What Is The Alternative Of Sumatriptan In Ayurveda For Migraine?

What Is Sumatriptan?

Sumatriptan Is A Drug Available In The Market In The Form Of Oral Tablets, Nasal Spray, Injection, Or A Nasal Powder, For The Treatment Of Migraine, With Or Without Aura. It Also Reduces The Elements That May Worsen The Symptoms Of Migraine Such As Nausea, Sensitivity To Sound And Light, Headache, Etc. The Oral Tablets Can Be Found As Both Generic And In The Brand Name. It Belongs To Serotonin – 1 Receptor Agonists And Anti-Migraine Agents, Classes Of Drugs. One Of The Forms Of Sumatriptan Can Be Used For Treating The Acute Cluster Of Headaches, But Not Others.

Brand

Name: Imitrex, Imitrex Statdose, Sumavel Dosepro, Alsuma, Zembrace Symtouch

Uses Of Sumatriptan

Sumatriptan, When Used With Other Medications, Treats Migraine Headaches And Its Symptoms But Does Not Prevent Them From Occurring, Which Means It Is Used Only When The Symptoms Of Severe Headache Appear, Not Before That. It Cannot Reduce The Number Of Migraine Attacks But Simply Acts As A Quick Reliever During An Attack. It Is Strictly Recommended To Use If The Migraine Headache Is Diagnosed, That Also With The Prescription Of Physicians Only.

Treatment of Migraine in Ayurveda

Side-Effects Of Sumatriptan

Sumatriptan, Being A Drug Cause Many Side Effects On The Health Of A Person.

Some Of The Most Common Of Them Are As Follows:

  • Heart Attack
  • Arrhythmias (Irregular Heart Rhythms)
  • Discomforts (Pain, Tightness Or Pressure) In Neck, Throat, Chest Or Jaw.
  • Brain Stroke Or Hemorrhage
  • Cns Depression Such As Dizziness, Fatigue, Weakness, Drowsiness, Etc.
  • Paresthesia (Numbness, Tingling Or Prickling Sensations, Etc.)
  • Interaction With Other Medicines Such As Maois, Ergot Containing Drugs, Other Serotonin-1 Receptor Agonists, Anti-Depressants, Painkillers, Etc.
  • Allergies Like Rashes, Hives, Swelling, Etc.
  • Serious Bowel Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Severe Liver Diseases
  • Seizures
  • Complications In Pregnancy
  • May Transfer Through Breastfeeding And Can Make The Child Suffer
  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Painful Urine
  • Vision Problems (Blurred Or Loss Of Vision)
  • Nasal
  • Unusual Sweating
  • Breathlessness
  • Bloody Diarrhoea
  • Mental Disorders (Confusion, Hallucinations, Agitation And Many More)
  • Serotonin Syndrome

It Should Not Be Recommended For The Younger People Than 18 Years Of Age And Only With The Proper Prescription In Cases Of:

  1. An Individual Of More Than 40 Years Of Age
  2. Menopause.

Migraine

Migraine Is A Stage Of Intense Headache That Expands The Blood Vessels In The Brain And Causes The Release Of A Chemical Leading To Inflammation. The Symptoms Of Migraine Include Nausea, Severe Headache, Sensitivity To Sound Or Light, Numbness, And Many Others. The Causes Of Migraines Are Not Determined Yet, But It May Be Caused Due To Many Reasons Like Hypertension, Stress, And Anxiety. It Is A Neurological Ill-Health That Affects The Nerves And Blood Vessels Inside The Brain. The Most Affected Age Group For The Disease Is Between 10 And 45.

Best Alternative To Sumatriptan In Ayurveda

Ayurveda From The Ancient Period, Being The Oldest And Traditional Method Of Medicine Has The Most Effective Natural Herbs To Prevent As Well As Treat The Ailment As Well As Its Symptoms. Brahmi, One Of Those, Does Not Only Treat Migraine But Also Reduces The Migraine Attacks Without Any Other Side-Effects. Continuous And Proper Use Of The Herb Can Eliminate The Disease, Making A Person Healthier. Therefore, Brahmi Is Considered As The Best Alternative To Sumatriptan For The Treatment Of Migraine And Many Such Disorders. Let Us Know More About The Herb, Its Uses, And Benefits For A Disease-Free Life.

