Altitude Sickness - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Altitude Sickness. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

High Altitude Natural Remedy Protocol

Posted by Madeline (Sacramento, Ca) on 03/02/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I tend to suffer headaches, nausea and feel generally debilitated at high altitude, especially the first two days, but these suggestions really helped me be human and be able to hike at 8,500 ft from day 1. Some are from this site, some from internet. Best wishes to you if you're going up high and have had problems before, it's no fun to be out of it while everyone else in your party is having a good time. I did all of these things to leaving nothing to chance, and it worked!

1-2 weeks prior

Go all out in exercise like running or biking for several minutes most days, building up cardio vascular system. Any amount will help. I did bursts on my bike.

4-5 days prior

Start taking 120-180 mg Ginko Biloba per day

While at altitude

2T molasses per day

Homeopathic remedy Carbo Vegetabilis 30c or 200c – one dose daily

1000 – 1500 mg Vitamin C per day


Lavender oil – sniff or put a few drops in bath or back of shower

Ginger: liquid, tea or candy (I did tea)