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04-10-2015

How Can Garlic Be Used To Treat An Ear Infection?

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Method - 1: Pure Garlic

Put crushed fresh garlic cloves in a small cloth and wrap it. Put this cloth in the ear for about 30-35 minutes, let it sit for to do its work. After this period of time, you can remove the cloth. You should feel an incredible pain relief. Ear infections are a more common problem than you might think and occur due to an accumulation of fluid in the middle ear caused by colds, flu, allergies, bacteria, dust and viruses in the ear. Garlic is an excellent alternative to antibiotic treatment and is able to treat ear infections. Garlic is a plant that belongs to the onion family and is used to prevent or treat many health problems.

Method - 2: Garlic Juice

Take a few cloves of garlic and crush them using a pestle and mortar or the back of a knife. Place this crushed garlic in a cloth and squeeze out the liquid from the crushed garlic cloves directly into the infected ear. The garlic juice is very effective at treating the infection and ear pain.
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Method - 3: With Garlic Mustard Oil or Sesame Oil

Take a teaspoon of mustard oil or sesame oil. Heat the oil with the addition of 2-4 garlic cloves for a few minutes, until the oil becomes warm and black.
Let the oil stand for a few minutes and then carefully apply it around the ear using a cotton bud. You could also pour a few drops of this oil to the inside of your ear to relieve the pain. Garlic contains allicin, an effective active ingredient with anti-microbial properties, able to fight infection in the inner ear. It can also be used to treat pain in the middle ear.
Allicin contains powerful aromatic compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it can be easily absorbed through the internal tissues of the skin and the ear drum, it fights against infection and reduces inflammation and pain.
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