Earache Treatment

The following will help to relieve earache, but seek professional assistance if the pain is extreme or persistent.

Garlic macerate or Mullein macerate can be used and is there is a recipe below however rarely people can have a reaction to this and it has had drying affect on the throat and ear area.  If this happens or you are concerned about this you can use oil of oregano (approximately 2-3 drops) to a tbsp of olive oil, you can use this directly into the ear or rub on the lower part of the ear and throat every four hours to help reduce the infection.

Use a few drops of the warm Garlic macerate or Mullein macerate oil onto a piece of cotton wool and gently placing in the ear.  Do not place anything into the ear that is not clean or to small to get out.  Do not put anything into your ear if it is perforated.

Maceration is carried out by chopping or crushing garlic cloves and steeping them in oil. The garlic is left in the oil for a minimum of 24 hours, before the oil is strained and the garlic discarded

Use the information on the macerated oils page to make your own garlic or mullein macerate.  It is commonly suggested to leave the garlic to infuse for 24 hours before removing the garlic.  Garlic macerated oil must be frozen if you wish to use it to eat.  Otherwise it should be refrigerated and used within a week.

*note if are producing garlic oil via the maceration method, you must make sure to remove the garlic from the oil. Garlic is a low-acid vegetable, which with the right atmosphere – room temperature, low oxygen, low-acid, and high moisture – can result in the growth of Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria which subsequently yields the botulinum toxin. This toxin can be produced even if the oil and garlic mixture is refrigerated.

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