5 Best Natural Cures For Ear Congestion

Ear Congestion is most commonly caused in people of all ages that include children and adults. This situation happens due to bacterial or viral infection and irritates the middle ear. The infection occurs due to wax formation, allergy caused by food or environment, consuming alcohol, or any kind of injuries like sports injury. The very common suffering of ear congestion is the headache; problem while sleeping, hearing problem, and so on.

ear congestion

This type of congestion also occurs because of  occupying of too much of sputum throughout the chest that causes chest congestion. Ear specialists usually insert tube in the ears to remove ear congestion. But, this is not required if you adopt any of the below mentioned easy and most effective natural cures to cure ear congestion.

Effective Natural Cures For Ear Congestion

Garlic And Olive Oil

As it is well-known that garlic has enough capacity to cure inflammation, you can just crush garlic, put it in hot olive oil, take it in a small cap, and apply smashed garlic that is dipped in oil, over your ears with small cotton ball or with the help of garlic itself.

But, you have to make sure that oil drop does not reach ear canal. Applying this oil on outside of your ear helps. Follow this method for atleast 3 times a day for a week in order to cure ear congestion.

olive oil

Basil Juice

Basil leaves are found to be the best medicine in clearing congestion. It also has ability to cure cold, cough and even night blindness too. Thus, take few bunches of basil leaves, rub and takeout the juice in a small bowl; later, with the help of air filler, pick the juice from the bowl, and put few drops of basil juice to get quick relief from ear congestion. Do not use stick or any other sharp tool inside ears, as it increases the risk of ear congestion.

basil leaf

Take Water Steam

To remove congestion, you can go for another effective remedy- taking steam in your ears. Boil a pan of water, keep your ears near to the water level and take the steam.

But, be careful, do not let your ears touch the water, ear should be at least 12 inches up from the water level, as keeping ears too near may hurt your ears. Thus, intake steam, that provides good heat to your ears, and gives you good relief from ear congestion.

inhaling steam

Apply Vicks

Among various methods of curing ear congestion, vicks vapourub is also one best remedy. You can apply vicks to your chest and back of your ears- where you hang your earrings.

The reason is that, due to applying vicks on chest removes chest congestion, and destroys blocked sputum, and cures ear congestion. While, applying vicks around your ears, passes good heat and relieves you from ear congestion.


Onion Compress

Onion compress is also a great way to clear ear congestion. Take an empty pan heat it, put some chopped onion springs and heat them. Now, you can hide in a piece of cotton cloth, and roll them. This will become a very good hot compress for your ears and thereby removes ear congestion.


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.