Recently, my son woke up in pain in the middle of the night saying his ear was in pain. I immediately put together my favorite ear ache remedy for him.
At this point I wasn’t sure if it was an ear ache or an ear infection. In either case, I would treat it the same way AND I didn’t want it to get any worse. All I know is that it was inflamed and he was in pain. I just wanted his pain to go away.
The first day it was in the left ear. I applied the ear ache treatment. Then I applied the ear ache remedy to the other ear the next night when it moved to the right ear. The third day, it was gone.
The ear ache remedy I used worked really well.
Here's my ear ache remedy
1. I went and got my garlic oil.
I made this by crushing a bulb of garlic and putting it in a small jar (4 ounces or even a baby food jar). I then filled that jar with olive oil to the top and let it sit. If you have an emergency, you could use some in about an hour after you get it going. Other wise, let it sit a day or more.
2. I warmed up the oil a little past room temperature.
3. I got a dropper and applied 2-3 drops in the affected ear. I put a little cotton on his ear. You can plug it in or tape a cotton ball on the ear.
4. I Made sure he was laying down for 15-20 minutes. I just put a movie on for him to watch.
You can apply this up to 4 times throughout the day. Any left over oil should be refrigerated.
Ear ache remedy variations…
In the above case, I used half garlic and half St. Johnswort Oil (Hypericum perforatum).
(I could have also used Mullein oil (Verbascum thapsus), but I was out at the time. Mullein flower oil is a very popular ear ache remedy.)
I also added 3 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) into the oil and mixed it in. Click for more on GSE.
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I also treat him internally for this ear ache treatment!
The idea is that you want to be boosting the immune system internally while you are treating the ear itself.
While I was giving him the oil, I also gave him herbs to take internally.
I took a SMALL glass of orange juice (about 4 ounces) and added a dropper full of Echinacea tincture and 3 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE). GSE is the only true herbal antibiotic.
I gave him this juice cocktail 3 times that day. The juice was to mask to taste of the herbs. It’s not a good idea to drink juice when you are sick because of the sugar.
If you want to read about ways to boost the immune system, just follow my secrets to treating a cold naturally.
NOTE: If the ear ache or ear infection gets worse, seek the help of a naturopathic physician. The reason why I say an N.D. is because most M.D.’s will prescribe antibiotics, which can end up causing more damage than good in the long run. Antibiotics compromise the immune system, so it is possible it could come back worse next time or lead to some other chronic health problem in you or your child. There are alternatives to having to use antibiotics, especially for a simple ear ache. HOWEVER, if things get really bad, then it could time for the antibiotics. An N.D. will tell you this. You don’t want to risk permanent damage to the ear.
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