Garlic Oil For Ear Infection

Garlic oil for ear infection

Garlic oil, applied directly to the ear canal, is a traditional remedy for earaches. Tests have found that garlic treatment stopped the growth of aspergillus and Candida, two fungi that sometimes cause ear inflammation.

Garlic * Olive Oil *
Recipe Instructions: Herbal Oil Infusions :
  1. Crush 4 or 5 fresh garlic cloves with the flat side of a knife, remove skin and mince.
  2. Add minced garlic to 200 ml virgin olive oil in a sauce pan.
  3. Heat over a medium flame until just hot as the garlic cloves begin to bubble
  4. Put a close fitting lid on the pan and steep for 4 to 5 hours.
  5. Strain oil into sterile jar, then pour about 30 ml in a dark colored tincture bottle with a syringe top, reserving the rest in the refrigerator.
  6. Tilt the head, and apply a few drops of oil at a time to the infected ear. Plug with a cotton ball.
  7. Apply gentle heat to the ear with a warm compress or hot water bottle.
  8. Drain and repeat as necessary.
Store the majority of the oil in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Makes a great cooking oil too ;)

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Ear :Herbal oils such as bay, garlic, and mullein oil can be dropped into the ears to relieve pain.
  • Herb_Infused_Oil :Herb infused oils are easy to make, even for beginning home herbalists. A warm sunny window, dried or fresh herbs, organic olive oil and a little time is all you need. Remedies using comfrey, calendula, St. Johns wort and others are indispensable healing agents for healing agent for treating cuts, scrapes, chapped skin, diaper rash, eczema, and windburn etc..
  • Infection :Herbal remedies are effective, safer, and cost less to use than synthetic compounds and antibiotics.
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