Natural Treatment for Ringing in the Ear
Tinnitus is an affliction marked by ringing or hissing noises in the ears. While there are a variety of causes for tinnitus, such as allergies, dizzy spells, head injuries or high blood pressure, there are also a variety of ways to treat it. If you’ve got that annoying ringing in your ear, learn how to treat it naturally and give yourself some peace.
One popular method to treat and help prevent ringing is with the herb ginkgo biloba. Take a 40-mg tablet twice daily with water. You can find ginkgo biloba capsules at most drugstores.
Try chewing on a piece of ginger root or ginger gum. Ginger has many healing properties; it can treat pain associated with ringing, it can lessen inflammation in the ear it, and it can lessen nausea or dizziness associated with ringing. The chewing motion will also help relieve any pressure in the ear that may be contributing to ringing.
Make this a remedy using millet seeds, salt and a cotton bag. Roast 3 or 4 tbsp. of millet seeds for about 15 minutes in the oven, then place them with an equal part of salt in the bag, and place it over the ears. You can also use rice for this remedy instead of seeds, in which case you heat up the cotton bag with the rice and salt in it for about a minute in the microwave, making sure you don’t apply the bag if it feels too hot.
Relax your mind and body. Stress can cause and increase ringing in the ears, so it’s important to relax yourself if you are trying to get rid of ringing. Lie down with some soothing music, maybe light some incense, or put a cool rag or cucumber slices on your eyes.