5 Best Homeopathic medicines for Migraine

By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS

Published April 25, 2016, Last updated December 27, 2018

Migraine and the best Homeopathic medicines for Migraine
Headache or Migraine

Migraine is one of the most common problems related to head. It is quite distressing at times. The pain can become quite disabling in some cases. Before we come to the topic of the best homeopathic medicines for migraine, let us understand a bit more about the problem, its incidence, causes and symptoms.

Migraine- what does migraine mean

Migraine is a form of headache. The word Migraine comes from the word ‘hemicrania’, which meant one sided headaches. Commonly people tend to believe that migraine is always one sided. But it is not entirely true. In some cases, the pain is one sided while in others it is generalized headache. The pain may be present in the whole of the head.

Understanding Migraine headaches (माइग्रेन क्या होता है)

The pain is usually throbbing, pulsating and bursting in character. As I have mentioned earlier, pain is usually one sided. It may involve the whole head also. In some cases, pain even alternates sides. Sometimes the pain is on the left side while the next time, it may be on the right side.

Symptoms of Migraine Headaches (माइग्रेन के लक्षण)

The symptoms of migraine are –

  • Pain may last for hours or even days.
  • It is episodic in nature. The pain happens every once in a while with frequency varying from patient to patient. There are often long periods when there is no pain.
  • As mentioned earlier, the pain may be throbbing or pulsating.
  • Nausea and vomiting is often present along with other symptoms.
  • At the same time, sensitivity to light and sound increases. One is unable to bear light in any form, that is natural or artificial. The medical term for this is photophobia. Patients prefer being in the dark rather than bear any light.
  • Some patients feel relief after sleeping while others may not feel so.
  • In some cases, warning symptoms like flashes of light, temporary blindness or tingling sensation in the limbs precede the pain. This is the aura of the headache. Some patients get such aura or warning signs while most of the patients do not have any such aura.

What causes Migraine or Headaches (माइग्रेन के कारण)

While medical science does not know the exact cause of migraine headaches, there are a number of factors which trigger headaches.

  • The most common trigger is stress. This may be due to any reason. Mental stress triggers headache in almost all of the patients.
  • Other triggers include going out in the sun. It is again a very common factor that triggers headaches.
  • Improper sleep can also cause an episode of migraine.
  • Another common trigger is staying hungry more than usual. Disturbance in eating routine of a patient can cause headache.
  • Loud noise is also another common trigger.
  • Females may get it just before or during menses.

Home remedies for migraine or home treatment for headache (माइग्रेन का घरेलू उपचार)

There are a number of home remedies recommended here and there for treatment of migraine. These include apple cider vinegar, ice packs, cayenne pepper, chamomile and ginger. Although these home remedies may alleviate the symptoms marginally, they do not offer a permanent cure for headaches.

Cure for Migraine Headaches as opposite to treatment or pain relief

It is very important to understand the basic difference between getting relief and getting a cure. I often get patients who have been taking painkillers for years altogether to get relief from migraine headaches. Such medications are just that- painkillers that provide temporary pain relief.

Often people look to some home remedies or some natural medicines. They soon get disappointed. The headache becomes a part of their life. They learn to live with the regular pain. It is difficult for them to even imagine that there can be a cure for migraine. They cannot even think that one day they will be able to lead a normal life, completely free from headaches.

But this is before they try homeopathy treatment for migraine headaches. Once they overcome the mental barrier and start homeopathic treatment,  it is just a matter of a couple of months and they start forgetting that they used to have migraine. So effective are the homeopathic headache remedies and such is the power of Homeopathy.

Homeopathy for migraine headaches or Homeopathic treatment for headache (माइग्रेन का होम्योपैथिक इलाज)

Homeopathic philosophy does not favour the use of temporary painkillers or short cuts for the treatment of migraine or for that matter any disease. Homeopathy tries to go deep down into the cause of the problem and completely eradicate the tendency of a patient to have these migraine headaches now and then.

That is why it takes some time for the medicines to show results. They do not have a short term or temporary effect like the allopathic painkillers. On the contrary, homeopathic medicines have long term effects and work to completely cure the migraine problem.

After a couple of months of homeopathic treatment, patients are pleasantly surprised to experience a completely pain free or headache free life. This is the beauty of Homeopathy.

