Withania somnifera as an Intervention for Vertigo in the Management of Ménière’s Disease: A Case Report
Ménière’s disease (MD) is a disorder of the inner ear, with a triad of symptoms consisting of spontaneous and episodic vertigo, aural fullness and/or tinnitus and sensorineural hearing loss. Increasing evidence suggests that psychological factors may play a significant role in the onset of the disease and/or its progression. Current conventional treatment does not provide a cure, nor complete relief of symptoms, and there is limited literature on alternative treatment options. This case report describes a 47-year-old Portuguese female who presented with a diagnosis of MD wanting relief from daily episodes of vertigo after conventional treatment failed. Botanical intervention with Withania somnifera, an adaptogen, was recommended at a dose of 500 mg daily. The patient reported a complete resolution of vertigo within one week of supplementation. Symptom resolution continued after five months of treatment. Further research is warranted to evaluate the use of Withania somnifera in improving vertigo in individuals with MD.
DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.54434/candj.104