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Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Science
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 189) Last page : ( 194)
Print ISSN : 2231-5640. Online ISSN : 2231-5659.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5659.2020.00036.3

Comprehensive review of medicinal plants used in treatment of migraine

Patni Swati*

Devasthali Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy, Lalpur, Rudrapur (Udham Singh Nagar)-263153, Uttarakhand, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: swatipatni04@gmail.com

Online published on 16 September, 2020.


Aim: To conduct a review on the herbal remedies that can reduce the severity of migraine. Objective: To determine the effectiveness of herbs in treating migraine. This review article summaries the pathophysiology of migraine and proof-based approach for managing migraine with the help of herbs. Background: Currently no universally effective diagnosis or treatment is available for aborting or preventing attacks. Factors like disruption in sleep (64%), dietetic factors (44%) and emotional trauma (79%) are most common triggering factor for migraine. For patients suffering from migraine with aura, stress and sleep are significant triggering factors whereas ecological factors are the vital initiating factors for patients suffering from migraine without aura. Disorder can be control by avoiding trigger factors. Conclusion: This review revealed that there are many herbal medicines which can be used for managing migraine. Migraine is communal source of headache, its prompt diagnosis and hasty treatment boosts the eminence of life; avert transformation of sporadic migraine to chronic migraine. Migraine cannot be cured in any sense although it can be managed.



Migraine, Herbs, Pathophysiology, Management, Diagnosis.


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