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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Ayurvedic Treatment For Trigeminal Cephalalgia With Herbal Remedies


Headache is a very common disorder that is felt by each one of us one day or another. But the group of conditions that may cause severe long-term headaches associated with some disorders are necessary to diagnose and treat. Trigeminal Cephalalgia is a disorder that initiates unilateral headaches with cluster attacks that may be severe to deal with. The prevalence of Trigeminal Cephalalgia is up to 0.1%. Males are three times more prone to be affected by Trigeminal Cephalalgia. Though it can begin at any stage of life but mostly begins in the third and fourth decade of life. In this article, we will get to know various causes and symptoms along with the ayurvedic management of Trigeminal Cephalalgia.

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Trigeminal Cephalalgia or Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia is a group of disorders characterized by a headache that are unilateral and are associated with prominent ipsilateral cranial autonomic features. This is a rare condition but is clinically well-defined.

The Group of disorders classified under Trigeminal Cephalalgia are-

  • Cluster headache [CH]
  • Paroxysmal hemicranias [PH],
  • [SUNA]- Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms
  • Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival autonomic symptoms [SUNCT].
  • Long-lasting autonomic symptoms with hemicranias [LASH].

These types differ in frequency and duration of the pain. Cephalalgia can be defined as any type of pain in the head, face, and neck regions. There can be hundreds of types of pain but simply they must be categorized as primary and secondary headaches. Alcohol and narcotics consumption may trigger the syndrome.


According to Ayurveda Shira-shoola, headaches can occur due to an imbalance of doshas in the body that impacts the brain. According to the aggravation of a particular dosha the type of headache is determined as Vataj Shira-shoola, Pittaj Shira-shoola, Kaphaj Shira-shoola, dwandaj Shira-shoola, or tridoshaj Shira-shoola. We can classify all these types under trigeminal cephalalgia. The symptoms are the same that cause moderate to severe headaches that can also cause restlessness and irritability. The doshas are aggravated due to improper lifestyle and Virudh aahar. The ayurvedic remedies work on doshas pacification that will ultimately ease the symptoms and manage the overall condition.


The exact cause of this disorder is not known but is assumed to occur due to-

  • Compression of Trigeminal nerve due to any cause including direct trauma.
  • Also due to multiple sclerosis
  • While it can be triggered by
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Taking Histamines

According to Ayurveda-

  • Stress is also known to trigger Shira-shoola (headache) due to the aggravation of Vata dosha.
  • Along with it Vata vardhak Virudh aahar and ratrijagran are also causative factors of Shira-shoola.


Symptoms of Trigeminal Cephalalgia may include-

  • Headache on one side of the head
  • Eye-watering 
  • Restlessness
  • Aggressiveness
  • Red eyes
  • Drooping of eyes


Diagnosis is made entirely based on the-

  • Clinical history
  • MRI scan

The history and whole examination are done to rule out the exact type of trigeminal cephalalgia, and treatment is prescribed according to it.


Treatment of Trigeminal Cephalalgia varies according to the exact type. A few medications that are prescribed are-

  • Drug Indomethacin is mostly used in LASH
  • Oxygen
  • Analgesics (painkillers)
  • Steroids
  • Conventional pharmacological therapy
  • Surgery

Treatment modalities for the management of such disorders include Shirodhara, meditation for refreshing the mind, and some herbal medications.

  • Shirodhara - Brain is calmed and given strength in a calm and peaceful environment with medicated herbs oil. This procedure is done under the guidance of an ayurvedic doctor by an expert.
  • Yoga and Meditation - Doing yoga and meditation regularly by managing time from the busy day schedule implies one cares for their body. They help by enhancing body fitness physically and relaxing the mind.


Along with these therapies, certain herbal medicines are prescribed to the patient that has been doing wonders in stress relieving. These medicines are patent products of Planet Ayurveda which is a leading manufacturing company in India. All its medicines are 100% vegetarian and free of any kind of chemicals, preservatives, and adulteration. The basic treatment includes the following medicines -


  1. Neurogenie Capsules
  2. Neuro Plan Syrup
  3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  4. Boswellia Curcumin

Herbal Remedies For Trigeminal Cephalalgia

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1. Neurogenie Capsules

These wonderful capsules are made with Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), and roots of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These herbs are very efficient in treating brain disorders. In Trigeminal Cephalalgia patients these capsules work to control the pain by nourishing nerves and giving strength to the brain. They can help the person to fight against such disorders by giving mental and physical strength to the person.

Dosage - Have 2 capsules two times daily with water.

2. Neuro Plan Syrup

The syrup contains herbs such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Sonth (Zingiber officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), etc. This is a brain tonic for patients suffering from neurological conditions. It can very effectively ease the symptoms of Trigeminal Cephalalgia by overcoming the general weakness of the nerves and strengthening them.

Dosage - Take 2 teaspoons full twice daily.

3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This ayurvedic medicine is made up of Swaran bhasma (Gold ash), Rajat bhasma (Silver ash), Prawal (Coral calcium), etc. These are dietary supplements manufactured to maintain normal mental and physical health. Primarily this medicine is indicated in paralytic patients, epilepsy, psychosis, etc condition.

Dosage - Chew 1 supplement daily.

4. Boswellia Curcumin

These wonderful capsules are prepared with a combination of two herbs Curcumin (Curcuma longa) and Shallaki (Boswellia serrata). These herbs increase immunity and act as an antioxidant. Its anti-inflammatory herbs reduce symptoms of pain by reducing swelling. Boswellic acid and curcuminoids present in these capsules work by inhibiting topoisomerase and reducing brain edema, which helps release brain relaxants and reduce tension because of pain. These capsules will improve blood circulation in the brain, face, and neck region, which will promote the easing of disorder symptoms.

Dosage - Take 1 capsule twice daily.

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The headache can be controlled with these herbal medications. However, the person with high symptoms may need a full treatment plan along with diet plans and other therapies including Shirodhara, and meditation. The whole treatment process is safe. In case of any query kindly visit

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