Vertigo Home Remedies, Symptoms, Causes, Diet + Lifestyle Tips

Vertigo Home Remedies, Symptoms, Causes, Diet + Lifestyle Tips

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning or swaying. If you have these dizzy spells, you might feel like you are spinning or that the world around you is spinning. Though the sensation is strange, there are simple vertigo home remedies you can do to alleviate vertigo symptoms. Try these, and if your vertigo is severe, please see your doctor.

Vertigo Symptoms

These symptoms are often associated with vertigo.

  • Nausea (sensation for vomiting)
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty walking

Vertigo is often triggered by a change in position of the head.

Vertigo Causes

Vertigo often occurs due to an inner ear problem. Less often vertigo may be caused by migraine, insomnia, head or neck injury, certain medications, brain tumors or stroke.

In Ayurveda, Vertigo is referred to as “Brahma”, wherein vitiated Pitta combines with vitiated Vata, to cause a spinning like sensation.

Vertigo Lifestyle Tips

  • Sleep for at least 8 hours at night. Avoid pillows to increase blood circulation to brain.
  • Control high blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Practice yoga and meditation regularly.
  • Take breaks from computers.

Vertigo Diet Tips

  • Drink celery juice daily.
  • Include salads in your diet.
  • Whenever you feel dizzy, eat something. Dizziness may occur due to low blood sugar.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Limit salt intake and try to avoid caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.

Vertigo Home Remedies

  • Steep 1 teaspoon each of dried amla (Indian goose berry) powder and coriander seeds in water overnight. The next morning, strain, add sugar and drink. Repeat over the next few days.
  • Mix ½ teaspoon each of finely powdered cardamom and cinnamon in warm sesame oil (2 spoonfuls) and apply on the crown of the head.
  • Drink lemon juice with sugar to ease the vertigo.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of ginger juice and honey. Have this once or twice a day, after food for one month. This also improves digestion and metabolism.
  • Ripe strawberries mixed in yogurt may ease symptoms of vertigo.
  • Warm coconut oil drops into the ears.

In many cases, vertigo goes away without any treatment. Treatment of vertigo depends on the underlying cause. If your symptoms are severe consult your medical practitioner.

Arya Krishna is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, educator, and speaker. She completed her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She is registered as an Ayurveda doctor (Reg No: 14664) under the Indian Medical Council. She received a Fellowship in Orthopedic Rehabilitation from Apollo group of Institutions, Hyderabad. An editor with the International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, she previously served as the associate editor of the American Ayurvedic Journal of Health. Before moving to the US in 2015, she was Resident Medical Officer (Ayurveda) in AyurVAID hospital, Bangalore and has knowledge and experience in precision and evidence-based Ayurveda. She was an Ayurveda Domain expert with Health Connect 24 – a unique platform to bring together Ayurveda, Yoga and swadeshi. She is efficient in performing all Panchakarma procedures (purification therapies) and has knowledge of Marma Therapy. Other areas of expertise include Ayurveda diet and lifestyle, women’s health, and rasayana (rejuvenation). She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals. She is a resource person for the Council of Ayurveda Research (CAR) and is an Ayurvedic blogger with Mother Earth Living. Currently, she is residing in Danville, Pennsylvania and is listed as a BAMS doctor with AAPNA (Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America). She is an Ayurveda Consultant and Educational coordinator with Be Mind Body Skin, New Jersey and Subject Matter Expert at At Home with Ayurveda, UK.

5 comments

  1. I was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease and suffered from Vertigo for years. It was unpredictable and debilitating. Then I found a guy named Ted in Bangkok and he had a protocol based on the theory that Menire’s is viral (shingles in the ear) – I did what he said and improved significantly. I can’t remember the last time I had vertigo or felt like I was on the verge – it used to be constant for me. There are many causes of vertigo, but for those who have reached a point of hopelessness, like I was experiencing, explore viral causes – it worked for me.

  2. Hi need to hearing problem associated with vertigo my mom is facing this she is60ys old and recently she started having these vertigo issue she is eating tablet sometime she is not able to hear check with went they told some nerve issue and u have to take hearing aid pls help

  3. Thank you… very helpful…

  4. Fruit with yogurt (Ripe strawberries mixed in yogurt may ease symptoms of vertigo.). Is it ok according ayurveda? Thanks

    • Ayurveda prohibits the intake of Milk and Melons together. Yoghurt and berries goes along well but should not be consumed at night. The high fiber content of the berries (almost four grams per cup) bolsters the healthy probiotic bacteria found in freshly made yogurt which, when homemade, is Pitta pacifying, helping it survive the perilous journey through the digestive tract. Once in the gut, the probiotics help the body absorb the soluble fiber of the berries.

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