Herbal Remedies for Ear Aches and Ear Infections

Ear aches and infections are very common problems. They are caused due to bacteria, viruses and fungi, and also because of throat and nose infections (like cold). Ear infections can also be caused due to food sensitivities like allergy of particular food or compound.


Ear aches are extremely painful. Researchers suggest that primarily, ear infections don’t need antibiotic drugs because they can easily and efficiently cure by natural remedies. The course of action of natural herbs is to clear the obstruction of ear tube and helps to draw out the fluid that has accumulate in ear. This will help to relieve ear ache. There are many remedies helpful in soothing ear aches and infections. Best of them are discussed below:


Garlic is well-known for its anti-microbial properties. From many centuries, it has been used as healer and pain-reliever herb. Its anti microbial property helps to kill microbes in invaded ear.

Alliin and alinase combine to form allicin, which is a natural anesthetic, a pain killer. This compound is present in garlic. In the course of ear infection garlic is orally taken to speed up the recovery process. Garlic oil is also used. Ready to use oil is easily accessible everywhere. Garlic juice is used as well. It is obtained by crunching and chopping fresh garlic. Once the garlic oil or juice obtained, pour into infected ear by dropper 2 to 3 times a day. It is very helpful in curing ear infection.

Mixture of Essential Oils

Oils are of great importance in every aspect. When ear infections are concerned, oils are found to be best and quick reliever. The combinations of different oils have been giving tremendous results in recovering from ear problems for centuries. Take two tablespoons of olive oil, three drops of tea tree oil, a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of colloidal silver. Slightly heat the mixture then lie down with your infected ear facing up and cover another ear with towel. Fill up your infected ear through dropper with the above mentioned mixture. Keep it slightly warm. Lie still for 2 minutes then change your side and allow that mixture to drain out from your ear. Repeat this procedure 2 to 3 times a day. You will be cured from the ear ache and infection.


Onions are known to provide great health benefits. Take the slice of onion and baked it well. Place the baked onions over both of your ears as ear muffs. Now wrap your head with some cloth or scarf to hold the onions at their position. Stay up for 10 to 15 minutes or till the onions get cool. Then repeat the procedure several times. It is very powerful in relieving ear aches.

Mango leaves Juice

The juice of mango leaves can also be used in ear infections. The procedure of using it is: take extract of mango leaves by crunching or grinding the leaves. Then warm the extract and put it in infected ear through dropper. Repeat the procedure till you get good results.


Get 1 cup of salt and heat it until it becomes hot. Then empty it into a sock, tie the sock from its end. Lie down and place that sock under your infected ear for about 10 to 15 minutes. This will frequently ease your pain and helps you to get rid of infection.

Olive oil

Take warm olive oil and fall few drops of it into your infected ear by ear-dropper. Repeat it 3 to 5 times a day. Olive oil is famous in many aspects. As it is concerned in ear infections it shows quick and efficient results. It melts the wax which accumulated inside the ear, hence clear the blockage and relieve ear ache.

About Jing Guo Wang

TCM professor of Shanghai University of Tradional Chinese Medicine.She has 30 years of clinical experience at applying traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and other therapies in the treatment of a variety of vertigo, headache, neurasthenia, hypertension, neck pain and periarthritis of shoulder.