tribulus Power Pack
  • TRT Care Pack
  • Prostate Care Pack
  • Stone Crusher Pack
  • Bed Hercules Pack
  • Erectile Dysfunction Care Pack

Conclusion

This traditional herbal remedy blessed with countless health benefits holds high significance in treating urinary and kidney problems, improving male and female reproductive functioning, boosting stamina, improving cognitive abilities and promoting heart and skin health. The extensive health benefits of the various herbs used in this formulation also increase its therapeutic efficacy in treating infertility issues. If taken in the proper dosage, one can stay away from side effects and enjoy the countless health benefits.