How To Make Effective Healing Oil to Treat Ear Infection

How To Make Effective Healing Oil to Treat Ear Infection
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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.


For over 200 years, home remedies have been shown to alleviate pain and bring healing gently without harsh drugs.

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 15-20 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.

For other ideas – read my article about the best home remedies for earache.

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:

Herbal Remedies Guide

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18 Responses to How To Make Effective Healing Oil to Treat Ear Infection

  1. Sarita laha says:

    Its really effective .thanku very much all this

  2. Tammy Feathers says:

    Where do you get the flowers?

    • Jenny says:

      Mullein is an easy to grow herb, often seen in areas such as fields and ditches. You can also buy dried flowers at herbal stores.

  3. Nishat Amin says:

    Where can I buy these from please mullein flowers

    • Jenny says:

      You can grow your own plant, as it’s easy to grow, and is often seen in fields and ditches. You can also buy dried flowers at herbal stores.

  4. april says:

    is this safe for infants/toddlers?

    • Jenny says:

      I’ve checked in the internet to see if there are any safety concerns regarding mullein. Mullein is sometimes taken orally as a health supplement, and in this case WebMd website (which is a trusted website) says that there isn’t enough information to know if mullein is safe or what the possible side effects might be. But this is regarding taking it orally. I couldn’t find anything regarding topical use as in this case, but generally speaking it is considered to be a safe herb.

  5. edward somasundaram says:

    could you please tell us what is the indian name for mullein. or could you send a pic of it so that we can recognise the same when bought from any store

  6. Sue says:

    try onion juice for earache. just grate/process an onion and collect a teaspoon of juice and gently pour it into the ear. I couldn’t believe it would work until I tried it.

  7. rims says:

    whats it look like the mullein flowers?

  8. Kellbell says:

    Couldn’t you use essential oils of garlic and mullein instead

    • Jenny says:

      No, don’t put essential oils into the ear itself. I’ve seen references that you can gently rub diluted essential oils around the outside of the ear and down along the lymph nodes on the side of the neck, or instead use a warm compress and place it over the ear. But all the references say that you never put essential oils directly into the ear.

  9. lynn says:

    I’m betting you didn’t know WebMD is owned by a drug company. Put in any herb and it will tell you there is not information about it.

  10. Dianne Williams says:

    A few mths ago i strated having ear problems. It started with the feeling that i have small insects walking around in my ear…then it became an echoing. I have been to the doctor who priscibed anti-biotics in the form of a drop. Help for a few days then came right back. Really annoying as right now i am not hearing so well. I would like to try this home remedy but where i live there is so way of getting that plant. I doubt if even the pharmacy will have the dried plant. So my question is ..along with the garlic & olive oil….is there something else i may use? Could i use the onion instead? I am really frustrated with this problem …which at times is making me a little more irritable than usual and would really welcome and appreciate any helpful suggestion i can receive. Thank you very much. I am happy i am getting your news letters.

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Dianne, if you can’t get mullein, just leave it out and use the garlic oil. I really hope it works well for you.

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