Brahmi

Brahmi, Latin Name – Bacopa Monnieri Is One Of The Best And Strongest Brain Tonic, Being Used To Treat Problems Related To Brain Health. It Can Grow In Water Because Of Which, It Is Also Known As The Water Aquarium Plant. The Use Of This Herb Promotes Intelligence And Proper Brain Functioning. It Consists Of Several Effective Alkaloids That Are, Brahmine, Mannitol, Narcotine, Hersaponin, Cucurbutacin, Herpestine, Triterpenoid, And Bacaposide. It Is Explained Under The Medhaya Rasayan In The Indian Old Text Books, Charaka Samhita, Athrava-Veda And Sushrut Samhita. It Possesses The Anti-Oxidant Properties And Protects Cells Within The Body.

Ayurveda And Brahmi

As Per The Ancient Verses Of Ayurveda, The Synonyms For Brahmi Are Saraswati, Somvalli, And Kapotvadka.

Reference: Shloka No. 280-281, Bhav Prakash Nighantu, Guduchyadi Varga

According To The Above Shloka, Brahmi Comprises Of The Following Properties

  • It Tastes Bitter And Astringent.
  • It Is Light In Nature.
  • It Has Cold Potency.
  • It Becomes Sweet After Digestion.

It Also Explains That Brahmi Maintains Vocal Cords, Increases The Concentration, Boost Up The Brain Strength, Helps In Getting Rid Of Skin And Blood-Related Disorders, Eases The Motions And Also Treats Numerous Diseases Such As Diabetes, Jaundice, Swelling, Cough, And Fever. Consequently, It Pacifies Vata And Kapha Doshas And Increases The Life-Span Of An Individual, Establishing A Healthy Life.

Benefits And Uses Of Brahmi

Charak Samhita, An Ancient Textbook, Holds Brahmi In Three Different Categories, Prjasthapan, Medhya Rasayan, And Balya.

The Meaning Of These Categories Themselves Explains The Benefits And Uses Of Brahmi, As

Prjasthapan – Brahmi Is Useful To Stabilize Pregnancy And Maintains Fertility.
Medhya Rasayan – It Is An Effective Herb That Ensures Proper Brain Functioning.
Balya – Brahmi Improves The Strength And Immunity Of Body Parts And The Body As A Whole.

Besides The Above-Described Benefits And Uses Of Brahmi, It Also Performs Various Functions As Below:

  • Have Wonderful Consequences Against The Fast Degeneration Of Brain Cells
  • Works Equally For The Betterment Of Liver Health
  • Detoxifies The Body And Improves The Functioning Of All The Body Parts
  • Maintains Blood Pressure
  • Fights Against Infections And Boosts Up The Immunity
  • Acts As The Best Anti-Depressant
  • Enhances Memory, Improves Consciousness And Helpful In Getting Rid Of Any And Other Related Illnesses
  • Manages The Digestive System, Also Prevents And Treats Ulcers
  • Beneficial For Healthy Joints As Well As Skin
  • Nourishes Scalp, Encourages Hair Growth, Treats Alopecia, Dandruff, Flakes And Split Ends, Thus, Resulting In No Hair Fall
  • Helpful In Maintaining Healthy Sleep
  • Eliminates Backache

Side-Effects

There Are No Side Effects Of Brahmi.

