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Top Homeopathic Medicines for Migraine

homeopathic medicines for migraine

Migraine is a disorder characterised by headache, specifically affecting one side of the head (i.e. unilateral side). Migraine headaches are mostly throbbing or pulsating in nature. The top-ranked homeopathic medicines for migraine are Belladonna, Glonoinum, Iris Versicolor, Epiphegus and Nux Vomica.

Common accompanying symptoms are nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and noise. The intensity of a migraine headache may vary from moderate to severe.

In some cases some warning symptoms may be experienced before the onset of headache or with the headache, known as an ‘aura.’ The symptoms of aura may be related to vision like flashes of light or spots or different shapes before eyes and sometimes temporary loss of vision. Other symptoms of aura may relate to sensation. It include tingling or prickling sensation on face, arms or legs. Sometimes difficulty in speech may be a symptom of aura.

Causes and Triggers

Migraines are believed to arise due to brain changes affecting nerve communication, and are also thought to originate from brain changes affecting blood vessels. Some people believe that both of these factors play a role. Other than these, decrease in the level of brain chemical serotonin might be a causing factor, the research for confirmation of the role of serotonin in migraines is still ongoing.

Some of the trigger factors behind migraine are stress, bright light, loud noise, taking excessive alcohol and caffeine. Other factors are loss of sleep or excessive sleep, strong smell, intense exertion, tiredness, eating processed foods, cheese or food having monosodium glutamate (MSG), skipping meals, temperature changes. Other than these, in women, migraines can occur from hormonal changes like before or during menses, pregnancy and menopause.

Homeopathic Medicines for Migraine

Homeopathic remedies for migraine are reliable and safe. They offer effective treatment for migraine. In fact, they work wonders for acute migraine attacks or even chronic migraine. These medicines for migraine are selected as per individual case. Individual symptoms are studied in detail and the appropriated medicine prescribed. They identify and attack migraine at the root. Migraines with or without aura respond very well to natural medicines.

1. Belladonna – For Migraine with Pulsating or Throbbing Pain

Belladonna can be very helpful for migraine headaches with intense throbbing, pulsating headaches. It is also indicated when there is an extreme fullness in the head. Light seems to worsen the headache. Noise is unbearable. In some cases, exposure to cold air can trigger a migraine episode. In others, a head bath with cold water can bring on migraine headaches. Hard pressure over the head is the only way some relief is felt in such cases. Key note for the use of Belladonna is sensation of fullness with a throbbing headache. At times it is also used for headaches resulting from high blood pressure.

2. Glonoinum – Natural Remedy for Congestive Headache

Glonoinum is most helpful in treating migraine with excessive congestion in the head. The head feels very large, as if it would burst. In such a migraine attack, patients in pain are seen holding their head in hands. The eyeballs seem protruded. Extreme heaviness in the head is felt. Also, heat around the head is unbearable. Uncovering the head relieves the headache. The migraine also gets better with sleep while walking worsens the migraine headache. Apart from congestive headaches, Glonoinum is also the most suitable medicine for migraine headache triggered by sun exposure.

3. Iris Versicolor – For Migraine with Nausea, Vomiting or Acidity

Iris Versicolor is a most valuable medicine for migraine when attended with intense nausea, vomiting or acidity. Burning may be noted in any part of the alimentary canal. Vomiting of acidic, sour, bitter nature is observed. Bitter, acrid, belching with intense burning behind the sternum and in the throat is well marked. Acidic stomach reflux leads to headaches. Headache with diarrhoea signals prescription of Iris Versicolor. This medicine is also useful where migraine begins with a blur before the eyes.

4. Epiphegus – For Migraine Triggered by Mental or physical Exertion

Epiphegus is a valuable medicine for treating migraine where exhaustion – mental or physical, sets off the migraine episode. It is used where the slightest deviation from routine work brings on a migraine attack. Although it works for both sided migraine, yet comparatively better results are seen in left-sided headaches with Epiphegus. A peculiar attending symptom is increased saliva with constant inclination to spit.

5. Kali Phos – For Migraine due to Stress

In case of a migraine attack triggered by stress, Kali Phos proves extremely useful. The unique indication for use of Kali Phos is that stress, tensions and worry lead to migraine headaches. Such migraine headaches are common among students who suffer school or college related stress. Exhaustion and weakness usually accompany the migraine in such cases.

6. Natrum Muriaticum – For Migraine attacks during Menses

Natrum Muriaticum is the best prescription for migraine attacks that worsen around the menstrual cycle. The headache may be triggered before, during or at the close of the menstrual cycle. Another unique symptom is migraine headache that starts with sunrise, continues through the day and vanishes after sunset. This is popularly known as the “sunrise to sunset headache”. Also, in cases where the migraine headache feels like little hammers knocking on the brain, Natrum Muriaticum will help.
It is also the most suitable prescription for migraine headaches in school girls or in girls who are anaemic. It is also considered the best medicine where numbness or tingling is felt in the nose, tongue or lips before the migraine attack.
Natrum mur is also a very effective medicine for headache caused by eye strain.

