At The Wellness Route, we’re all about natural home remedies, for tinnitus is no exception. Let’s take a look at how we can rid this problem with natural solutions.
People affected by tinnitus perceive noise without external stimuli. Here we show you a series of natural remedies that will help you treat it!
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is nothing more and nothing less than a ringing noise inside the ears. But we are not here to give the concept of the word; we are here to expose a series of treatments or aids against them since many people suffer from this type of pathology.
Since there are a variety of causes, there is also a variety of cures. As always in our articles, we opt for natural remedies.
Home remedies are mainly based on a series of natural treatments, which are very effective in treating any ailment or condition that we have daily. Many people resort to this option even before going to the doctor.
<<However, it’s always best to consult with your personal physician before taking any actions in regards to your health>>
Natural home remedies for tinnitus (ear ringing)
Here, we offer a series of natural remedies for ringing in the ears (you may choose any of the following). Let’s jump right in!
- Take two tablespoons of brewer’s yeast daily, but before drinking, mix it with tomato juice
- Cut a lemon into pieces, add a tablespoon of honey and three tablespoons of sunflower seeds, put everything to heat in half a liter of water. Then let it rest for ten minutes, strain it and keep the liquid in an airtight bottle (preferably glass); drink two glasses a day for about two months
- Macerate 2 1/2 tablespoons fenugreek or fenugreek seeds in 3 cups cold water for eight hours; when the time is up, stir a bit and mix it, then drink a cup
- Pour a tablespoon of pennyroyal into a cup of boiling water; drink two cups a day until you feel better. This treatment not only helps in cases of ringing in the ears but also works against anxiety and nervous attacks, heart palpitations, and cases of vertigo. Take a rag and warm it up using an iron, damp with the infusion and then put it over your ear where you feel the buzzing until it disappears or the rag cools down
- Prepare an infusion with ginkgo biloba leaves and drink it three times a day. This will increase cerebral irrigation and will diminish the ringing in the ears
- Apply approximately 3 or 4 drops of castor oil to the affected ear once a day; After applying them, cover the ear with a cotton ball. This treatment must be maintained afterward with a weekly application or every ten days
- Perform daily nose flushes with slightly salty cold water (about 1 or 2 grains of coarse salt dissolved in a glass of water). This will stimulate blood supply
- Press the lower area behind both ear lobes and the jaw directly below the ears. Do this for a few minutes
- In case of ear blockages, prepare a mixture with 100 grams of pure cold-pressed olive oil, 10 grams of mullein flowers, 5 grams of horse chestnut, 3 drops of thyme essential oil. Put everything in a wide-necked jar and pour in it the warm oil while stirring it at the same time; leave it in the open air with gauze for three weeks and shake it every day. After the time has passed, proceed to strain and add the essence; when packaged, apply
Recommended foods to promote silence
During the night, we secrete melatonin, a hormone that helps us regulate sleep cycles. However, with an altered emotional state, the amount we generate decreases.
If you have problems achieving proper sleep, you may want to read: The 5 best natural sleep remedies for everyone.
Therefore, it is advisable to take a supplement that favors melatonin’s secretion because being rested helps reduce the perception of tinnitus.
If you have a lot of nervous tension, you can take advantage of relaxing plants such as passionflower, valerian, orange blossom, and lemon balm. Also available in capsules.
Try to eat foods like oatmeal, whole grains, watercress, alfalfa, dates, bananas, carrots, beets, celery, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds.
These are rich in tryptophan, a protector of the central nervous system that enhances a good mood and avoids anxiety episodes.
Avoid these substances
Monosodium glutamate, widely used in Asian cuisine, can intensify the perception of tinnitus. It can be hidden in spices, broths, and sauces. Avoid it! Always read product labels.
Also, certain drugs increase the intensity of tinnitus in those who suffer from it. And can even make it appear on people who never had it. These include acetylsalicylic (aspirin) and platinum-based antineoplastic drugs.
Stay safe and healthy!