Herbal milk to cure migraine

Migraine is a very irritating problem. It causes lot of pain and resultant stress. This herbal milk from the treasure chest of Siddha medicine is made using cow’s milk, fennel seeds and licorice that helps to cure migraine. It can help you get effective relief from migraine headaches.

Fennel seed – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Foeniculum vulgare
  • English – Fennel seed
  • Hindi – Saunf
  • Sanskrit – Madhurika
  • Malayalam – Perunjeeragam
  • Bengali – Radhuni
  • Tamil – Sombu
  • Kannada – Badi-sopu
  • Telugu – Sopu


Licorice – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • English – Licorice
  • Hindi – Mulethi
  • Sanskrit – Madhurika
  • Malayalam – Iratti Madhuram
  • Bengali – Yashtimadhu
  • Tamil – Adhimadhuram
  • Kannada – Atimadhura
  • Telugu – Adhimadhuram

The milk tastes heavenly and is beneficial for overall health. Here are the steps to make herbal milk to cure migraine.

How to make herbal milk to cure migraine – DIY

  • 1 tbsp Fennel seeds (Saunf in Hindi and Sombu in Tamil)
  • 2 inch piece Licorice root (Athimathuram in Tamil)
  • 250 ml Milk
  1. Take fennel seeds, the root of licorice and a glass of milk (Cow’s milk). You can also use skimmed cow’s milk.
  2. Take a 2 inch piece of licorice root in a mortar.
  3. Crush well – licorice root is pretty hard to crush.
  4. Crush till you have such pieces. We crush the root in order to get a better extract when boiled.
  5. Take 250 ml milk in a vessel. Heat it till it becomes warm.
  6. Add the crushed licorice root to warm milk.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds.
  8. Allow the ingredients to boil in the milk.
  9. Switch off and allow to steep for at least 8 – 12 minutes. i usually leave it for about 15 minutes to get a better flavour of licorice.
  10. Pour the milk (you do not have to strain it) in a glass. The root will remain at the bottom.
  11. The herbal milk is ready. You can drink 200 ml of this milk daily or split the same into two doses and drink twice a day.

Continue this treatment for at least 2 weeks and you will find good results.

Note: Pregnant and lactating mothers should consult with their mid-wife or doctor before taking up this treatment.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.