Tired of that dizzy feeling? Tired of the headaches and vertigo attacks?Don’t worry because this article is going to teach you on how to get over these problems easily by using few essential oils.
Discover the essentials oils that you can use to fight vertigo.
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is the most common form of dizziness. It is a disorder wherein the person feels like everything around him/her is spinning when actually it is not. It feels a feeling of spinning movement.
Vertigo is sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, headaches or difficulties in walking.
The headaches associated with it are worst. There is a constant pain in the head that doesn’t let a person sleep, walk or rest
Causes of vertigo:
There are a lot of things that can cause vertigo. Mainly, it is caused due to inner ear problems. Following are some of the major causes of vertigo:
1. BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo):
This is a disorder wherein tiny calcium particles get stuck in the canals of the inner ear. This disrupts the flow of signal (related to gravity) from the inner ear to brain, which causes imbalance.
This is an inner ear disease due to change in pressure in the ear.
3.Frequent Working on Computer:
The posture while you work on a computer adversely affects the body. It is found that this is one of the causes of vertigo.
Symptoms of Vertigo:
How do you know that you are suffering from vertigo?
Here are some common symptoms observed in people who suffered from vertigo.
- Ringing in the ears
- Abnormal eye movements
Essential Oils on Vertigo:
Having a look at symptoms of vertigo, we realize it is very frustrating to go through such a disorder.
Consulting a doctor is the final choice, but there are some oils that can help you feel better instantly and complement the doctor’s treatment as well.
Essential Oils to be Used for Treating Vertigo:
1. Peppermint oil:
Peppermint is a type of essential oil which has a different smell but not much a strong one. Main components in this oil are methanol, menthone and menthyl esters. These components make it perfect to use for nausea, dizziness and vertigo.
Peppermint is very helpful in the treatment of vertigo. Menthol is the main reason for the working of peppermint essential oil. It makes you feel refreshed and decrease the symptoms of vertigo. When the odour of this oil reaches the lymphatic system of your body then you feel much relieved.
Is menthol, an active chemical present in peppermint helps to keep you cool and refreshed. It is very effective in treating vertigo and also helps to eliminate nausea.
It is extensively used as a massage oil, as it leaves a cool and tingling sensation on our skin.
How to use:
Take few drops of oil onto a cotton pad. Inhale the vapours to experience the magic!
Note: Pregnant women should avoid this essential oil.
Ginger is used in our homes as a part of spices. It is used in the food items as it is good for the digestion process. Ginger essential oil is the oil obtained from the ginger and this oil contains all the medicinal properties of ginger. It is useful for various purposes like for proper digestion, for healing various types of infections, for correcting the respiratory problems, for reducing inflammation.
Ginger is mainly useful for the treatment of nausea but it can also treat vertigo as well. It contains chemicals in it which increases the flow of blood in the brain, so it tries to balance your mind and you do not feel unstable on your feet or unbalance.
It helps to reduce the dizzy feeling.
How to use:
- Gently place 1-2 drops of this oil behind your ears, on the neck and bottom of your feet.
- Breathe properly so that you can breathe in the vapours of the essential oil.
3. Lavender oil:
Lavender Oil is obtained by pressing the petals of the lavender flower through the process of steam distillation. It smells really very sweet and due to this reason, is used for making perfumes. It is used for various purposes like for treating the problem of insomnia and gives you a nice sleep. The oil is also helpful for treating the anxiety issues. It aids in providing relief from dizziness, or depression and it also helps you to get sound sleep
Lavender oil is highly versatile. It is a great blend of calm, floral and clean fragrance. It relaxes the mind and body.
The sweet smell of this oil helps to reduce dizziness and helps you sleep properly.
How to use:
Spray some amount of it on your pillow. You can also spray some drops on your skin to experience its lovely fragrance!
4. Cypress oil:
Cypress essential oil is obtained from cypress tree. This essential oil has a rejuvenating and clean aroma. This oil is anti-bacterial and anti-septic. The main ingredients of this oil are alpha pinene, limonene and careen. It has various benefits like healing infections; it is also helpful in treating various types of cramps.
Cypress oil is mainly helpful for increasing the blood flow in your body and so in the brain. Thus, oxygenates the brain well.
So, it provides more oxygen to your brain and gives you relief from dizziness. You feel like you can stand on your feet.
This helps in reducing the dizzy feeling that is associated with vertigo.
How to use:
Use it as a room freshener. Diffuse some drops of this oil in your room diffuser and inhale it.
5. Basil oil:
Basil essential oil is obtained from the plant of basil. The leaves and the seeds of the plant of basil have various medicinal properties and these properties are present in the oil of basil as well. Various health benefits of basil essential oil are treating constipation, respiratory problems, problem of indigestion. Basil possesses antiseptic properties, so it is useful for the treatment of vertigo and dizziness.
This oil reduces infections. It is very useful in treating nausea and motion sickness.
This has some antiseptic properties that reduce dizziness and vertigo symptoms.