Best Homeopathic medicines for migraine or homeopathic medicine for headache (माइग्रेन की श्रेष्ठतम होम्योपैथिक दवाएँ)

In my experience of more than 20 years, I have used dozens of homeopathic remedies for this problem.  The causes of the problem may vary from one patient to another and so will the final choice of the homeopathic remedy. For the sake of brevity and readability, I am giving the 5 best homeopathic medicines for migraines, as experience has taught me.

The 5 best homeopathic medicines for migraine or headache are –

  1. Belladonna-one of the best homeopathic medicines for migraine with throbbing pains

  2. Glonoine- one of the best homeopathic medicines for migraines with congestive headaches

  3. Natrum Mur- one of the best homeopathic medicines for migraine due to grief or stress

  4. Sanguinaria- best homeopathic remedy for chronic headache that is right sided

  5. Spigelia-one of the best homeopathic medicines for left sided headaches

This does not mean that these 5 homeopathic migraine remedies are enough to cure all cases or all patients. One often has to go beyond this list of homeopathic headache remedies and select another medicine which may feel more suitable to the individual patient.

1. Belladonna-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for throbbing headache

Belladonna is one of the most frequently used Homeopathic medicines for migraine headaches. The headache is violent and throbbing in character. There is throbbing pain in the temporal region. Pain starts suddenly without any prodromal symptoms.

The pain is worse on touching, by noise or light and any jerk or sudden movement. Cold air or any exposure brings on the pain. The pain feels better from pressure. The face is hot and red. Cannot lie down as the pain increases in the supine posture.

2. Glonoine-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for migraine with congestive headache

When the headache is congestive in nature, Glonoine is very suitable homeopathic medicine for migraine with congestive headaches. There is a rush of blood to the head. Heat and redness of the face and head is seen.

Pain is usually throbbing in character. There is a feeling of shocks in the head and this is in sync with the pulse. Going out in the sun or heat in any other form aggravates this headache. The patient cannot tolerate any warmth around the head. He feels better from uncovering the head.

3. Natrum Mur-One of the best Homeopathic remedies for migraine from grief or stress

Natrum Mur is one of the very commonly used homeopathic medicines for migraine that arises from any mental grief or stress. It is also good for anaemic headaches. Young girls often get such headaches.

There is temporary blindness with the headaches. The pain is as if there are thousands of small hammers beating inside the head. The pain increases during the day and is better after sunset. Paleness of the face accompanies the headache. Eyestrain may also trigger the pain.

4. Sanguinaria-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for headache that occurs on the right side

Sanguinaria is a very commonly used homeopathic medicine for right sided pains. The pain often starts in the back of the head ie the occiput and settles into the right eye. There is distention of the veins of the head and the temporal region.

The headaches are periodic in nature and occur on every seventh day. One gets relief from lying down and from sleeping.

5. Spigelia—One of the best Homeopathic remedies for migraine that is left sided

Spigelia is very useful homeopathic remedy for headaches that occur on the left side. In this medicine the pain settles over the left eye. One feels as if there is a tight band around the head. Touch and motion aggravate the pain.

Cured cases of migraine headaches

N.B Homeopathic medicines are very safe and do not have any side effects when taken under the supervision of an expert homeopathic doctor.

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Queries on 5 Best Homeopathic medicines for Migraine
  1. My daughter suffers from the first 3 types of migraine. We have kept them under control by diet, however she has recently suffered a concussion and unfortunately this has triggered her migraines to daily. Are the 3 remedies safe to combine?

  2. Dear Doctors
    I have migraines for 3 years now. With EEG, we confirmed that my migraines are from photophobia and I have high sensitivity from light. I am taking Topamac 25mg but It lowering my concentration and making me sleepy. I have just started with this medicine and the doctor said that I need to use it for the next 6 months. However, my jobs are not allowing me to be lower than 100% every day. So, I need to to find a solution for in homoeopathic medicine.
    Please, can you recommend me medication for my case?
    Thank you

  3. I am a 40 year old and I have left sided migraine for 10 years.
    It is very often, 2-3 times per week. What kind and how can I use Homeopathic remedies

  4. Hello.
    Have debilitating migraines daily. Kept under control with propanolol a blood pressure medication and caffeinated migraine meds and naproxen. I have had episodes that have lasted days with severe vomiting that land me in the ER. Usually when they start I cannot stop them. It is a full head throbbing with sensitivity to light and sound. I have a severe back problem; scoliosis and degenerative disc disease with several herniated discs. I also have severe anxiety nd depression. When I become stressed, upset, or cry it immediately brings on a headache. I also have vomiting because of a gastrointestinal issue they are not sure about the cause being as of yet. I thought I would try Natrum Mur. Would you think this a good suggestion?

