Home remedies for giddiness are same as for dizziness, but there are some differences in these two. Giddiness is that stage of dizziness where it is difficult to maintain the balance and person is falling or fainting. Everyone feels giddy due to one or many reasons but frequent occurrences of this may prove to be fatal or symptoms of any other dangerous disease or ailment in the body.
Home remedies for giddiness are very effective and can help in removing the problem immensely. Few precautions shall be taken in daily routine to avoid giddiness like sudden movements and jerks should be avoided. Particularly when getting out of bed, the movement shall be slow and in phases, first sit for a while and ground the legs wait for few minutes and then get up. Sitting posture shall be straight, try to keep the spine as straight as possible. Sit on the edge of the bed or chair before standing up. Tight fitting clothes shall be avoided because they might hinder the flow of blood. Abstinence from alcohol and smoking is important as it increases the volume of the blood and flow is hindered. Avoid going or staying in limited air circulation areas. Other activities like driving, swimming, riding, climbing ladders, handling electric chords etc. shall not be done alone.
Another home remedy for giddiness is to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Diet providing good amount of starch and fiber are helpful in avoiding dizziness. Some sources are rice, potatoes, bread, pasta, cereals. Milk and dairy products are rich in calcium, proteins and minerals while fruits and vegetables are good sources of fiber and vitamins.
Some of the best home remedies for giddiness are available in the kitchen like cumin seeds first soaked in lemon juice and then dried, can be stored in a bottle. One or two seeds can be sucked for immediate relief from giddiness.
Ginger is traditional home remedy for giddiness and numerous studies have proved its efficacy in overcoming giddiness. Chewing some ginger root everyday or taking 100 mg of ginger extract in capsule form, drinking ginger tea by boiling ginger root with the water or drinking ginger ale can be very effective in giddiness. Ginger candy is a good aid while traveling.
Lemon juice mixed with water and a pinch of pepper and salt avoids dizziness and works as a home remedy for giddiness. Another very trusted and old home remedy for giddiness is a paste of 3 table spoons of wheat grains, 1 table spoon of poppy seed, 10 almonds and pumpkin seeds, boiled in the milk with 1 table spoon of clarified butter. Consumed regularly for few days evaporates the problem of giddiness. Drinking a cup of boiled milk with 3 leaves of holy basil in the night reduces occurrence of giddiness.
Soak one tablespoon of coriander seeds and gooseberry powder in water overnight. Drinking it in the morning mixed with water is very helpful in curing giddiness.
There are few simple exercises too which can work as a home remedy for giddiness like walking on a steep path while focusing on a stationary point. Moving your head first clockwise 3 times and then anti clockwise, while sitting or standing, few times in a day, improves the flow of blood to the brain and avoids dizziness. 'Pranayam' or breathing exercise in yoga is very helpful in curing giddiness as it ensures the blood flow to the vital organs of the body. Breathing exercise has helped a lot in few cases.