Migraine affects 10% of the world's population, and 3 times more women than men. It is caused by a spasm of large blood vessels in the brain. Blood vessels constrict, which can bring about the hallucinatory aura, and then dilate, causing the throbbing pain.
MigraCap is useful in migraine which consists of a severe, throbbing headache, usually located on one side of the head. The pain begins suddenly in and around the eye or temple, spreading to one or both sides of the head and often accompanied by loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to sound, light and smell, or dislike for food. The attacks typically last 4-72 hours. Attacks can occur in early childhood, but most patients first develop symptoms between the ages of 10 and 30. It is believed that migraines may be hereditary as almost half of those suffering from migraines have family members who also have them. In approximately 30% of all cases, migraine attacks are preceded by warning signs such as scintillating visual effects, blind spots, zigzag flashing lights, numbness in parts of the body, and distorted visual effects, known as aura.
Each 500 mg capsule contains:
Terminalia chebula, Yellow (Post Halela Zard) 25 mg.
Terminalia chebula, Brown (Post Halela Kabuli) 25 mg.
Terminalia chebula, Black (Post Halela Kabuli) 25 mg.
Terminalia belerica (Post Balela) 25 mg.
Emblica officinalis (Amla) 25 mg.
Cassia angustifolia (Berge Sana) 25 mg.
Ipomoea turpethum (Turbud Safed) 25 mg.
Polypodium vulgare (Bisfayej) 25 mg.
Pistacia lentiscus (Mastagi) 25 mg.
Cuscuta reflexa (Aftimoon) 25 mg.
Coriandrum sativum (Kishniz) 25 mg.
Piper nigrum (Filfil Siah) 25 mg.
Zingiber officinale (Zanjbeel) 25 mg.
Lavandula stoechas (Dharu) 175 mg.
Throbbing headaches and migraine.
During pregnancy and lactation.
SIDE EFFECTS :
1 or 2 capsules twice daily with water, once preferably before sunrise.
DIETARY ADVICE :
Avoid triggers like stress, fatigue, cigarette, smoke, bright lights, dairy products, especially cheese, chocolate, eggs, oranges, spinach, bananas, wheat & wheat products, peanuts, citrus fruits, tomatoes, red meat & shell fish and alcohol (especially red wine and spirits). Any tendency to constipation, liver problems or general congestion will be a marked trigger in some individuals. Drugs such as birth control pills, which contain estrogen may be triggers.
Regular meals and snacks are an important part of the dietary management of migraine. Suddenly giving up tea and coffee may act as a trigger for migraine in certain people. Reduce your intake of sugar, refined foods, nuts, fatty foods, animal products (meats and dairy), chocolates, alcohol, soda, and salt. Drink more water and eat more fiber, vegetables, whole grains, and vegetable proteins.