Garlic is a powerhouse herb and natural remedy. It's antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial, helping the body fight infections.
Since ancient times, garlic has been used to treat illness. It was part of the legendary vinegar of the four thieves tincture that saved four thieves from the bubonic plague.
Garlic olive oil has been used for ear infections for decades, if not centuries. Garlic works with the body to provide fast, long-lasting relief.
How to Make Garlic Olive Oil for EarsI’m grateful that ear infections are very rare in our family, but if one strikes, I immediately head to the kitchen to make this remedy…
Ingredients:– 1 clove of fresh garlic (organic if possible), minced– 2 tablespoons of high quality olive oil or sesame oil
Instructions:1. There are two ways this remedy can be made, depending on how much time you have and your preference for heating olive oil or not.
2. Heat olive oil and garlic in a pan or double boiler. Low-heat garlic oil for 20 minutes. Remove garlic. Two drops of warm garlic in each ear. Warmth and oil are soothing. To avoid contamination, I make a new batch of this homemade product every 24 hours.
3. If you prefer not to heat garlic, mince it and keep it in olive oil without heating for 2-3 hours before straining and using. This option is not as helpful if you need immediate relief.