Ringing in the ears is a common symptom that most of us have come across at least once in our lives. The condition crops up mostly after being in loud surroundings and also when you have an ear infection that is particularly severe.
Ringing in the ears can be very annoying and sometimes it can mar your entire life and create unpleasant tensions. While most cases can be temporary, some are long term and require serious medical aid. Here are some home remedies to cure ringing of ears in the comfort of your home.
A Chinese herb of great potency, Ginkgo Biloba can be used for treating ringing in the ears as well with a great amount of success being reported by many. The herb is available in capsule form for consumption. The normal dose prescribed is 60 mg per day.
Consume it every day until the symptoms vanish. If you have any ailments like blood pressure and ear infections, the ringing could be associated with that and in such cases, a herbalist should be consulted before taking Ginkgo Biloba.
Deficiency of this vitamin too can cause ringing in the ears. If vitamin B12 is causing the ringing in your ears, it is important to take adequate supplements to combat the deficiency, as vitamin B 12 is also associated with several other core body functions like memory and nervous system health.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can be checked through proper tests and adequate amounts can be consumed every day as per the level of requirement. Vitamin B12 is required only in very little quantities and hence taking around 2.4 gms a day is more than sufficient for treating ringing in the ears. Continue intake to prevent further episodes of ringing.
Deficiency of magnesium can cause the ear to get damaged in noise pollution. Magnesium helps by aiding in the healthy growth of the tiny hairs that protect the eardrum, which helps us in preventing foreign particles and too much noise from entering the ears. Take 240 mg of this mineral every day to prevent ringing in the ears.
Garlic is an anti inflammatory and antibacterial agent and can help in treating bacterial infections and resultant inflammatory reactions that can lead to ringing in the ears. Extract the juice of garlic and strain it before you put a drop or two into your ear every day.
Garlic oil too can be used for this purpose. To top up the treatment, use as much garlic as you can in your diet as well so that the ringing in the ears will slowly subside.
Aromatherapy can help people with ringing in ears tremendously. Most aromatherapy oils are wonderfully fragrant and help in increasing the blood circulation to the neck, chest and head, which will in turn help in reducing the ringing and providing great relief to the patient.
The oils that can be used are lemon oil, rosemary oil, cypress oil, rose oil etc. These oils can be used as a combination or separately for massaging the chest, neck and head. Alternatively, use a vaporizer for heating the essential oil and inhaling the fumes to relieve the unpleasant sensation in the ears.
Vitamins and minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, C etc. are hugely beneficial for people who are being treated for ringing in the ears. These vitamins help in protecting the auditory system and provide optimum health to function properly.
Supplements can be taken after consulting a herbalist and food rich in these vitamins and minerals too can be included in your daily diet. For increasing the blood circulation to the ears and surrounding area, it is also a good idea to include food that is rich in bioflavonoids that help in better circulation.
One of the causes for ringing of ears is low levels of serotonin in the body. Intake of black cohosh can help in such cases. Black cohosh is known to contain certain chemicals that go and bind to the serotonin receptors and stimulate it to release more serotonin.
This will help in preventing ringing in the ears. Black cohosh should be taken with care and the right dosage of tincture must be carefully planned after consultation with a herbalist.
Another herb that can be used for treating ringing in the ear, feverfew has anti-inflammatory properties that help when you have infections and diseases. Feverfew tincture can be taken as per the directions given by a herbalist. However, this remedy can be dangerous when you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It is also not recommended for children. Feverfew can also cause problems if you are under blood thinning medications as it has blood-thinning properties as well.
Ginger is great for increasing blood circulation in the body and hence a cure for ringing in the ears. Taking high doses of ginger will help in increasing the blood circulation to the ears as well and put an end to ringing in the ears. Take a 2” piece of ginger and chew it down your throat. Alternately, you can make ginger tea and consume 3-4 times a day.
Hawthorne has many antioxidant qualities and has bioflavonoids that help in improving blood circulation and reducing blood pressure. It can also treat low blood pressure. Hawthorne tincture can be taken if your ringing in ears is associated with lack of blood circulation or low or high blood pressure.
Sometimes, accumulation of earwax can block blood circulation and lead to ringing in the ears. If this is causing your problem, you will have to remove the excess earwax from your ear canal to stop the discomfort. You may use mineral oil or olive oil for the purpose. Slightly warm the oil and add a few drops into the ear.
Keep your ears lifted up and allow the oil to melt the wax. You can leave it overnight as well for better effect. In the morning, rinse with warm water several times to remove the melted chunks. Keep the ear opening in a downward position for a few minutes so that the wax can easily slide out.