RESEARCH REVIEW

Nutraceuticals for the treatment of migraine prophylaxis

Arulmozhi Kandasamy

Arulmozhi Kandasamy
DiscoverSys Inc. 3658 Atkinson Loop SW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Email: arul@discoversys.ca
Online First: September 03, 2014 | Cite this Article
Kandasamy, A. 2014. Nutraceuticals for the treatment of migraine prophylaxis. Discovery Phytomedicine 1(1): 16-21. DOI:10.15562/phytomedicine.2014.17


Headache is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. Headache is further classified into migraine, tension-type headache, and cluster headache. Migraine occurs in about 12% of people age 12 and older in the United States (17% of women and 6% of men). It is about three times more common in women than men. It is estimated that every 10 seconds someone in the United States goes to the emergency room with a migraine or headache due to the excruciating pain, severe nausea or dehydration, drug interactions, or side effects from headache medications. In recent years there has been a growing interest and demand from the public for ‘natural’ treatments such as vitamins and supplements in trying to control migraine headaches. A variety of natural supplements, vitamins and herbal preparations have been promoted as having efficacy in migraine prophylaxis. This mini-review analyzes the various natural and herbal therapies for the prophylaxis and treatment of migraine.
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