Earaches can be terribly painful, whether you are a child or an adult. You don’t want to live with that pain and you want to get rid of it quickly, but you also want to approach it the natural way. Avoiding antibiotics and going the natural route can help the body heal itself the correct way.
This may sound a little odd, but putting a few drops of garlic oil (or an entire garlic clove) in your ear is a great natural remedy. Garlic has amazing healing properties, the primary ones being antibacterial and anti-viral. The compounds in garlic help to attack the bacteria or virus in the inner ear, while the antiseptic properties of garlic work to inhibit the infection from spreading.
The reason you should avoid antibiotics is because they cannot really help you heal from an earache/ear infection. An ear infection is typically caused by a virus, which the antibiotics do not go after. Turn to mother nature and drop a few drops of garlic oil in your ear. This will help decrease the throbbing sensation that is common in earaches. Garlic is an anti-inflammatory food, which is why it can help reduce this swelling and pain.
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Make sure that your eardrum is not busted when you try this natural remedy. Pain will tend to subside if there is severe damage to the eardrum, which means that pain can indicate that the eardrum is still intact.
How To Make Garlic Oil
If you are opposed to peeling a garlic clove and sticking it in your ear, it is very easy to make garlic oil. All you need is 1 clove of minced garlic and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
- The fastest way to make this is to warm the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small pan and add the minced garlic. Keep the heat on low for roughly 15-20 minutes, so that the oil can absorb all of garlic’s beneficial properties. Remove from the heat, strain the oil into a glass jar, and let it cool. Place 2 drops in the affected ear. Repeat once a day as necessary.
- If you don’t want to heat the oil and garlic, you can mince the garlic and put it in the 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 2-3 hours to infuse. Then strain the olive oil and use as needed.