Dizziness is the term that is used to define an array of bodily sensations. As such, it varies from one person to the other. It is a common condition, and affects everyone from time to time. While its occurrence is not often cause for concern, regular dizziness needs to get checked by a medical doctor. Some of the symptoms that characterize dizziness include feeling lightheaded and faint as well as an unsteady motion that causes one to feel week. One of the most common characteristics for people who suffer dizziness is the false sensation that causes you to feel as though your external environment is spinning. The medical term used to describe this spinning motion is known as vertigo.

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Some of the common causes of dizziness include intense headaches, migraines, stressful periods, motion sickness as well as fluctuating levels of blood sugar. Dehydration, particularly on days when the temperatures soar, is another common cause of dizziness. In a number of cases, the condition manifests following diseases such as diabetes, hypotension and extreme bleeding. Whatever the cause, if the symptoms occur on a regular basis, you need to get a proper medical diagnosis to find the root cause of the condition. There are natural remedies that you can use to ease the condition, all of which you can use from the comfort of your home.

1. Drink Enough Water to Stay Hydrated:

Time Required: Staggered during the day.
What You Need: Adequate drinking water. Additional fluids such as juices, soups and broth.
Difficulty: Easy


Dehydration is a leading cause of dizziness for many people. When the body does not get regular water intake, the cell function is disrupted, and the result is the characteristic sensation of feeling light headed that accompanies dizziness. In some cases, dehydration occurs, not due to lack of water, but as a result of excessive fluid loss as is the case during diarrhea and vomiting. To treat dizziness in such cases, it helps to increase one’s water intake. In addition to drinking water, other remedies that you can use in this regard include increasing fluid intake by drinking fresh fruit juice, rich broths and soups.


  1. Whenever you start to feel dizziness creeping in, make sure you stay hydrated by sipping your water or choice fluid from time to time. It helps to keep a bottle close so that you have no excuse not to take more fluids.


2. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice:

Time Required: 10 Min
What You Need: 1 Fresh lemon, 1 glass of warm water, 1 tablespoon of sugar and a pinch of black pepper powder (optional).
Difficulty: Easy


Freshly squeezed lemon juice is yet another excellent remedy for the home treatment of dizziness. This is because the abundance of Vitamin C in the lemon helps boost your immunity so that the body is able to fend off infections and diseases (which are sometimes the cause of dizziness). The refreshing taste of lemon also makes it a perfect energizer for a weary dizzy person. When added to water, the lemon’s taste makes it easier to increase one’s water intake (this is particularly helpful for those who find the taste of water too ‘plain’). Regular intake of lemon juice will help you feel rejuvenated.


  1. Roll the lemon on a hard surface; the purpose of doing so is to stimulate the fruit’s fibers to release maximum juice.
  2. Squeeze the juice and collect it in a glass.
  3. Pour in the warm water and mix well.
  4. Stir in the sugar and allow for maximum dissolution.
  5. You may add the black pepper at this point although this is entirely optional.
  6. Drink this mixture to treat dizziness.
  7. Use the remedy as often as you need to.


3. Take a Snack:

Time Required: 10 Min for each sitting.
What You Need: Your choice snack.
Difficulty: Easy


Dizziness is sometimes caused by low blood sugars, a common symptom in diabetes patients. When the body has a low concentration of blood sugar, you have low energy levels and are more prone to dizziness. Whenever you start to feel dizzy, take some time to snack to perk your energy levels.. As a matter of fact, research shows that regular small meals go a long way in sustaining constant blood sugar levels, so you may want to make this remedy a habit. Some of the snacks you may include include a bowl of yogurt, a snack that is rich in carbohydrates, fiber-packed fruits such as bananas, apples and pears and nuts. The latter may include almonds, peanuts, pistachios and walnuts.


  1. Snack on a regular basis, preferably in between meals.


4. Amla Fruits:

Time Required: 20 Min for preparation and overnight application.
What You Need: 2 Amla fruits, 1 tablespoon of coriander, 1 cup of warm water and a strainer.
Difficulty: Easy


Amla fruits are a popular home remedy for a wide array of conditions. When used for the natural treatment of dizziness, the fruits, also known as Indian gooseberries, provide the body with rich nutrients as well as improve the circulation of blood in the body. Amla fruits are also rich in Vitamin C which helps boost the immune system and ensure your body is able to fight off infections.


  1. De-seed the amla fruits to ease the preparation phase.
  2. Grind the fruits to create a consistent paste.
  3. Add the coriander seeds and pour in the cup of water.
  4. Allow the mixture to sit overnight to get the richness of the remedy.
  5. Pass the mixture through the strainer the next day and collect the water.
  6. Drink the mixture as often as you need to for a couple of days.


5. Fresh Ginger:

Time Required: 15 Min
What You Need: Fresh ginger root and tea. Ginger supplements (optional).
Difficulty: Easy


Ginger is a popular natural remedy for dizziness for the simple reason that it enhances the circulation of blood to the brain. This, in effect, decreases the magnitude of the dizziness and makes it easy to treat. Another benefit of using ginger is that in cases where it is accompanied by nausea, the ginger root helps get rid of the urge to vomit. If you can stand the taste of the fresh ginger, simply chew on it. Alternatively, prepare a cup of tea and add the ginger as described below.


