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Earache. Olive oil cures earaches
If you heat up some olive oil in a microwave for 30 seconds then apply it to the ear that hurts, within a few minutes it will feel better.
The following was sent in by Nancy
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Straight Out Of The Bottle Works!
Geez, why risk burning an ear when I just used my Extra Virgin Olive Oil
straight out of the bottle and soaked a small piece of a cotton ball in it and
then squeezed the cotton ball into my tilted ear to make sure I did not flood it
with too much.
I squeezed just a few drops and then I stuck the soaked cotton in there and let
it sit for a bit, then took it out and put part of a new cotton ball in my ear
so it would not be greasy as I slept. I probably could have left the first
soaked cotton in there had I lessened the size and then just added the new
cotton to keep the oil from oozing out. That way the surrounding tissues in the
ear would have a steady stream of oil to absorb through the night as I slept.
I think the warming of the oil must have been done in the old days because the
homes were not heated and therefore the olive oil was also cold and chilling to
an already aching ear. But room temperature in most homes is warm enough to keep
olive oil not chilly.
Anyway, it worked and I think the heating of the oil is for soothing purposes
more than anything else. The Olive Oil's properties are what is probably doing
If I were to heat the oil, the idea of heating it for 30 seconds in the
microwave would depend on the amount of oil. To be safe, I'd only do 10 seconds
for a Tablespoon's worth, dip the cotton in it, then squeeze it onto the inside
of my wrist to check it for temperature AND THEN squeeze some into the ear.
Just my opinion. I am not a doctor. Hope it helps!
The following was sent in by jcourt
Olive oil with crushed garlic works even better!
My daughter suffers from painful earaches once or twice a year. I stumbled upon a site that recommended slightly warmed olive oil with crushed garlic. I put the oil on the stove in a small pan, mince several garlic cloves and simmer. After cooling always test the oil on the back of your wrist FIRST, then use a syringe to drop the oil into the ear canal while laying on your side. I was told that it is also important to massage downward or "milk" the glands behind the ear. This has worked for her EVERY time! No more trips to the doctor for something we can fix in 15 minutes or less! :-) Makes Mommas Happy! Just a side note: the oil MUST be body temp or above or it will cause pain instead of relieving it.