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New Love Times | 9 Jun 2017, 1:30 am

All You Need To Know About Treating Vertigo With Home Remedies

Riya Roy

Before we get into the home remedies for vertigo, let us look at what causes this condition.

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Causes of vertigo

According to medical research, vertigo is caused by lack of sleep, stress, an inner ear infection, a benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and even a brain tumor. According to the Mayo Clinic, inner ear problems that can cause vertigo include,

“Your sense of balance depends on the combined input from the various parts of your sensory system. These include your:

Eyes, which help you determine where your body is in space and how it’s moving

Sensory nerves, which send messages to your brain about body movements and positions

Inner ear, which houses sensors that help detect gravity and back-and-forth motion”

Symptoms of vertigo

The symptoms of vertigo generally include, headaches, double vision, a feeling of weakness in the arm, knees buckling, etc.


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Risk factors of vertigo

According to the Mayo Clinic, the risk factors include,

“Factors that may increase your risk of getting dizzy include:

Age. Older adults are more likely to have medical conditions that cause dizziness, especially a sense of imbalance. They’re also more likely to take medications that can cause dizziness.

A past episode of dizziness. If you’ve experienced dizziness before, you’re more likely to get dizzy in the future.”

To cure yourself of acute vertigo, you can try these natural treatments at home.

Home remedies for vertigo

The most useful natural remedies for vertigo include,

1. Gingko biloba

One of the most researched herbs for vertigo, gingko biloba increases the blood circulation to the head, which helps cure the symptoms of vertigo. According to doctors, the increase of blood flow to brain can also reverse tinnitus, loss of appetite, loss of smell, macular degeneration, and even short term loss of memory.

For this home remedy, you need to make sure you get yourself a high-quality herb, one that contains 24 per cent of gingko heterosides. You should start your treatment with 250 milligrams of the herb, once a day until you feel that the condition and its symptoms are subsiding. You can then lower your dose to 40 milligrams a day. This will help in maintaining your good health.

2. Ginger tea

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The second remedy on our list of natural treatments for vertigo is ginger tea. According to researchers of the U.S. Library of Medicine, ginger root can effectively reduce the symptoms of vertigo. Furthermore, they have declared that ginger root is far more beneficial in treating vertigo than a placebo.

To use it as a natural treatment for vertigo. Take some ginger root and steep in a cup of hot boiling water. You need to steep the root for 5 minutes. Now add a teaspoon of natural honey for taste. You need to drink this tea at least two times a day to deal with vertigo effectively.

3. Coriander seeds, gooseberry powder and raw honey

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The next remedy is a mix of coriander seeds, gooseberry powder and raw honey. A rich source of phytonutrients, coriander seeds provides the body with essential elements like copper, manganese, magnesium, calcium and also iron. Gooseberries, on the other hand, provide the body with vitamin-C. They also enhance the absorption of food by our body and improves mental functioning.

To use this as a natural treatment, all you need to do is soak a tablespoon of coriander seeds and two teaspoons of gooseberry powder in a small cup of filtered water. Let them steep through the night. The next morning, strain the water into a glass. Add a teaspoon of raw honey for taste. You should drink this water once every day, until you notice that the symptoms associated with vertigo have reduced.

4. Almonds and milk

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Being a rich source of vitamin B and E, almonds treat vertigo effectively.

To use it as a remedy, you need to soak 5 almonds in a small bowl of water, through the night. The next morning, peel the almonds and grind them to form a consistent paste. Now heat a cup of milk, and add this almond paste to it. Drink this once every day, until you notice the symptoms linked to vertigo have reduced.

5. Lemon balm

The next remedy for vertigo is lemon balm. It is also known to help against insomnia, sleep deprivation, depression, migraines and anxiety. Lemon balm works quickly and efficiently on vertigo symptoms.

To use it as a natural treatment for vertigo, bring a cup of water to boil in a saucepan. Now add half a tablespoon of dried lemon balm. Lower the flame and allow the balm to simmer. After 10 minutes, remove the saucepan from the fire and strain the water into a cup. You need to drink this a couple of times a day for desired results.

6. Vegetables and fruits that are rich in vitamin C

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Vertigo can be treated by eating fruits and veggies that are rich in vitamin C. According to a research conducted by Japan’s Hiroshima University of Medicine, Meniere (which is a condition related to vertigo) can be treated by taking vitamin C supplements regularly.

In order to use this as a home remedy for vertigo, eat vitamin C rich fruits like strawberries, lemons, lime cantaloupe, and veggies, such as, green peppers, sweet potato, broccoli etc.


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7. Lower your sodium intake

A poor diet is the main culprit behind your vertigo attacks. Therefore, to treat vertigo related symptoms, you need to make some drastic changes in your daily diet.

To treat vertigo, you need to lower your sodium intake as a high-sodium diet can cause Meniere’s disease and also trigger migraine. Avoid red wine, cheese and also chocolate, according to experts at Life Extension.

8. Vitamin D

According to studies, an increase in exposure to Vitamin D can cure vertigo caused by unfavorable position. Usually people with vertigo are seen to have vitamin D deficiency.

9. Garlic and sesame oil

A combination of garlic and sesame oil will help you treat vertigo. All you need to do is crush two to three cloves of garlic, and to it, add one and a half tablespoons of sesame oil. Cook this mix in a saucepan. Once the garlic turns brown, strain the oil in a cup. Let the oil cool. Now add three drops of this oil into each ear. After letting it sit for a minute or two, you should drain it out.

10. Get enough sleep

Adequate sleep is vital to cure vertigo. Therefore, you need to make sure that you get 8 to 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Be very strict about your bedtime hours and try not to nap in the day. Also, do not use your bed for any other activity apart from sleep, to induce quality sleep.

11. Lower your salt intake

According to the Mayo Clinic, eating foods and drinking beverages that are high in salt can trigger vertigo because they cause an increase in water retention by the body.

Thus, consume about 1500 milligrams of sodium every day. You can take it up to a maximum of 2000 milligrams if you notice that the symptoms associated with vertigo have reduced. Apart from lowering the salt intake, you also need to make sure that the salt intake is evenly spread through the day.

12. Get enough water

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According to the American Heart Association, even mild dehydration can cause vertigo. This is because, dehydration lowers the blood pressure, which then causes us to feel dizzy.

To treat your vertigo, you need to make sure you drink 8 to 12 cups of water a day. You can also increase the intake of various liquids like fresh juices in your diet. However, caffeinated drinks should be avoided, and so should diuretic drinks.

13. Apple cider vinegar and honey

The next remedy is diluted apple cider vinegar solution with natural, unfiltered honey. This is because both increase the flow of blood to the brain.

To use it as a remedy, in a cup add honey and apple cider vinegar in the ratio of 2:1. Now consume a tablespoon of this mix. You should take it two to three times a day to get desired results.

14. Breathing exercises

The last remedy on our list are exercises to improve breathing. For people with vertigo or symptoms related to vertigo, practicing breathing exercises can help alleviate the condition. Also relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery, or biofeedback or even hypnosis can help treat acute vertigo.

Before trying these home remedies, it is best that you consult a doctor and find out if this is a serious illness or just acute vertigo.


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Here are 14 most effective home remedies for vertigo that are easy, effective, and can be found in one's kitchen cabinet.