  1. Peel the ginger and wash it before cutting a small piece that you can chew on.
  2. Alternatively, take the clean ginger root and crush it in a cup.
  3. Prepare the tea and add the crushed ginger so that the mixture boils together.
  4. Strain and enjoy the freshly made ginger tea to treat dizziness.


6. Take Deep Breaths:

Time Required: 10 Min
What You Need: A comfortable place.
Difficulty: Easy


At the core of dizziness is the inadequate supply of oxygenated blood to the brain. One of the simplest ways to deal with this is to take deep invigorating breaths. Doing so not only increases the amount of oxygen in the blood to the brain, it also helps to clear your mind. Simply get a quiet place to enjoy this relaxing technique and watch as the dizziness disappears. It is, without a doubt, one of the simplest natural treatments for dizziness.


  1. Sit comfortably, or lie down, whichever is ideal for you.
  2. Inhale as deeply as you can, and exhale gently.
  3. Repeat this severally per sitting until the dizziness eases.


7. Cold Compress:

Time Required: 20 Min
What You Need: Ice cubes and a clean towel. A short string (optional).
Difficulty: Easy


A cold compress makes for an effective home remedy used to treat dizziness. The compress is most effective in cases where dizziness results from excessive heat in one’s immediate environment.the low temperatures offer relief from the heat-induced dizziness. All you need for this remedy is a tray of ice cubes and a clean towel. The essence of wrapping the ice cubes is to avoid exposing yourself to the risk of frostbites.


  1. Place the ice cubes on the clean towel and wrap to create a pack of sorts.
  2. You may choose to tie the pack with a short string for convenience purposes.
  3. Lie face downwards and place the compress on the nape of your neck.
  4. Leave the pack on the neck for 5 minutes before taking a break.
  5. Do this in intervals until the dizziness dissipates.


8. Take a Break From Your Packed Schedule and Rest:

Time Required: 20 Min
What You Need: A comfortable place.
Difficulty: Easy


Many people lead a frenzied lifestyle in today’s modern world, and this is one of the main causes of fatigue and dizziness. Sometimes, all you need to do to treat the dizziness is to take a break from one’s typical schedule and rest. Lying down is almost a natural response to this, but there are additional postures that you can take up to allow you to feel better in the shortest time possible. Follow the directions below to make the best of this remedy.


  1. Lie down and put your legs up. This is key because it helps increase blood circulation to the brain, thus easing the symptoms of dizziness.
  2. If you opt to rest while seated, lower your head just enough so that it is wedged between your knees.
  3. This allows for more blood to flow to the brain, eliminating the dizziness over time.


9. Peppermint Oil:

Time Required: 20 Min
What You Need: Peppermint oil, a dropper and a clean towel.
Difficulty: Easy


Peppermint oil makes for a simple yet effective home remedy for the natural treatment of dizziness. The oil’s refreshing properties not only eliminate the sweaty hot feeling that accompanies dizziness on hot days, it also works wonders in cooling down your system. The next time you feel dizzy, simply get a few drops of peppermint oil to work like magic.


  1. Using a dropper, place a few drops of peppermint oil on the towel.
  2. Once soaked in the towel, inhale gently and allow the oil to refresh you and eliminate the dizziness.


10. Body Massage:

Time Required:  At least 30 Min or any significant improvement.
What You Need:  A comfortable place to lie and choice essential oil (lavender oil works exceptionally well).
Difficulty: Easy


Getting a body massage is a simple and relaxing way of dealing with dizziness. This relaxation technique works wonders because it not only releases negative energy and tension, it also enhances blood circulation to different parts of the body. The addition of lavender oil to this remedy enhances the healing effects, allowing you to feel better faster.


  1. Use lavender oil during the massage session which should, ideally, last at least half an hour for faster relief from dizziness.


11. Honey:

Time Required: 10 Min
What You Need: 1 Tablespoon of honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Difficulty: Easy


Honey works effectively when used for the treatment of dizziness, largely because it has a high concentration of natural sugars that increase your levels of blood sugar. This, in turn, increases your energy and makes it easy for you to recover faster from dizziness. The honey is mixed with lemon juice for the latter’s aforementioned benefits.


  1. Add the honey to the juice and stir to mix well.
  2. Drink the mixture to get quick relief from dizziness.
  3. Use this remedy as often as you need to.


Other remedies that you can use to treat dizziness include mustard and salt mixture which improves blood circulation, apple cider vinegar and honey which refreshes your body as well as yogurt which is a ready source of energy. If your dizziness stems from a blocked nose, you are advised to use saline solution to clear the air passageways and give you relief.

Gingko Biloba is also recommended for treating dizziness as it improves blood circulation. Note however, that for Gingko, you need to consult your physician if you are taking medication to avoid drug-drug interactions. As a point of caution, you may want to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery of you get dizzy regularly. It helps to exercise regularly to aid in blood flow to the different parts of the body.