Treatment Of Migraine By The Experts At Planet Ayurveda

Migraine Care Pack

Treatment Of Migraine

After Getting Informed About The Benefits And Uses Of Brahmi As The Best Alternative For The Prevention And Treatment Of Migraine, One Should Surely Get Curious About How To Use The Herb To Get Effective Effects. Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd., A Leading Manufacturing Unit Provides You With Its ‘Migraine Care Pack’, To Get Rid Of This Severe Disease. All The Supplements Included In This Pack Are 100% Pure And Natural, Formulated Under The Strict Guidance Of Md-Ayurveda. They Are Completely Safe To Use And Do Not Hold Any Side Effects. The Pack Includes Brahmi Along With Other Beneficial Herbs To Treat Various Ailments In The Most Efficacious Manner.

Planet Ayurveda’s Migraine Care Pack Contains :

  1. Brahmi Capsules
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Pitta Balance Capsules
  4. Arogayavardhni Vati
  5. Medhya Churna

Product Description

1. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules Include The Standardized Extract Of Brahmi (Bacopa Monneiri) That Mainly Supports And Maintains A Healthy Brain. They Are Completely Pure And Natural, Do Not Have Any Side Effects On The Health Of A Person, Rather It Also Helps In Improving The Overall Body Health. The Capsules Balance The Tridosha In The Body And Help In Strengthening The Immunity. They Also Nourish The Neurons And Increase Their Ability To Retain For A Longer Period.

Dosage: 2 Capsules Two Times A Day With Plain Water, After Meals

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

These Capsules From Planet Ayurveda Are Manufactured From The Standardized Pure Extract Of Ashwagandha (Withania Somniferum). It Is An Effective Herb For The Nervous System And Considered As The Best Adaptogenic (Stress-Reliever) Tonic, Thus, Maintains The Wellbeing Of An Individual And Is Useful In The Treatment Of Migraine Headaches.

Dosage: 1 Capsule Twice Daily With Plain Water, After Meals

3.Pitta Balance Capsules

Pitta Balance Is A Blend Of The Most Effective Herbs Required To Maintain The Digestive System Of The Body And Encourages Abdominal Health. The Different Pishtis With Some Efficacious Herbs Are Included In These Capsules Helps To Balance The Pitta Dosha Inside The Body. These Are Jahar Mohra Pishti (Also Named As Naga Pashana In Old Ayurvedic Texts), Akik Pishti (Agate Calcium), Praval Pishti (Coral Calcium), Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium), Giloy Satva (Tinospora Cardifolia), And Kamdhudha Ras (An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound). According To Ayurveda, Pitta Plays A Very Vital Role In Securing The Body From Diseases. Hence, It Is A Very Useful Formulation For A Large Number Of Diseases With Wonderful Positive Effects.

Dosage: 1 Capsule Two Times A Day With Plain Water, After Meals

4. Arogyavardhni Vati

Arogyavardhini Vati Is A Classical Formulation From The Experts Of Planet Ayurveda. The Herbs Included In These Tablets Are Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Chitrakmool (Plumbago Zeylanica), Bibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica), And Amlaki (Emblica Officinalis). It Helps In The Removal Of Toxins From The Body And Maintains Proper Digestive Functions. These Tablets Strengthen The Body And Are Helpful In The Prevention And Treatment Of Severe Aches Like Migraine Headaches.

Dosage: 2 Tablets Twice Daily With Plain Water, After Meals

5. Medhya Churna

It Is A Combination Of Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis), Marich (Piper Nigrum), Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri), Pippali (Piper Longum), Shwet Jeerak (Cuminum Cyminum), Vacha (Acorus Calamus), Ajmoda (Carum Roxburghianum), Patha (Cissampelos Pareira), Sonth (Zingiber Officinale), Etc. That Helps In Enhancing Memory And Concentration, Sharpening Brain And Relaxing Mind And Body. It Is Inspired By The “Sarawat Churna”, A Classical Ayurvedic Formula.

Dosage: 1 Pinch Of Powder Or 1 Gram Two Times A Day With Plain Water, After Half An Hour Of Meals

Conclusion

Therefore, It Has Been Concluded From The Above Comparison And Explanation That The Herbal Alternative To Treat Migraine Is The Best Without Any Side Effects And With Incredible And Astonishing Effects On The Body.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Write at - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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