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All You Need To Know About Treating Dizzy Spells With Home Remedies

At one point or another in your life, you might have experienced dizziness. Dizziness causes unsteadiness, loss of balance, or a feeling of lightheadedness, sometimes even fainting. Vertigo is when dizziness is accompanied by a feeling of spinning. This happens particularly when looking down from a great height, or a disease affected the inner ear or the vestibular nerve.

Dizziness itself isn’t a disease, but a symptom of underlying conditions like heart disease, anemia, hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, ear infections, heat stroke, anxiety disorders, head injuries, migraines, allergies, tinnitus, neurological conditions, and/or disorders related to vision. Some of the other causes may include dehydration, hormonal changes in the body, a side effect of certain medications, overdoing during workouts, and motion sickness.

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Symptoms of dizziness

Dizziness is often accompanied by symptoms including:

  • Vision changes
  • Slow/erratic pulse
  • Blind spots
  • Headaches
  • Warped sense of motion

Nausea, vomiting, paleness, chest aches, weakness, ringing in the ears, or loss of consciousness are common when a dizzy spell hits. If you’re experiencing dizziness only recently, without any history of it, you could try some natural home remedies for dizziness to address the problem. However, if you’re not finding relief from them, and the symptoms persist, which seem to aggravate as the days pass, then it’s time to consult a physician to get a proper diagnosis and resultant treatment.

Home remedies for dizziness

As mentioned above, try these natural remedies if the dizzy spells are short lived and have started recently. Let’s take a look:

1. Apple cider vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and soothing properties, which help in bringing down the dizziness.


  • To 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, add 2 teaspoons of honey and mix well. Take this at least twice a day for a few days to treat dizziness effectively.

2. Almonds and pumpkin seeds

Almonds are rich in antioxidants, and essential vitamins and minerals, which help treat dizziness effectively. Plus, pumpkin seeds contain anti-inflammatory properties, which are beneficial in treating dizziness.


  • In a clean bowl, add 3 tablespoons of wheat, 12 almonds, and some pumpkin seeds. Pour water in this bowl so that its contents are soaked. Let it soak overnight; the following morning, grind them all to make a smooth paste. Add some cloves to this paste, and boil the same with some milk. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar to this boiling mixture. Drink this regularly for a few days to see your dizzy spells subside.

3. Breathing deeply

Yes, breathing in deeply, while focusing your attention on your breaths, is one of the best ways to deal with dizziness. Not only will it pump an adequate amount of oxygen to the brain and the other parts of the body, it will help relax your nervous system, thereby reducing your dizziness.


  • Sit or lie back on a firm yet soft surface, in a comfortable position. Now, place the palm of one hand on your abdomen, while with the other, place the thumb against one nostril, closing your mouth. Take deep breaths in through the other open nostril, and fill your lungs with air. Hold your breath, closing both nostrils and pursing your lips. Exhale slowly after a couple of seconds. Repeat this at least 10 times, followed by sitting where you are quietly, for about 5 minutes. Breathe normally, and the dizziness would have subsided.

4. Drinking water

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Dehydration is one of the common causes for dizziness, and it’s treated by keeping yourself hydrated. Dehydration could also be caused by diarrhea or vomiting, both of which results in loss of water from the body.


  • When a dizzy spell hits, try and sip a glass of water slowly. To keep yourself hydrated and treat the dizziness caused by dehydration, sip water at regular intervals through the day.
  • Herbal tea with a bit of honey, broths, soups, and fresh fruit juices help too.

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5. Eating something

Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is also a common cause for dizziness. This is especially true for patients with diabetes. Plus, when you’ve gone for a long period without consuming anything, it will make you more prone to dizziness. So the next time you feel dizzy, try and eat something with a bit of sugar in it.


  • Eat something that is rich in carbohydrates and/or sugar, like sugar-laced biscuit, or a chocolate bar, or even a banana.
  • Fruits with high water content are good for treating dizziness caused by hypoglycemia.
  • Eat a bowl of sweetened yogurt, topped with fruits rich in vitamin C, like strawberries or raspberries.
  • Eat a handful of lightly toasted nuts like almonds, walnuts, or cashews are also known to work.

6. Feverfew

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Feverfew is an herb that is excellent in treating dizziness and other accompanying symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and headaches. Plus, it helps improve blood circulation in the body as well.


