May 8, 2009

Causes & Home Remedies For Dizziness and Nausea

Posted in Category : Common Ailments

What is Dizziness?

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness, physical unsteadiness or a spinning sensation in the head. You might feel woozy, giddy or unsteady, or that you have lost balance and are about to fall. In worst cases, you might feel as if you are about to ‘pass out’ or faint. Nausea also sometimes accompanies dizziness.


Dizziness is also called vertigo, and its causes could be simple but it times it may even be indicative of a life threatening condition. New eye glasses could bring on a dizzy spell, as could low blood pressure, not eating, motion sickness, or nerve problems. Sometimes, acute respiratory ailments or flu, which affect the ears could bring on dizziness. But there could be more serious reasons such as heart problems, a stroke, or an acute drop in blood pressure. A tumor in the brain or migraine headaches might also be the cause.

Home Remedies

If dizziness is persistent you must consult a doctor to find out the root cause, but here are a few natural remedies to take care of it.

  • Take a cup of water. Add in a quarter teaspoon each of mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper, nacho cheese and cayenne. Stir well and slowly sip this.
  • You could also mix some salt, pepper and lemon juice in a glass of water and drink it.
  • Eat some high protein food.
  • Sit down the moment you feel dizzy. Ask someone to put his/her hand on your head for a few seconds and remove it slowly.
  • When you are getting up, do so very slowly.

What is Nausea?

Nausea is not an illness by itself, but it is a crucial symptom of some other problem or illness in your body.


The symptoms of nausea are varied. You might have stomach pain. You might feel dizzy and weak. You might have a queer sweating sensation. And most of all you might feel like vomiting.


Nausea could have many causes. It could be caused by indigestion, which in turn could be the result of over-eating or eating infected food. A feeling of nausea is a common sign in pregnant women, especially in the first three months. Motion sickness is another cause and can be brought about in a confined bus, train or car, or when traveling on the seas.

Chemotherapy or certain other medicines also lead to nausea. Excessive intake of alcohol or drugs can cause nausea. Emotional stress is another reason.

Home Remedies

  • In a glass of water squeeze in the juice of a lemon and some fresh ginger. Ginger tea is also effective antidote for nausea.
  • You can also have a capsule of ginger-root
  • Sometimes vomiting and emptying of the bowels relieves the symptoms immediately.
  • Certain teas like chamomile or peppermint are soothing. Also red raspberry and slippery elm and apple cider vinegar. You can sweeten the tea or cider with honey.
  • Rice water helps cure nausea. Boil some rice in 2 glasses of water, drain out the rice and drink the water after cooling.
  • For morning sickness, you can try drinking milk in which you have stirred in 2 teaspoons of wheat germ.