It is well-known that bacteria and viruses in the middle ear are most common causes of ear infection. The most common symptoms of ear infection: are earache, fluid drainage, headache, increased fever, feeling of loss of balance, difficulties recognition of sound, problems with sleeping, high fever and etc. It is also known that ear infection more occurs in children than in adults.
Ear is composed of three parts: outer, middle and inner and each of them has important role. The outer ear that looks like a leaf and it accepts sound waves. Ear part, named pinna enables sound waves to enter the ear channel and they reached eardrum in the middle ear. There are located other important parts; hammer, anvil, stir up, semicircular, and middle canal.
After that sound wave travel towards the inner ear; there are located very important parts; the Cochlea, Eustachian tube, and nerves. When sound wave reached the nerves, they send signals to the brain, that way we can recognize and understand the sound.
Every part of the ear is susceptible to infections,but the most serious infection appears in the inner ear. Damaged, cracked ear drum, and other complications can be prevented with proper treatment. If the infection is not treated on time and properly, it becomes chronic, what leads to the hearing loss.
There are many effective homemade remedies that can heal ear infection and earache, but this one is the best – garlic and olive oil.
Garlic And Olive Oil For Ear Infections
The use of a garlic olive oil remedy for ear infections has been around for possibly hundreds of years. What makes this remedy so effective is that both ingredients have amazing, natural antimicrobial properties.
Garlic‘s antimicrobial properties come from an organic compound that it contains called allicin. One study found that allicin was incredibly effective at inhibiting the growth of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, including drug resistant strains. It was also shown to have antiviral and antifungal properties, making it effective at treating an ear infection no matter what the cause is.
Olive oil not only has antimicrobial properties, but it is also able to sooth an irritated or inflamed ear. One study found that olive oil was able to inhibit the growth of all bacteria strains it was tested against, with researchers attributing its antimicrobial effectiveness to the phenolic compounds found in the solution.
So, here’s our recipe including this famous kitchen ingredient in a different way!
3 garlic cloves
cotton or gauze
Take the three garlic cloves and remove their rind completely. Wash them and then press them firmly in order to extract the maximum quantity of juice possible. Mix the garlic juice with the olive oil and put it in the dropper.
Put three to four drops of this oil in your ear. Take a piece of gauze or cotton to close your ear so that the oil can’t go out. Rest for a while lying down, so that the oil could penetrate in your ear deeply. You’ll notice the results very soon and you’ll be amazed!