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Home Remedies and Natural treatments for Tinnitus

In this modern everyone at least once has heard ringing or noise in the ears. This is disease called tinnitus. If you are feeling ringing or sizzling sounds in the ears, then you are having tinnitus. These symptoms could be constant or intermittent. Tinnitus can occur in one or in both ears. Tinnitus can be caused by exposure to loud noise, high attitudes, an ear injury or infection, age-related hearing loss, earwax blockage, ear bone changes, vitamin and mineral deficiencies or it can be caused by disease like high or low blood pressure, circulatory system disorder or diabetes. Following tinnitus treatment are some of the best home remedies and natural cures:

Tinnitus – Natural treatments and home remedies

This disease can affect on your daily activities and cause you difficulty working, sleeping, hearing and concentrating. It is not every time easy to discover the reason for having it. There are medicines for helping you to relief from the tinnitus. But there are also many natural remedies to reduce the ringing in your ears that are affecting on your daily life.

alopecia, Tinnitus treatmentOnion for tinnitus

Onion has antibacterial and medicinal properties. These properties are helping you to treat ear infections that are causing tinnitus. If you want to make remedy of onion, then you should chop one small onion into small pieces. You should microwave onions for one to two minutes. After you have microwave the onions you should let it to cool. Then, you should strain out the juice. After you have strained out the juice, you should put two to three drops of the juice in your infected ears. Leave this remedy in the ear for five minutes and then turn your head to let the juice drain out. You should do this a few times a week as tinnitus treatment.

Garlic for tinnitus

Garlic is used to treat tinnitus. Mostly garlic is used to treat the tinnitus which is caused by cold water or high altitudes. Garlic helps to improve the blood circulation and reduce the inflammation. Garlic is known as one of the best cures for every kind of disease. It has antibacterial properties. These antibacterial properties help your organism to get rid of any kind of infection. If you want to make remedy from garlic, then you will need to fry two crushed garlic cloves in one tablespoon of sesame oil. After you have mixed the garlic and sesame oil, let it to straighten and cool. You should put two or three drops of this mixture in your ear canal. If you want to have quality results, then you should repeat this every day. More precisely you should put these drops in your ear canal every night before you go to the bed. You should do this about one week. Also you can use garlic in your cooking or take garlic capsules. [1]

Saline Solution for tinnitus

Saline solution is another option for tinnitus treatment. It helps to tinnitus that is caused by excessive fluid or blocked nasal passages in the sinuses. If you want to make homemade saline solution, then you should mix one tablespoon each of salt and glycerin into two cups of warm water. You should use a nasal spray bottle to inject the saline solution in each nostril until it starts to drain into the back of your throat. Also you should spray the saline solution into your throat. You should follow this remedy three times a day until your natal passages are clear. [2]

Apple Cider Vinegar for tinnitus

Apple cider vinegar is known as anti-inflammatory and antifungal agent. Apple cider vinegar is used to treat any kind of underlying infection that can be reason for your tinnitus. Also it balances the alkaline level in your organism [3]. If you want to make remedy of apple cider vinegar, then you should mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a little honey in a glass of water. You should drink this mix two or three times a day until you feel improvement (no more ringing sensation in your ears). This is also one of the best tinnitus treatment

Ginkgo Biloba for tinnitus

This plant is treated as the best remedy for tinnitus treatment. It is improving the blood circulation. If your blood circulation is improved, then this is reason to improve the ear functioning and is reducing the ringing sensation. Ginkgo biloba has antifungal and antibacterial properties. These properties are treating the underlying infections that can cause your properties. Ginkgo biloba extract can be bought from the herbal drug stores. You should take 120 to 240 milligrams of standardized extract which is containing 24-32% flavonoids and 6-12% terpenoids. You should take this solution daily. Ideally is to take three or four divided doses for six weeks to get positive results. But before you start using this tinnitus treatment you should consult with your doctor. This plant should not be given to children. [4]

Holy Basil for tinnitus

This is also good natural remedy for your tinnitus treatment. It has antibacterial properties which are killing the bacteria that can cause your problem. If you use this herb, then also you can feel relief from the ear pain. To make a solution of this plant, you should put a handful of basil leaves in a blender to make a paste. You should put the paste on a strainer and then press it with a spoon to extract the juice. You should warm the basil juice slightly. With using a dropper you should put two or three drops on infected areas. Repeat this remedy twice time per day for three of four days.

Mustard oil for tinnitus

Another popular tinnitus treatment is mustard oil. Mustard oil is helping to increase the circulation because it is natural rubefacient. It contains antifungal and antibacterial properties which are helping to improve the ear infections. Mustard oil is boosting the immune system which protects the organism from the further infections [5] and is helping to remove the earwax or buildup. If you want to make natural remedy from mustard oil, then you slightly warm a little mustard oil in a microwave. You should put a few drops of warm mustard oil directly in the affected area. Allow to oil to be in your ears for 10 minutes. Then, you should tilt your head to other side so the mustard oil drops could drain out of the ears. You should remove the softened ear wax with the help of an ear bun. If you want to have good results and to have relief from the ear pain, then you should repeat this solution once daily for a few days.

Ginger for tinnitus

Ginger is also one of the best tinnitus treatment. Ginger contains healing and medicinal properties. These properties are helping to fight free radicals, get rid of pathogens and improve the blood circulation. Also ginger has aspirin properties which can help you to relief from the ear pain. If you want to make mixture from ginger, then you should add one-half teaspoon of freshly grated ginger in a one cup of warm water. Allow to this mixture to steep for 10 minutes, strain it and then add little honey. You should drink this tea two or three times a day for several days to ease the tinnitus symptoms. Also you can chew a few slices of raw ginger. If you chew raw ginger, then you will feel relief from the pressure in the ear that is causing your tinnitus.

Pineapple for tinnitus

If you add pineapple to your diet, then this will help you in tinnitus treatment. Pineapple is helping to less the inflammation throughout the body because it contains enzyme known as bromelain [6]. Also it has various vitamins in which the most popular is Vitamin A. If you eat fresh pineapple at regular periods throughout the day, then you will reduce the inflammation. Also if you want to relief yourself from ear pain, then you should drink fresh pineapple juice.

Pumpkin for tinnitus

Pumpkin is rich with Vitamin A. Doctors are recommending for their patients to eat food which is rich with Vitamin A, because it helps in tinnitus treatment [7]. If you have Vitamin A deficiency, then this could be reason for tinnitus or other ear problems. Vitamin A is essential for inner ear (cochlea) which is responsible for reception and transmission of the sounds. You should include pumpkin in your soup or salad. You also can have it streamed, grilled, stuffed, stir-fried or in baked dishes.

Walnuts for tinnitus

You should take some walnuts and soak them in salt water for 30 minutes. Let it dry. Stir-fry them on low heat until they are crunchy and crispy. You should take ½ ounce of these prepared walnuts every morning. This will improve your listening and help you in tinnitus treatment.

Black cohosh for tinnitus

Black cohosh is helping to beat the nervous and anxiety which is associated with tinnitus. It is binding serotonin in the brain and also it has inhibitory effects on vasomotor center which is linked with the inner ear balance. You should take black cohosh in the amount that your doctor recommended to you. If you overdose this remedy, then you could have these consequences: dizziness, nausea and liver damage, otherwise it is one of the good tinnitus treatment. [8]


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Hanan Marshal
Hanan Marshal
Hanan, a medical student (MBBS) having passion for writing and is very much interested in holistic living along with nature. He is very much interested in doing community service and watches anime and play PS4 during his free time. You can reach him through [email protected]


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