Natural Cures for Ear Infection and Earache

Natural cures effective in treatment of earache that involve only external application have been suggested below.

Basil leaves: Basil leaves has potent antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Basil leaves also contains vitamin C, beta-carotene, eugenol , borneol and estragole which are beneficial in treatment of ear infection and related earaches.

Usage: Crush a few basil leaves to extract its juice. Strain this juice using a clean piece of cloth or fine strainer. Drink one glass every day for treatment of ear infection.

Garlic: Garlic has rich antioxidants attributes, which helps in getting rid of free radicals and other harmful toxins from the body. It also has antibacterial properties which help in curing earache effectively. It is also helpful for maintaining general health of the body.

Usage: Add three or four cloves of garlic to a cup of boiling water. After cloves have softened, take them out and mash them with a pinch of salt. Wrap mashed garlic in a piece of cloth and use it as a poultice. Place this poultice over infected ear. Chewing a few cloves of garlic for a few days can also give relief from earache.

Cloudberry: Cloudberry has antimicrobial properties which are useful in treatment of ear infection. Dry some cloudberry leaves and grind them to a fine powder. Add one teaspoon of powder in a cup of boiling water to make tea. Consume this tea twice a day for about four days for better results.

Margosa Leaves (Indian Neem): Margosa leaves have an alkaloid called neemin which has antibacterial properties helpful for curing earaches. Its leaves have anti fungal, anti inflammatory, antibacterial  and diuretic properties. Given these attributes, margosa leaves is effective in treatment of earinfection caused due to a large number of causes.

Usage: Crush Margosa leaves to extract its juice. Apply two or three drops in affected ear. This continued for about one week will completely cure pain in ear. Do not apply internally as eardrops, if pain is caused due to perforated eardrum or other physical injury to ears.

Marigold: Marigold has natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It contains sterols, essential oils, and flavonoids all of which are effective in treating microbial infections of the ear.

Usage: Crush about five to seven leaves of marigold to make a paste.  Add this paste to about 250ml of boiling water.  Boil this mixture for about 15 minutes. Strain and drink this twice a day for about one week.

White walnut: White walnuts have anti-microbial properties which help in curing pains.

Usage: Boil 250ml of water; add 50 grams of white walnut bark to it. Boil this water for about 30minutes. Strain this mixture. Drink about 50ml of this liquid thrice a day. Continue this for about one week.