Certain essential oils may help with relieving vertigo symptoms. Among these some suggestions include peppermint, lavender, cypress and basil. Peppermint is known to be helpful in vertigo by relieving nausea that can so often be associated with the condition. Its active ingredient, menthol holds the potential to calm nerves down and make the individual feel refreshed.
Lavender has a sweet aroma that has a relaxing effect and can also relieve dizziness, depression as well as serve as a sleep aid. Cypress, on the other hand can help increase blood flow and carry more oxygen to the brain minimizing vertigo symptoms. Basil essential oil has antiseptic properties that can help alleviate dizziness and vertigo.
Some others include clary sage, rosemary, rose, tangerine and frankincense. Among these clary sage comes with a strong aroma that can stimulate the senses. It also has the potential to help stabilize the nervous system and act as a sedative. Rosemary is also beneficial for relieving dizziness and fatigue.
Rose is a fragrant oil often used to treat vertigo and for relaxation. Tangerine, along with other citrus oils can help with tension, dizzy spells and vertigo. Finally frankincense is a pungent resin whose aromatic steam can be used to reduce vertigo resulting from middle ear infections.
However, essential oils should be used with caution, especially for individuals with respiratory illnesses.
For individual suffering from vertigo it is important to avoid some known triggers such as harsh, jerky movements, park rides or even prolonged exposure to video games and other screen time. This is because trigger points in the neck can cause dizziness and vertigo resulting in distorting perception. Additionally, the sense of balance is corrupted.