7. Nux Vomica – For Migraine with Gastric Troubles

Nux Vomica is a very effective remedy for migraine with gastric troubles. Migraine due to indigestion, flatulence, constipation and piles shows great recovery with use of Nux Vomica. Nux Vomica also helps where migraine headaches get worse after taking coffee, spicy food and alcoholic drinks. The headache may be located in any part of the head. The person feels the need to press the head against something hard for relief.

8. Gelsemium – When Headache is Attended with Dim Sight

It is prepared from the bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens (commonly known as yellow jasmine.) This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. It works well when dim sight occurs with a headache. In some cases temporary blindness precedes onset of headache. In most cases the pain is felt in the back of the head (occipital headache). With this a sensation of band around the head may be present. Heaviness of eyelids can also be there. Other than above its use is also made when headache worsens from mental exertion. Pressure may give relief in pain when it is needed.

9. Spigelia – Effective Medicine for Left-sided Migraine

Spigelia is a most effective medicine for left-sided migraine. It is indicated when the headache is located over the left temporal region, forehead and eyes. In most cases, the pain begins in the occipital region of the head, extends upward and settles over the left eye. The pain is violent, throbbing and pulsating in nature. There is a sensation of a tight band around the head. Stooping seems to worsen the headache. Severe pain in the eyeballs may attend. Eye movement worsens this pain.

10. Sanguinaria Canadensis – For Migraine of Right Side

Sanguinaria Canadensis is a good medicine for right-sided migraine. The pain starts from the back of the head i.e. occiput, ascends and settles over the right eye. Lying down quietly in a dark room brings relief. In some cases, sleep may relieve pain. Fasting (going without meals) often triggers a migraine headache in persons prescribed Sanguinaria Canadensis. It is also the medicine to prescribe when the headache starts in the morning, increases during the day and lasts until sunset. Also, Sanguinaria Canadensis is a significant medicine for migraine in women during menopause.

11. Sepia – For Migraine in Women around Menopause

Sepia is the most suitable medicine for migraine attacks in women around menopause. In such cases, terrible headaches accompany menopause. The headache gets worse indoors, open air brings relief. Nausea and vomiting may attend migraine headaches. Lying on the painful side of the head affords relief. The top of the head may feel cool in such cases. In general, hot flushes, sometimes along with sweat, are well marked.

12. Cyclamen – For Migraine that starts with Visual Aura or Disturbances

Cyclamen is majorly indicated for migraine attacks that begin with flickering, fiery sparks before the eyes or dim vision. These visual symptoms that precede the migraine headache are referred to as aura. Cyclamen is also useful where migraine headaches start on rising in the morning. Shooting pain is experienced in the temporal region. Vertigo, especially when standing, may accompany the headache.

13. Pulsatilla – For Headache before Menses

It is a natural medicine prepared from a plant Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known as wind flower. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is a very effective medicine for females who get headaches before menses. It is accompanied with vomiting. Sometimes they may also complain of headache at the appearance of menses and end of menstrual cycle. In such cases pain is mostly throbbing at the top of head. They may also have irregularity of menstrual periods. 

14. Ipecac – When Nausea and Vomiting Accompanies Headache

This medicine is prepared from the dried root of plant Cephaelis ipecacuanha of the family rubiaceae. It is a very helpful medicine for cases of headache with nausea and vomiting. Throbbing and heated sensation is felt in the head. In most cases, the pain can be present in the back of the head or top of the head. 

15. Ruta – For Headache due to Eyestrain

It is prepared from a plant named Ruta graveolens commonly known as Rue. The family of this plant is rutaceae. Ruta is an important medicine for headaches caused by eye strain. Stitching pain is felt in the head from reading mostly where it is required.

16. Kali Bichrome – For Headache Preceded by Blurred Vision

It is a beneficial medicine for managing headache preceded by blurred vision. The headache occurs in small spots and is marked over the eyebrows. Nausea and vomiting may accompany other symptoms. 

17. Natrum Carbonicum – For Sun Headache

Other than Glonoinum, another medicine that shows quick and effective results in migraine headache from sun exposure is Natrum Carbonicum. Vertigo appears along with headache from sun exposure in such cases. The pressive headache is accompanied by cloudiness of eyes. Heat in the head and congestion may be felt. Shooting pain in the forehead also suggests use of Natrum Carbonicum.

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  1. Devendra Patel says:

    Good afternoon sir
    My daughter had migraine since 4-5 years. Initial 2-3 year it was daily and now 3-4 days a week. She consulted with 2-3 neurophysician and psychiatrist as well.
    She also take some aur vedic treatment but no relive. Kindly advice the treatment…

  2. Jalil (PhD) says:

    Hi, Dr . Sharma, I have pain on the left side of my head triggered by the TMJ Joint . It generate electric spark. It diagnosed as facial neuralgia. Can you please suggest homeopathy medicine for this treatment?