  5. My 12 years girl is suffering from maigrain in dailyways.. Is it curable…does migrain occur daily…

  6. Sir,
    I am suffering from headache , migraine (right side of head paining) continues pain nearly round the clock, every day without fail for last five years. I have visited several doctors specialist in spine, Brain, head etc. and taken several medicines , but nothing workout. I have taken medicine from ear, nose throat specialist but no use. Tried homeopathy doctor medicine for about five months but just no positive response (relief). Now trying orthopedic treatment like exercise for mussels, for last about eight sittings, but till now no positive response. The only tablet i found helpful is tablets Migranil EC, it stops headache completely for temporary period like a day or two.
    Can you help me for good treatment and get out of this migraine. My age is 65 years.
    Thank you, Mohan Samant , Thane, Maharashtra

  7. I, 50 years old, Male suffering headache over 5 years. My headache starts from my left eye and it covers around my head very very tightly. I treatment at Naturoveda Ayurvedic Center but no relief. My brain CT scan is ok. Please help me a best homeopathic medicine that relief my headache as early as possible.

  8. Can you please help I have left sided migraines every other day. Then can have a few days clear then they kick in again. Tried everything at my wits end carnt have a life its debilertating. Please help.

  9. Sir,
    I am suffering from acut Migran pain mostly in left side of my head. It mostly start when I have a lot of work to do and repeat mostly after two or three days. Please suggest me suitable homeopathic medicine for me.

    Sumit Kumar

  10. I have been suffering from migraines for many years. In the left side. Earlier also vomiting. They come from stress and from things food or drink that contain yeast or have contained yeast. Anything alcoholic, but whine is the worst. I normally wake up in the morning with the migraine. Do you have a suggestion for som homeopathic remedies, I could try?

  11. I am 39 years old woman, Is it good for me to use calcium tablets? Please suggest me homeopathy calcium supplement to use regularly. How to use and the dosage?

  12. I am a 66 year old lady and I have left sided chronic migraine for 50 years.
    It is very often, 2-3 times per week. What kind and how can I use Homeopathic remedies?
    Thanks, regards

  13. Hello there,

    I am 49 years old lady and i have been suffering from migraines on right side of the head since many many years, reasons could be very different but pain is always there, once it started, it stays for 4-5 days… thank you for your advise.

  14. Dear Dr Sharma

    I have acite migraines every four to six months. My regular medication in the UK has been discontinued.
    I have severe pain around the temples and front of the head, extreme light sensitivity and strong aversion to noise.

    Can you recommend a treatment?


  15. My son is 11 yrs old and has chronic migraines. October 1 he has had a headache everyday except for one. We have run out of the usual nasal spray Zomig and the dr has no other options. We have been to the ER with very little relief, I can not go on like this. I hate pumping my child with all these medicines. And now we are all out of options??? Please help me…

  16. I have been suffering from headache since 199941995. Earlier stage it would start generally in morning and gradually increased and at night it reached ar it’s top when no more minutes were tolerable without a pain killer. Till date this practise is going on but the difference only is nowadays pain only takes 1 or 2 hrs to reach at top level and I am forced to take pain killer to keep maintained office life,family life etc. But the pain does not leave me, it comes back after 4/5 hours. This is continues for 2/3 days. Sometimes ,think of suicide for relief.
    Pls, find some way for me.

  17. Hi my name is Robin and im trying deperately to find help for a friend of mine. From the middle of August until now, the middle of September 2018, she has had a migrain every day except for 2 days. She wants to look into homeopathuc cures because as of now shes taking morphine and it no longer works well for her migraines, not to mention shes high from it and doesnt want to be. I have another friend that used to have daily migraines for 5 years…i witnessed her take one dose concocted from the Moreton Bay Fig tree in Australia 4 years ago that she had ordered online, and after one dose she has never suffered another migraine again. I was wondering if you had heard of such a remedy. Anyway, any information that i could perhaps pass on to my friend that is currently experiencing these horrible migrains would be appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Robin Lathim

  18. Hi there,
    I suffer from migraines every month, normally at the beginning of my period
    It is always left sided and lasts for 2 to 3 days
    After reading about homeopathy, which I have never tried
    Would I be right to try spigelia and if so how should I take it
    Thank you

  19. My wife is suffering sever headache in right sight of head. Pain reduce after taken pain killer . Pain aggravate after 12 pm.
    She is 48 years . Period already stop. Her her total TSH range is little bit high.
    Pls. suggest medicine for her.