  • Chew on a few fresh leaves of the feverfew herb when you feel dizzy.
  • To a cup of boiling water, add 1 teaspoon each of peppermint leaves and dried feverfew leaves, and let it steep for 15 minutes. Drink the strained liquid every day for a few weeks to find relief from dizziness.

7. Garlic

Garlic is a natural home remedy to help treat dizziness most effectively, all thanks to its antioxidant properties.


  • Slice a few cloves of garlic and add it to a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for about 15 minutes, before straining the liquid. Drink this at least twice a day for relief from dizzy spells.

8. Ginger

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Ginger has long been used to treat dizziness and the accompanying nausea. Not only will it stimulate the blood flow to the brain and other parts of the body, it helps reduce the intensity and frequency of dizzy spells.


  • Suck on ginger candies, or chew on a small slice of raw ginger to help keep dizziness at bay.
  • Ginger ale is known to help soothe an upset stomach, as well as keep dizziness at bay. Another option is to brew ginger tea and drink it a few times a day for a few days till the dizziness subsides.
  • After consulting a doctor, you could even ingest ginger supplements.

9. Honey


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Honey is full of natural sugars, which can instantly give you an energy boost, while also helping prevent dizzy spells. Plus, if you’re feeling dizzy due to low blood sugar, eating honey is one of the best ways to help treat it.


  • To a glass of hot water, add 2 teaspoons each of organic honey and raw apple cider vinegar, and stir well. Drink this concoction twice a day for a couple of days to find relief.
  • Make a paste using 1 teaspoon each of honey and cinnamon powder, and have it once you wake up in the morning. Repeat this for a few weeks to find relief.
  • To a glass of warm water, add 1 tablespoon each of honey and lemon juice, and stir well. Drink this to get relief from dizzy spells.

10. Indian gooseberry

Indian gooseberry, also called amla, is a popular ingredient to help treat dizziness. Since it’s packed full of vitamins A and C which boost your immunity and improve blood circulation, Indian gooseberry is used to treat dizzy spells.


  • De-seed 2 Indian gooseberry fruits, and grind them to form a smooth paste. To this, add 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds and 1 cup of water. Let it sit overnight. The following morning, drink the strained liquid, followed by water. Repeat this remedy every day for a few days to see improvement in your condition.

11. Lemon


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Lemon is an excellent home remedy to treat dizzy spells, since it’s rich in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system. Additionally, lemon contains several other essential nutrients that make it an energizing agent. Plus, it helps hydrate the body to keep you refreshed.


  • To a glass of water, squeeze in the juice of half a lemon, and stir. To this, dissolve 2 teaspoons of sugar, and drink it to ease the dizziness.
  • To a glass of water, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and black pepper powder, and stir well. Drink this concoction thrice a day for a few days to get relief from dizzy spells.

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Additional tips

  • When you feel dizzy, it’s better to sit or lie down immediately.
  • If it persists even when you’re sitting still or lying down, try and focus your sight on an immovable object to get your equilibrium back.
  • It’s a safe bet to include exercises that help improve your blood circulation, which in turn prevent dizzy spells.
  • When you’re suffering from a health condition, or are just recuperating from an illness, get all the rest you can get, without overtaxing your body.
  • Yoga and meditation are healthy options that you could try to find relief from dizziness.
  • Do NOT get behind the wheel of a vehicle when you’re experiencing dizzy spells.
  • Keep away from alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, because these could exacerbate your condition.

These are all the natural home remedies for dizziness. As mentioned above, if your dizzy spells persist even after trying these natural remedies, then you need to get to a doctor for their opinion as soon as possible. You shouldn’t neglect a symptom like dizziness.

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11 Most Effective Home Remedies For Dizziness
Dizzy spells could affect anyone, any time. Treat it with these effective home remedies for dizziness, and keep it at bay.
Chaitra Ramalingegowda

Chaitra Ramalingegowda

I fell in love with storytelling long before I knew what it was. Love well written stories, writing with passion, baking lip-smacking-finger-licking chocolate cakes, engaging movies, and home-cooked food. A true work-in-progress and a believer in the idiom 'all those who wander are not lost'. Twitter: @ChaitraRlg