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A herbal way to get rid of Ear Wax

Category: Herbs for Health | Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:45 am

Until I began to study Ayurveda, the Indian System of Medicine, the only remedy I knew for cleaning out wax in the ear was a commercially-available mixture of mineral oils.

Even nowadays, these oils rule the roost as far as ear wax is concerned. However, like everything else, the price of ear drops for wax removal has kept going up.

So I thought I should share with you a very effective home remedy described in Ayurveda. All you need is some fresh Coconut oil and a few cloves of Garlic!

Crush five unpeeled cloves of garlic and add them to 30 ml Coconut oil. Bring to boil on a very low flame. Then remove from the flame, cover and keep for a few hours. Strain this oil and preserve it in a small glass (not plastic, please!) bottle.

A few drops of this oil, instilled in the ear canal at bedtime for a few consecutive nights sovles the problem of wax very safely and effectively.

Garlic has wax-dissolving properties. Being anti-fungal and anti-bacterial in nature, it helps to keep the ear free from infection as well!

Caution : This should not be used by a person who has previously had a middle ear infection, until at least two years have passed since the infection was cured.

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eileen wrote on Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:44 am:

You should write a book with all your remedies in it Farawaysister. There are many people who would love to read about natural remedies like yours I'm sure.


Alka Srivastava wrote on Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:54 pm:

Home remedies from Ayurved are commonly used in Indian households. I know because I am one. There are different kinds of brews to enhance immunity, fight common colds or at least relieve the aches and pains because of cold.
Coconut oil is also good for re-hydrating dry skin. The best part of all these remedies is that you are using something that will not have any side effects!

dirt2diamonds wrote on Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:35 am:

I enjoyed reading about home remedies especially since I live in the south and have heard of several home remedies, some that work and some that you better not even consider trying. I was a nurse for several years and find that holistic remedies have a more soothing quality than just cold sterile medical techniques.

trudy wrote on Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:07 am:

This is a topic of great interest to me, please do continue blogging. You have an attentive audience I believe.

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