  20. Hello,

    I have migraine for 11+ years, it occurs twice in a week and plays around left & right side along with vomiting & swelling in particular head nerves. I see stars and broken sticks in day vision, i have skin allergy & gets jerks as well. I’m writing this to you as in last week i got seizures for the first time & lost consciousness for about 10 mins. I too consulted with Homeopathic doctors in Hyderabad but in vain. I have gain some momentum when i have gone through you site, regain some hope. Request you to kindly advise.


  21. Hi, I have migrain on the left side of my head. It settles over the left eye and underneath going along the sinus area, a bit like toothache . My head feels full and my nose gets congested on the same side. When it is really bad it can move over to the right side also.my stomach also feels bloated. Can you help with the best medication for this. Thankyou … Linda

  22. I am having regular headaches mostly in right side eye..Please suggest me some homeopathy medicine.

  23. Hi my name is Linda Midwinter i have been seeing a homeopathic practitioner for about 3 years and had treatment but it has not cured my migraines but does help a bit. The thing is she often goes away and i am left with no medicine and then i panic and this can then start a migraine. this has happened this time and she wont be back till 18th June what can i do.
    supplied me last time LMS Nat MUR did not find this much good NAT MUR LM 4 was very good can this be supplied by you?
    and can you give me a price?

  24. Doctor, my wife’s age is 38yrs and since last 15yrs she is suffering from left side migraine with throbbing and hammering like pain. At times, pain starts with no reason like, just immediately after getting up in the morning and of course with reason like sun exposure, loud sound, stress or incomplete sound sleep (but she has noticed that it’s nothing in connection to her menstrual cycle). This last for anything between 7-8 hrs and even upto full 24hrs with vomiting at times. She is taking Naxdom 500 as SOS, which at times don’t work if there is any delay in taking it promptly. How it can be cured permanently and what timeline? Please suggest a best possible solution. Regards

  25. Hi,
    I am 40 years old and I suffer from regular migraines often related to my menstrual cycle, lack of sleep, chocolate, stress and mostly in the morning and right sided throbbing pain above my eye. Sleep and a dark room usually help too dependant on how bad the throbbing is. I have been taking Ritzatriptan for 15 years and i want to try something different.
    I have purchased liquid Sanguinaria 200C and have no idea what to do with it or how to take it?

  26. Hello sir I am suffering from one sided headache since long . Can you tell me that homeopathic medicine are safe in pregnancy??

  27. Ji MERI biwi ki age 22 yr hai…usko achanak se sir me tez dard HOTA h.jaise nasein fat rhi ho..fr wo behosh ho jati h..fr dard kch ghante BNA rhta h..plz ye hai kya r iska treatment bataiye

  28. Can my granddaughter aged 15. Take natrum mur as she was taken to hospital with severe migraine.how dp we buy some? She suffered disorientation,tingling, temporary blindness and wasn’t able to move her limbs.if she can what is the dosage?

  29. I am 17 year old girl suffering from migraine. Symptoms are headache, nausea, blurring of eyes, cold and unbearable of heavy sound. Please suggest me what homeopathic medicine shall I take and dosage of that homeopathic medicine too.

  30. I’ve struggled with migraines for 6 years now. I get a variety of types, but the worst is what this article describes as a “throbbing headache where you can’t lie down”. It suggests belladonna as well as other herbs, but doesn’t talk about ways to use those herbs to stop headaches. And I could be wrong, but isn’t belladonna poisonous?

  31. My son is 16 years old,he is suffering from headache at the centre of his forehead at sometimes sides along with jaw pain. Kindly suggest best medicines in homeopathy.

  32. I am a 27 year old female, suffer from Aura migraine, along with mild temporary paralysis. Is number 3 the best one for me to try? My migraines are linked to my cycle, almost to the day in fact.. I have recently been taken off desogestrel pill, and put onto cilest pill.. And advice, help would be greatly appreciated, I’ve also tried acupuncture. Thank you

  33. I have been suffering from migraine for 26 years. I get it once every 4-6 weeks. The pain on the left side. My neck feels stiff. No other symptoms. Please let me know which homeopathy medicine should I take.

