When most people are sick with various ailments from the cold, flu or other illness there is the possibility that we might get an ear infection as well. Ear infections only add to the misery of being sick. There are several herbal remedies that can help us get over the infection. Not only will these herbal remedies help ear infections, but also help if you have another illness.
There are several different herbal teas that have properties that fight off both bacterial infections and viral infections. These teas can be consumed several times a day. Green tea is a good tea to drink if you have a viral infection. Chamomile tea contains properties that help fight off bacterial infections as well as inflammation. Honey can be used as a natural sweetener. Honey contains antibacterial and antiseptic medicinal properties. You can even add some fresh lemon juice to the tea if you like. Lemons contain antiviral properties and can help fight off viral infections.
Goldenseal is a natural herb that helps fight infections. When used in conjunction with other herbs it helps to boost the medicinal properties of the other herbs. Goldenseal is available in several different forms. For ear infections you can use the tablet form and take a few tablets several times a day. Or you might want the tincture form and add a few drops of this liquid in with your herbal tea to help boost the healing properties of the tea.
Garlic can be used to help treat ear infections. Garlic comes in several different forms from fresh cloves, minced, powder, tablets, and even oil. You can consume the garlic directly by adding it to your meals you eat. Or you may take a few tablets several times a day. You can apply a few drops of garlic oil to a cotton ball and place this in the ear canal to help fight the ear infection. You should not put the drops of garlic oil directly into the ear canal. Garlic has both antiviral and antibacterial properties so will help fight off ear infections regardless if they were caused by a virus or a bacteria.