How To Make Effective Healing Oil to Treat Ear Infection
Ear infection, called also Otitis, is a general term for inflammation or infection of the ear. In middle ear infection the ear is infected or clogged with fluid behind the ear drum, which is normally air-filled space. Middle ear infections are one of the most common childhood problems and can be very painful.
The ear infection happens when germs like bacteria and viruses get inside the ear and cause trouble. If bacteria are causing the problem, the doctor might prescribe antibiotics, which usually clears up a bacterial infection, so you’ll feel better in a few days. But if it’s a viral infection, the situation is more complicated as antibiotics don’t work on viruses.
Here is a great herbal remedy for ear infections. It helps to eliminate the infection and thus relieves the pain. The oil made from mullein flowers works very well for ear infections. Mullein has been used in traditional medical systems due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, and garlic as well contains powerful aromatic compounds that have an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect.
Garlic Mullein Oil to Treat Ear Infection
2-3 tbsp chopped garlic
2-3 tbsp mullein flowers
Extra virgin olive oil
Place the garlic and mullein flowers in a small saucepan and add just enough oil to cover the herbs. Warm for 20-30 minutes over very low heat. Strain well and store in tightly covered glass jar in the refrigerator.
How to use? warm the oil in a teaspoon over a candle or stove-top burner. Warm only to body temperature (about room temperature). Use a dropper and apply 3-4 drops into the ear. Apply the warm oil every 30 minutes or as often as needed.
Garlic and mullein are versatile and effective herbs to treat various ailments. If you are interested in natural and herbal remedies, you can find more useful information in my e-book the Herbal Remedies Guide. This guide will teach you how to treat common ailments using herbs: