Vertigo is a condition wherein a person is having a feeling of dizziness that occurs without any accompanying movement or even when that person is holding perfectly still (1).
Symptoms of vertigo include a sensation of disorientation or motion, nausea or vomiting, sweating, abnormal eye movement, lack of coordination, hearing loss, and a ringing sensation in the ears and arm or leg weakness.
If we are suffering from recurring episodes of vertigo, we can try some of these natural medications listed below.
Ginger delivers surprising health benefits. Experts of a study published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science find that it can reduce the effects of vertigo (2).
Sipping ginger tea is one way of enjoying this benefit. Simply steep ginger root in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Add some honey. Drink the tea twice a day to help with dizziness, nausea, and other vertigo symptoms.
Studies revealed that ginkgo biloba is an effective remedy for vertigo. Researchers found that taking 240 milligrams of ginkgo biloba each day lessens vertigo symptoms and makes a person feel more on-balance (3).
Apple Cider Vinegar And Honey
Both apple cider vinegar and honey possess medicinal properties that can help relieve blood flow to the brain. Consumption of a mixture of two parts honey and one part apple cider vinegar can help prevent and treat vertigo symptoms (4).
Be sure to drink enough fluids throughout the day. Some causes of vertigo are linked to dehydration (5). Our body needs 8-12 cups of liquid per day.
Do Some Home Exercises
Sit on a mat or bed and then bend down to touch your toes, with a fixed gaze. Do this 5-10 times a day. We can also sit straight and throw the ball from one hand to another above our eye level 10 times daily. Another exercise that we can try is to sit straight on a chair and slowly stand up. Do this 20 times. This exercise must be done with eyes open initially. We can do this exercise with our eyes closed once we feel that our balance is improving (6).