How to use:
Take some leaves of basil and boil them in water. Breathe in the steam that is formed. Repeat this twice a day.
6. Clary sage:
Clary sage essential oil is obtained from clary sage plant. The oil is extracted from leaves and buds of clary sage plant. The components of clary sage essential oil are linalool, neryl acetate, alpha terpineol, germacrene-D. It is also a very effective essential oil. The various benefits of this essential oil are it is a very good anti-depressant, it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. This oil has a strong smell which can help in stimulating your senses. It helps in calming your nerves and makes you feel energetic.
It balances your nervous system. The oil also acts as a sedative that helps in reducing headaches.
This is effectively used for anxiety attacks and seizures. Also, it has anti-depressant properties.
How to use:
Pour some amount of oil in a vaporizer and inhale the vapors. This will calm your senses.
7. Rosemary oil:
Rosemary essential is obtained from the rosemary plant. It is mostly extracted from the leaves of the rosemary plant. It belongs to the family of mint and is a medicinal herb. That’s why it is used for the treatment of a lot of health related problems. It has the ability to provide strength to your complete body. It is used in the food preparation, also in various cosmetic products. Various health benefits of rosemary essential oil are treating respiratory problems, boosting mental activities; it also has the ability to stimulate the hair growth. It is also helpful in reducing pain.
Rosemary essential oil is also very effective for the treatment of vertigo and dizziness as it contains mint extracts and mint provides calmness to your body. It helps you feel rejuvenating.
This oil is mostly obtained from leaves. This oil is known to give relief from dizziness, fatigue, and depression.
Also, it boosts mental activity and gives relief from stress. It is also very helpful in treating migraine headache.
How to use:
Boil some leaves in water. This is the best way to extract oil. Inhale the steam/ vapors that come while boiling.
8. Rose oil:
Rose is a very beautiful flower. The oil is extracted by steam distillation of fresh rose leaves. It has some useful properties like an anti-depressant, nervine, etc.
Different components of rose oil which are responsible for its many benefits are ethanol, citral, nonanol, phenyl acetaldehyde, nerol, phenylmethyl acetate etc.
Various health benefits of this oil are due to it being an antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, antispasmodic etc.
The uses of rose essential oil are : it fights with depression, it protects stomach and liver from various infections etc.
Rose oil is also an effective essential oil. It provides you relief from dizziness, relaxes you. That’s why it is helpful for the treatment of vertigo.
The sweet fragrance of this oil helps to feel relaxed and reduce depression. It helps to soothe the mind and body.
How to use:
It may be used as a room freshener. It can also be used as an additive to bathwater.
9. Tangerine oil:
Tangerine oil is given by the peels of the citrus fruits. It is obtained by the cold compression of the peels of various citrus fruits. The main components of this essential oil are alpha pinene, gamma terpinolene, linalool, myrcene, nerol etc.
Tangerine essential oil has a lot of health benefits and the reason for this is because of having the properties of being antiseptic, sedative, depurative, anti -spasmodic. Various health benefits of tangerine essential oil are improving the circulation of blood, improves digestion process, treats diarrhoea and constipation etc.
That’s why it is very effective in the treatment of dizziness and vertigo as well.
This oil is one of citrus oils. It has a very nice smell like all other citrus oils. It is very useful in treating tension headaches, dizzy feeling and some other symptoms associated with vertigo.
How to use:
Boil some fresh or dried peels with water and breathe in the steam to see the amazing effects! You can do it for 8-10 minutes.
10. Frankincense oil:
Frankincense essential oil has an aroma that makes you feel spiritual connectivity. It is also helpful for maintaining your skin’s radiance. So, it is very helpful for maintaining your natural beauty. It is used for immune support as well. This is the oil which has a lot of natural effects. This helps in curing a lot of the diseases. This helps in reducing vertigo, attacks of anxiety or stress.
This oil is obtained from the white sap of Boswellia genus trees. This sap is allowed to harden and then scraped off.
It has a mixture of woody and fruity smell. It is known to reduce vertigo problems, anxiety attacks, and stress.
How to use:
Breathe the aromatic steam while boiling. Also, you can dab few drops of this oil behind your ears, on your neck to feel the magic!
Things to be kept in mind while using essential oils for vertigo:
Though essential oils are very effective in treating vertigo and related problems, some small mistakes can lead to fatal effects.
So, here are some important things you need to keep in mind while you use them!
1. People with respiratory illness:
As some of the essential oils have a strong aroma, it is not well tolerated by people who have respiratory disorders. Such people should know them very carefully!
2. Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
Mothers-to-be and breastfeeding mothers should stay away from essential oils. If you still want to use them, consult a doctor.
3. Low immunity:
People with a weak immune system should also consider once before using these oils. They can have adverse effects.
4. Consult a doctor:
Even after using these oils, vertigo persists then consult a doctor as it may be more than just vertigo.
So, next time you feel like the world around you is spinning, try these essential oils and see the wonders it does to you! But remember to be sure before using them!
Stay safe and healthy with essential oils!