- Migraine can get severely debilitating
- The pain can meddle with your daily routine
- The exact cause of the pain is not known
Migraine and Ayurveda
In his book, The Complete Book of Ayurveda Remedies, Ayurveda experts Vasant Lad describes migraine as "frequently occurring when systemic pitta moves into the cardiovascular system, circulates and affects the blood vessels around the brain. The hot, sharp quality of pitta dilates the blood vessels and creates pressure on the nerves, causing this painful condition."
Diet to beat migraine
Ayurveda suggests loading up on a pitta pacifying diet to get rid of migraine. Hot and spicy food items must be avoided. One should include items that have inherent cooling properties. Sour food items and citrus foods should also be avoided.
Take a ripe banana; chop it into small pieces and mix well with 1 teaspoon of warm ghee, 1 tsp of date sugar and a pinch of cardamom. Have this delicious concoction the first thing in morning to experience the difference in your condition.
Ayurveda tips and remedies are sourced from Vasant Lad's The Complete Book of Ayurveda Remedies.