Vertigo is the physical sensation that you or your surroundings are moving or spinning when there is no actual movement. It differs from dizziness in that dizziness is more akin to feeling faint, or like you're going to pass out, but you don't feel as if your environment is moving. Those suffering from vertigo may suffer loss of balance and/or nausea.
There are several medications available to treat vertigo, both prescription and over the counter. However, several effective home remedies are also available.
Effective Home Remedies
Gingko biloba is one of the best known and most effective home remedies for the treatment of vertigo. It both boosts blood flow to the brain and repairs already existing damage to the inner ear. The recommended dosage is 120mg of gingko biloba extract taken twice daily.
Ginger root extract is also a well known and effective treatment in alleviating vertigo, as well as motion sickness. When the onset of vertigo occurs, many sufferers report that it relieves their symptoms almost immediately. It's recommended that two tablets be taken a day.
Two to three drops of peppermint oil has also been known to relieve both vertigo and dizziness almost immediately.
Seed and Grain Drink
A mixture of water, wheat grain, poppy seeds, almond, watermelon seeds, ghee, and whole cloves is suggested by mamaherb.com to those suffering from vertigo. Wheat grain, poppy seeds, cloves, almonds and watermelons can all be found in any grocery store and costs will vary. Ghee is clarified butter and can be found in most health food stores.
Soak 2 tbsp. wheat grain, 1 tsp. poppy seeds, 8 almonds and 8 watermelon seeds overnight and make a paste the next morning. To this paste, add a clove fried in ghee. Add this mixture to milk, stir well, and drink daily for two weeks. Relief from nausea is usually experienced within two weeks.
Lemon, Salt and Pepper Drink
In 8 oz. of water, mix 3 tsp. of lemon juice and a pinch if salt and black pepper. Drink three times a day for 15 days, and symptoms or nausea will be relieved immediately. At the end of the 15 days, the vertigo will have disappeared altogether.