Just woken up from a restful sleep with no noticeable migraine.
I had taken (along with everything i have in the house, out of desperation) 3 of my ashvagandha pills. The dosage says 1 pill, twice daily, but, desperate times, desperate measures.
Nothing I've ever taken, besides cannabis, has been so effective against migraine.
This is definitely the number 2 migraine remedy for me.
It's no cannabis. Cannabis, depending on the type [I don't know what arrangement of cannabinoids, or which specific canabinoids is most effective], can switch a migraine OFF like a light switch. First time I discovered this was 2001, with some "charras" and not all types were so instantly absolutely effective (and I don't know how much that's due to the cannabis type, or the migraine type).
Ashvagandha was a far cry from that light-switch-effect, though of course, it was ingested, n needed to be digested... I don't think there's a smokable/vapourizeable delivery method for it. So no instant relief due to delivery method, but I certainly did notice it helping before I got to sleep. ... And sleep's one of the many things it helps with. And being unconscious is itself a much welcome relief when suffering with a painful migraine.
I thought it important to share this discovery, especially since I saw no mention of it as I skimmed through the titles in this forum section. ~ and of course knowing that cannabis is not yet readily available without utilizing the black market, which understandably many are unwilling to do, even if that means continuing to suffer with a migraine.
I urge you all to acquire some ashvagandha to have on hand should you get a migraine.
I don't want to overstate its brilliance. I'm sure you'll still need to be wary around triggers, and try all the other things that are supposed to help alleviate symptoms too, but this is still the 2nd best, and head and shoulders above the rest (which in my experience, at most, only offer slight alleviation).
So, YAY Ashvagndha! Go get some! We have a new ally!
(PS, I have some in powder form too, suitable to be taken in warm milky drinks. I might try that next time.)