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Effects of dietary supplementations and herbs on migraine – a systematic review

Tayyeba Rehman
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  • University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
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Published Online: 2019-01-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2018-0143

Abstract

Background

Migraine is a disabling disease and conventional treatment has many side effects. Dietary supplements and various herbs have reported valuable effects on migraine.

Aim

The present study systematically review the effects of these dietary supplements and herbs on migraine.

Methods

The literature search was done on electronic databases PubMed, Google Scholar and Science direct (2005–2015). The quality of articles was assessed through a criteria list of methodological quality assessment of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The papers got C50 points considered to be of good quality methodology. The maximum score was 100.

Results

Fourteen RCTs on migraine were included in this review. The range of quality score varied from 37 to 65 points.

Conclusion

Various RCTs suggested that dietary and vitamin supplementation and different herbs might be effective in treatment of migraine. Evaluated RCTs have various methodological shortcomings. So, a firm conclusion can’t be made for the efficacy of dietary supplementation and herbs in the treatment of migraine.

Keywords: dietary supplementation; herbs; migraine; systematic review

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About the article

Received: 2018-08-20

Accepted: 2018-10-21

Published Online: 2019-01-19


Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

Research funding: None declared.

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.Authors declare that they have no competing interests.


Citation Information: Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 20180143, ISSN (Online) 1553-3840, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2018-0143.

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