Garlic Ear Oil for Ear Infections

Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2009

So many people get clogged ears when they get sick. It is also one of the most common reasons antibiotics are prescribed. Here is a classic, simple and safe remedy to relieve the pain and congestion of ear infections.

Mince a few cloves of garlic and simmer with olive oil on the lowest heat that you can. Make sure not to brown the garlic. After simmering the garlic as long as you can without it turning brown, remove from the heat. I generally simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain garlic out and cool the oil. Put into a clean dropper bottle.

Use 5 drops in each ear, hold head sideways for a bit to make sure that oil sinks in as deep as it can. Tug on your ear lobe to open the canal. Stuff part of a cotton pad in your ear to keep the oil in place. Do the other side. Keep in cotton pads in place for an hour or so.

Use this oil at first sign of ear congestion. Use as needed. It generally takes a few nights of use to clear the congestion.