How to Treat Vertigo with Ayurveda?

Vertigo is experienced by a person when he/she feels dizziness or spinning sensation. When a person is looking down from a great height, he/she feels temporary or ongoing spells of dizziness due to a problem in the inner ear or brain. Most of the time vertigo is a symptom of a medical condition or various other conditions.

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The Signs and Symptoms of Vertigo

  • A sense of spinning
  • Loss of balance
  • Whirling
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Motion sickness
  • Tinnitus
  • Headache
  • Balance problem
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fullness in the ear
  • Weakness of arms or legs
  • Lack of coordination
  • Abnormal eye movements

The Causes of Vertigo

The most common type of vertigo is benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV). In this type, there is a presence of deposits in the inner ear. The sense of balance depends on our inner ear. When you are having BPPV it can cause a spinning sensation and dizziness. Other conditions that are responsible for BPPV are the common cold that causes inflammation of the ear, vertigo related to a head or neck injury, a stroke can cause imbalance and dizziness, vestibular neuritis is responsible for vertigo, and meniere’s disease affects hearing loss that shows vertigo symptom.

The Risk Factors for vertigo

  • Ear infections
  • Increased Blood pressure
  • Overconsumption of alcohol

स तु वातोलबणस्याशु प्रशमं याति हन्ति वा। (च। चि २४ /९३)
तृष्णादाहज्वरस्वेदमूर्छाअतिसारविभ्रम : विद्यादरितवर्णस्थ पित्तप्रायं मदात्यम। (च। चि २४ /९४)

These two shlokas state the signs and symptoms of pittaj madatya: If this type of madatya occurs to Pitta predominant person than it gets balanced quickly. If in madataya disease the patient’s body is green in color, excessive thirst, Body ache, fever, excessive sweat, dizziness, diarrhea, vertigo, etc signs, and symptoms occur then it is known as Pittaj madatya.

  • Antidepressants medications
  • Antiseizure medications
  • Aspirin

Home Remedies for Vertigo

The natural and the herbal home remedies help to manage the vertigo condition easily, at home without causing any side-effects to the body.

  1. Ginger: It is the best herb for vertigo as helps to reduce nausea, dizziness and other symptoms related to vertigo. You can drink a cup of ginger tea twice daily for best results.
  2. Apple cider vinegar: Take a teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar and honey. Use these twice daily to deal with vertigo.
  3. Use essential oils like ginger, peppermint, lemon, and lavender. These oils will manage all the symptoms associated with vertigo like headache, nausea, and dizziness.
  4. Acupressure promotes relaxation and wellness. It deals with all the symptoms related to vertigo.
  5. Drink a glass of cold water for getting relaxation in dizziness condition.
  6. Take a teaspoonful of shankapushpi powder daily with a glass of water.
  7. Dip eight to ten raisins in a glass of water. Eat these early in the morning on an empty stomach.
  8. Drink ginger tea daily in the morning on an empty stomach.
  9. Chewing a few leaves of basil is good in vertigo condition.
  10. Put a drop of lukewarm coconut oil in your ears.
  11. Drink almond milk daily in the morning it will deal with your vertigo problem.
  12. Drink a glass of lukewarm lemon water by adding a pinch of salt in it. This will balance your electrolytes in the body and give quick relief from vertigo.
  13. Take a teaspoonful of coriander seeds in a glass of water. Soak it overnight early in the morning strain the mixture and drink this water on an empty stomach.
  14. Soak few palm dates in a glass of milk. Boil this milk and drink at night time to overcome weakness and fatigue.
  15. Take a teaspoon of ashwagandha powder with a glass of water once daily.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Vertigo Patients

Ayurveda has a solution to most of the health issues, vertigo is one of them. There are numerous herbs in Ayurveda that keeps your mind and body in balance. These herbs work on the root cause of vertigo problems. Planet Ayurveda offers products like Brahmi capsules, Memory support, Shilajit capsules, and Brahmi Chyawanprash that gives effective results in vertigo.

Let’s discuss the detail of all products:

Brahmi capsules

The pure extract of herb Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is used for the capsule formation. Regular use of these capsules pacifies the Pitta and Kapha dosha in the body. Anxiety, stress, brain-related issues, etc. are treated with these capsules.

Recommended Dosage: Take one capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

Brahmi chyawanprash

This herbal jam is prepared from the pure extracts of herb Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Amla (Emblica officinalis) that provides a good result in vertigo. Brahmi chyawanprash gives strength to the overall nervous system.

Recommended Dosage: Take one to two teaspoonful twice daily with a glass of milk.

Shilajit capsules

These capsules are prepared from the Shilajit (Asphaltum) a component of fulvic acid. Regular use of these capsules gives good results in stress, anxiety, fatigue, and nervine weakness issues. It has properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and stress reliever. These capsules act best nervine tonic.

Recommended Dosage: One capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

Memory support

These capsules support the whole nervous system. The herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Shankhpushi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Licorice (Glycerrhiza glabra) are used for capsule formation. The herb Brahmi reduces headache, pain, stress, and anxiety related to vertigo condition. Vacha herb shows anti-inflammatory and analgesic action that reduces painful situations. The Licorice acts on the adrenal glands that provide good relief in stress, anxiety related to vertigo.

Shankhpushpi is the best nervine tonic as it strengthens the whole nervous system. This herb deals with all types of stress disorders, migraine, depression, anxiety, weakness, vertigo, etc.

Recommended Dosage: One capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

Some healthy tips

  • Drink 8 to 12 glasses of water daily.
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables in raw form.
  • Avoid using fast food and processed food items.