Glue ear (Chronic otitis) is a condition in which a fluid is formed in the middle ear, which affects the hearing strength. This is more common in children than adults and should be treated at initial stage. Extreme or chronic cases may undergo invasive procedures therefore you should take proper care and precaution of glue ear in starting itself.
There are some finest herbs to treat glue ear naturally, however a medical assistance should be taken to avoid any other health issues.
Various Herbs For Glue Ear
Goldenseal is a widely used herb as a disinfectant in a range of herbal products on account of antibacterial and antiviral properties it contains. Its roots have two excellent substances, berberine and hydrastine, which naturally clean all the impurities like bacteria, fungus, etc. from the body.
That is the reason it it very effective for the treatment of glue ear. Goldenseal is a natural antibiotic, you can make a tincture with a quarter teaspoon of goldenseal and half teaspoon of water to reduce inflammation and remove an infection. You can make natural ear drops to treat glue ear. You can also alleviate the pain of glue ear by wrapping a hot water bottle in a towel and holding it over the affected ear.
Chamomile is one of the most preferred herbs to make a range of herbal medicines due to its beneficial anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is very effective for treatment of glue ear if taken as an ear drop.
You can make a natural ear drop with chamomile by mixing three drops of it with one teaspoon of warm grape seed oil or sweet almond oil and use it 2-3 times a day to get relief from glue ear.
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Echinacea, being a natural antiseptic and pain reliever, loaded with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral properties, is also a very effective herb for treatment of glue ear. To make a natural ear drop, mix Echinacea tincture with half a teaspoon of water and use it 2-3 times a day.
You can also make another effective ear drop by mixing one-fourth cup of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol each with 4-5 drops of Echinacea tincture and keep the mixture in a properly cleaned sterilized bottle (not recommended for children).
4. Passion Flower
Passion flower is one of the favorite herbs of herbalists due to the soothing properties it contains. Passion flower’s tincture as an ear drop is also effective for the treatment of glue ear.
Its excellent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral properties will work amazingly on the inflammation of ear and give your relaxation from the irritation and pain caused due to glue ear.
Garlic is an excellent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal agent and its oil is used since ancient times for ear aches. Garlic acts as a barrier for two fungi, aspergillus and candida, that cause ear inflammation and limit them to manifold.
You can make garlic oil by mincing 4 or 5 fresh garlic cloves and heating with 200 ml virgin olive oil in a sauce pan till garlic cloves become dark brown. Put a close fitting lid on the pan and steep for 4 to 5 hours. Strain this oil into a properly cleaned sterile jar and preserve it in refrigerator. Apply a few drops of oil 2-3 times a day to the infected ear.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.