  3. Оксана says:

    Добрый вечер. Очень дано страдаю мигренями. Во время месячных всегда, также ещё несколько раз в месяц по 2-3 дня. Чаще с левой стороны. Подскажите, пожалуйста, препараты и схему приёма.

  4. I am a Physical Therapist with severe 3 day hormonal migraines monthly now for 30 years (more than half my life). like others in this comment section, I have tried everything (including all the neuro drugs, and hormone replacements, cranial work, diet changes, spiritual etc etc). I had a homeopath for 2 years prescribed Belladona 1M which alleviated 1 migraine, and Sepia 1M alleviated one. since i have headaches every month, this wasnt that helpful. While I do regularly use homeopathy for symptoms of a migraine (and for any other illness) Nat Mur is a go to for alleviating stomach/vomiting, but i need help. I want to alert this group to a device i am using called Nerivio ( It is a simple electical stimulation device almost identical to a TENS unit. (different wave form and specialized to brain) Strap a sticky pad on your upper arm, use an app on your phone to turn it on and volume control until it hurts a little, use it for 45 min. no side effects (other than the unknown exposure to phone radiation ugh!). I have eliminated about 50% of my migraines. There is a $10 trial for your first one. and now i know you are skeptical that i am some sort of representative. nope, i just do not want anyone to experience what i have between pain, missed life, and money loss. lets help each other. please just check out the website. i also encourage you to continue homeopathy. seriously its at least cheap to try. It is a brilliant solution for many health issues, including migraines. But for me not the only answer.

  5. Hi Dr.Sharma,

    My wife is suffering from the right side head ache. and pain on back side of head and neck. on right side of the Head felt like numb and heavy in after noon and comes down at 6 pm.

    can yow tell me which medicine will help

  6. Hello, I’m researching a homeopathic remedy for my migraines. Almost always on left temple and last 3 days. Often start during sleep or in the morning, but not all the time. Often accompanied by lethargy, but I can still carry on with most normal tasks. Occasionally, too severe, requiring rest. Often, the pain is not so intense as the debilitating feeling of being in a fog and lack of physical & mental ability to do much. Acupuncture has helped a little. OTC drugs rarely work. Caffeine does not seem to help. Never have been able to identify any food trigger. Very possible triggers are full moon, atmospheric pressure change, stress, change of season.

    • ANIL KUMAR SAHAY says:

      I got left sided migrain after removal of gall bladder
      Migrain is associated with gas and constipation
      Every day i am suffering from this disease I tried
      Spigelia lachesis iris v china lycopodium but all
      Invain please suggest me suitable medicine

    • Avtar chahal says:

      Hi Sharma ji

      I have chronic pain which stays in the left side of the temple and then goes all over the head causing
      pressure on eyes, blurry vision and sensitivity to light.
      Please advise or call 4087848100


      Avtar Singh Chahal

  7. Narendra Sharma M N says:

    I am suffering from migraine headache specially on the backside of rightside of head. I am having stiffneck, cervical spondulosys as well as lumbar spondulosys. Suffering from severe acidity erosions in stomach. Underwent angioplasty for two blocks. Not suffered from heart attack. Severe lowback pain. Giddiness, specially increases while driving. Sometimes I feel vehicle backside, while statiotined while stopped near signal. Suffering from severe from stomach ache. Pain at lower back of head. It is severe

  8. Amit Gupta says:

    Hello sir,
    I am suffering from migraine headache. Need you consultation
    Pl let me know suitable time & share your contact details


    Sir, My self Ranjan Kumar Patra,54 y, Male, having migraine attacks that begin with flickering aura, Shooting pain is experienced in the temporal region. Some times Vertigo may accompany the headache.
    In my school career I was suffering from fits and controlled by using MAZETOL Tab for 3to 4 years.
    The above effect was 4 to 5 years (AURA) .
    Please advise , I am a Vegeterian.

    • Amit Gupta says:

      Hello sir,
      I am suffering from migraine headache. Need you consultation
      Pl let me know suitable time & share your contact details

  10. sawab khan says:

    hi , sir can I use belladonna and Kali phos 200 together for migraine,,,,as I have all the symptoms of both medicine,,,thanks

  11. Suresh kumar says:

    Sir ,I am a professional doctor my wife as a sever headch last 5year septome nausea vomiting and right back side and cover the all part of neack and forehead.sir plz advice a short treatment for me

  12. Anup Sahoo says:

    Hello sir,
    I am taking homeopathic medicine for sinusitis and migraine form last 6months and spent 13,000/- but didn’t get any results.
    Again they are charging 24,000. For a new course.

    Please let me know is that really going to work or they are simply Making me fool.

  13. Rina Kundu says:

    I am suffering in migrain last four years. Both siedes of forehead , either right side or left side severe intolerabe pain casues vomiting and insufficient sleep. How its ocuurs and when it will happen that is unknown to me .But as per my observation when excessive sun light or cold nd after hair bath it happens to me .

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