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Symptoms and Causes: Pain over eyebrows and forehead, on the temples, back of the head, or all over the head due to excessive exposure to heat, cold, wind or noise or due to casual sleeplessness, stress, uncomfortable bedding or excessive intake of alcohol etc.
Precautions: Avoid dry, bitter, cold, astringent food and exposure to breezes. Also avoid taking water after meals. Note: Severe forms of migraine/ headache associated with infection of meninges etc. require expert medical advice.
Pain over eyebrows, forehead
*. Doddapatre and Sesame oil : Mix 1 tsp of leaf juice of 'doddapatre' with 2 tsp of sesame oil. Apply it onthe aching parts.
Plants used: Coleus aromaticus (leaf) , Sesamum indicum (Sesame oil)
*. Sunthi : Make a paste of ½ tsp of powdered 'sunthi' with warm water and apply it over affected areas as and when required.
Plants used: Zingiber officinale (Rhyzome)
*. Trikatu powder(Haritaki + Amla +Vibhitika) : Take 1 tsp of 'trikatu' powder mixed with honey 3 times a day for 3 - 4 days.
Plants used: Terminalia chebula (fruits) , Phyllanthus emblica (fruits) , Terminalia bellerica (fruits)
Precautions: Avoid cold & fried food, curds and exposure to cold
Pain at the temples
*. Coriander seeds & Cumin seeds : Prepare herbal tea with ½ tsp each of powder of 'coriander seeds' and 'cumin seeds'. Drink this herbal tea 2 - 3 times a day for 3 - 4 days.
*. Neem bark : Prepare hot infusion of 'neem bark'. Drink 1 cup of this infusion in the morning and 1 cup in the evening for 3 days.
Plants used: Azadirachta indica (Bark)
*. Khas : Mix ½ tsp of 'khas' roots powder with water to make a paste. Apply this paste over the temples as and when required.
Precautions: Pain at the temples
Pain at the back of head
*. Haritaki : Take 1 tsp powder of fruit bark of 'haritaki' with hot water or hot milk at bedtime.
Plants used: Terminalia chebula (fruit bark)
*. Lolesara : Pound the dried leaf pulp of 'lolesara' to make powder. Mix 2 pinches of this powder and equal quantity of 'turmeric' powderin ¼ cup of water and drink.
Plants used: Aloe vera (leaf pulp)
Precautions: Avoid dry, bitter, cold, astringent food and exposure to breezes
Chronic headache
*. Ashvagandha : Pound the dried roots of 'asvagandha' to make powder. Take 5 gm of this powder with ½ cup of warm milk for a minimum of 7 days to a maximum of 42 days.
Plants used: Withania somnifera (roots)
*. Ashvagandha and Castor oil : Crush leafy shoots of 'asvagandha' to extract juice. Boil together 2 cups of the juice, 1 cup of castor oil and 3 cups of water till all the water evaporates to leave only oil. Apply this oil externally and massage every night for 7 - 10 days.
Plants used: Withania somnifera (leafy shoots)
The information on this site is not a substitute for a physician. If you are in doubt about the seriousness of your ailment you must consult a qualified physician.

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