Earache: garlic oil, onion juice.

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Subject: Garlic & Oil For Bad Ear??
From: tline.iglou.iglou.com (Tom Line)
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 1994 07:01:49 GMT

How does one do the garlic and oil thing. Is it really good for dizziness and other ear problems?

From: vcarpentier.berksys.com (Victoria Carpentier)

When I have an ear ache, I use olive oil with garlic. I usually have a bit around. I use a small 4 ounce bottle and put a few cloves of garlic in it. After a month or so, it is ready. I put a few drops in my ear and cover with cotton. After a few days of this, my ear usually feels much better.


[After a few days? An infused oil of mullein works within minutes. -Henriette]

From: tline.iglou.iglou.com (Tom Line)

Hey I think this oil and garlic thing works pretty well. My ears quit hurting and the dizziness is fading after only 2 days of it.

I smash a couple cloves into a coffee cup, add some vegetable oil and microwave it for a while until it's really hot. Then I smash it a bit more with a spoon and pour it through a strainer into another cup to cool. The heat should kill any germs.

A couple drops in each ear is simple and quick. It's also good on french bread! It also seems to have affected my sinuses in a good way. I don't know if they like the loose in inflammation in the ears, or if the oil leaks through from my ears into my sinuses somehow.

From: Scott Mattes <Mattes.navsealog.i-net.com>

> When I have an ear ache, I use olive oil with garlic.

We have used onion juice for our children's ear infections with very good results. Just dice it up, put in a clean towel and squeeze out the juice and put a few drops in the ear. Usually the child will feel better (i.e. stops screaming) very soon. Even works on adults.