Low temperatures are one of the main causes for ear infections. At first signs of otitis it is recommended to go to a doctor. Beside the treatment he may prescribe, you can treat otitis by means of natural remedies. Here are some natural remedies that will make you forget about ear pain.
Macerate a chopped sweet basil branch over which you add half a glass of water. Let it macerate until the next day. Warm the solution obtained in a teaspoon and with a dropper drop the solution in your ear. Repeat the procedure until you won’t feel any pain. Very useful may also be sweet basil essential oil, that can also be dropped in the ear.
An alternative for treating otitis may be an infusion prepared from one tablespoon of chamomile and 250 ml boiled water. Let it infuse for 5 minutes, strain and drink 4 cups a day.
Stinging nettle infusion may also be efficient to treat otitis. Let infuse one tablespoon of nettle flowers in 250 ml of boiled water for 5 minutes, strain and drink four cups a day.
You can also try the following plant mixture: marigold, comfrey, salvia and milfoil. Prepare a tea using 200 ml of boiled water and let infuse for 15 minutes. Clean your ear with this solution.
To treat infection and reduce inflammation you can use Propolis tincture. It is recommended to take 10 drops of Propolis tincture. Another method would be to put on a piece of lint some tincture and to introduce it in your ear and let it stay overnight.
Put some olive oil in a teaspoon and warm it. Drop the oil in your ear using a dropper.
To diminish pain caused by otitis use as treatment salt compress. Warm 10 tablespoons of salt. Put them in a small bag and keep them close to your ear. Steams will calm down pain and it will heal faster.
Another natural remedy is to put on a lint some onion juice and to introduce it in the ear.
Cabbage and onion
To diminish pain caused by otitis it may be very useful to apply some cabbage or onion on the affected ear. Crop some onion, put it on a piece of lint and apply it on the ear.