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Diet Care for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, sometimes is described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity. The pain typically involves the lower face and jaw, although sometimes it affects the area around the nose and above the eye. This intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain is caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve, which sends branches to the forehead, cheek and lower jaw. It usually is limited to one side of the face. According to Ayurveda, Vata – aggravating foods can cause and be responsible for this problem, so avoiding them and consuming a diet full of anti-oxidants, fats, and the food items that can balance the Vata Dosha will be very beneficial to manage Trigeminal Neuralgia.

To Avoid To Consume
Tomatoes Zucchini
Lemon Sweet potato
Peas Pumpkin
- Ginger
- Radish
- Kale
- Mushrooms
Refined flour and its products Wheat
- White rice
- Brown rice
- Finger millet
- Pearl millet
- Foxtail millet
Orange Apple
Pineapple Banana
Strawberries Water melon
Lime Muskmelon
- Avocado
- Pear
- All pulse and legumes
Dairy Products
Whole milk and cream Skimmed Milk
Full-fat yoghurt Tofu
Cream cheese Yogurt
Condensed milk -
unpasteurized cheese -
Red chilies Cumin
- Coriander
- Turmeric
- Ginger
- Pepper
- Fennel
Processed and fried meat Egg white
Red meat- (Beef, Lamb, Pork) Chicken
Dry Fruits
- Almond
- Raisins
- Walnut
- Peanuts
- Cashew
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Sesame Seeds
Oils & Fats
Cream Cow ghee
Palm oil Sunflower oil
- Canola oil
- Olive oil
- Mustard oil
- Rice bran oil
Whole milk drinks Coconut water
Cream based liqueurs homemade soups and juices
canned soup and packaged soup Herbal tea
Alcohol -
Sweetened drinks -
Squashes -
Carbonated drinks -
White sugar Jaggery
Refined Sugar -
Artificial Sweeteners -

Diet Plan For Trigeminal Neuralgia

Early Morning

Luke warm water / Soaked almond -4 / Indian gooseberry -2 / Aloe Vera juice


Rice flakes / Vegetable Porridge / Ragi chapatti (Finger millet) / Multigrain chapatti + Vegetable / Fresh Juice / Milk with boiled eggs


Fruit juice / Fruit/ Herbal tea/Green tea


Chapatti / Multigrain Chapatti / Rice / Veg Pulao / Veg with Dal / Salad


Fruit/ Sprouts chat/ Rice flakes / Egg-1/ Soup/Veg or Non-veg (homemade)/ Roasted makhane (Foxnut) / Roasted chickpeas


Chapatti / Multigrain Chapatti /Brown rice / Veg pulao / Veg with Dal

Bed Time

Skimmed milk with A pinch of turmeric / 3-4 drops of Cow’s Ghee