In Ayurveda, Vertigo is known as BRHAMA. Vertigo is known as giddiness in day to day parlance. This is a condition in which a person cannot balance himself and a false sensation is experienced by him to his own movements or those of surrounding objects.
CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS
Disorders of stomach, defective eyesight, an impaired functioning of nervous system, an attack of migraine, disease of brain like tumor, an attack of epilepsy are some causes of vertigo.
An important cause of vertigo is improper circulation of blood in which the important fluids do not reach the brain as required.
In Ayurveda, the treatment of vertigo is generally done by introducing herbs within the diet. Some of the best herbs that are used for vertigo since ages are as follows
AYURVEDA NAME OF THE HERB
BIOLOGICAL NAME OF THE HERB
COMMON ENGLISH NAME
ACTION ON HUMAN BODY
|ASHWAGANDHA||WITHANIA SOMNIFERA||WINTER CHERRY||It helps in improving flow of oxygen in the body. It is used for respiratory problems that may follow brhama.|
|GINGKO||GINKGO BILOBA||GINKGO||It is the most effective herb for the treatment of any kind of circulatory problems in the human system. It helps in better flow of oxygen and blood to all parts of the body. In this way, it helps in reducing vertigo. It also takes care of ringing in the ears, which is a common symptom of vertigo.|
|VACHA||ACORUS CALAMUS||SWEET FLAG, CALAMUS||Vacha is a tree and its roots provide relief from vertigo.|
Some other Ayurveda medicines which are considered to be very beneficial for vertigo are:-
|SARASWATARISHTA, ASHWAGANDHARISHTA||10ml each of saraswatarishta and ashwagandharishta should be taken twice daily after meals.|
|DURLABHA QUATH||50ml to be taken with 5ml of ghee twice daily|
|SUVARNA SUTASHEKHARA RASA||60mg to be taken twice daily with decoction of amla.|
|SANKHAPUSHPI||One to two grams of powdered whole plant of sankhapushpi with 100-250ml of milk twice a day.|
|SARPAGANDHA, TRIPHALA||1-2 gm of sarpagandha powder mixed with 3gm of triphala powder twice a day if headache is felt after the attack|
|YOGENDRA RASA||120mg of yogendra rasa with milk twice daily is also beneficial.|
|MUKTA BHASMA||This is also very beneficial in the treatment of vertigo.|
DIET AND OTHER REGIMEN
It is very important for patient to avoid smoking, drinking and narcotic drugs. He should also take diet which is light on stomach and easily digestible.
The patient should also avoid taking unnecessary tensions and should live in pleasant surroundings. Morning and evening walks are also very beneficial and the patient should also take proper rest.