HERBAL REMEDIES FOR FAINTING / SYNCOPE


Syncope is the medical term for fainting. Temporary loss of consciousness is known as fainting. It happens when your brain doesn’t get enough blood flow and you lose consciousness. There are a number of things that can cause this to happen, including a sudden drop in blood pressure, anemia, an irregular heartbeat, seizures, extreme heat, hyperventilation, hunger, and hypoglycemia.  Standing for a long time in a hot, stuffy room, exhaustion, emotional upset, fear, or fever may also cause a person to faint. You may also have neurological problems that cause frequent fainting spells.
Some medicines like tranquilizers or antidepressants also may cause fainting. You may have these signs and symptoms before you faint: Feeling warm, Yawning, Sweating, Lightheadedness, Confusion, Heaviness in your legs, Blurred vision, Nausea, and sometimes vomiting. Whatever it is when you faint you may turn pale, weak pulse, and feel dizzy. Treating fainting with natural herbal remedies is an easy and safe way to help. The following natural herbal remedies are quite effective in treating fainting.

13 HOME REMEDIES FOR FAINTING / SYNCOPE


1.Gingko Biloba

Gingko biloba has been used since ancient times to boost memory and treating circulatory problems. Gingko helps to enhance blood circulation to the brain which may be very useful for treating and preventing sudden loss of blood from the brain. It is recommended to consume 40 to 80 grams of gingko extract for three times in a day, to improve circulation. Gingko interacts with many medications, like antidepressants, blood pressure lowering drugs, anticonvulsants and blood thinning drugs. Because of the potential for many interactions, do not take gingko without your doctor's supervision.

2.Melissa

Extracts of melissa herb has been found to be quite effective in treating nervous fainting. It sooths the nervous system and helps the heart to relax and calms. You can take 100 mg of melissa extract per Kg of your body weight.

3.Green Tea

Green tea is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that may be good for heart health. Use caffeine-free green tea to calm the heart and alleviate rapid heartbeat during fainting episodes.

4.Bilberry

Bilberry is an antioxidant that helps in promoting good blood circulation. As drop in blood flow is the main reason behind fainting you can get good support from this herb while in a fainting episode. Bilberry may increase the risk of bleeding, especially if you also take blood-thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), or aspirin. People with low blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or blood clots should not take bilberry without first consulting to their doctor. Avoid taking bilberry if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

5.Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is rich in antispasmodic properties that help to soothe the tensed nerves. Moreover, the refreshing smell of peppermint oil acts as a stimulant for brain to function efficiently. Put 3 drops of peppermint oil to a standard handkerchief and keep it close to the nose of the fainted person. Instantly, it will revive back the person that's fainted.

6.Mint, Rosemary, Wine Vinegar

Bring to a boil 3 cups of wine vinegar and then add 2 tbs each of mint, rosemary, the lavender and vanilla bark to the steaming wine and then steep it for next 20 minutes. The mixture must then be strained, and sealed in a bottle. To revive people from recurring fainting spells, dip a ball of cotton into this mixture and hold the cotton under the person's nose whenever he or she faints. This method of reviving a patient can be continuously used for three weeks with people who suffer regular fainting spells as it prevents further fainting spells. The aroma of this mixture is very soothing that activates the nerves of the body and refreshes the person further.

7.Ginger Tea

Ginger helps in overcoming delirium, stupor and unconsciousness caused to brain during fainting. Fainted person should also be given one cup of ginger tea as it increases the overall circulation of blood and recovers one from the fainting completely.

8.Licorice Tea

The herb Licorice has long been used as a healing remedy for various ailments such as respiratory trouble and sore throat. Half a tsp of Licorice herb powder in a cup of boiling water can be given to stimulate circulation in the body.

9.Basil Tea, Basil extract

Basil being an effective antispasmodic, antidepressant and nervine stimulates the nerve, thereby protecting against the fainting spells. Even drinking the basil extract immediately after a fainting spell, will help one recover from the situation immediately. Steep 3 tbs of fresh basil in 8 oz of boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes. Drink this mixture several times a day if you are suffering from fainting spells. This herbal tea will aid in preventing further fainting. Even drinking the basil extract immediately after a fainting spell, will help one recover from the situation immediately.

10.Onion

Cut a whole onion in two halves. Place the open half of the onion directly under the nose of the person that has fainted. The strong pungent smell of onion activates the nerves of the brain and helps the fainted person, to regain consciousness.

11.Acerola

The tree known as the acerola reaches a height of ten to fifteen feet when fully grown - it is a bushy tree with abundant foliage. Acerola produces fleshy red fruits which can be about the size of a cherry they are an important source of the natural vitamin C. Acerola remedies due to their high content of the vitamin C also prevent the occurrence of a condition known as orthostatic hypotension, individuals who suffer from this condition develop a sudden tendency to faint.

12.Wild strawberry

The wild strawberry, also known as alpine strawberry, was once very popular as a therapeutic herb. In fact, all parts of the plant, including the leaves, roots, stems and fruits, were used to treat various disorders. Wild strawberries have multiple therapeutic advantages and different parts of the herb may be applied in different forms. While the leaves of wild strawberry may be used to prepare an infusion, the fruits may be eaten fresh or applied as a poultice and also taken as tonic wine.

13.Motherwort

Motherwort is an anti-depressant; it makes mothers joyful and settles the womb; that is why it is called Motherwort. It is of use for trembling of the heart, and fainting and swooning. Take 1-2 teaspoons of dried cut herb per cup of boiling water. Leave infusion of herb to steep for 10 minutes, then drink the tea up to 3 times per day. Motherwort can be bitter so sweeten with honey. Not recommended for people taking anticoagulants- blood thinners, aspirin, garlic, willow bark, vitamin E in supplement form, or people with clotting disorders.


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