How to Treat Tinnitus with Herbs

Tinnitus is a problem in which a buzzing or creping noises are heard. It is not a severe disease. In tinnitus, victims hear noises in his ears or head which becomes the reason of his/her distraction. This usually can happen in adulthood or can get worse with the time but can be treated. The noise can be loud or slow it depends on the severity of it. It is basically ringing in ear. Usually they are more hearable at night because of the silence in environment other time it is unheard because of the noises in our surroundings. This condition is very common like headaches or fever. The noises hear is not imaginative and many times ringing goes away without any medication.


Herbal treatment

The herbs which are used to cure the tinnitus are given below, so you can treat your problem without any difficulty. Medication may disturb it more but herbs have no side effects so it may cure your problem without causing any trouble.

Sunflower seed

The usage of sunflower seed helps to cure tinnitus. Whether eat them or use it as a tea it will give a satisfying result. It has the ability to reduce ringing sound.

Gingko biloba

Gingko biloba is a great herb and has many medicinal properties. It has wide medicinal use. Studies have shown that it is also a potent herb that can treat tinnitus. It has the property to increase blood flow to ear which is effective in correcting hearing issues.

Fenugreek seed

This herb is used in the form of tea to remove the symptoms of tinnitus. It is easily available and has many important health effects. It can be used with food daily. It doesn’t have sharp taste neither it has any side effects. It can be used without any tension.

Black cohosh

It helps treating exhaustion, anxiety, stress etc which follows the tinnitus. This herb has many other benefits also.


It is used to make the respiration process better. It helps giving relieve the ache happens in ear and tinnitus. It increases the oxygen intake which is associated with many disease corrections.


This herb reduces the pain which causes tinnitus.

Other than herbs

To avoid tinnitus, also follow these steps so may get complete relieve from it:

  • Avoid listening loud music
  • Clean your ears time after time
  • Exercise
  • Avoid stress and anxiety
  • Avoid high dose medicines
  • Avoid things which have aspirin in them
  • Take melatonin
  • Quit smoking
  • Don’t take caffeine
  • Use headphones or ear plugs to avoid noises

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Symptoms of tinnitus

Tinnitus victims usually hear different kind of noises like whistling, hissing, humming, beeping etc. Sometimes noises are in continuity or sometimes they are discontinuous.


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Causes of tinnitus

Tinnitus can occur because of many reasons. Reasons of tinnitus vary from person to person. The causes of tinnitus are given as follows:

  • Hearing of loud music or noises
  • Age factor
  • Abnormally enlargement of ear bones
  • Different diseases and disorder
  • Anemia
  • Injuries or tumor of neck or head
  • High blood pressure
  • Intake of high medication like: antibodies, aspirin etc.
  • Infection of ear
  • Ear wax blockage


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.