  34. Me last 20 years se heavy headache h.me iska kai tareeke se ilaaz kra chuka h.lekin koi faida nhi hua h.

  35. Sir i have severe headache in my left head. I feel irritation when i go into the sunlight or in any kind of light. I feel comfortable in dark room. What could it be? And this problem is persisting since 2 years. I get frustrated with my condition. I want to get out from it. as soon as possible. Plz suggest me what to do.?

  36. I suffer from chronic migraine and acidity and gas since last 25 yrs.i have just got a fundoplication done and gall bladder removed.also suffer from fatty liver.pls help

  37. I have Lupus. I am 65 years old. I get 15 to 19 migraines each month. I am currently taking; Feverfew, Butterbur, Magnesium, coQ10, and a good Multiple Vitamin. I try to keep my migraines to in control wjth a good diet,lots of fruits and vegetables, no chocolate or alcohol. But that’s all I’m doing right now , trying to manage my symptoms and severity. I have taken Relpax for the severest migraines, but Medicare will no longer put this drug on their formulary. So thats it! I’m without help. I live in a small neqch town with little to no access to Homeopathic assistance. Can you assist me with additional supplements that could help.

  38. Hello
    I have suffered with migraine for about 4 years now it’s mostly stress or sleep but sometimes it neither and just random.
    I get throbbing, left and right as well as stress can I take all the remedies? Or is it best to try 1 at a time?
    And where can I buy? are they tablets or an oil sort that can be mixed with water?
    Thank you so much

  39. Hi,
    I have Belladonna 3x Can I use it for Migraine. The symptoms mentioned above are matching with Belladonna. But it is not written which Belladonna.
    Also do I need to give it regularly? Dosage?

  40. Age 17 male …its starts suddenly from back region of head and it starts moving to the temporal region as pulse is moving too fast….and then it surrounds entire head and sometimes..it stops at the forehead or temporal region

  41. I have migraine and its pain is at least twice a week. Take medicine like MIGREBETA ( DAY) , SIBELIUM 10 (NIGHT),
    Even with the preventive medicine the pain persist.
    History – Date of Birth – 14/01/1967 Sinus Problem from age 25 which is of 1/2 Headache 70% right and 30% Left use to take sinarest and was getting cure in 1/2 Hrs during young age
    Brain Stroke in 2008 ( at the age 42) No reason found but did Radiology and remove a very small clot in Left Temporal.
    Still head ache persist so in Check up noticed by Dr. that bone for nose has increased and slightly right moved. So did sinus Bilateral Polyposis ( Operation did in May 2011) Still head ache persist and now its says that its because of MIGRAINE .
    HEAD ACHE – RIGHT SIDE 70% like SINUS with NECK and HEAD bothering and paining sometimes very heavily or sometime small shooting pains. Feel like vomiting.
    There is no problems but 4 stones exist which created huge acidity. This Acidity problems is there since last 25 years
    If I eat in the afternoon lunch stomach gets stiff + full and do not feel eating in the evening.
    To conclude – Problems persist are MIGRAINE, ACIDITY AND GALL BLADDER STONE

  42. I m facing magraine since last 4 years and whenever I have stress or empty stomach I have this problems please suggest medicine for this

  43. I have left temporal headache adjacent to but not above left eye, sharp not throbbing.
    Have history of severe migraines, much worse than now but still about 1-2 per week.
    Please advise.

  44. Sir, My wife aged, 39 years is suffering from severe menstrual migrane pain every month, generally before starting of her period since about 5 years. Please suggest effective medicine along with potency and dose at the earliest. Thanking you,

  45. i am suffring from migraine from last 10 years…..in daily morming i suffer headache..not feel freshness,,,feel enzity…sleeplessness…my pain becomes fast in evening,,,sometimes it become soo severe that i have to take pain killer injuction immediatly….. when i get tense …hurts or sad…i got a severe pain ..i have so many tension …..so pl suggest me some medicine

  46. Will belladonna help me in curing my migraine headaches which occurs almost everyday . Have been taking nat mur 6x for last one month but have got no relief . For me , the triggers are : sunlight , extreme weather, empty tummy, lack
    Of sleep, stress -to name a few .i am having headaches since 10-15 years. Please help

  47. Respected Sir/Madam,
    My name is Manas gupta and my problem is headache in all time,when I work in kitchen my headache goes to high and all time pain in all over head. I feel my eyes are very painful and I want only sleep all time and after complete sleeping I feel that I does not sleep many days.