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Home remedies and natural treatments for fainting

When there is a sudden drop in oxygen supply to our brain resulting in temporary loss of consciousness, this condition is known as fainting. This condition can be caused by a heart attack, stroke, pain, or some underlying ailment like low sugar, starvation, shock, and sheer excitement. 

Also, there are some cases when people use medications to control their high blood pressure, resulting in fainting. A person who is undergoing fainting will visualize dizziness, vomiting, or sudden blackness just before getting faint. Some ways can help you or other people during the fainting phase.

You can use some of the mentioned fainting home remedies to help yourself or others when you faint. You can use these natural cures to combat fainting, but you also need to talk with your doctor about which will be the best natural cure for you.

14 Fainting Home Remedies

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an effective home remedy for fainting. In 8 oz of water, you should add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of honey. You should drink this remedy often because, in this way, you will prevent future fainting spells.

This natural fainting home remedy treatment will also help you clear up the airway passage of your respiratory system, ensuring unrestricted breathing.

Wine vinegar

If you have faintings, then you should use wine vinegar as your natural cure for this condition.

You should put 3 cups of wine vinegar to a boil. Then, you should add two tablespoons of mint and rosemary to the steaming wine. Then, you should steep it for twenty minutes. You should strain this tea. Then, you should drink this natural fainting home remedy after overcoming fainting because this will prevent further fainting spells.

The aroma of this tea is very soothing and will activate your body’s nerves. Also, it will refresh you. [1]

Gingko Biloba

Gingko Biloba is an effective home remedy for circulatory problems and can boost your memory [2,3]. This fainting home remedy has been used since ancient times to increase memory.

But also, some studies show that Ginkgo Biloba can prevent sudden blood loss from your brain. This natural cure can help you to enhance blood circulation to your brain [4].

Some studies recommend consuming 40 – 80 grams of ginkgo extract 3 times per day because, in this way, you will improve circulation [5].

People who use some medications such as blood-thinning drugs, anticonvulsants, blood pressure-lowering drugs, and antidepressants should never consume Ginkgo Biloba.

There were some studies in which were shown these results. But you need to talk with your doctor about the recommended dose which you should consume to get relief from this condition.

Basil tea

People, who suffer from repeated fainting spells, should use basil tea as their natural treatment.

In 8 oz of boiling water, you should add 3 tablespoons of fresh basil. Then, you should boil this tea for fifteen to twenty minutes. You should use this kind of tea several times per day because, in this way, you will get away from fainting troubles.

This natural fainting home remedy is an effective antidepressant, antispasmodic and nervine which stimulates our nerves. This means that it will protect against fainting spells.

Even if you drink basil extract immediately after you faint, then this will help you to recover from this situation immediately. [6]


This home remedy can help you with fainting, which is due to a nervous breakdown. Melissa can soothe your nervous system, and it will help your heart to relax.

There were some studies in which Melissa extracts were tested on patients for fainting, and it was shown that this is a very effective natural fainting home remedy.


Onion is one of the best fainting home remedies you can use if you have faintings. You should cut one onion into two halves. You should put the open half directly beneath your nostrils. It has a strong and pungent smell which will activate the nerves of your brain and help the person who has been fainting to regain consciousness.

Peppermint oil

This home remedy has antispasmodic properties that soothe your tensed nerves. Also, this natural fainting home remedy has a refreshing smell which will stimulate your brain to function efficiently.

You should put 3 drops of peppermint oil on a handkerchief, and you should keep it close to the nose of a person who has fainting. This natural cure will give instant relief from the fainting spell.

Posture change for fainting

There are some moments when we feel that we might faint. If you feel that you might faint, then you should lie down, and then you should raise both your legs up.

This will improve the blood flow to your brain and prevent fainting. If you are unable to lie down, then you should sit and put your head between your knees. You should continue sitting in this position until you feel relaxed.

Ginger root

Ginger is a natural cure that will help you in overcoming unconsciousness, stupor, and delirium that are caused to our brain during fainting [7].

You should use one part of ginger, one part of black pepper, and one part of pippali (long pepper), and you should grind them all in a blender. Then, you should apply this natural cure on your nostrils in small amounts. You should make a thin paste of ginger using water, and you should use this paste for your eyelids.

This home remedy will help you to overcome the blackout. You should give one cup of ginger tea to fainted person because this tea will increase the overall circulation of your blood and it will help him to recover from fainting completely.

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Increase oxygen supply to the brain

You should comfort the person who has faintings by making him lie down on a flat surface with his face up and his legs raised in a slightly higher position than his head.

This will ensure an increased oxygen supply to his brain, and he will regain consciousness and revive from the fainting. Also, you can loosen the clothes to help him to have maximum airflow. This will also clear up his respiratory hindrances.


Eucalyptus is a decongestant. The eucalyptus oil can be used to pacify your nervous system and heart and stabilize you if you have a fainting episode.

You can use a compress of eucalyptus oil. You should drop some eucalyptus oil in one bowl full of warm water. Then, you should soak a towel in this liquid. If you have faintings, you should compress the back of your neck and the forehead region with this towel. You should repeat the fainting home remedy compress.

This will help you or the fainting person regain your consciousness because this combination has an aroma of lavender and the effect of the warmth of the compress. [8]

Green tea

Green tea has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties [9]. These properties are good for your heart because they can relax your heart. 

During fainting episodes, you can have a rapid heartbeat. You can use this natural fainting home remedy to calm your heart and alleviate fainting symptoms. Also, this home remedy will stabilize the blood flow to your brain.


This home remedy is one of the best antioxidant herbs in the world. This herb will promote blood circulation [10]. A drop in the blood flow is one of the most common causes of fainting.

This natural fainting home remedy will support you during fainting episodes. You should take some bilberry extract because this will increase the blood flow to your brain. This natural cure will help you to recover from fainting.

Smelling salts for fainting

Many people hate the smell of onion. But this natural cure is one of the best natural treatments for fainting. If you have fainted, you should inhale the smell of onions until you notice that tears flow down from your eyes. 

This fainting home remedy will help you to get relief from the fainting. Onion has ammonia contents that will dilate your blood vessels by supplying more oxygen to your blood, and this property will correct dizziness.

Also, you can inhale the smell of sandalwood oil because this can also help you to get relief from fainting. Also, you can use some herbs such as tea tree drops, eucalyptus, and lavender if you have faintings.

If you want the best results and relief from the fainting, then you should place a hot compress on your neck and forehead. The heat from the hot compress, along with the fragrance, will give you immediate relief from the fainting.


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Hanan Marshal
Hanan Marshal
Hanan, a medical student (MBBS) having passion for writing and is very much interested in holistic living along with nature. He is very much interested in doing community service and watches anime and play PS4 during his free time. You can reach him through [email protected]


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