Ear infections are very common in children. However, a good number of adults suffer from it too. Ear infections often arise when there’s a build up of pus and fluids in the middle ear. When that happens, the pressure inside the ear rises and the ear drum sustain some damage, causing severe pain and eventual loss of hearing. Symptoms of ear infection include inflammation, itchiness, and discharges coming out of the ear.
There are several herbs that you can use to relieve ear infection and the aches associated with it. A pillow of hops is a good example. Just warm the hops herbs, wrap it in an equally warm cloth, and place it against the painful area. Eventually, the level of pain would go down.
Tea tree oil can be used against ear aches too. This herb is very popular nowadays and can be easily bought from herb shops. Tea tree has mild antibacterial properties that can help cure ear infections. However, it can also irritate the skin so you better check if you are allergic to it or not before using it. Put one drop of tea tree oil at the back of your ear and see if redness would occur. If not, it should be safe to put just a small drop on the infected part of the ear.
Garlic can also be used against ear infections. The natural oil of garlic should be carefully extracted and that would make a good cure for ear aches. Garlic is an effective anesthetic. It can treat various diseases naturally.
Aside from garlic, St. John’s Wort is believed to have the same effects on a patient with ear infection. In fact, St. John’s Wort is often combined with garlic to achieve the best effects. There’s even a medicine called Otikon that is being used for ear infections. Otikon has both garlic and St. John’s Wort as its main ingredients. However, you have to consult with your doctor on how to use this medicine as it may produce side effects.
Other good herbal remedies for ear pain are:
? Bishop’s weed for Ear Pain: Bishop’s weed is used for a long time now as an herbal remedy for ear pain.
It is normally prepared as herbal ear drop. It can effectively reduce pain and ear swelling. Heat half a teaspoon of bishop’s weed seeds in 30 ml milk. Filter it. Apply 2 to 3 drops to the ear twice daily.
? Ear Pain and Dhatura leaves: Juice at least 25ml of Dhatura leaves and boil it with a few drops of oil in a tin basin over gentle fire. Filter and preserve the resulting solution on a clean bottle. Apply a few drops of the oil in the ear to treat the pain.
? Cloves as earache Remedy: Cloves help provide relief for earache. Sautee cloves on sesame oil and wait until it warms. Put 2 to 3 drops of the solution in the affected ear two to three times a day.
? Marigold for Ear Pain: Marigold is one of the most effective herbal treatments for earache or ear pains.
Bring to boil several pieces of marigold leaves and let it warm. Extract the lukewarm juice and put 2 to 3 drops on the ear to relieve the pain.
These natural herbal remedies for ear infections and ear aches are the best alternative to the common medicines prescribed by doctors. If you want to treat diseases the natural way, it is best that you try any one of these suggested herbs and experience the relief they can provide.