Earache is a common health problem in children and it can be cured with simple home remedies. If you try one of these natural and herbal cures for earache, you may not even have to visit the doctor and can treat the pain at home. All you need is some ingredients from your kitchen and some easily available herbs. The natural and herbal cures for earache are simple and easy and without any side effect. Moreover, these natural and herbal cures for earache will really save a lot of trouble if your child is having an earache in the middle of the night.
1. Astringent herbs:
Take two cups of water add one quarter cup of dried comfrey leaves and one quarter cup of dried witch hazel leaves. Let this mix come to a boil and let it simmer for five minutes. Leave this mix of herbal cures for earache to cool and then strain it. Irrigate the ear using this mix with the help of an ear syringe. Make the child lean over the basin with the affected ear facing top and irrigate the ear with this herbal water using the syringe. Repeat this process of herbal cures for earache four times in a day. Note: do not squeeze the syringe too forcefully, be gentle.
2. Healing Herbs:
Again, take two cups of water and add one quarter cup of dry mullein leaves, one quarter cup of dried comfrey leaves and one quarter cup of echinacea root. Let the herbal cures for earache simmer for five minutes and then allow the water to cool and the strain the same. Irrigate the affected ear upto four times a day as explained in the herbal cures for earache mentioned in #1. You can use astringent herb water and healing herb water as herbal cures for earache alternatively.
A neti pot is a common cleansing instrument used in Ayurveda. Add warm salt water in the neti pot and cleanse the sinus through the nose. This helps in cleansing the sinuses and easing any ear pressure. This natural ayurvedic remedy becomes easy after practice, but it may be difficult for children. This is strongly advised for adults though.
4. Garlic and olive oil:
Take one quarter cup of olive oil and just warm it a little bit, make sure it is not hot as the ears are sensitive. Now add two to three fresh garlic cloves in it after crushing it. Let the oil absorb the garlic juice for thirty minutes and then strain the same. Make the child lie down with the paining ear on the top, with the help of a dropper pour two to three drops of warm garlic strained oil in the ear. Make the child stay in this position for ten minutes or even longer. Repeat these herbal cures for earache four times in a day.
5. Warm clove and olive oil:
Just replace the garlic cloves in the previous procedure with one tbsp of cloves properly crushed and use them like drops in similar way as mentioned in the previous herbal cures for earache.
6. Ginger and sesame oil:
Take a tbls of fresh ginger and grate it. Add the grated ginger in one quarter cup of warm sesame oil. Prepare this ear drops in the same manner as Garlic and olive oil in the fourth herbal cures for earache written above.
7. Hot bath
A simple hot water bath is really helpful in easing the earache.
8. Warm salt water gargle:
Add one quarter tsp of salt in a cupful of warm water. Stir to dissolve the star. Gargle with this solution four times in a day.