Vestibular Hypofunction Causes, Symptoms, and Herbal Treatment


Do you often feel dizziness or vertigo? It can be due to Vestibular Hypofunction. The ear is divided into 3 parts. The external ear, middle ear, and inner ear. The inner ear includes the cochlea, semicircular canals(Labyrinth), and vestibular system. The inner ear is responsible for hearing and balancing the posture while walking and standing. When there is improper functioning in the inner ear. It is unable to send proper messages to the brain leading to symptoms of Vestibular Hypofunction. Let’s discuss it in detail!

Vestibular Hypofunction


Vestibular Hypofunction is a condition in which the balance system of the inner ear, and peripheral vestibular system don’t work properly leading to uncoordinated walking, dizziness, and vertigo. It can be due to ear infections, ageing, poor blood supply, damage to the 8th cranial nerve and damage to vestibular apparatus, etc. It can be a unilateral hypofunction or bilateral hypofunction. Vestibular hypofunction is correlated to Bhrama in Ayurveda.


  • Ear infections
  • Poor circulation in the ear
  • Injury to your ear/ Brain
  • Weakness in ear/ Ageing
  • Blood clots
  • Tumours
  • Calcium debris in the ear canal
  • Medications like Antidepressants, and sleeping drugs.


  • Vertigo/fainting
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Postural instability
  • Uncoordinated walking especially when the head is turned
  • Oscillopsia(Objects seem to jump, vibrate)
  • Blurred vision


  • Rotation tests like Computerised Rotary chairs, and auto head rotation.
  • Electro/Video-Nystagmography
  • Audiometry
  • Imaging tests like MRI, CT-Scan, etc.

Ayurvedic Point of View

In Ayurveda, Vestibular Hypofunction is called Bhrama. It occurs due to Vata Prakopa. Poor eating habits, a disturbed lifestyle, and stress leading to the production of toxins and aggravation of vata. Due to Vata Prakop, there is an imbalance between the ear, brain, and muscles responsible for walking. There is vitiation of Pitta and Kapha due to aggravated Prana Vayu and Vyana Vayu leading to strotas dushti. The person enters a state of emptiness, loss of memory, loss of strength, falls on the ground, and then stands on his own after some time. Ayurveda takes a very holistic approach to manage Bhrama. Bhav Prakash Nighantu has mentioned many medicines to treat Bhrama.


According to Ayurveda, Brahma is treated by taking Vatta and Pitta shamak(Pacifying) herbs along with the administration of Medhya herbs followed by Panchkarma procedures like Swedan, Vaman Karma and Nasya Karam.

Nasya Karam

Anu tailam can be used to manage vestibular hypofunction.

Acharya Bhawprakash Mentions the Following Herbs to Treat Vestibular Hypofunction

Shunthi(Zingiber officinalis), Pippali(Piper longum), and Shatavari(Asparagus racemosus), with jaggery.

Decoction of Javasa added with ghee and Tamra Bhasma.

Other Herbs Include

  • Kaunch beej(Mucuna pruriens) taken with milk
  • Brahmi
  • Shankhpushpi
  • Guggul


Dhanurasan and Hala asan.

Herbal Remedies for Vestibular Hypofunction by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides the best combination of effective herbal remedies for the treatment of Vestibular Hypofunction. For natural and herbal treatment always look for natural products which contain pure extracts and are formulated under GMP guidelines. Planet Ayurveda products are scientific and certified. They are free from any chemicals, additives, and preservatives. Planet Ayurveda products are formulated by MD Doctors and are 100% natural, pure, and free from side effects. Planet Ayurveda offers the following herbal remedies for the management of vestibular hypofunction.

Product List

  1. Boswellia Curcumin
  2. Guggul Capsule
  3. Neurogenie Capsule
  4. Indian Valeriana
  5. Memory Support

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Product Description

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin is an effective herbal formulation that contains Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Curcumin (Haridra). Shallaki and curcumin both have analgesic and antibacterial properties. It helps in infections of the ear. Shallaki and curcumin both balance vata in the body and are helpful in managing Vestibular hypofunction.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily, after meals with plain water.

2. Guggul Capsules

Guggul capsule is an ayurvedic formulation that contains Guggul (Commiphora Mukul). It has anti-inflammatory properties and is a good rejuvenator (Rasayan). It reduces ear damage caused by ageing. Guggul is also known for Lekhan Karam(Scraping). It improves circulation to the ear by scraping and clearing the channels.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily after meal with plain water.

3. Neurogenie Capsules

Neurogenie capsule is an effective formulation that contains Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Brahmi and Ashwagandha both are known for reducing stress and giving calming effects on the brain. Both Brahmi and Ashwagandha are responsible for balancing Vata. Thereby managing Vestibular Hypofunction.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

4. Indian Valeriana

Indian Valeriana is a herbal formulation that contains Tagar(Valeriana wallichi). Tagar balances all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) Tagar is responsible for managing vertigo and dizziness due to vestibular hypofunction.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules daily, with plain water, after meals.

5. Memory Support

Memory support is a herbal formulation that contains Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Shasnkhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Licorice(Glycyrrhiza glabra). Brahmi, Shankhpushpi is responsible for calming effects on the brain. Licorice is antibacterial and helps in fighting infections related to the ear. It also treats cough so that infection should not reach the ear.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

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Vestibular Hypofunction can lead to drastic changes in day to day life of a person. It leads to decreased confidence and can be life-threatening too. It should be taken seriously and valid measures should be taken to treat it. So, it can also be managed well with herbal medicines.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit. Read More

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